inspiring stories

articles by participants

From time to time participants have written about their experiences in the Making Moves Newsletter. Here is a selection of inspiring stories to uplift you.


Building Confidence

How a shy woman turned her dream of directing her own film into a reality, and what she did to over come her shyness and build her confidence so she could take on such a big task.

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i say no

Overcoming abuse and betrayal

How one woman reclaimed her voice and found her freedom to speak up after years of suffering from a history of abuse which had made her a target for abuse from employers, relationships, and members of the medical and legal profession.

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Being a star 

Want to be an actress, performer or movie star? Inspiring story of a woman’s discovery that her craving to be an actress was a secret longing to be a “star” in her own life.

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Hindu Demon - RahuExpressing emotions – “I want to be bad”

Story of  woman who discovered the freedom to be bad without being bad through acting out a character from an ancient Hindu myth – and in doing so found the freedom to be herself and to become totally authentic.

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Developing leadership skills

One man’s story of developing leadership skills through his participation in a Making Moves Group, discovering how to release the destructive power of anger into creativity.

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Ligue_d'improvisation_montréalaiseGetting back confidence  – overcoming drama school trauma

Inspiring story of how a drama school student overcame her drama school trauma and got back her confidence, self esteem through an unique performance course

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Scared Child - Night timeBreaking free of being “too good”

How one woman after being too good most of her life 
overcame her repression, broke free of her trauma and discovered that life can be beautiful.

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wombtwinA Womb Twin Survivor heals the past

Althea Hayton, womb twin survivor ‘s, moving account of how she healed her relationship with her lost womb-twin which lead to her discovering her life work: creating the Womb Twin Survivor organisation.

Althea sadly died in 2014.

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From: Claire Schrader

claire135Hi there

Welcome to Making Moves particularly if you've been struggling with confidence.

I've been there myself so I do understand.

If you want to get started as soon as possible, there will also be another Express Yourself introductory evening on 2nd May in the lead up for the start our next round of courses in May.

Here's a bit more about each course:

The Breakthrough Group is the first step for many people - I've seen some miraculous transformations in my 18 years of running this group.

If being heard, speaking up in groups or any kind of public speaking is your challenge, then the Finding Your Voice course is a good place to start.

"I don't know what to say" is great for people with average confidence but find themselves stumped with what to say, working through improvisation and will transform your verbal confidence and social skills.

I suggest you book a telephone appointment with me and we can explore which would be the best first step for you, or get in touch by email

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire