Finding Your Voice Group
Next Courses start September 21st @7.45pm
and September 28th @5.30pm
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Do you struggle with any kind of public speaking or speaking in front of groups i.e. at meetings, giving presentations, or in a social situations?
- Do you have a love-hate relationship with the spotlight – you simply freeze up when all eyes are on you!
- Are you constantly being told to speak up?
- Want to free yourself of inhibitions and to speak with confidence?
Speaking in front of group is absolute nightmare for many people. Particularly if you have a love-hate relationship with the spotlight, suffer from stage fright, or you avoid any kind of situation when you’re required to perform. The image on the right by Sha pretty much sums up how many people feel.
It was the kids that spoke up that got noticed and were singled out for special attention and positions of power, which eventually panned out into the rest of their lives.
And then there were the rest of us. Those of us remained quiet because either that’s how we were or because it was the only way to be in our families. And now we’re stuck with it?
In our communication-driven world more and more people are being required to give presentations, speak up in meetings, network and to be more visible.
Speaking with Confidence
The Finding Your Voice Course provides a safe haven for you to free up your voice, to let go of inhibitions and to find your true, authentic voice. It is also a place where you will be able to uncover any vocal blocks and enable to communicate with full power.
It will support you in facing your fear of being in the spotlight – so you can overcome stage fright and truly allow yourself to be seen and your voice heard.
It is different from most other public speaking courses in that it is specifically designed for reserved and talented people who become so overwhelmed by their nerves that in some case they are unable to function.
It is based on my experiences of being a shy introvert and what really worked in enabling me to feel more confident in the spotlight. And a result I have achieved things I never would have dreamed possible. More about my story.
- Breathing and vocal techniques
- How to present yourself confidently in an authentic way
- How to speak from the heart without a script
- How to develop stage presence and make a powerful impact
- How to be more spontaneous and get free of your inner critic
- How to make a lot of noise and release emotional tension
- What you are communicating though your body that may be contradicting your words and how to communicate a more congruent message
There will also be an opportunity to work on an area of difficulty, to receive feedback from others and breakthrough any blocks, so you can claim your full power and magnificence.
At the end of the group I guarantee you will find any kind of public speaking relatively easy and even enjoyable. Many people tell me that they do these events after the group without even thinking about it, and then are surprised to remember what they used to be like.
Making Moves groups have worked for the hundreds of gifted and reserved people, 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. It has literally saved them thousands of pounds.
The group is limited to twelve 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. And you will also be able to work at an individual level. Then watch your life begin to transform in magical and unexpected ways.
Please note: it is fine to miss one or two sessions and still get enormous value from the group.
THE NO MOVES MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
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.
Excellent course to increase your confidence and manage nerves in any public speaking situation I decided enough was enough and I wanted to get over this fear of public speaking. I was offered a new job that would involve making presentations and chairing meetings. This is something I had always wanted to do but this hidden fear held me back. On the outside my peers would say how confident and relaxed I was but deep down I felt like a bag of nerves.
I didn’t know what to expect on this course but I was prepared to give it a go. It was brilliant! The drama, acting and voice exercises gave me the confidence to take on new challenges at work. Claire was very supportive and encouraging. She made the classes fun and safe for me to act out the thoughts and fears that were preventing me from going forward. As the weeks went on, I stopped being critical about myself and started giving myself lots of praise. I had some difficult situations at work and this course gave me the confidence to present myself positively and get my message across in a professional way. I started to realise that people were interested in what I had to say and respected my views. As I moved out of my comfort zone and faced new challenges, I realised the anxiety and fears become less. I felt relaxed in situations that I used to find daunting. I do not shy away from presentations now but feel more excited about doing them. I still have the nerves but I can manage them and feel more in control instead of them controlling me.
When the course finished I didn’t slip back into old habits, I continued to move forward on my journey. Since the course I have presented to groups of over 20 people, I have chaired meetings and have delivered an hours coaching session to a small group! I would highly recommend this course and will be signing up for the two day workshop.
A. Williams, London
I consider myself very lucky to have attended two of Claire’s courses, ‘Finding your voice’ and ‘Improvisation for social confidence’. Prior to enrolling, I had had plenty of insecurities in regard to speaking in public; there had also been a persistent flow of self-criticism happening in my head. As a result, I would have rather stayed quiet than risking to ‘make a mistake’ and ‘fail’. These fears and self-attacks were having a very negative effect on my professional and personal life, so at some point I felt a very strong urge to change it – and following some research, I landed on Claire Schrader’s website.
I first signed up for “Finding your voice” 12-weeks course – and never regretted it, as, unlike many self-help books that I had read by the time, it proved very powerful in dealing with my confidence issues. Claire managed to create a very safe environment, where we were encouraged to experiment, leaving our usual fears behind. There was a very strong group support, too, which I think was a very important part of the course. Following the completion of “Finding your Voice”, it became much easier for me to speak up whenever I wanted to; my “inner critics” did not completely disappear, but they became much more discreet and manageable. The persistent fear of ending up looking funny or inadequate significantly diminished – I realised there was no such thing as a “mistake” or “failure” – just another learning episode. And the process of finding the voice was fun, too – I was always looking forward to our next session! So, I naturally wanted to continue and signed up for the ‘Improvisation’ course- which did not disappoint either. I think the ability to act spontaneously is a great power and a source of joy available to everyone – and I am really grateful to Claire for helping me to connect with this gift, which I have been happily using in my everyday life following the course.
