The Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses – the fastest and most fun way to natural self-confidence

Feel you lack confidence because you’re quiet, shy or an introvert?

Had enough of hiding yourself away?

Learn how to say “goodbye” to inhibitions and self-consciousness and develop a natural self-confidence that feels like the real you through my London based confidence building courses

Because it’s not just the out-going, go-getting socialites that get along in this world.

Natural Self-Confidence

My name is Claire Schrader, and I am living proof that an introvert need not live on the sidelines.

I started out in life as the proverbial wallflower – until I hit upon a way to break out of my shell and acquire some of the skills that extroverted people naturally have.

I developed The Sunflower Effect™, a highly effective confidence-building system using an adapted form of drama, that is proven to have changed the lives of hundreds of quiet, shy and introverted people.

Many of my clients had been struggling with these issues for years and had tried practically everything else before they discovered the Sunflower Effect™ See below for details of my introductory courses,

Claire Schrader speaking at the launch of her book "From Wallflower to Sunflower"
Claire Schrader speaking at the launch of her book “From Wallflower to Sunflower”

My Courses will help you to:

Build a natural self-confidence that comes from a deep place within.

Have more fun and play more in life.

Overcome shyness, self-consciousness, social anxiety or the limiting aspects of being an introvert that is holding you back in your career and social life.

Overcome your fear of standing up in front of groups (public speaking), delivering presentations, speaking in meetings – or being in the spotlight.

Overcome being tongue-tied in social situations and learn how to “think on your feet” so you can meet challenging situations with confidence.

What people say about my courses

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. The change and progress I made through the Breakthrough Course 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.
Stefan Baumann, student, August 2016 Verified review from Hotcourses

By the end of the course 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. For me this course truly was a lifeline.
Elizabeth G, graphic designer, May 2013

Having tried multiple variations of therapy, most of which came at a very high price, I found Claire, the course and the group, one of the most effective ways to help manage my anxiety. I find myself now, much more confident in trusting my instinct and knowing what to say…It’s been 20 years of dealing with a common thread of negative self talk so thank you Claire, for helping me shift something that once seemed impossible.
Tandy Davies, Hospitality March 2017

More testimonials

Want to get started as soon as possible?

Take a look at these Introductory Courses designed to solve many of the issues that quiet people face

Introductory Evening – beginners confidence building

Next Introductory Evening  July 19th @ 7.30pm and September 3rd @ 7.30pm beginners confidence building in Central London Quiet, reserved, shy or self conscious? Have you been told or know that you need to be more confident? Want to try before you buy? In this introductory evening you will be discovering the keys to an authentic confidence

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Express Yourself Confidence Workshop

Next workshop date: Sunday July 14th 2019 Build a natural self confidence the fast, fun and creative way Would you love to Express Yourself and let the real you out? Want to play more in life – and have a whole lot more fun?  Want to overcome your fear of performing in front of groups?

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Breakthrough Confidence Course

 Next courses start September 17th @ 7.45pm and @5.30pm 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” The Breakthrough Group will enable you to break out of your shell – no matter how inhibited or stuck you feel you are

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Finding Your Voice – a speaking with confidence course

Next courses start September 18th @ 7.45pm and September 26th @5.30pm 2019 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

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“I Don’t Know What To Say” Improvisation Course for Social Confidence

Next course starts Thursday 19th September 7.45pm – 9.45pm Never again be stumped for something to say Do you dry up, go blank, or get tongue-tied in social or professional situations? You’d love to respond humorously when someone makes a smart remark, but you can’t think of anything to say.

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How do I get started?

It can feel like a very big leap to land on this site and then suddenly start thinking of how you might participate. Especially if you feel stuck in your shell. Participating is the one thing you find hard – particularly with people you don’t know. Watch this video in which I offer some guidance on where you might start.

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Need some help with choosing the right course?

Do you have one of these problems? You will find useful guidance to work out for yourself which is the right course for you.  Or alternatively set up a free 15-minute consultation with me.

Lack confidence because you’re too shy, self-conscious or anxious?

I spent the first part of my life being too shy. I was acutely self-conscious and felt as if I was trapped in a box. I was always on the sidelines, watching other people participating and enjoying themselves. I desperately wanted to get out of that box and join them. But I didn’t know how.

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Want to overcome nerves when speaking in front of groups?

Overcome Nerves Are you confident in many other areas of life but there’s this one area that has you running for the door – giving a presentation, speaking in meetings or any situation when all eyes are on you?

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Socially awkward? How to become socially confident

Do you dry up, go blank, or get tongue-tied in social or professional situations? Have you decided as a result that you have social anxiety, and that you really do have a problem?

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From: Claire Schrader


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Hi there

Want to get started as soon as possible?

My next Introductory Evening is on 19th July and the Express Yourself Workshop on 14th July.

A great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses. Both the workshop and the Intro Evening fill up pretty quickly so do book yourself in.

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.
Courses next start Tues 17th Sept @ 7.45pm  and Tues 24th Sept  @5.30pm

If speaking up in groups, being heard, or any public speaking is your challenge, then the  Finding Your Voice course is a good place to start if anxiety and nerves are the issue. I've had people with very severe symptoms including panic attacks, overcome these issues with relative ease.

Courses start Wed 18th Sept @ 7.45pm  and Thurs 26th Sept @5.30pm

"I don't know what to say" improvisation for social confidence is great for people with average confidence who experience some form of social anxiety or awkwardness but find themselves stumped with knowing what to say. Working through improvisation and will transform your verbal confidence and social skills.

Starts Thursday 19th Sept 7.45-9.45pm

You can book online for all my courses and events.

Book a telephone appointment with me or get in touch by email if you're not sure which course is right for you.

Or see my most recent Facebook Live  Join my page to get daily support on your confidence journey.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire