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…

How nature can teach you to value your quiet personality

How nature can teach you to value your quiet personality

We often think of ‘quiet’ as being an undesirable quality, that to communicate we must be loud and put ourselves out there – but nature teaches us differently. To survive, to thrive and to enjoy life, nature beautifully finds its own quieter ways of communicating. By looking at 5 incredible ways that nature uses quiet…

Supporting shy and socially anxious students to become the best presenters they can be

Supporting shy and socially anxious students to become the best presenters they can be

Age 22, I am due to present my dissertation at University. I feel sick with anxiety. Thankfully, this is not an assessed part of the course and I am given an exemption. As a shy, socially anxious student, presentations had always been a nightmare for me, and it wasn’t until my postgraduate studies that I…

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…

From “What’s wrong with me?” to “What’s up with us humans?” – with Jeremy Sherman PHD, Researcher & Psychoproctologist

From “What’s wrong with me?” to “What’s up with us humans?” – with Jeremy Sherman PHD, Researcher & Psychoproctologist

Guest: Jeremy Sherman PHD, Researcher & Psychoproctologist Website | Twitter | LinkedIn Jeremy Sherman, PhD is a cradle-to-grave science researcher and writer studying the unbroken chain from the origins of life from chemistry to humankind’s grave situation today. He’s the author of the Columbia University Press book Neither Ghost Nor Machine: The emergence and nature of…

Finding Hope When Things Feel Hard & Knowing Who You Are – with Barby Ingle, Author & Cheerleader of Hope

Finding Hope When Things Feel Hard & Knowing Who You Are – with Barby Ingle, Author & Cheerleader of Hope

Guest: Barby Ingle, Author & Cheerleader of Hope Website | Instagram | Facebook Barby Ingle is a best-selling author, reality personality, and lives with multiple rare and chronic diseases. She is a chronic pain educator, patient advocate, and president of the International Pain Foundation. Barby started out as a Cheerleader & Dance trainer, since no longer…

How to thrive in your career as a quieter, more introverted person – with Lara Hayward, Career Coach

How to thrive in your career as a quieter, more introverted person – with Lara Hayward, Career Coach

Guest: Lara Hayward Website | Instagram | LinkedIn “I am a Career Coach and Blue Health Coach. I started my career as a litigation lawyer, a role which required me to put on an extrovert mask and be loud and fighty every day.  Although the work could be interesting, pretending to be someone else was exhausting…

EFT for Social Anxiety – with Melanie Yates, Neuro Coach & EFT Therapist

EFT for Social Anxiety – with Melanie Yates, Neuro Coach & EFT Therapist

Guest: Melanie Yates Neuro Coach, EFT Therapist & Author of Happy Joyous and Free: Love your life, No matter what Website | Instagram | Facebook Melanie delivers a wealth of techniques that open the mind to see the power of thoughts. Learn secrets that bring powerful thoughts and ideas together to allow you more joy and…

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…

Why Confidence is a Skill & Failing Greatly Can Be Good For You – with Katrina Widener, Business Coach

Why Confidence is a Skill & Failing Greatly Can Be Good For You – with Katrina Widener, Business Coach

Guest: Katrina Widener Website | Instagram | Facebook Katrina Widener is a business coach, podcast host, and community leader, who helps badass entrepreneurs get lit up in business through her custom group coaching community. Do you currently believe that extroversion is equal to confidence? Do you think that confidence is something others ‘just have’, and…