Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Writing Is Good for your Health

Glenda Beall, owner and director of the Writers' Circle, will teach a series of classes entitled "Healing Through Writing." Classes will be held on Tuesdays, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, from May 14 to June 18.

Research from James W. Pennebaker, author of Opening Up, has proven that writing is good for your health. Evidence shows that writing, particularly about critical events in one's life, enhances the immune system.

For more information, including how to enroll in the course, see the Writers' Circle Schedule page.

3 comments:

Bill Ramsey said...

Good to know that writing is good for the immune system.
However, there are additional systems that require attention. Consider the neuro-muscular system. Writers often sit for hours without taking an exercise break. Protracted periods of sitting and pounding the keys can result in a frozen shoulder, blood clot, back stiffness and wrist/ hand problems. I have first hand experience with some of these. Every twenty minutes, stand and walk around and flex from finger tips to toes. Better writing and fewer injuries will be the result.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

This sounds like a great class, Glenda! Hope you enjoy teaching it!

Glenda C. Beall said...

Bill, you are so right about getting up and moving around when you are a writer. I set my timer most of the time so I will remember to stand and move for five minutes.
How easy it is to get lost in our writing.
In my class I will ask my students to write for only twenty minutes each day on a particular subject.
Thank you for commenting, Bill.