Weight Stigma and the Psychological Cost of Toxic Shame

Bridin McKenna

Topic: Weight Stigma is the fourth most common form of social discrimination amongst adults – after age, gender and race.  It is the only form of discrimination still widely deemed to be socially acceptable. The results of this stigma can be catastrophic, and greater sensitivity towards it needs to be exhibits by health professionals.

If we are to improve the health and mental health of or societies, weight stigma can no longer be side lined in actions, interventions and policies surrounding obesity. With over 90% of females finding something shameful about their bodies, please join us for this workshop and learn how to address and support your clients with toxic weight and body esteem issues.

Bridin is accredited by the UKCP as a clinical psychotherapist with a specialism in neurolinguistic psychotherapy and energy psychologies. She is a leading eating disorder clinician, obesity specialist, trainer, master trainer, speaker, consultant, advocate, and is a practicing holistic psychotherapist. Holistic psychotherapy values each individual as a unified whole, consisting of mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and environmental forces that simultaneously and equally affect health and well-being in order to restore a state of optimal mental and physical health.


DateL Saturday 11thMay 2019

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House

Frederick Street

Belfast BT1

Parking available

Library, bring a book – exchange a book

Tea/coffee e available from 9.30am – workshop 10am – 1230pm approx. 07775947991 for further details;

Cost: Members £5 non-Members £10

CPD Certificate supplied