“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

–Anne Frank

The act of writing has been connected to health and happiness through the ages. Since the nineties, there has been increasing, explicit study into the impact of writing – and specific types of writing – on health and wellbeing. There is ample evidence that writing about difficult times helps people make sense of what happened and even identify benefits that help them heal and move forward in a more positive way.

Join national board-certified, integrative health, wellness, and positive psychology coach, and Wholebeing Institute faculty member, Jennifer Hanawald, in exploring the following: How writing makes us healthier, why it might especially be a helpful tool now, and how to get started. The goal of this talk is to share the physical and emotional benefits of writing and offer exercises to experiment with writing for your wellbeing. Participants will take home prompts grounded in research that they can apply straight away.

Jennifer Hanawald

Jennifer Hanawald

Program Faculty

Jennifer is a core faculty member of WBI’s Positive Psychology Coaching Certification program. She is a health coach who helps her clients to live their healthiest and best lives. She holds National Board certification as a Health and Wellness Coach, Duke University certification as an Integrative Health Coach, and a Certificate in Positive Psychology from WBI.