Art Group for Adults with BPD
Creative Expressive Group for Adults with BPD
For the second year in a row, we're very excited to have a wonderful student from the University of Derby running a series of free creative group sessions for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). These sessions enable adults with 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.
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 dates below at 1.30pm-2.30pm.
However, we will set the meeting to begin slightly earlier to ensure we get everyone connected ready to start at 1.30pm.
About the Creative Expressive Group
As with our Art Group, the Creative Expressive 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!
Whilst this group is similar to our art group, it may also include more general creative and wellbeing activities, rather than specific 'art' activities.
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.