Bring a pencil and paper, forget your English teacher’s rules, and join us to discover how the story you tell yourself is running your life!
For more than 30 years, John F. Evans, Ed.D., has used narrative writing to help people uncover their personal stories and lead healthier lives. He is a writing and integrative health coach, as well as the founder and executive director of Wellness & Writing Connections, LLC (http://www.wellnessandwritingconnections.com/).
The stories we tell ourselves create our reality, John says. They run at an unconscious level like an ever-present computer background, affecting every aspect of our lives—health, relationships, money. Even business success.
And if your story doesn't match your desired reality...? Good news: You can write a new story and change your life.
RSVP (http://www.meetup.com/ica-triangle/events/220073867/) for John’s interactive presentation. You will discover:
• what story you’re telling yourself
• how we are hardwired to focus on negative experiences
• how your story affects your health and governs your life
• why the language and words in your story expand or limit your opportunities
• how to access your story through writing
• the connection between writing down goals and reaching them
• how to change your story for greater success
• why adopting a mantra can be helpful.
A national speaker for corporations and nonprofits, John is also the author of five books. His most recent, co-authored with James Pennebaker, is Expressive Writing: Words that Heal (2014) (http://www.amazon.com/Expressive-Writing-Words-that-Heal/dp/1611580463). His 2010 book, Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health, (http://www.amazon.com/Wellness-Writing-Connections-Physical-Spiritual/dp/1882883799) is a collection of essays from the Wellness & Writing Connections Conference Series.
John also teaches classes at Duke Integrative Medicine. They include Caring for Caregivers, Legacy Writing, Transform Your Health: Write to Heal, Leading Patients in Writing for Health, and Writing as a Tool for Integrative Health Coaches. You can visit his website at Wellness & Writing Connections (http://www.wellnessandwritingconnections.com/).