I think what is particularly great about Making Move courses is that they make you do things, you would probably never do elsewhere. Things like responding to the immediacy of the situation in whatever way it feels like, or moving along with the energy flow of another person may seem easy in theory, but in practice there is not much space to practise them in our everyday life. But the trick is that coming out of one’s comfort zone cannot happen in theory, it needs to be a real experience – and Claire’s courses will definitely make this experience happen.
Ksenia, Gallery Assistant, London
Before the group started I was very anxious. I was wrestling with the desire to stay safe and invisible vs the desire to break out and start making some noise and fully participate in life in a more authentic way. I was concerned the other participants would all be a lot younger than me and I’d end up feeling worse than before! (They were all a lot younger than me on the whole but I never felt I was treated any differently because of it.)
The most enjoyable thing about the group was trying out new things in a safe space with supportive people. I have a number of memories of powerful experiences from the initial breaking of a strong personal barrier and saying something in front of an audience in the first session to the personal project near the end of the course. The personal project was very powerful for me as it enabled me to approach difficulties I have had since childhood in a very different and empowering way. It manifested so cleverly it wasn’t until we were deep into the project session that I realised what I had created, but under Claire’s guidance I felt safe to continue and the insights gained were invaluable. I feel I have been released from an ancient detrimental belief, thank you!
By the end of the group I could really tell I’d made a massive shift. I feel like I’m a lot more authentic and accepting of myself with less feelings of being inferior and needing to hide my true self. Making a connection with my solar plexus has really helped this and it’s something I want to develop further so I feel ultimately strong in myself and unshakable by other peoples insecurities. I am conscious now when I am in stressful situations that if I focus on my energy and bring it down to my solar plexus I handle things much better. If I know I’m going into a situation that might be stressful I use some of the breathing and centering exercises we learnt and I find they are very helpful.
The biggest benefit of the group for me is it has given me the tools and the confidence to move forward and I find I am enjoying myself more even though at the moment my life is a bit in limbo. I feel like I’m truly participating a lot more often and when I lose that feeling I check in with my solar plexus and do some relaxing, reassuring exercises/ activities. I’m a lot less nervous about speaking up too. Thank you so much Claire. For me this course truly was a lifeline and I’m deeply appreciative that you do this work.
Liz G, graphic designer
CURRENT FINDING YOUR VOICE EVENING GROUP
Dates: 11th May – 27th July 2017 (Thursday evening – 12 sessions)
NEXT FINDING YOUR VOICE EVENING GROUP
Dates: 21st September – 7th December 2017 (Thursday early evening – 12 sessions)
Venue: The Upper Room, 8 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND
Tubes: Camden Town
Cost: £360 (12 sessions which can be paid in installments) or £345 full payment discount
CURRENT FINDING YOUR VOICE EVENING GROUP
Dates: 16th May – 1st August 2017 (Tuesday evening – 12 sessions)
NEXT FINDING YOUR VOICE EARLY EVENING GROUP
Dates: 28th September – 14th December 2017 (Thursday early evening – 12 sessions)
Venue: The Upper Room, 8 Greenland Street, London NW1 0ND
Tubes: Camden Town
Cost: £315 (12 sessions which can be paid in installments) or £300 full payment discount
See calendar for planned dates of other courses
How to Find the Upper Room
How to find the Magdalen Centre (next to St Mary’s Church)
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There are limited spaces in the course so you are advised to book as soon as possible. You can either book online – see course details above or book a telephone consultation to explore your suitability for the course.
BOOKING A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION
Let me know what is drawing you to apply for the group and any information about you that would be important for me to know. It does not need to be long and detailed. All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be revealed to a third party. Or see the enquiry form below to answer any quick questions.
Thank you for your interest.
HOW TO GET STARTED
If 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 this very helpful before participating in one of my courses.
Or if new to this approach come to the introductory evening – Express Yourself for Unshakeable Confidence to experience it for yourself.
Not sure about participating?
It is very natural to have concerns, particularly if you’ve just discovered this website. This is why I offer a NO MOVES MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, because I know how effective the group will be for you.
But if the group doesn’t work for you I don’t want you to waste your money. This is also why I like to have a chat with you on the phone before you join the group. If you attend 10 out of the 12 sessions and participate fully in the sessions and you have gained nothing from the experience then I will refund you money in total (less a small admin fee). I usually ask you to wait a full 6 weeks before you make your request as the shifts often take that long to come into place.
What do I mean by “participate fully”?
You will get more out of the group the more you put in – and that doesn’t mean you need to be good or competent at any of the exercises, but it does mean that you need to put “your best foot forward”.