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John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD Transformative writing facilitator, integrative health coach, writer, and speaker committed to mindful coaching and leading others to flourish through writing

John F. Evans is a writing clinician and integrative-health coach who has taught journaling and writing for self-development for more than 30 years. He works with groups, individuals, and health-care professionals, teaching them how to use writing to achieve better physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

The founder and executive director of Wellness & Writing Connections, Evans provides institutional life-course guidance programs, and at Duke Integrative Medicine he has taught courses on legacy writing, how to transform your health through writing, and classes that teach integrative-health coaches how to use writing as a tool in their practices.

He is the author of five books, including Wellness & Writing Connections: Writing for Better Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health and Expressive Writing: Words that Heal (coauthored with James Pennebaker). He has a doctorate in literature and writing pedagogy studies from North Carolina State University and has been a scholar-in-residence and post-doctoral fellow in expository writing at New York University. Evans blogs monthly for Psychology Today and has a private practice in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Upcoming Program

Personal Growth
New Year’s Writing Retreat
December 27 - 29, 2019
In this special program at this auspicious time of year, John Evans will guide you in carefully chosen writing prompts to help you bring closure to the old year and begin the new one with a fresh vision for health, vitality, and your best possible life. Through this evidence-based program, you will learn seven types of writing as you honor the experiences of the past year and transition into 2018.

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