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Chronic Pain Warriors

Chronic Pain Warriors

Due to the healing nature of this group, some sets will be offensive to some people. Therefore it is by application or invite only.
This group is for anyone suffering from chronic pain inside &/or out. Abuse, bullied, etc., Fibromyalgia, migraines, Chronic fatigue, depression, disc problems, sacroiliitis, endrometriosis, arthritis, insomnia, cervical dystonia just to name a few. Our goal is to evoke some healing with internal pain caused by some sort of abuse. It is also to support others who are in chronic physical pain. We will have some contests, but the focus will be on healing & supporting those with chronic pain.
Join us online @ http://creativecanvas.forumotion.org

Adult Survivors of Abuse

Adult Survivors of Abuse

This group is for ADULTS dealing with issues of abuse (childhood and/or beyond). For that reason we have an application entry. We ask that you describe briefly your reason for joining the group. There are reasons for joining other than being a survivor. We welcome new members warmly and you will find support and acceptance.
 
BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY AND CONTENT OF ARTWORK DEALING WITH ABUSE ISSUES, YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS GROUP.
 
Art therapy can help release or express feelings. For those dealing with dissociation, trauma art is welcome. This is a place to share our trauma and healing art.
 
Feel free to express yourselves. The only limitation is that we all try to avoid explicit images that might be construed as pornographic and endure the wrath of Polyvore. Nudity appears to be fine in the context of art, but displaying the male anatomy might be misinterpreted by outsiders. Using a metaphor is preferred. If you feel strongly that you must use a certain image, maybe try to cover most of it? It is possible that those of us with fragile emotions may "hear" a Polyvore reprimand as something devastating and we don't want that.

Along the lines of fragile emotions be supportive of members and encourage them to wait for their own answers. We want to provide insight to consider or to share our experience and hope. However we want to avoid giving interpretation on others sets or interjecting what they should believe.

CAUTION TO NEW MEMBERS:
A number of members have DID (extreme dissociation and amnesia for horrific childhood abuse). Their sets can be very graphic at times. While you do not all have to look at every other members set you may come across them when browsing. We work together to support each other so you might see messages about triggering and programming. If you feel that might be too intense for you, there is a group called Polyvore Art Therapy where members deal with intense emotions but not necessarily the intensity we do.

With regard to triggers: Due to the nature of abuse issues we have members who will possibly find themselves feeling triggered by certain images or word. We want every member to be responsible for keeping themselves safe. This may mean not looking at certain sets. Each of us has to be aware of our own limitations.
 
Welcome to the group! If you need help, please contact Cindyfaye, Sunnys-System or Mishmashed

Visualized Emotion

Visualized Emotion

Visualized Emotion is an ADULT expressive art therapy group dedicated to survivors and supporters against of ANY FORM of abuse, depression, trauma, pain, PTSD, dissociation or Satanic Ritual Abuse and to express and share their art as a modality to healing and growth. It is also for people suffering from depression and mental pain. Due to the nature of this group, it is by invite/application only to keep survivors safe. I ask that you please, briefly share your reason for joining this group. I will run creative contests as time allows.

The purpose of this group is to share beauty from the ashes of abuse and trauma and rise victorious building a healing community! We as survivors daily create beauty from pain and my goal is that we will have a place to share our voice and be validated with one another here. Visualizing your emotions have the power to heal others as well as yourselves!
DUE TO THE ADULT CONTENT IN THIS GROUP, MEMBERS MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD TO APPLY.
Due to the nature of this group, it is by invite/application only to keep survivors safe. You may pm me was Ausie34 now ni-ke with your requests or if you need help.
I only ask that you follow the polyvore community guidelines. http://help.polyvore.com/entries/20927627 and if you have any questions, please PM us ni-ke
Please be sensitive to others that if your set will trigger put a trigger warning on it or designation of some sort. i.e. (***) , TW or warning. Some members may be highly triggered by certain subjects and we want to be sensitive to them. It’s our job to protect one another and stay safe and be aware of our own triggers such as the male anatomy.
 
