Art as Healing: Self-Love for BIPOC


An Art Therapy-based workshop focusing on how self-care and self love interact with racial, cultural and identity issues, alongside the Eurocentric environments that impact this. 

In this workshop, we will be looking at the topic of self-love & self-care, understanding the importance of prioritizing ourselves as part of regular routine. We will be using art therapy exercises to cultivate loving-kindness in ourselves and for others, an important part of healing – not just racial trauma – but trauma overall.

You will:

– Explore the ideas around self-care, self love and how racial and cultural identity issues in Eurocentric environments impacts this

– Understand the importance of our own experiences of love and care from others, from ourselves, in forming our sense of self-worth, racial and cultural acceptance

– Use art therapy tools and exercises to cultivate and deepen loving-kindness for self

– Practice skills that you can use when you need to after the workshop to continue your self-love journey

– Establish a sense of belonging and community within the workshop

You will need:

• Paper of your choosing

• Pencils and/or pens of your choosing

• Watercolours or acrylic paints (optional)

• Crayons or pastels (optional)


*You don’t need any experience in mental health or trauma work to attend this workshop, just an open mind and some curiosity.

*Experience in art making is not necessary for this workshop. This is for therapeutic purposes only. 

*This live online workshop was recorded on 27/08/2021.  All voices, names and commentary of the participants have been removed to retain their privacy and confidentiality. A private link to the full recording of the workshop will be sent to you upon purchase. 

*This workshop equates to 1.5hrs of CPD.