Art Group for Adults with BPD
Creative Art Group
Having Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)/Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD) can feel very isolating, lonely and confusing, particularly when first receiving a diagnosis. So we launched our Art Group in January 2018.
After almost 2 years of running online groups, (due to the pandemic), we are excited to be restarting our Art Group in-person at our premises here in Derby!
It's a free group for adults with a diagnosis BPD/EUPD to come together in a safe, non-judgmental and welcoming environment to engage in creative activities. No Artistic ‘skill’ or experience is needed.
It is not a therapy group to explore difficulties, but rather a relaxed space to focus on exploring/expressing/celebrating the positive aspects of ourselves and our lives. We create art to explore/express our qualities, interests, quirks, happy memories and so on.
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!
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.
See the flyer (left) for group dates/times - click on the image to see a enlarged, magnifiable version.
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 I'm using the skills I learn in the group to help me at home - art is now 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”.
For more information or to confirm attendance
Request to join our private Facebook Group.
(Don't forget to answer the membership questions!)
We'd love to see you there!