Looking at Body Dysmorphia

What body dysmorphia Can Teach Us About Body Image

Join us for an interview with with Nicole Schnackenberg, psychotherapist, yoga teacher, author of False Bodies, True Selves and trustee for the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. While body dysmorphic disorder is a clinical diagnosis, the symptoms associated with the disorder exist on a spectrum. Many people in the general population experience some symptoms, but not the full disorder. In this webinar, you’ll explore what body dysmorphia can teach us about body image.

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In this webinar, you will:

  • Hear from Nicole about her personal experience of body dysmorphic disorder
  • Discover the warning signs of body dysmorphic disorder and learn why individuals engage in behaviours
  • Explore how to use your skills to support individuals dealing with BDD



Nicole Schnackenberg

Nicole Schnackenberg is a practicing psychotherapist, yoga teacher, writer, and a trustee of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. She is the author of False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning to the True Self, and co-editor of Reflections on BDD: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope, in which 34 people share their experiences of living with BDD. Her writings are fantastic resources for those wishing to learn more about body dysmorphia.


Grace Emmerling

Grace Emmerling leads up the Education Team for Eat Breathe Thrive.  A Learning Coach, yoga teacher, and educator, Grace has built her career around helping everyone enjoy living in their bodies.