Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
All-inclusive program package to include:
- Three Meals in Kitchen Table (daily)
- Shared or Private Accommodations
- Signature classes and wellness offerings
December 27 - 29, 2019
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
All-inclusive program package to include:
Transform Your Health: Write to Heal
This workshop is designed to help you discover ways to manage stressful events and upheavals in your life through writing. The act of writing engages internal healing resources that affect mental and physical health. Expressive writing has the power to help you reduce heart rate and blood pressure, minimize stress, strengthen the immune system, and improve your self-esteem.
Transform Your Health: Write to Heal is a transformative six-week workshop that helps you access your inner healing voice. You do not need to have writing experience or aspirations in order to participate. The instructor will lead you through a progression of restorative writing exercises. The workshop employs different modes of writing that help you to heal in unique ways, including:
Expressive writing, which removes obstacles and moves you beyond a personal, private emotional upheaval or crisis.
Transactional writing, which allows you to take care of unfinished business and conveys your feelings, expectations, and intentions for yourself and others, in gratitude, compassion, forgiveness and loving kindness.
Poetic writing, which uses narrative structure and metaphor to tell your story as you wish to tell it.
Affirmative writing, which centers your focus on your best qualities and how you would like to express your life in the future.
Legacy writing, which teaches you to write for others about your values, major life lessons, turning points and epiphanies.
The dates are: November 6-December 18 (skipping November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday week)
For more information, visit: https://dukeintegrativemedicine.org/programs-training/public/transform-your-health-write-to-heal/
ENROLLING NOW! Class begins Nov 15th 2019!
This program is an advanced study program based on expressive writing research, practices, and principles as described in a growing body of literature related to writing and health. After successfully completing the Expressive Writing Facilitator Course, the candidate will be certified to teach Transform Your Health: Write to Healᵀᴹ.
The ideal candidates have professional credentials or experience in healthcare, or a related service field, such as counseling, education, or intensive writing experience as a caregiver.
Minimum requirements are as follows:
1. WWC 9000 - Transform Your Health: Write to Heal
WWC 9100 - Leading Patients in Writing for Health. This is a professional training focusing on the guiding principles and characteristics of expressive, transactional, poetic, affirmative, legacy, and mindful writing and how they may be applied in a healthcare setting or individually. (Offered once a year at Duke Integrative Medicine, group rates available)
2. WWC 9200 – Expressive Writing Research Project. This is completed individually in the form of a study of studies developed in collaboration with program director.
3. WWC 9300 – Mindful Writing. This one week experiential program examines the six As of Mindful Writing; Appreciation, Affection, Affirmation, Awareness, Attention, Acceptance.
4. WWC 9400 - Expressive Writing Practicum. This is a 6-week supervised practice using poetic, affirmative, expressive, transactional, , legacy and mindful writing with individuals or a group.
5. WWC 9500 - Wellness and Writing Workshop Portfolio - The candidate will use materials with prompts and evaluations for three settings and/or clients. Tor example: Rehabilitation Centers, Wellness Centers, Children's Hospitals, Cancer Clinics, At-Risk 6th grade Students, Women's Prisons, Hospice Services, ICU nurses, Retirement Communities, Prisons.
It is recommended for the candidate to complete this certification program within 12 months of their application. Most modules will be completed in six weeks or less. Support, coaching, and mentoring is offered by email or phone or online video chat. This certification course is limited to 6 candidates per cohort.
Receive an early bird discount when you register by November 10. Fees are due prior to starting the certification program unless other arrangements have been made in advance. The total cost for the Expressive Writing Facilitator Certification Program is $2495. Payment plans are available and you can receive 10% off by paying for the program in full. If you've taken a previous course, the cost is $1995.
HOW TO APPLY
Before applying for admission to the certification program, a thirty-minute phone interview is recommended. A complete application includes a nonrefundable deposit of $100 USD, a vita, and a personal statement. Please contact us for an application and to set up your interview.
Transform Your Health: Write to Heal is a 6-week, online course that provides a technique, based on research in writing and wellness, to overcome traumas and emotional upheavals that keep you from being your best self. Research has shown that working through issues can lead to improved health and better resilience. Expressive writing in particular can decrease heart rate, lower blood pressure, enhance breathing, strengthen the immune system, improve self-esteem and help manage stress.
Enrolling now for new class starting February 1st. ONLY 10 SEATS REMAINING!
Group Rate: $295 per student
Individual Rate: $495
Contact me ASAP to reserve your seat.
A clinical study was recently featured in the February 2019 edition of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice which looks at the feasibility and results of implementing Write to Heal in an outpatient setting.
Trauma is highly prevalent, with estimates that up to 90% of the U.S. population have been exposed to a traumatic event. The adverse health consequences of trauma exposure are diverse and often long-lasting. While expressive writing has been shown to improve emotional and physical health in numerous populations, the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a novel expressive writing program provided in a clinical setting to improve resilience is unknown. Our objective was to determine the feasibility and potential effectiveness of a 6-week expressive writing course provided in a clinical setting to improve resilience in individuals with a history of trauma.
You can read the full abstract and study here.
Transform Your Life: Write to Heal at Duke Integrative Medicine
November 6-December 18 (skipping November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday week)
2019 Facilitator Certification Program:
To apply, send us a message.
John Evans, MAT, MA, EdD, is a transformative writing facilitator, integrative health coach, writer, and speaker committed to mindful coaching and leading others to flourish through writing.