Saturday POY Workshop

Saturday POY Workshop

We have up to 10 free places available for ACV Foundation’s Saturday POY Workshop.

The Saturday POY workshop is available for women of all ages across England, who have been affected in some way by the pandemic.

Have you lost your confidence, after months of self-isolation? Do you fear the unknown after a job loss?  Are you struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression?  Do you have increased levels of stress because of financial worries? Are you grieving over the loss of a loved one to the virus?

Whatever your situation, we want to support you! Please book your place by completing and submitting the form.

Workshop Detail

Facilitated by Sharon Bull from ACV Foundation CIC,  the well-being and empowerment workshop will  run for three consecutive weeks. Taking place via zoom between 10.00am -11.30am, the workshop session dates are as follows

15th, 22nd and 29th August 2020
It is important that you are able to attend all 3 sessions 

The package includes the downloadable Power of YOU Interactive Journal, access to a private Facebook group and a Power of YOU personalised memento on completion of the workshop.

Workshop attendees are given more opportunities to get to know others in the private Facebook group. Called The Power of YOU, events, such as – coffee & chats, quiz nights, more workshops and now social distancing meet ups are a regular occurrence.  The Power of YOU group is also a place where members are encouraged to support each other. Understanding and compassion is the key.

Funding for the Saturday POY Workshop is from the Coronavirus  Community Support Fund, distributed by the National Lottery Fund.

Thank you to the Government for making this possible.  Read what others have had to say
and book your place!

I found being able to write down my thoughts very cathartic

I was fortunate for this to come into my life during a difficult time, giving me a much needed positive focus.

Over the past few weeks I took the opportunity to join the Power of You Workshop and complete the journal.
I was fortunate for this to come into my life during a difficult time, giving me a much needed positive focus. I love the way the journal was set out with the prompts, poetry and art work, the interactive zoom sessions help support you through with extra guidance, shared with like minded people so you don’t feel on your own. I found being able to write down my thoughts very cathartic, as parts of the journal were thought provoking, and allowed me the opportunity with compassion to be able to release anything that no longer served me, which had been a valuable part of my healing process.

I also received a copy of Stripped Bare in the post which I’ve read and been inspired by this week. I want to thank Sharon (ACV) for sharing her story and putting the workshop/journal together, as it’s not only taught me a few things it’s also reminded me of some I’d forgotten. I’ll definitely take away the ‘bubbles’ technique. I look forward to keeping in-touch and reaching out to make some new friends within the Facebook support group. Thank you.

Laura S

A complete game changer.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the workshop to anyone who needs a safe, non judgemental environment in which to get their lives back on the right track.

I have just completed the Power Of You workshop and interactive journal and i have to say that it is a complete game changer. It came at a time in my life when I needed it most, as these things often do. My mental health was suffering and my life was a mess. The workshop and Sharon’s warm and positive guidance allowed me to take a step back, and slowly start to untangle all the issues that have been dragging me down, and for the first time in years I am looking forward to the future. I could never thank her enough. I would wholeheartedly recommend the workshop to anyone who needs a safe, non judgemental environment in which to get their lives back on the right track.

Vicky F

The workshop has made me feel so positive about the future

Sharon is so supportive, welcoming, listens without judgement and has really been so inspirational to me

I have just completed the Power of You Workshop and wanted to share my experience. I found the journal so useful, as it gave me a real focus and really helped me organise my thoughts. The notes and poems in the journal really inspired me to write freely and allow my thoughts to flow. The group sessions were fantastic – even on zoom the time flies by so quickly and it’s lovely to be able to connect with others in the group and hear their thoughts and ideas, and to touch base in between journal exercises.
Sharon is so supportive, welcoming, listens without judgement and has really been so inspirational to me. When I first discovered Stripped Bare almost a year ago, I had been through a huge turning point in my life and was amazed to read about Sharon’s experience. It gave me hope that change was possible, and for the better! The workshop has made me feel so positive about the future and I love that I am now part of the group. The support from everyone is amazing and I can’t wait to see what we can achieve together

Leila H


I’ve just finished the power of you workshop with Sharon and I wanted to share my thoughts with those starting it and even those who have finished it also.

I already feel so much better. Everyday I am getting more confident and learning to love myself more and seek what i actually deserve instead of what makes others happy. Something I’ve always had trouble with.

I’m adding to my journal still and reading back on it really helps me remember how far I’ve come…. Amazing the difference in me. All my friends and family have noticed. Only a few months ago I was in a very dark place and although I still have work to do on myself, I’m so proud of where I am now. Not only that but the support from others in the Power of YOU Facebook group and the friends I’ve made has been truly amazing. Thank you to you all but especially Sharon, you really are a amazing inspiration lady

Zoe W


Working through ‘The Power of YOU’ interactive journal has been an amazing experience.

It has inspired and motivated me to make positive changes in my life and I couldn’t have done it without Sharon by my side. It has been one of the most liberating journeys of my life so far… Much Love and Gratitude Karin x

Karin M


Being able to do this has been a game changer for me!

