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Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

Professional Development Workshop - 'Express Yourself: The Benefits of Expressive Writing' - March 2

Please join us for the professional development workshop "Express Yourself: The Benefits of Expressive Writing," presented by Rebecca Eggleston, professional development assistant, on Tuesday, March 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 

James Pennebaker, a social psychologist and professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, developed an expressive writing prompt to identify the potential health benefits of writing about emotional upheaval and stressful or traumatic events. Pennebaker's research has been replicated many times with positive outcomes and is referred to as the Pennebaker Paradigm. Some of the health benefits that have been linked to expressive writing include better sleep habits, improved mental health, and a reduction in blood pressure. 

In this session, we will

  • explore and understand the impact expressive writing has on our physical and emotional well-being,
  • practice expressive writing, and
  • discuss the writing experience.

For more information or to register, please visit the Workshop Registration System.

Submitted by: Rebecca M. Eggleston
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