Resilience Journaling for Balance and Peace

Transform traumatic events into opportunities for growth during this interactive writing workshop at Well of Mercy that highlights how to use therapeutic journaling. Become more resilient by reframing failures into successes and changing unhelpful habits into ones that strengthen wellbeing.

Sandra E. Johnson, therapeutic journaling expert and author of the Resilience Journal: 365 Days to Balance and Peace of Mind, will detail how people can use guided journaling to significantly improve their emotional and physical resilience, turn failures into successes; and change unhelpful habits into ones that strengthen wellbeing.

Sandra will lead interactive exercises, based on excerpts from The Resilience Journal, to include a walking meditation on Well of Mercy’s labyrinth.

The workshop includes an autographed copy of the book. Please contact the office if you would like to extend your visit with an overnight stay for only $90 more (a $20 discount). Office hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm. 704-539-5449

Meet the Presenter

Therapeutic journaling expert Sandra E. Johnson, LMSW, is the author of The Resilience Journal: 365 Days to Balance and Peace of Mind, a 365-day journal designed to strengthen skills to not just survive adversity but thrive from it. The Resilience Journal offers inspirational quotes by great thinkers followed by interactive writing prompts to serve as guides towards greater wellness and resiliency.

Since earning a Master of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 1988, Johnson has been a clinical social worker with a number of healthcare organizations, including those specializing in psychiatric services.  She has written several books to include The Mind-Body Peace Journal: 366 Mindful Prompts for Serenity and Peace and a novel Flowers for the Living. Her narrative nonfiction book, Standing on Holy Ground: A Triumph over Hate in the Deep South received glowing reviews from USA Today, Southern Living, O: The Oprah Magazine, and other publications.

Want to Extend Your Stay? 

You can spend one night, following the presentation for a suggested donation of $90 (a $20 discount).  Included is a private room/bath, dinner and breakfast/lunch the following day.

Contact our office to make a reservation and PLEASE indicate if you have already purchased the day workshop.

Office hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm.  704-539-5449


If you would like to attend this event but are financially unable to do so, there are some partial scholarships available.  Please complete the Retreat Mercy form.

Wait List

If this event is sold out, you can be added to the Waitlist by emailing our office with your name and retreat title to

Cancellation Policy

Well of Mercy is a ministry of hospitality and healing sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Begins: November 1, 2023 @ 1PM
Ends: November 1, 2023 @ 4:30PM

Maximum Attendees: 12

Cost: $70

All content found on Well of Mercy's website is intended as suggestions for independent spiritual exploration and is not meant to be prescriptive. Before beginning a practice, or engaging in an activity that may affect mental and/or physical health, please discuss any concerns with an appropriate medical or mental health provider.