Creating Psychological Safety in Relationships: A Gentle Guide
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Creating Psychological Safety in Relationships: A Gentle Guide

Building meaningful connections is at the heart of what we do here at Quiet Connections. It’s about more than casual interactions; it’s about fostering spaces where everyone feels safe to be their authentic selves. Here, we explore the concept of psychological safety in our relationships – with partners, friends, and all those we cherish. What…

Cultivating Love: Insights from Barbara Fredrickson’s ‘Love 2.0’
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Cultivating Love: Insights from Barbara Fredrickson’s ‘Love 2.0’

In our ever-evolving understanding of emotions and their impacts on our lives, Barbara Fredrickson’s book “Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection” offers a refreshing perspective on love. Fredrickson, a leading researcher in the field of positive psychology, redefines love not as a stable, everlasting bond, but as a series of micro-moments…

A Compassionate Perspective on Ghosting in Dating and Relationships

A Compassionate Perspective on Ghosting in Dating and Relationships

In the realm of dating and relationships, the phenomenon of ghosting—a sudden disappearance without explanation—has become increasingly prevalent. Of course, we don’t agree with this approach at all. It isn’t kind and it can be utterly painful and bewildering to be ghosted, leaving you questioning your own worthiness, and if any part of the connection…

What it takes to feel like you matter
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What it takes to feel like you matter

Have you felt like you don’t matter? I wonder how many of do. I, for one, spent years feeling this way. Like it doesn’t matter if I’m at that event, with those people, or if I even exist. Who will notice? Who will be affected? Reduced feelings of ‘mattering’ have been found to contribute to loneliness…

Are we happier alone or with others when we feel socially anxious?
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Are we happier alone or with others when we feel socially anxious?

Are those of us experiencing social anxiety happier alone? It would be easy to assume that someone experiencing social anxiety is happier alone than with other people. After all, feeling socially anxious means fearing social situations and, to avoid potential rejection, criticism and ridicule, we tend to avoid social interactions. This belief can fuel our…

Living BIG: Setting Boundaries When You’re a People Pleaser

Living BIG: Setting Boundaries When You’re a People Pleaser

Are you a people pleaser? Do you often say ‘yes’ when you really want to say ‘no’? Do you find yourself feeling resentful and like you’re being taken advantage of? You’re not alone. So many of us find ourselves in this place too; feeling unable to ask for what we need, say no to people…

Relationship Anxiety & Avoidance Attachment Styles – with Robyn Michon, Relationship Coach

Relationship Anxiety & Avoidance Attachment Styles – with Robyn Michon, Relationship Coach

Guest: Robyn Michon Website | Instagram | Facebook Robyn is a Relationship Anxiety Coach helping smart, successful people figure out what they are doing wrong in relationships so that you can feel more Confident, more Secure, and more Loved. Connect with Robyn Michon here Want to know more about attachment styles? Do you feel anxious in…

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

What you need to know about your anxious thinking (you should get taught this at school!)
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What you need to know about your anxious thinking (you should get taught this at school!)

What if you knew that the way you see the world isn’t the same as reality? If you were to train as an NLP Practitioner like me, one of the very first things you’d learn is that your thoughts aren’t reality. It turns out that we respond to our own internal representation of the world…

3 lessons from Brené Brown that will help you to deal with criticism
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3 lessons from Brené Brown that will help you to deal with criticism

We all know that thoughtful feedback shared with us from a place of compassion helps us to grow, even if this isn’t always easy to hear. But there are some people who seem to spend much of their life hurling judgement and critical ‘advice’ at others with very little consideration and compassion behind it. Hurtful…

What I’d like my family to know about my experience of social anxiety
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What I’d like my family to know about my experience of social anxiety

Looking back, I never used to feel “socially anxious” whilst growing up.  I remember feeling shy as a kid when meeting relatives or strangers, but even when I first started working I felt okay. Anxious feelings kind of crept up on me into adulthood and, I think for me personally, feelings of social anxiety occurred…

Gemma’s story: I never realised I was feeling socially anxious

Gemma’s story: I never realised I was feeling socially anxious

Retreating at school I hated school. Well, I loved learning but did not enjoy the people. I was told that my disinterest in education was because I was dyslexic and that I wouldn’t amount to anything worthwhile. This knocked my confidence, looking back I realise that what I was feeling at the time was the…