Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Writing and Wellness

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Writing for better, physical,
mental, and spiritual health

As a long-time journal writer, I am a firm believer in the power of writing to heal, and so I'm always on the lookout for new resources and ways to approach this work. Recently, I have been introduced to Wellness & Writing Connections, an exciting organization and growing community founded by Dr. John Evans, described as:

"A community of professionals and lay people interested in exploring the connections between overall health and expressive writing as a therapeutic practice"

This October W&WC is hosting their annual conference in Atlanta, October 22-23. This two-day event will bring together a number of powerhouse leaders in the field of writing for health and healing. Breakout sessions include writing and healing in wartime, writing and compassion fatigue, and writing in integrative medicine, in addition to topics in journaling, memoir, psychological journaling, student writings, and more!

If your curiosity is piqued, but you can't make it to the Conference, then you might check out their book Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health available for purchase through Amazon.

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