What’s it like to feel socially anxious? [video]

What’s it like to feel socially anxious? [video]

Do you feel anxious in social situations? Do you think people are watching you and judging you? You’re not alone. Stacie, Gemma, Hayley and Sarah discuss feeling socially anxious; avoiding university; the fear of job seeking; and feeling like no one else understands. This video is part of Falmouth University student, Verena Wegmann’s social anxiety campaign, sharing the…

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

Racing heart, wobbly legs, churning stomach and the feeling that any moment now you’re about to pass out because you can hardly breathe. Yes, it’s the impending doom of knowing you have to stand up in front of a room filled with people and talk. Now, I don’t personally know anyone who particularly loves public speaking (do…

If I can do this, what will you achieve? [Workshop review by Sarah Summers]
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If I can do this, what will you achieve? [Workshop review by Sarah Summers]

Sarah Summers joined us for our first confidence workshop last week, and since then she’s made enough tiny tweaks to achieve some big things! Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We wish you the best of luck on your path to a new career. You are truly quietly confident 🙂 Sarah says… I was thrilled when Quiet…

Could Quiet Connections increase your confidence? [Workshop review by Stacie Clark]

Could Quiet Connections increase your confidence? [Workshop review by Stacie Clark]

Has a lack of confidence ever stopped you from achieving something you truly wanted to? Prevented you from speaking your mind? Or resulted in a downward spiral of anxiety and depression? I know it has for me – and I’m sure I’m not alone. In fact, I’ve been feeling this way recently, so when I was invited…

Stacey’s story: How alcohol assisted me to feel more social and exciting

Stacey’s story: How alcohol assisted me to feel more social and exciting

As far back as I can recall, I’ve always found it challenging to be in groups of people. I remember feeling much happier and secure with one friend at a time, one person to focus my attention and energy on rather than a crowd of several differing opinions, personalities, voices and energies. At secondary school,…

Hayley’s story: Why I avoided all the good things in life

Hayley’s story: Why I avoided all the good things in life

My Story I have always been the ‘quiet one’. The one that doesn’t speak. As a child, I was described as painfully shy and that is exactly how it felt for me… I hated going to school. I would never volunteer to answer a teacher’s question. But, of course, you don’t have to –you just hear…