Infographic – The Power of Writing to Heal

Is it possible to transform your health and heal from past disruptive or traumatic events through writing? Here’s an overview of the evidence-based benefits of the six forms of expressive writing offered in my class, Transform Your Health: Write to Heal.



Baike, K.A., Wilhelm, K.(2005). Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (11), 338-346.

Glass, O., Dreusicke, M., Evans, J., Bechard, E., & Wolever R.Q.(2019). Expressive writing to improve resilience to trauma: A clinical feasibility trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice (34), 2019.

Pennebaker, J.W. & Smyth, J. M. (2016). Opening up by writing it down. How expressive writing improves health and eases emotional pain. New York, NY: The Guilford Press


Infographic (c) 2019 Keys to Change, LLC.

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