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Exploring TikTok’s ‘Shadow Work’ Trend: A Guide to Shadow Work Prompts

Exploring TikTok's 'Shadow Work' Trend: A Guide to Shadow Work Prompts Social media opens many doors for conversation and has an amazing power to bust taboos. TikTok, in particular, accelerates this, especially among those under 25 – where trends drive creators to explore topics. And lately, a trend called Shadow Work and Shadow Work Prompts has [...]

Exploring TikTok’s ‘Shadow Work’ Trend: A Guide to Shadow Work Prompts2024-01-16T09:43:11+00:00

The Road to Recovery

My Continued Journey Back from Injury For those who read my last blog, you will know I suffered a sports injury and was unable to continue playing the sport I love, and this had an impact on me both physically and mentally. For those who may not have read it, I would appreciate your time if [...]

The Road to Recovery2023-10-16T12:20:33+01:00

How to feel less lonely or isolated

How to feel less lonely or isolated If you’ve arrived at this page because you typed in ‘lonely’, ‘loneliness’, or ‘isolation’, we’d like to say a big, warm hello from all of us at the Arts of Change Trust in Dudley. You are not on your own anymore – we’re here for you.  We all feel [...]

How to feel less lonely or isolated2023-09-12T12:35:35+01:00

Neurodiversity and autism-friendly days out in the West Midlands

Neurodiversity and autism-friendly days out in the West Midlands At the AoC Trust in Dudley, we understand that the summer is often a chance to relax, spend time with family and friends, and explore. But for some, the busy summer period can be triggering, with lots of people, noise, and heat - a bit of [...]

Neurodiversity and autism-friendly days out in the West Midlands2023-07-31T10:56:57+01:00

How the weather affects your mood (and what to do about it)

How the weather affects your mood (and what to do about it) The curtains were shut in winter to keep the heat in – now the curtains are shut to keep the sun out. And our mental health is taking a big hit with the extremes that life throws at us. Similar to Goldilocks and [...]

How the weather affects your mood (and what to do about it)2023-06-26T12:34:33+01:00

Holiday bodies and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)

Holiday bodies and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) As the weather hots up in England, thoughts can turn to our wardrobes and bodies. The sun can bring much-needed vitamin D and boost our mental well-being, but it can also see us reflecting in the mirror. It’s not solely sun damage we need to protect ourselves from [...]

Holiday bodies and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)2023-05-23T11:05:19+01:00

Hi, I’m Janet

Hi, I’m Janet! I’m 34 years old and have a daughter named Esmè. I am a part-time student graduating for the 3rd time with Wolverhampton University with my Master’s degree.  I'm a counsellor for The AoC, and I'm also subcontracted to an organisation named Murray Hall. We work alongside schools, GPs and build resilience in [...]

Hi, I’m Janet2023-04-27T12:23:10+01:00

Do I have to see a GP to get therapy?

Do I have to see a GP to get therapy?   One day it hits you, whether it’s your relationship, work, friendship, money or everything – you don’t want to get out of bed. You don’t want to work. You want to hide. There’s a point in everyone’s life when you feel sad – you’re not [...]

Do I have to see a GP to get therapy?2023-04-27T11:16:29+01:00
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