Breakthrough Confidence Course

A confidence course with a difference

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Next course will start 10th Jan @7.45pm and 17th Jan @ 5.30pm 2018

The Breakthrough Group

  • Fast, effective and proven to overcome shyness, stage fright and inhibitions.
  • Designed for quiet people.
  • Build a natural self confidence that feels like the “real you”

emergingThe Breakthrough Group will enable you to break out of your shell – no matter how inhibited or stuck you feel you are,  and develop an effortless self confidence that comes from a deep place within.

It is an opportunity to get out of you head and explore what is blocking you….. through a powerful creative process, that gets right to the unconscious root of the issue and is also enormous fun. And this is one of the reasons why it is so effective.

If you’ve been to numerous courses to help you to overcome these issues, learned countless success techniques that haven’t lived up to their promises – and you may be understandably reluctant to invest in another.

The Breakthrough Group is based on my experiences of being a shy introvert and what really worked in getting me out of my shell so I could express myself powerfully in the world. And a result I have achieved things I never would have dreamed possible.

The group has worked for the hundreds of people with confidence issues – many of whom have been struggling to make changes for many years and report the group quicker and more effective than any other approaches they have tried.

This group is designed for you if:

  • You want to break out of your shell. You maybe an introvert, quiet, shy, reserved or been through experiences that have caused you to retreat into your shell – but you know it’s time you came out. You’re looking for a safe environment where you won’t be put under stress or pressure but allowed to emerge at your own pace, and in your own way.
  • You know you ought to be more successful than you are, you lack self confidence in an important area or suddenly lost confidence for no reason and you just know that some part of you is in hiding and keeping you away from the success that is rightfully yours.
  • You want to overcome your fear/avoidance of the spotlight (also known as stage fright or performance anxiety) so you can be seen, valued and recognised by the people who are important to you in your career or personal life.
  • You are perceived by others as being “too quiet”or you may experience, social awkwardness, feel you are invisible to other people. You may know you need to improve your  performance in this area i.e. be more outgoing at work in order to keep your job.
  • You have a tendency to bottle up your feelings, or don’t express your feelings for fear of hurting other people and this  may be creating health problems, tiredness and feeling blocked/stuck.

What participants say about Breakthrough

I Had Tried Everything
I  had been suffering from social anxiety from a very young age. I had tried CBT, Anger management therapy, Hypnotherapy, Past life regression therapy and went to see many psychologists but nothing really helped me. All I gained is an understanding of where my anxiety stems from and what causes it. I was very determined to cure my anxiety so I was always looking for new ways and kept hoping that it might help – but the fact was that none of those courses I mentioned above helped reduce my anxiety. In fact I would feel even more sad and disappointed because I knew that it had failed – and gutted also because of the huge amount of money I had to pay for each of those courses.
In my searches I came across an account online of someone who had managed to overcome his social anxiety and he said the most efficient and only way to overcome social anxiety is to join a group programme, which  allows its members to start expressing themselves  and face their fears in a safe and supportive environment – at their own pace. This is how I decided to join the Breakthrough Group.
Breakthrough is a slow and steady process. Things won’t change over night and there will be many ups and downs. The important part is to stick to it and not giving up because eventually there will a moment or many moments during the breakthrough where you will feel the change inside you and you will know that now you have the confidence to take the next step.  In my case this was when I spoke to the group for the first time – with me actually looking up and looking people in the eyes instead of just looking down like I would normally do. The first time i manged to do so, I could feel a change inside me, I felt a great sense of achievement. I can say that this was the moment I realised that I can actually change myself, all it needs is a bit of time and effort.
The change and progress I made was absolutely priceless.  This was the first ever programme that actually managed to bring about a change in me unlike every single other therapy programme that I had joined before. After breakthrough I have managed to gather the courage and confidence to join my local martial arts gym – this is something I had been planing for years but I just never had the courage to do so because I wasn’t confident. This is just one of the many things I am now able to do –  I have been feeling great ever since.
Stefan Baumann, student, Bradford

