FBPDA is pleased to announce a healing and writing retreat—Sharing the Journey—with Kiera Van Gelder, MFA, international BPD advocate, educator, and author of the highly-lauded memoir The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating.
This special event will take place on Saturday, September 25th at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Petersburg from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in Classroom D.
The half-day workshop is geared toward individuals in recovery from borderline personality disorder and those who support them.
This event is a unique opportunity to examine and share with others the challenges and joys involved in recovery from BPD. In an atmosphere that is warm and inviting, Kiera will discuss her new book and the struggles involved with writing it particular to BPDand the “coming out” process. Through guided writing exercises, group discussion, and mindfulness meditation, we will explore how telling our personal stories can be both exposing and liberating, and we will strategize and practice ways of sharing our journey that heal and empower ourselves.
Sharing the Journey is appropriate for individuals diagnosed with BPD as well as friends and family members who are supporting their loved ones and seeking healing for themselves. Space for this event is limited to only 15 people so it is important that you sign-up today.
The cost for the event is $100 and includes a continental breakfast and workshop materials. Each attendee will also receive a signed copy of Ms. Van Gelder’s book.
For more information and to register, please contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org today.