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 and Gracie and there are optional creative activities available for you to try, with occasional workshops from Sophie, Gracie and guests. Or it’s perfectly okay to bring your own activities or even a book to read, or simply stop by for a cuppa and a chat.
This is a place for men and women of all ages – we have students, right up to people in their 60’s coming along and everyone here knows what it’s like to feel shy or anxious meeting new people or joining in social gatherings, which helps you to feel at ease knowing that everyone else feels like this too.
(please note: there is no group on April 4th)
Hayley shares her personal stories of feeling shy, socially anxious, ‘not good enough’ and fearfully avoiding the good things in life. Growing her confidence through coaching, gradually stretching her comfort zone and connecting with others, she now uses everything she has learned to help other people grow their confidence in her role as a coach. Hayley is passionate about connecting people with similar stories and creating safe, supportive spaces to make friends and try new things. Hayley dreams of a time when all of the strengths, skills and goodness in ‘quiet’ is recognised and appreciated as readily as being bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight is right now.