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Re-engaging the Muscles of Meeting New People and Making Friends

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4.7 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022
  • DURATION 75 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 Average rating

Being able to pick and choose activities and either attend at the specified time or watch a recording later suits me perfectly.

Susan
, reviewed on 10 Oct 2022

Entertaining and instructive presentations by knowledgeable speakers.

Margaret
, reviewed on 18 Nov 2022

Event Description

Post-pandemic, many of us of all ages are re-discovering our muscles for socialising. Have you found that after multiple lockdowns and periods of isolation, there are some aspects of starting conversations, meeting new people or forming new friendships you find a little bit more challenging than you did before? If you think of socialising as a physical activity that engages many different conversational muscles, then we can recognise that it's only natural that those muscles weaken when they're not regularly used. Add to that the upheavals of retiring, having an "empty nest", marriage breakdowns or bereavements, or long-distance moves to be closer to children or grandchildren, making new friends and rediscovering or finding new communities can understandably be quite a challenge.

Whether you're looking to form new friendships, companionships, or fall in love, Cynthia will outline how you can quickly form connections with others, with plenty of interaction and activities to work those muscles! As part of our Festival of Belonging, this event is designed to bring the community together and help foster a strong sense of community. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Duration: 75 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Cynthia Spillman

Cynthia Spillman is a writer and journalist who has covered many topics in her 35 years as an author. A Cambridge University law graduate, she realised that a 9 to 5 job was wrong for her larger-than-life personality. A former dating coach, Cynthia was Chief Executive of The International Dating Academy, offering training in relationship skills, and of Dinner Dates, the UK’s top social networking club. In addition, Cynthia is an award-winning inspirational trainer and motivational speaker. Her main expertise is in providing down to earth advice and her specialisations are helping those who are seeking love or suffering from loss.

She has kissed a lot of frogs, but is now happily married to her third husband, Peter. Cynthia divides her life between Herefordshire and Nice.

Cynthia can be found at @CynthTellsIt on Twitter and on https://www.cynthiaspillmanwriter.com/

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

More Information

What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

Will my camera be on and will I be visible to the other people?

Your camera and microphone does not need to be on for you to enjoy the event. The choice about whether to do this is completely yours.

How do I watch the live event?

Rest Less events are hosted on Zoom, a computer application that allows you to attend online events just by clicking a link. For detailed instructions, please go to our "FAQ" page, which you can find a link to in the nav bar at the top of the page.

How do I sign-up for and access the recording? (Recorded events only)

Book the event as normal (as if you are attending live). After the event ends you will automatically receive a post-event email with a link to the recording, as long as the event was recorded. You do not need to do anything else and there is no separate booking process for recordings only. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for Zoom to process recordings.

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