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ONLINE Expressive Writing for Resilience Related to COVID-19 with John Evans

May 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Imagine an efficient, proven process to increase wellness and build resilience.  Expressive writing is such a process and promises to help manage the challenges of our complex lives, including high stress, decreasing immune function, increasing chronic symptoms, deteriorating health, grief and overcoming trauma. It has been proven to increase immunity, improve overall health, and subsequently improve quality of life. Due to the recent situation regarding COVID-19, The Duke Health Humanities Lab invites you all to join a special 6-week edition of Expressive Writing for Resilience related to COVID-19.  Research has shown that expressive writing is known to decrease depression, stress, rumination and increase resilience. No writing experience is necessary for this series! Come join renowned Expressive Writing coach, John Evans, on this journey to help yourself heal during this time of stress.

This workshop is open for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Dates: Fridays, March 27 – May 1, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST


Meeting ID: 916 592 301

ZOOM Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/916592301


Click here or email HHL Lab Manager, Cuquis Robledo, at carolina.robledo@duke.edu with which dates you can attend for registration. It’s beneficial to attend all 6 events to get the most out of it, but we welcome anyone who can attend as many events as they can.


John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD, is the founder and director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC.  He partners with others interested in using writing to promote health.  He is a writing clinician and integrative health coach who works with groups,  individuals, and health care professionals.  In addition to working with individuals, Dr. Evans serves those in the traditional, mental and complementary healthcare fields, teaching them how to use writing for better physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  These practitioners use Dr. Evans’ techniques personally to increase their resiliency and decrease burnout or incorporate his approach into their own practice with their clients.  His recent books include: Expressive Writing: Words that Heal with James W. Pennebaker (2014) and Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health (2010), a collection of essays from the Wellness & Writing Connections Conference Series.

Check out John Evan’s website to learn more about his experience with Expressive Writing in the healthcare field.


May 1, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


FHI Health Humanities Lab
Franklin Humanities Institute
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)


Zoom Meeting | ZOOM Link: https://duke.zoom.us/j/916592301 | Meeting ID: 916 592 301
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