Loading Events
Shame and The Body


Fri March 22nd
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
£85.00 – £109.00

Friday 22nd March 2024.

ONLINE via Zoom and CATCH-UP for 28 days.

Event Times: 10.00am – 4.00pm GMT (London)/ 11.00am – 5.00pm CET (Paris)/ 5.00am – 11.00am EST (New York).

Tickets: £109 or £99 (full ticketing information at the end of this listing).

Please note this workshop will be delivered on a Friday.

Summary: In this workshop we will explore how we might work with shame in the consulting room, including shameful feelings about the body.

*Shame and The Body*

Event Description:

Profound and pervasive feelings of shame underly many of the reasons clients seek psychotherapeutic input and support. Since shame is a hidden emotion by its very nature, bringing shameful feelings into the open can be a potent avenue of healing.

In this workshop with psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer and author Dr Nicole Schnackenberg we will explore the experience of shame, an under-explored emotion yet one most likely to bring people to therapy. We will be paying particular attention to shameful feelings about the body, and how we might work with feelings of shame in the consulting room.

To begin with, we will delve into the psychobiological substrates of shame including its emergence within the developmental history. We will then consider the multiplicity of ways in which shame can present itself in a client’s life and within the therapeutic space, including a consideration of shame projected onto the body, i.e. shame concretised.

Aspects of exploring and assimilating developmental trauma with clients will form a central part of the workshop focus.

During the day we will draw upon ideas from The Power Threat Meaning Framework; Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy; Internal Family Systems; Voice Dialogue and Trauma-Informed Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Therapy.

Included in the day will be a range of ideas for working with shame, including with body-focused shame and appearance-focused distress. 


Dr Nicole Schnackenberg is a Child, Community and Educational Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Yoga Therapist. She has authored various books on appearance-focused distress including: False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning to the True Self (Karnac: Routledge, 2016) and Bodies Arising: Fall in Love with your Body and Remember your Divine Essence (John Hunt, 2019), as well as a number of co-authored and edited books including her latest edited publication Trauma-Informed and Embodied Approaches to Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Jessica Kingsley, 2023).




Online Workshop: This workshop will be delivered via Zoom. Bookings close 24 hours before the start of the workshop , and joining details will be sent to all delegates after bookings close (the Thursday before the workshop between 4pm and 6pm). Please note that by booking a ticket for this workshop, you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for Zoom events, so please read through them carefully before making your purchase.

Catch-up:  This workshop will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed out to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the event. This recording will then be available to view in your own time for 28 days. Full details are included in emails sent to delegates. After this time the recording will no longer be available, so if you are planning to use the catch-up function, please ensure that you have adequate time to view the recording within this time frame.

Discounted Ticket Price – £99 

Available until Saturday 24th February, subject to limited availability. Pick this ticket if you are on a reduced income or a student counsellor/psychotherapist. Proof of student or recent graduate status required.

Standard Ticket Price – £109

Available until 11am on Thursday 21st March when bookings close. Pick this ticket if you can afford to pay this, or if all the discounted tickets have been sold.

*Please be aware there are a limited number of tickets at each price point, including where a Super Early Bird ticket price is offered*

Please note that the use of the new subscriber code is limited for each workshop and when the maximum number is reached the code will no longer work.

Ticket Payment: 

Bookings must be paid for either via Paypal, Credit/debit card (via Paypal, no Paypal account required), or bank transfer. All payments via bank transfer must be made by 11am on Thursday 21st March to secure your place! 

CPD Certificates: 

All delegates will be supplied with a CPD Certificate. This will be sent automatically to all delegates on the Thursday AFTER the conference takes place.


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Shame and The Body - Standard
£ 109.00