I thought it was just me -now we’re a compassionate community and six years old!

I thought it was just me -now we’re a compassionate community and six years old!

Quiet Connections is six years old! I thought it was just me –that I was weird, defective and didn’t fit in. For as long as I could remember, I’d been shy and struggled to talk to people or cope with attention. I hid myself away, expecting rejection, and keeping myself isolated in the ‘shy box’…

Andrew’s path from Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident
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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…

Unbox Your Wellbeing this World Wellbeing Week [Workshop Announcement]

Unbox Your Wellbeing this World Wellbeing Week [Workshop Announcement]

How to create a self-soothing box to ease stress & anxieties Do you often feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Want a simple way to dip into self-caring practises with the lift of a lid? Then this workshop is for you! Join us on Tuesday 29th June as we guide you through how to create a self-soothing…

What’s happening behind the scenes at Quiet Connections since Covid-19?

What’s happening behind the scenes at Quiet Connections since Covid-19?

Ever since our community groups, courses and face-to-face coaching sessions were put on hold due to the risk of COVID-19, we have been determined to find a way to keep our Quiet Community feeling connected and supported. This revealed itself to be all the more important as a number of community members spoke with us…

Coronavirus update: Quiet Get-Togethers cancelled and what we’re doing now

Coronavirus update: Quiet Get-Togethers cancelled and what we’re doing now

TUESDAY 17TH MARCH 2020 Based on the advice from the government this week regarding limiting unnecessary travel and social contact, we have now made the decision to cancel all Quiet Get-Togethers until further notice. In the short-term, this will affect our weekly group at Heartlands, as well as our upcoming Brunch & Beach Walk at…

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

How we’re reframing confidence and anxiety in success by #SpeakingTheUnspoken

How we’re reframing confidence and anxiety in success by #SpeakingTheUnspoken

What’s behind your confident smile? Feeling anxious and self-doubting is a normal part of the human experience, right? Then why is it something we so rarely talk about? It’s true that, as a culture, we are far more inclined to hide those feelings from others as we put on our confident mask and get on…

Team Quiet on Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 list for a second year

Team Quiet on Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 list for a second year

The winners of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 Awards’ were announced today, and we’re very pleased to say that our wonderful Co-Director and Community Coordinator, Stacie, has been selected as a winner for Cornwall’s 30 Under 30 Class of 2018! Stacie has had a whole two days to get used to the idea…

Quiet Connections is calling out for votes to get Bags of Help from Tesco!

Quiet Connections is calling out for votes to get Bags of Help from Tesco!

We’re bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects. Quiet Connections is one of three groups shortlisted to receive the cash award at Tesco Camborne throughout March and April….

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

Public Speaking When You Hate, Public Speaking

Racing heart, wobbly legs, churning stomach and the feeling that any moment now you’re about to pass out because you can hardly breathe. Yes, it’s the impending doom of knowing you have to stand up in front of a room filled with people and talk. Now, I don’t personally know anyone who particularly loves public speaking (do…