I wanted to participate to the breakthrough group to challenge myself and get rid of my shyness which was taking over my life. At first, I didn’t think it would work for me because I have too deep shyness.
I really enjoyed the different exercises in the first part of the course – working with the story, the ability to enter and become one of the characters. At the end of the first part, I was able to wake up in the morning and feel I was putting on the costume of the main character in the story and as a result I felt more confident to face the outside world.
I was able to explore myself in the course and how the shy Joanne is with other people, how I suppress myself when I don’t express my true nature. This was really good because I have never been able to see how deeply I react, how blocked I am within my shell.
I enjoyed being with people who have the same issues as me. I enjoyed working on the breakthrough of the others in the group, it was powerful. When it came to my breakthrough, I immediately knew that I needed to break my shell,. Watching the others do their breakthrough and participating in them helped me to understand myself a little more. I understood that I am an introverted person and to accept myself as I am. I also learned that as a pretty girl, I don’t need to hide myself.
I also have stopped taking too much notice of the critical people at work, or anywhere else, who judge my shyness. Because having people judging the thing you do is like a brake, but I finally know how to avoid the sadness of being judged/criticised by people. It may seem strange but I feel much more beautiful now, my inner voice which always used to criticize me has changed radically and this inner voice is now much more kind and nicer and has beautiful thoughts.
Joanne Vane, Analyst, London

Thank you for changing my life. This course and the help I received from the group has made small changes every week that now make differences to my everyday life. That’s a big thing and the effects we’ve all seen are real. Thank you, Claire, for dedicating so much of your effort and time to other people’s progression towards how they want to be. Your enthusiasm and persistence and belief have been fundamental to the success of the course.
Alan Quine, programmer, London



Being in Breakthrough was one of the most enlivening, unique and rejuvenating experiences of my life and I have only started to realise now how beneficial, truly healing, spectacular and special those days were filled with so much beauty and such amazing life-saving long-term effects. I was at a point in my life where from being a confident spontaneous extrovert I had turned into a self doubting, timid shy, introvert trying hard to find the voice inside I’d lost.
Claire’s magical sessions definitely helped me a lot in giving a sort of rebirth to my inner assurance, vision and expression.. I was slowly able to untangle a number of parts of myself I’d been unable to connect with and almost lost since school… come to think of it these were sort of the same things that kept me alive and going even then. Claire’s patient, gentle manner was lovely in coaxing and helping my inner child bloom and defeat those undermining stale beliefs that were keeping me stuck in a rut. So thank you so much. Tanya Sinha, Coach

Excellent value for money. One, it worked, and two so many other therapies are way more expensive and haven’t worked. I have been a depressive all my life. As  a chronic depressive – the depression was of a low but pretty constant degree – I went undiagnosed for years. So for years I had no understanding of what was wrong with me. I never fit in, never got on with others, always a loner – and lonely. Anyway, I somehow made enough progress to go looking for a course. I pretty much found one option, Claire and Making Moves. I liked the sound of it and went for it. I wouldn’t normally commit to a course but somehow I was at the stage to try it. I was in desperate need to do something really different. I was hoping to build up my confidence, which I did in, and I found, without focusing on it, that my anxiety and stress plummeted, especially in social situations – a revelation! Making Moves Courses are cheap for what they are. Jan Lake, PA, London

I am more confident than ever since the course.  D.A.



