The Ping Pong, the Freak Out and the Aftermath on the Decision Making Rollercoaster
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The Ping Pong, the Freak Out and the Aftermath on the Decision Making Rollercoaster

As we’re accepting applications for our Socially Anxious to Quietly Confident programme (Yay!), we’ve been reflecting on the decision-making process -and what happens AFTER we’ve committed, so we can support our Quieteers when and how they need it. But it’s not only our Quieteers starting a new course -I’m going back to school too!  Some…

How nature can shift feelings of insignificance & powerlessness

How nature can shift feelings of insignificance & powerlessness

If you’ve ever stood on a clifftop gazing out to the ocean, you’ll know that the wide open seascape can trigger some strong feelings within us, and about us too. You don’t have to be experiencing social anxiety to feel your sense of power and importance ebbing and flowing throughout your life. But for those…

Quieting Your Inner Critic & Showing Up Brave – with Confidence Coach, KT LaPorta

Quieting Your Inner Critic & Showing Up Brave – with Confidence Coach, KT LaPorta

Guest: KT LaPorta Website | Instagram | Facebook KT LaPorta works with women in their 20’s and 30’s who struggle with confidence and getting their inner critic voice to be quiet. She teaches them how to stop cycles of negativity and redirect anxious thoughts so they can learn to trust themselves and have the confidence…

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…

Letting Go of Thinking You’re Not Good Enough with Vicky Otter (Innate Connection)

Letting Go of Thinking You’re Not Good Enough with Vicky Otter (Innate Connection)

Are you feeling like you’re not good enough? Do you find yourself criticising yourself for being ‘too much’ of something or ‘not enough’ in some way? If you’re struggling with negative thoughts about yourself then you need to listen to the wise words of Wellbeing Coach, Vicky Otter, who joins Hayley in today’s episode to explore the nature of thought. You’ll find out why your thoughts aren’t true and ways to gently let those thoughts pass to allow new insights and possibilities to emerge. A beautiful conversation full of many insights with the potential to shift the way you think about yourself, too.

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…

What you’re missing when you’re only looking to the shadows
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What you’re missing when you’re only looking to the shadows

Wherever there is sadness, there is also so much more… It can be easy to zoom in on what feels painful or uncomfortable for us and to colour our world as if that’s all there is. But what else would we notice if we took a step back, open to seeing the bigger picture? This wisdom…

Why I’m rejecting the label of ‘disabled’ that’s come with an autistic spectrum diagnosis

Why I’m rejecting the label of ‘disabled’ that’s come with an autistic spectrum diagnosis

I have recently been diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). But, not only have I received this new label from my diagnosis, I’ve automatically picked up another label too… I am now classed as ‘disabled’. Now, I recognise my diagnosis, but does that really mean I’m ‘disabled’ just because I have been diagnosed with ASD?…