Writing because the page listens – an exploration of narrative approaches

with Dr Nicole Schnackenberg

Nicole is a child, community and educational psychologist; yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She is a trustee of the BDD Foundation and director of the
Yoga in Healthcare Alliance. Nicole has authored the books ‘False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning to the True Self’ and ‘Bodies Arising: Fall in Love with your Body and Remember your Divine Essence’.

‘Narrative approaches view mental health struggles, including BDD, as a bid to make sense of painful, oppressive life experiences through ‘thin’ stories told about the self to the self.

In this session – which will appeal to people with lived experience, loved ones and therapists – we will consider how narrative approaches can be supportive in BDD including a short exploration of creative writing and reading to aid recovery and healing.’

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