I don’t often do this kind of work because I thought it would be all too precious and serious or maybe a lot of banging drums in the woods.  But Claire’s work is not at all like that, I found it great fun and only just on the edge of my comfort zone.  I was able to explore ways through my insecurities in a very safe and constructive group of people.
Jon B. Teacher, London

Thanks very much for all your help and support over the past 12 weeks.  My breakthrough was powerful and I feel a sense of relief and connection to the rest of the group.  I will hold onto the tools we have learned in the group for the rest of my life! Daniel Morris

Before I joined the course I had concerns as to what would be demanded of me and how I would interact with others. Would I cope? I felt that my problems may be less than others and therefore might be taking the place of someone more worthy.
The strongest memory of the course was the fun – I enjoyed it immensely. Laughing, playing and working dramas out together. I enjoyed playing the lively characters, I found it gave me scope to be creative and expressive. Achieving a creative piece of drama that gave joy to others and stirred a giggle or two.
Since I’ve finished the course I see the possibility of reducing or eliminating my problems as more real.  I still feel stuck but the glue is not so binding. Working together with others and feeling the positive energy from then. I have increased hope now, I do feel I could move on still more in time – the journey has begun. Making yourself vulnerable needs a degree of trust and good friends can be made in this unique melting pot. Ron P. Driver, London

If you’re resonating with this and  know you need to break out if you’re going to live your life the way you want to, the next  opportunity to join The Breakthrough Group is coming up.

The group is limited to 12 people, and this means that you will build up a strong level of trust with a small group of people who are 100% in support of you making a significant breakthrough. This makes the group a very safe place to explore any area where you are stuck.

You will also be able to work on the particular issue that is holding you back. Then watch your life begin to transform in magical and unexpected ways, old emotional baggage and patterns simply melt away.

We also offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you have gained nothing from the group we will refund you money in total (less a small admin fee if you have paid by credit card) because we don’t want you to waste your money. See below for full details or our full terms and conditions.

Dates: 10th January – 28th March 2018 (Wednesday evenings – 12 sessions)
Times: 7.45pm-9.45pm
Venue: Magdalen Centre, Euston, London
Tubes Euston/Mornington Crescent
Cost:  £360 (12 sessions which can be paid in installments) £345 if paid in full in advance

Online Booking –  January Evening Breakthrough

Dates: 17th  January – 4th April 2018 (Wednesday early evenings – 12 sessions)
Times: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Magdalen Centre, Euston, London
Tubes Euston/Mornington Crescent
Cost:  £315 (12 sessions which can be paid in instalments) £300 if paid in full in advance

Online Booking – January Early Evening Breakthrough

Or join the next Introductory Evening or one day Express Yourself WorkshopMany people participate in these before joining the Breakthrough Group. See calendar for planned dates of other courses

How to find the Magdalen Centre (next to St Mary’s Church)

Booking your place

There are limited spaces in the course so you are advised to book as soon as possible. You can book online through our booking system above.

You are welcome to book an informal consultation on the phone if you’re not sure this is the right group for you. Or send us an email below.

Book a telephone consultation with Claire

Breakthrough Enquiry

To ask us or tell us about anything else - if you're not yet ready to book. We'll be back in touch as soon as possible.
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Thank you for your interest.

Not sure if the group is right for you?

It is very natural to have concerns, particularly if you’ve just discovered this website. See if any of this information answers your questions?

confidencemythsidebarIf you haven’t yet signed up for my free e-book “The Self Confidence Myth” I suggest you start there. This is a very good way to gain more understanding of why you are in your shell and what it will take to get you out of it. Many participants find very helpful before participating in one of my courses?

Or, see The Finding Your Voice Group – if speaking in front of groups is a priority. Or the Breakthrough Plus Course for building confidence and self esteem if you’ve had some difficult experiences that have undermined your confidence.

From: Claire

IMG_7657 - Version 2The Breakthrough Group is the place where many people start their Making Moves journey. I've seen some miraculous transformations in my 19 years of running this group.

I suggest you get in touch if you are interested in joining this course. Fill in the form at the bottom of this web page. You will need to have an informal (but confidential) chat on the phone with me before you join the group to make sure its the best place for you to start.

Many people also come to the Express Yourself Workshop  or the Express Yourself introductory evening  to get a taste of what to expect of my courses. 

Best, Claire