Yoga and Meditation for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
The Mental Wealth Festival 2016
The Mental Wealth Festival took place in London at City Lit College, Covent Garden over the last three days (Tues-Thurs). It was a jam-packed, diverse and inspiring event headlined by names such as Ruby Wax speaking about depression and Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor speaking about spirituality and mental health.
Delegates were spoilt with a range of workshops to choose from over the course of the three days, including drama, dance, and poetry to soundscapes. Nicole Schnack...enberg, one of our staff members here at Minded, spoke about the benefits of yoga and meditation for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). She described how people with BDD typically have poor interoceptive awareness and a lost sense of embodiment, and how yoga and mediation can foster this and also support the experience and acceptance of emotions.
Despite the small amount of space, delegates experienced eye-gazing, yoga and self-enquiry during Nicole's workshop, which was supported by meditation teacher, Richard Cox. For some people, it was their first experience of yoga - it was wonderful to hear how they felt inspired to take up the practice after the workshop :)