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Leading Others in Writing For Health

“Writing about stressful situations is one of the easiest ways for people to take control of their problems and release the negative effects of stress from their bodies and their lives.” -James Pennebaker, PhD

This 2-day workshop is a comprehensive, experiential training based on James Pennebaker’s 30 years of research in writing to heal. The curriculum will provide easily adaptable lessons, activities, and guideposts for anyone working in the healthcare field — physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, hospice workers, health coaches, and others — to use in their personal meditative practices for health and well-being. These learned skills subsequently transfer to the care of their clients and patients as they become more attuned to the benefits of writing for health.

The workshop will lead learners through progressive learning that incorporates these Sixteen Reasons for Writing for Health: Creates vision and sets intentions Clarifies values Assesses status Stimulates thinking that leads to insights and understanding Changes perspective and perception Facilitates mindfulness practice Expresses and defines readiness to change Clarifies importance and builds confidence Removes obstacles to build confidence and resilience Measures progress Encourages staying on track Builds resilience Affirms strengths Communicates gratitude, empathy and compassion Creates, develops and supports exuberance Produces opportunities to flourish.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe their current situation through expressive writing
2. Describe their inspired future through expressive writing
3. Describe and analyze insights about a challenging situation through expressive writing
4. List intentions for mindful living
5. Describe different perspectives of a situation through poetry and writing
6. Name and describe core values
7. Define readiness to change
8. Name obstacles that stand in the way of their inspired future
9. Describe how to use writing as an awareness building tool to remove obstacles to building confidence, resilience and their inspired future
10. List their strengths
11. List milestones that they wish to achieve
12. Write a letter of gratitude, forgiveness or empathy
13. Describe the legacy they wish to leave and steps to take towards this

Upcoming dates and deadlines

October 10 – 11, 2024

  • Registration Opens April 29, 2024!!!

Early Registration Closing Date: September 10, 2024

Registration Closing Date: October 7, 2024

Schedule:

  • October 10, 2024 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
  • October 11, 2024 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

Location: This training will take place on Zoom.

Instructors

We honor the memory of our dear friend and instructor emeritus John Evans. John believed in the power of creative writing to improve our well-being and bring healing to our experiences. His work in the field of expressive writing will continue to impact Duke Integrative Medicine and Duke Health and Well-Being. Our heartfelt condolences to the Evans family.

Accommodations Statement

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact us in advance of the program.

Continuing Education Credits

Leading Others In Writing For Health
Sponsored by Duke Integrative Medicine
Provided by Duke University Health System Clinical Education & Professional Development

 

Format: Live Course

Activity ID: LA_JA 20241010 LEADING OTHERS IN WRITING FOR HEALTH – OCTOBER 2024

Course Description: This 2-day workshop is a comprehensive, experiential training based on James Pennebaker’s 30 years of research in writing to heal. The curriculum will provide easily adaptable lessons, activities, and guideposts for anyone working in the healthcare field — physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, hospice workers, health coaches, and others — to use with their clients and patients. The workshop will lead you through progressive learning that incorporates these Sixteen Reasons for Writing for Health.

Target Audience: Open to general public and all professional backgrounds. Especially beneficial for anyone working in the healthcare field — physicians, nurses, allied health professionals (mental health professionals, hospice workers, health coaches) and others — to use with their clients and patients.

All members of the target audience are eligible for continuing education credit.

NOTE: This class does not issue certificates of attendance and does not award partial Joint Accreditation (JA) or IACET CEU continuing education credit certificates for partial attendance.

Continuing Education Credit Statements

NBHWC - Approved CE - Seal_3 (3)The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC): This course is an NBHWC-Approved Continuing Education course. Those who successfully complete all the course modules and requirements will earn a Certificate of Completion and National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) Continuing Education Credits. The National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching designates this course for 14 credit hours.

 

Statement of Joint Accreditation
In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
The designation was based upon the quality of the educational activity and its compliance with the standards and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Joint Accreditation Continuing Education Credits

Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurse CE: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this activity for up to 12.00 credit hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

IACET Statement of Accreditation
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

IACET CEU Credit Statement

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is authorized by IACET to offer 1.20 CEUs for this program.

All members of the target audience are eligible for continuing education credit. This class does not issue certificates of attendance and does not award partial Joint Accreditation (JA) or IACET CEU continuing education credit certificates for partial attendance.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and content that is aligned with the interest of the public.

Disclosures
It is the policy of Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.

The following speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated they have no relationship(s) with industry to disclose relative to the content of this CE activity:
No speakers and/or planning committee members have indicated that they have relationship(s) with industry to disclose.

 

 

 

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