John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD
Writing clinician and integrative-health coach
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.
Write to Renew
August 3 - 5, 2018
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
Are you yearning for a dose of inspiration and transformation? An invitation into self-awareness? Use writing as a powerful pathway to your best possible life. Join writing clinician John F. Evans, MAT, MA, EdD, for a weekend workshop to bring forth the strengths, values, passions, and language needed to create a personal road map for...
Transform Your Health
July 9 - 14, 2017
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
Writing can help us face our most difficult challenges—it can also help transform physical, mental, and spiritual health. Current research shows that expressive writing has the power to decrease the heart rate, lower blood pressure, enhance breathing, improve self-esteem, help manage stress, and strengthen the immune system so it can better fight off infection. This...
New Year’s Writing Retreat
December 29 2017 - January 1 2018
Friday - Monday, -362 nights
Writing isn’t only for those who consider themselves writers. Writing can be a transformative tool for anyone who wants to sit down with a pen and paper, direct awareness inward, and open up to greater self-awareness, growth, and healing. In this special program at this auspicious time of year, writing clinician John Evans, MAT, EdD,...