What to expect at a Quiet Meet Up in Cornwall

You might be wondering what to expect at one of our Quiet Meet Ups in Cornwall… We know what it’s like. Meeting new people and going to new places as an introverted, shy or sensitive person can feel daunting. So often it feels like we need to try and push ourselves to match the louder, chattier people in the room to be able to form connections and let our voices be heard. But it shouldn’t have to be that way.

Our Meet Ups in Cornwall are about creating quality connections, positive emotions and appreciation of our quieter qualities.

This isn’t like a support group. Instead, we’re getting together for the sole purpose of connection -something we all need, but as quieter and more sensitive people, it isn’t always easy to find.

In fact, we often hear from our quieteers that, in many situations, they feel like they don’t have good social skills – you might feel anxiety, struggle to join in conversations or not know what to say. But when you’re with other quieteers like us, it often feels much easier.

It’s refreshing when you’re allowed to take your time to settle and feel comfortable and safe first, and to be in a space where you know that your quietude and sensitivity are accepted and celebrated.

That’s why we’re bringing likeminded people together, so that you can connect in your own way and at your own pace. Watching the warmth, curiosity and compassion between quieteers, it’s clear to see that we actually do have pretty good social skills. We just shine in the right lighting.

You’ll also find conversation starters around the room to make it easy to get to know each other, and we bring wordsearches, colouring and craft materials to offer gentle distractions to help you feel at ease. And of course we bring along hot chocolates, tea, coffee and biscuits, too (you’re also welcome to bring your own favourite flavours).

At many of our Meet Ups, beautiful friendships have been formed and people are going to the theatre or taking beach walks together or catching up on the phone each week outside of the group, too. It’s been lovely to see these friendships blossom. We hope that you can join us soon, so that you can be part of this too.

You can find out more & join your nearest Meet Up here

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  • Hayley Stanton

    Hi, I’m Hayley - the original quieteer. I, too, identify as a quiet person. I’m naturally a highly sensitive introvert and I love and appreciate my quiet strengths now, but I spent much of my life not feeling good enough and experiencing social anxiety. I missed so many opportunities because I was afraid of being judged harshly, criticised and rejected – and because I doubted that I had the ‘right’ personality to succeed. Quiet Connections exists in part because I had a fantastic coach who helped me to work through old patterns of keeping myself small and hidden so that I could show up and be seen to play my part in creating the more connected, curious and compassionate world that I dream of. Now, I’m passionate about helping quiet people discover their unique qualities, gifts, passions and experiences and explore how best to use these to express themselves more authentically and contribute to the world in a way that works with their quieter or more sensitive nature. Get to know me here.

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