What do DBT and Art have in common you ask? Well, they actually have a lot in common.
First of all, for those of you who may not have ever heard of DBT. DBT stands for Dialectical Behavior Therapy. DBT teaches people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. According to the founder of DBT, Marsha Linehan, DBT teaches people how to have a “life worth living”.
Art therapy, as an expressive medium, also teaches clients how to express themselves which allows them to healthily cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. Through the DBT Informed Expressive Art Group, clients will learn how to slow down and be present through mindful art expression.
We will focus on the creative process and not on the end result. The best part of this group is that it does not require any art skill whatsoever. Come as you are! We will explore self-expression together, gain personal insight together, and develop new and healthy coping skills together.
This group meets online, weekly! Once registered, your host will send out an email on Mondays announcing the art materials needed for the art activities. The art materials will be inexpensive items you may find around your home. However, you will always need a journal, colored pencils, and a pen or pencil weekly. Please make sure to purchase these items before our first meeting. Can’t wait to make art together!
Who’s it for: Teens
When: Every Thursday Evening
Duration: Ongoing, Join Anytime
Cost: $100 per month or $25 per session
Where: Online via ClickMeeting
To register for this group, call Blanche Mikhail, group leader, at (919) 900-7552 to get more information and get the link to join!