Quieteer Nicola opens ‘Pawsitive Pets’ Pet Food Bank & More in Falmouth

Quieteer Nicola opens ‘Pawsitive Pets’ Pet Food Bank & More in Falmouth

Hi, I’m Nikk. I started with Quiet Connections in 2017 when it was just a little seed. I have seen it grow and have been involved in it as much as I can over this time by attending courses, groups, socials and coaching. Through all my time with Quiet Connections, I have grown myself from…

Andrew’s path from Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident

Andrew’s path from Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident

One of our favourite things about running a programme like Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident (which runs online twice a year) is seeing our Quieteers grow and achieve things they once didn’t think possible. It’s one thing to tell you about our personal stories on the path from social anxiety to quiet confidence, but you really…

Taking on a New Challenge & Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster

Taking on a New Challenge & Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster

Want to know more about the Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident programme mentioned in today’s episode? Find out more and sign up here. Hayley and Stacie explore the emotional rollercoaster that we experience when we take on a new challenge that evokes anxiety within us. Together, we’ll explore: The Ping Pong contemplation stage that occurs…

Why dating is so hard when you experience social anxiety and how you can make it easier

Why dating is so hard when you experience social anxiety and how you can make it easier

Dating is not easy… Dating is one of those things that we tend to think we ‘should’ be able to do because other people seem to find it so easy. But the truth is that dating isn’t easy -and this is true even for people who don’t experience social anxiety regularly. I promise, it’s not…

Why ‘stepping out’ of your comfort zone doesn’t work and what to do instead

Why ‘stepping out’ of your comfort zone doesn’t work and what to do instead

“You have to step out of your comfort zone! Just do it!”. My entire life I have been hearing this. And chances are, you have too. When I was 13, I attempted to just step out of my comfort zone (like they told me to). And I literally got stuck on top of a 12-foot…

5 top tips for aspiring runners who are feeling self-conscious, from runners who have been there too

5 top tips for aspiring runners who are feeling self-conscious, from runners who have been there too

It’s easy to get into the habit of avoiding exercise because we’re feeling self-conscious. With body image being a key shame trigger for both women and men, I know I’m not alone in worrying what people will think of my sweaty red face, blotchy chest, wobbly bits, inability to control my panting, and even the…

How The National Lottery are helping us to support more people experiencing social anxiety in Cornwall
|

How The National Lottery are helping us to support more people experiencing social anxiety in Cornwall

We’re super excited to be celebrating being awarded almost £220,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work with people who feel anxious and avoidant in social situations. The grant will be used to run more activities across Cornwall that support people in growing confidence and self-acceptance whilst making new friends. As many of you…

4 lessons to help you feel more courageous with presentations
|

4 lessons to help you feel more courageous with presentations

At 7 years old, I felt so terrified when doing a ‘weather forecast’ at school, I nervously farted in front of my class. At 26, I froze during a 3-minute presentation whilst on a ‘Projecting Professional Confidence’ workshop; feeling unable to finish I ran back to my seat and held back tears as my body…

What you should know about group sharing and vulnerability

What you should know about group sharing and vulnerability

‘Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity.’ Brene Brown – Daring Greatly. Like many introverts, I have always been a chronic hater of sharing with the group. Allowing myself to be vulnerable – seen, heard and judged. Speaking in class, staff…