The hidden challenge of social anxiety in the workplace

To mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, a panel discussion bringing together professionals from the field of health and wellbeing in Cornwall was held at The Museum of Cornish Life in Helston as part of the “I was, I am, I will be” exhibition that Quiet Connections developed in collaboration with the museum, […]

Understanding coaching and the role of a coach

What is coaching? How does it differ from counselling? How do I choose a good coach? These are all questions we might ask ourselves right at the start of our coaching journey, or as professionals who want to ensure we’re referring a client for the most appropriate support. To help you answer the questions you […]

3 steps for overcoming loneliness

Is it surprising to find out how, when we’re feeling lonely, we can create a self-fulfilling prophesy for ourselves if we’re not careful? In our last post, we explored how our unconscious attempts at self-protecting can lead us deep into disconnection:  Read: “Why isn’t it easy to reach out and connect when we’re feeling lonely?” […]

Why isn’t it easy to reach out and connect when we’re feeling lonely?

You rarely hear anyone talking about feeling lonely, do you? It’s another one of those taboo topics, despite the fact that we all feel lonely at times. There’s a stigma attached to loneliness and it’s almost like we believe if we feel lonely then there’s something wrong with us. Or maybe we’re worried that we’re […]

Quiet Connections Falmouth

Quiet Connections Falmouth

inFalmouth Thanks to Hannah at inFalmouth for sharing this lovely piece on the Quiet Connections Falmouth group! We meet at Huddle Cafe in Falmouth on the first and third Thursdays of the month. This is a place where it’s okay to talk and it’s okay to be quiet too. The group is run by Sophie […]

Celebrating Inspiring Women

Celebrating our inspiring women

International Women’s Day 2019: Our most inspiring women On International Women’s Day 2019, Cornwall Live celebrated some of the wonderful women who contribute so much to Cornwall. 60 inspiring women made the list, and it must have been challenging to narrow the list down to 60 with so many courageous women making a difference in […]

Cornwall's 30 Under 30 Quiet Connections

Team Quiet on Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 list for a second year

The winners of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 Awards’ were announced today, and we’re very pleased to say that our wonderful Co-Director and Community Coordinator, Stacie, has been selected as a winner for Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018! Stacie has had a whole two days to get used to the idea […]

Quiet Connections Tesco Truro Vote

Please vote for Quiet Connections at Tesco Truro!

Vote now to help us get Bags of Help from Tesco Truro Quiet Connections is one of three groups shortlisted to receive the cash award at Tesco Truro and shoppers are being invited to head along to the store to vote for who they want to receive the top grant. This means we need your […]

3 reasons you need to have that tough conversation today

Let’s face it, we would all rather avoid uncomfortable feelings if it were at all possible. This includes avoiding tough conversations. When we feel hurt or vulnerable, our first response is often to do anything we can to move away from that feeling. We might be choosing to be burying our heads in the sand […]

What is happiness to you?

What is happiness to you?

Did you know there are three aspects of happiness? In order to feel truly happy, we have to fulfil each of these areas: Pleasure, Engagement and Meaning. Let’s briefly explore why each of these components are important to your happiness; what activities might look like in each area; and the kind of things that could […]

Quiet Connections Breathing and Anxiety

How can breathing possibly help with anxiety?

Breathing. Pfft!! How could breathing possibly help with anxiety? I used to feel so annoyed that anyone would even suggest the idea of using breathing techniques. “This isn’t something I have any control over!” I’d think with a roll of my eyes, “Don’t people know how paralysing the fear is for me?” It’s going to take […]