Naked Calendar Fundraising, BDD in the Media, New CBT based Skype support group.
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Naked Calendar Fundraising, BDD in the Media, New CBT based Skype support group

Join our
BDD Skype Self-help Support Group

Starting on Wednesday 8th May 2019

The group will be meeting via Skype and following a 20 session programme of guided Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques. 

Facilitators for this group have been trained by leading BDD Experts, Professor David Veale and Dr Rob Willson.

This could be a great opportunity for someone who has been diagnosed with mild to moderate BDD and who would like some extra support in their recovery.

One participant who took part in the programme told us how much the group has helped them to overcome fear and anxiety related to their appearance.

'I’ve been able to see more friends, and I feel more confident about the future.'

If you would like more information and are interested in becoming a participant then please contact the Project Lead Hannah:
We want to thank the University of Edinburgh Athletics Club for raising a great amount of money for the BDD Foundation by selling a 'Naked Calendar'
Rebecca says: 'as a sports club at the University of Edinburgh we are acutely aware of the ways that body perception can damage mental health, particularly in the current social media climate. Athletics is a sport that collectively spans a huge diversity of body types, and what unites them isn’t how they *look* but how well they *perform*. Through creating our naked calendar we hope to begin making this shift from looks to performance - even if it is just at a club level! 
We had a lot of fun creating the calendar but we also have confronted a lot of our own insecurities, and we hope the money we have raised can support those struggling with body dysmorphia and let them know they’re not alone! Sending a big hug from EUAC wherever you are!'
Our Trustee Dr Amita Jassi, a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in BDD at the Maudsley hospital, speaks about BDD for the ITV News

Cosmetic surgeons have reported that people have started to ask for treatments that will make them look like their digitally-altered self – a condition surgeons have called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’.

While that’s not a medically recognised condition, young people wanting to look like their airbrushed selfies could be showing symptoms of a mental health condition called Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

In the report Amita explains that  BDD is 'characterised by a sufferer really being preoccupied with what they perceive to be a flaw in their appearance, which other people would not see at all or would appear really slight to them".

She added: "This preoccupation really drives them to engage in repetitive behaviour to try to hide or fix that perceived flaw, so wearing excessive makeup, seeking cosmetic treatments and checking their appearance in the mirror excessively..

To watch the report click this link
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