Health & Wellbeing

You’re not alone: Talking about feeling socially anxious [video]

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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 […]

Career

How to reduce anxiety with balanced breathing

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Managing anxiety Your body’s response to stress is triggered automatically by a part of your nervous system that you have little control over. This takes you out of a calm and balanced state and puts you into a state of ‘fight or flight’, altering your heart rate, blood pressure and your breathing. This is when […]

Career

Mindset tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking

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At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our previous post passing on the gatherings practical tips. Getting into the right frame of mind What can you do to relax before an […]

Career

Practical tips for overcoming nervousness in speaking

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Speaking Connections

At April’s Speaking Connections gathering, we spent some time sharing the valuable tips that our members are already using in overcoming nervousness in speaking. This is one of a two-part post sharing our members’ wisdom. Look out for our next post passing on the gatherings mindset tips. Practising and using prompts One of the best ways to ease the anxiety […]

Education

You “can’t do that”… or can you?

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My old school isn’t much like it was. The school building I once knew has been knocked down and a swanky, new university-like structure stands proudly in the grounds. There are few staff members I recognise. But then, it has been 12 years. I’m queuing at reception amongst cold and impatient visitors to sign in […]