A couple of weeks ago I completed the Power of You Course. I attended the first two face to face sessions and the remainder online with Sharon. An extra session booked to make sure I was okay.

Being able to do this has been a game changer for me, as I have finally had the confidence to change a few things that will make my working life better. I couldn’t have done it without this course and the support from Sharon. I still have work to do on my self esteem and lack of confidence issues but I will keep using the journal to address these. I really would recommend The Power of You.
Thanks Sharon for all your support and encouragement.

Sharon H


The power of you workshop has made me realise how far I have come on my own personal journey and having to cope with my own poor mental health. Sharon is so inspiring.

Maz B


I would recommend this to every woman to complete at what ever point they are in life.

The power of you journal is really powerful! Overall visually it is lovely with the pictures and easy to read with the inspirational quotes.
As I worked through the journal I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sharon’s story, which was very inspiring. It made me think and reflect on my experiences. This is the best journal I have come across especially as it is interactive. I would recommend this to every woman to complete at what ever point they are in life. I have been part of Sharon’s group sessions which have been really supportive and have complimented completing the journal. The whole package of group sessions and the journal to work through is amazing. Thank you Sharon for sharing your experiences and inspiring me.

Fatimah R


When I began “The Power Of You” workshop I was struggling with low self esteem, depression and anxiety.

I had previously tried to lift my self up but failed many times.
From the first time meeting Sharon at the workshop I was impressed by her honesty, warmth and passion for what she does.
The Journal guided me through these testing times and I have achieved many things during the 6 sessions.
I had times when I struggled with sections but with the support from Sharon and the group I completed them all.
I can’t thank Sharon enough for her continued support and guidance.
Its comforting knowing that when a period of darkness hits me I have Sharon and the journal to turn to!

Gemma C


I initially attended the first two of Sharon’s Power of You workshop sessions at Derby Women’s Centre,

and then continued online via Zoom due to the Covid 19 lock-down.

I found Sharon to be very welcoming and down to earth, which immediately put everyone in the group at ease. Throughout she has been very approachable, compassionate, and empathetic. She has delivered the workshops well, both in person and online.

The online journal is absolutely beautiful, and I really enjoyed working my way through it. It has certainly helped me gain more insight, self-awareness and has improved my mental health considerably. I now have a better understanding of myself and have some practical steps to enable me to move forward in a more positive way.

Sharon’s commitment as she guided us through the program, sharing her knowledge, experience, and refreshing sense of humour, has been second to none. I highly recommend the Power of You to anyone struggling with, or wanting to improve, their mental health.

Linda S


I’ve absolutely loved working through the ‘Power of You Journal’ with Sharon.

Even before I opened it, I felt better. Content is good and inspiring with a range of useful articles and beautiful poetry written by Sharon herself.

Despite being nervous, I was excited at the same time. For years I’ve carried negative emotion around with me that has held me back, yet through our one- to-one sessions I have learnt that through healing I can let go of a little bit more here and there! It has taught me how to choose my own directions, grow as a person, set goals, achieve them, and celebrate!

I’m so grateful to Sharon to have shared her journey with me. Here’s to unlimited happiness, this is not the end, but just the beginning!

Lisa BW


I really enjoyed The Power Of You programme,

it has sustained me through an uncertain period and encouraged me to think about my goals and how my past is still affecting my aspirations and dreams, even from childhood. I’ve been given healthy coping strategies and simple but effective ways of banishing negative thoughts and feelings.

Sharon’s honesty and humour is refreshing, she is an authentic facilitator and this is the unique aspect of this programme, she has lived it and is coming from a place of wanting to uplift and encourage others after rising from her own personal hardships. I’ve been encouraged to engage with others and benefited from the online growing community Sharon is cultivating.

I would encourage others to sign up for this unique opportunity to put yourself first and think about what you can do, instead of what you can’t. Most of all don’t forget to shout ‘Bubbles’.


Amanda S


I have recently attended ‘The Power of You’ workshop written, presented and run by Sharon Bull of the ACV Foundation CIC

Inspiring, thought provoking and life changing, this workshop could not have come at a better time. Sharon told her story over a number of weeks (6 in total + an extra session to check how we were coping with the current COVID19 situation) while taking us through the different stages of a journal where we could record our own thoughts, feelings and emotions. Adding humour, her brilliant personality, poetry, and Diane (during the first two sessions) making us lovely cups of coffee and nibbles for lunch this workshop is a must.

Through various exercises in the journal I have been able to face challenging events from my past and let go of some of the baggage I have been carrying around for years. Some parts of the journal,
I found difficult to face at first like ‘Reveal and Heal’ which got me to face my past mistakes to help me move on and start rebuilding my life.
I have very low self-esteem and confidence which is the next issue I want to address, and I plan on using the journal to help me with this. Sharon is passionate about what she does, and she knows her stuff.
It has been a pleasure attending this workshop both in person and online and getting to know both Sharon and Diane. Thank you so much for your support and helping me see I can enjoy life and not
just exist. At the moment I feel FANTASTIQUE!

Angela FC


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Aug 15 2020 - Aug 29 2020


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