Writing for Resilience

A weekly writing group open to all in the hospital and community. Come and enjoy a respite for reflecting and writing. No writing experience necessary!

When Feb 07, 2017
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where John M. Reeves Chapel, Memorial Hospital
Contact Name
Contact Phone 984-974-0213
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According to The New York Times, the scientific research on the benefits of expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders and immunity, lower pulse and blood pressure, help reduce symptoms, boost memory and offer healing shifts in perspective. Writing can make people happier. 

For over four years, author and workshop leader Carol Henderson, UNC Hospitals Bereavement Coordinator Heidi Gessner, and DooR to DooR founder Joy Javitz have offered a weekly writing respite—a time to sit quietly and write in response to prompts: poems, quotes, and stories. Staff, patients, and caregivers from around the hospital as well as members of the larger Chapel Hill community have participated.