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…

Quiet Success Story: From Social Anxiety to a Social Job

Quiet Success Story: From Social Anxiety to a Social Job

Amanda from Cornwall was struggling with social anxiety when she was referred to Quiet Connections via the Positive People programme for coaching during the pandemic (we’re a specialist provider on the programme so Change Coaches can refer to us). Usually, coaching occurs walking and talking in-person, embracing the blue health benefits of the stunning coastal…

The path to social anxiety & what you need to know to change direction

The path to social anxiety & what you need to know to change direction

So many of us feel socially anxious in life, fearing judgement of others and avoiding situations we feel afraid in. In fact, more than 1 in 10 of us experience social anxiety; it’s the third most common mental health challenge. Or it may not be that we’re so avoidant, but instead we feel so anxious…

Quiet Connections Podcast Nominated as a Top UK Anxiety Podcast by Best Startup – Check Out the Top 5 Episodes!

Quiet Connections Podcast Nominated as a Top UK Anxiety Podcast by Best Startup – Check Out the Top 5 Episodes!

The Quiet Connections Podcast has been nominated a Top UK Anxiety Podcast as well as a Top UK Self-Help Podcast by Best Startup this month, and it’s great to have that wonderful recognition for our social anxiety podcast! But of course, what makes the Quiet Connections Podcast so awesome is the amazing guests who join…

The Therapeutic Benefit of Creative Writing: Finding a voice when I was unsure I had one. 

The Therapeutic Benefit of Creative Writing: Finding a voice when I was unsure I had one. 

Writing creatively can be very therapeutic. Research has shown that oral and written storytelling can enrich our spiritual and cultural lives and help us heal from past traumas and abuse. Sometimes people write their own life narrative and their writing is autobiographical in nature. Writing about daily experiences, that is, writing rooted in one’s own…

4 simple techniques to ease anxiety as a wedding guest

4 simple techniques to ease anxiety as a wedding guest

In the early budding stage of our relationship, my boyfriend’s sister invited me to her wedding. Upon receiving this news, I mentally responded in two ways. Firstly I was filled with elation, after all, she was betting on us being together a whole year into the future, a potentially risky move for a bride. Who…

How you can get started running when you’re feeling self-conscious

How you can get started running when you’re feeling self-conscious

Do you feel self-conscious when exercising? You’re not alone. It’s a challenge that has come up in conversation in our community groups, online and has even been the topic of some of our coaching sessions recently. Well, there’s a few of us in our Quiet Community who have now become determined to push through the…