I leave you with this quote:

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death". ~ Robert Fulghum
 
Welcome to the group! If you need help, please contact me was Ausie34 now Ni-ke

Silent No More

Silent No More

Is for all persons who are healing from child hood abuse. As children we had no voice. We couldn't tell anyone what was happening. As adults in healing we have to give our children a voice. We have to let our inner children tell their stories. So that is what this group is about. Allowing your inner child/children to talk, to tell the secrets he/she could never tell before. Giving your child/children a voice they never had. Children are able to talk with pictures and making sets to tell their stories is very healing. This group is not for children, it is for adults who were shattered as children and are in healing and recovery and need to give their inner children a voice to heal. This group is about breaking our silence and telling our stories through art. (NO FASHION SETS PLEASE)
 
PLEASE NO POSTING OF SETS USING PROFANITY!!!!!

Survivors Art Gallery

Survivors Art Gallery

I decided to make a group especially for the art made by survivors. If you are a survivor of any form of trauma or abuse then please share your art with us. You are welcome to share anything you like here. I first thought about no trauma sets but for many survivors who are healing all their art is about their trauma in one way or another. I want everyone to feel welcome here and be able to share your art. You may post trauma sets but also art sets. You may post your templates... whatever is important to you.
 
Survivors have a special beauty within them and it comes out in their art. I have been thinking for awhile that I want to make this group. I would like to see the beautiful art here that is made by survivors.
 
I only ask that you follow the polyvore community guidelines http://help.polyvore.com/entries/20927627
 
Other groups you may want to consider joining is "Silent no more" for those who have a inner child and need to give her/him a voice.... http://www.polyvore.com/silent_no_more/group.show?id=131839
 
or "The Sum of Us: A DID group"...
http://www.polyvore.com/sum_us_did_group/group.show?id=136894
 
Come on everyone!! Don't hesitate to join!! I want this to be full of beautiful art!! I want each of you to be a part of it!!

ART-THERAPY

ART-THERAPY

Welcome to the group of art-therapeutic support. We will conduct trainings and training seminars. You can send applications to the chosen theme. We will be together to address our common psychological problems. How? Let's try and see. Together, I think we can do it!!! Only ART.

Not Victims. Survivors.

Not Victims. Survivors.

This is a group for people who have dealt with abuse. We welcome healing and expression through your sets, light or darker in theme. Main focus in contest will be art sets. We would like to keep this a safe place to express emotions and support each other through the healing journey.

Art In Darkness

Art In Darkness

I have always been intrigued by the darker sets. They seem to have an interesting complexity. For those of you who feel the same, here is a group that will focus on dark atmospheres. The contests will include but are not limited to mystery, pain, solitude, night, loss, sadness, heartbreak, gloom, nightmares, loneliness, witches, sinister things, emotion, ghosts, dreamlike places, vampires,dark fantasy, despair, crows, hiding, insanity, ravens, death, loss, mystic creatures, sacrifice, lies, smoke, rainy days, memories, conflicts, sins, graveyards, instability, storms, fear, magic, the moon, supernatural, dark beauty, passion, evil, black and white, depression, Halloween, jealousy, isolation, rejection, dark roses, separation, grief, scary stories, escapes, angels (Gothic), kidnappings, phobias, demons, trespassing, crying, secrets, strangers, treachery, crime, dark romance, fire, hardships, hidden wounds, dark brides,murderous intentions, masks, a curse, haunted houses and eerie colors.
 
This group was created on February 16th, 2013.

Silent Message

Silent Message

A group for people who have something to say through art, whether it be emotional or inspirational. When an artist creates art, there is usually more than one meaning to the art. The name of the group is Silent Message and the sets should reflect this idea. Thank you.......Royal StormWarrioR

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box is a group for mainly art sets! In the story of Pandora, we learn she was told not to open the box but she did anyway. Opening Pandora's Box can be good or bad, Pandora unleashed evil on the world but also gave us the gift of hope. So, this group will have many different kinds of sets and themes. Use your creativity and let's have fun!!!
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