Claire Schrader media page

This page is aimed at media professionals and includes press coverage, press releases and more about Claire’s wide 2d47e322ef1871b57e694f9544eaaec0_400x400ranging career.

Claire appeared on the Chrissy B Show (Sky TV) on a programme about shyness in May 2015. The broadcast is available for viewing. See this 12 minute edited version of the programme.




Press Releases

Making Moves is self expression expert Claire Schrader’s 21st century tool to unleash the trapped, suppressed power and confidence of introverts, shy, reserved and inhibited people. Using voice, movement, drama, music, and expressing through ritual theatre and quiet time, her pioneering work is now in its fifteenth year with hundreds of success stories. For full press release
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She invented the term “gifted introvert”, to describe an unrecognised talent force, helping introverts to flourish in an extraverted world.
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Express Yourself for Unshakeable Self Confidence

Interviews with Claire Schrader

Rasheed Ogunlaru and Angelique Tsang talk to Claire Schrader



Ritual Theatre CoverThe Rebirth of Ritual Theatre as a Potent Healing Force

‘Claire Schrader’s new book on the healing aspects of ritual theatre fulfills Joseph Campbell’s vision of a remythologized world, one in which we would be, as he loved to quote Cezanne, more “in accord with nature.” This book is alternately informative, exhilarating, scholarly, and soulful. If widely read, its insights into the psychodynamics of drama will help illuminate the sacred in our personal and collective lives.’
– Phil Cousineau, author of The Hero’s Journey: Joseph Campbell on his Life and Work, Wordcatcher, and The Art of Pilgrimage

Ritual Theatre: The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice Link to the book and Google Preview.

An Interview with Claire Schrader on the JKP blog on what ritual theatre has meant to her personally, and why modern society may need this ancient practice now more than ever.

Magazine Articles (include)

Freeing FirebirdFreeing the Firebird – freeing the creative spirit through drama
(Kindred Spirit March 2006)

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Marrying TheatreMarrying Theatre through Personal Transformation
The healing power of drama and the beneficial effect of drama on emotional and physical health and well-being.
(Positive Health Magazine March 2005)

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Brief Encounter – transforming creative blocks.
A published article exploring the process of working “briefly” (a series of 6-10 sessions) with two individual clients who were experiencing creative blocks. One of these was a Jewish woman who as a child was hidden under a table in Poland during WW2.
(Counselling News March 1999)

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icamden JournalCamden Times 1999

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Life Story Project 2000

Claire Schrader media pageTransformational theatre project for unemployed young people supported by Arts for Everyone Lottery Scheme.

Life Story was a unique theatre project which enabled unwaged people to transform an aspect of their “life story” into a piece of theatre. The project was an opportunity for unemployed people to use the power of theatre to inspire, uplift and transform the mundanity of life experiences into artistic expression.

Employment agencies may wonder what making theatre has to do with getting people back to work. If being employed isn’t bad enough, what if something difficult happened to you that has blocked you from moving forward in your life, what if you know you’ve got talent but can’t see a way of developing it.

Life Story enabled a group of young people overcome such hurdles – one was a comic rendition of a near suicide experience, another a young woman’s triumph over being bullied that lead to mental health issues.

The project was an opportunity for these young people to expose their vulnerabilities and initiate a pathway for change.

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CORRYVRECKAN, produced at Old Red Lion Theatre 1990 directed by Janine Wunsche

Shortlisted for BEST PLAY (Claire Schrader) at Charrington Fringe Theatre  Awards 1991, Julia Tarnoky won BEST ACTRESS, also nominated for BEST DIRECTOR (Janine Wunsche)  and BEST SOUND DESIGN (Evelyn Ficarra and Francesca Hanley).

Awarded Royalty Supplement Grant by Arts Council in 1991

The Gathering Of Birds produced by Wise Part Productions,Edinburgh Fringe Theatre 2000













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“La Dame de Flamme, the fire-eating ballerina” 1984-87

logo_bbc_radio_4-svgClaire appeared on Woman’s Hour  (Radio 4) in a feature about women alternative cabaret performers.

SHE MAGAZINE (2 pages spread)
Feature by Tim Rostron, Photographs by David Gamble
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Woman’s World Magazine
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Claire Schrader is director of Making Moves, and developed the Sunflower Effect, a highly  effective process for building confidence, overcoming shynesspersonal development company offering confidence bulding courses since 1997.

She is editor of Ritual Theatre: the power of dramatic ritual in personal development groups and clinical practice (Jessica Kingsley) published in November 2011 and has contributed to Emotions: Experiences in Existential Psychotherapy and Life by Freddie Strasser (Duckworth).

More detail about her training, qualifications and background.

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 the next round of courses starting in September. Early booking is recommended

You can book online for all my courses and events.

I will be running another Introductory Evening on 5th Sept - a great way to get a taste of what to expect.

Here are details of my regular courses :

The Breakthrough Group is the first step for many people - particularly if you feel shy, self conscious or experience social anxiety I've seen some miraculous transformations in my 20 years of running this group.

If being heard, speaking up in groups or any kind of public speaking is your challenge, then then 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. We will be running an early evening course in September 6-7.30pm on a Tuesday.

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