Confidence Courses for quiet, shy and introverted people

Do you lack confidence because you’re too quiet?

Want to learn how to say “goodbye” to inhibitions and self-consciousness and develop a natural self-confidence that feels like the real you?

Because it’s not just the outgoing, go-getting socialites that get along in this world…

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 has been transforming the lives of quiet, shy and socially anxious people since 1997.  Even those who are scared stiff at first, at the idea of doing drama.

What people say about the Sunflower Effect 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,

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 fully participate in life.

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.

By the end of the course I could really tell I’d made a massive shift.

For me this course truly was a lifeline.

Elizabeth G, graphic designer

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

How the Sunflower Effect Courses can help you to:

Build Natural Confidence

Build a natural self-confidence that comes from a deep place within. Not the fake confidence that convinces no one, least of all you

Become socially confident

No longer be stuck with being tongue-tied in social situations. You’ll be learning how to “think on your feet” so you can meet challenging situations with confidence.

Overcome shyness

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

Have more fun

Are you too serious? Discover the playful person that lives inside you, and learn how to play more in life. The courses are designed to be fun and enjoyable

Banish Speaking Nerves

If speaking in front of groups or any situation when all eyes are on you is your personal nightmare? Speak naturally delivering presentations, in meetings and social groups – without stressing yourself out.

Support you to make changes

In a friendly and informal atmosphere you will find a safe space to make changes, with other people who are in the same boat as you – who are supporting you to the hilt.


Join one of my London based confidence-building courses and start to change your prospects for good

Many of my clients had been struggling with these issues for years and had tried practically everything else before they discovered the Sunflower Effect™. There is a very high success rate with participants reporting life-changing results after completing the courses.

Which course is right for you?

You will find useful guidance here to work out which might be the right course for you.  Choose a problem area that affects you most.


To date. we have had no infections as a result of participants attending the live courses. Please see our COVID-19 Safeguards on all live courses. 

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