Art Group for Adults with BPD

Art Group for Adults with BPD

We launched our Art Group in January 2018. It's a free bi-monthly group for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) to come together and engage in creative activities, with a focus on exploring/expressing/celebrating the positive aspects of ourselves and our lives. No Artistic ‘skill’ or experience is needed. We do have a few additional sessions in 2020, so check the flyer to make sure you don't miss any!

Due to the current situation with Covid-19, until further notice, we will be running the sessions online, via ZOOM!

The groups will run on the usual dates and at the usual time of 2pm-4pm.

 

However, we will set the meeting to begin at 1.30pm to ensure we get everyone connected ready to start at 2pm.

For information on how to take part, go to our private Facebook Group (don't forget to answer the membership questions) or email workshops@borderlinearts.org

 

About the Art Group

 

Our Art Group is not a therapy group to explore difficulties, but rather a space to focus on positive elements of ourselves and our lives. We'll create art to explore/express our qualities, interests, quirks, happy memories, healthy relationships etc. 

We have chosen this focus, as many of us with BPD struggle to know who we are outside of the BPD label.  Much of the time we can even feel that we are 'innately bad'. We want to strengthen the realisation that the diagnosis of BPD is essentially a list of (often overwhelming) difficulties we are faced with, but that it does not define who we are! 

One group member said:

 

“Attending this group has really opened up a new way for me to express myself. Things are still very tough, but having a safe, friendly environment where my inner creativity is encouraged to come out has been so beneficial for me. And now and I'm using the skills I learn in the group to help me at home - art has started helping me in times of crisis as a distraction/soothing technique that I wouldn't have used before. This group has been a real lifeline for me, so I just want to let you know it really is appreciated”.
 

 

We hope that having fun and creatively exploring these themes will help group members to build up a more positive self image and sense of identity.

 

If you have BPD and are interested in coming along, we'd love to see you there! For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact us at workshops@borderlinearts.org or via our Facebook group.

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