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What's Going on in your Head? BDD in the media and Skype Support Group
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What's Going on in your Head? BDD in the Media and 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:

hannah@bddfoundation.org
Click here for more information
What's Going On In Your Head? is a series of events that explore the secret inner workings of the mind through live performance and discussion.

On 15th May they are hosting their next show at a location in Covent Garden and the theme is body image.

Liz Smith, the curator and host of the show, is keen to explore BDD during the event. Have you written a poem, spoken word piece, monologue, stand-up piece or created any music on the subject of BDD? Would you be interested in performing it at the show? 
 
The general format of the show is someone who has a lived experience of the issue, in this instance BDD, performs their piece. This is followed by a short discussion segment with Liz and the performer about what they’ve just performed, how it came about, key themes and their personal experience. This is then followed by a short audience Q&A.
 
If you are interested to discuss the opportunity further please contact Liz Smith at liz@thesecretillness.com.  As you can tell by her email address Liz is also the co-founder of The Secret Illness and she runs that alongside What's Going On In Your Head? and her documentary projects.
 
If you are interested in attending the event on 15 May as an audience member you can find more details about tickets here.
 
Hannah Lewis talks to Huffington Post about her experiences of BDD and her recovery.
 

“I was hysterical and so inconsolable because I saw this photo,” she recalls. “Everyone was like: ‘what’s your problem?’ I was convinced that I was so hideous and deformed and abnormal looking.”

Hannah, along with other individuals with BDD talk about the '7 things people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder want you to know'.

The first and most crucial one is:

Body dysmorphia is not just vanity. 

Katy McPhedran, 30, a social media manager living in London, says this is a major misconception that surrounds body dysmorphic disorder.

“BDD is an illness, and not about vanity, which I think many people believe,” she stresses.

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