The Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses

My Sunflower Effect Courses have worked for many hundreds of quiet, shy and introverted people with confidence issues, through the highly effective confidence system I have developed – the Sunflower Effect.

Many have been struggling to make changes for many years and report the courses quicker and more effective than any other approaches they have tried.

Everyone is individual and has slightly different needs, therefore I provide a wide range of courses for different levels of experience so you can progress at your own pace and in your own way.

See my How to Get Started Guide to help you choose the right course for you. And do book a telephone consultation with me if you need a helping hand.

Introductory Evening – beginners confidence building

Next Introductory Evening is on 10th Dec @ 7.45pm & 9th Jan 2020 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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Breakthrough Confidence Course

 Next courses start January 14th @ 7.45pm and Janury 22nd @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 January 16th @ 7.45pm and January 21st @5.30pm 2020 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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Express Yourself Confidence Workshop

Next workshop date: Sunday, March 29th 2020 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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“I Don’t Know What To Say” Improvisation Course for Social Confidence

Next course starts Thursday 16th January 2020 at 6pm – 7.30pm 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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Improv 2

Next course starts Wednesday 15th January 2020 at 7.45 – 9.45pm This 12-week course is designed for people who have participated in one of my I Don’t Know What to Say improvisation courses or who have done an improvisation course with another teacher. I offer this course infrequently and it’s over 2 years since I ran the last course. “Improv

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Confidence Course Leader Training

Launching in May 2020 Train to lead the Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses   Were you once quiet, shy, socially anxious or introverted, and your life has been changed by participating in drama? If so, would you love to be part of a team of confidence specialists transforming the lives of quieter people delivering the Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses in different

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Introductory Confidence Building Training Workshop

Next  workshop April 4th-5th 2020 In the Introductory Training Workshop you will be learning the basic framework that underpins all of the Sunflower Effect Courses and will prepare you for joining the Foundation Sunflower Effect Course Leader Training starting in May 2020. Dramatherapists, please click here. We will be focusing specifically delivering the Introductory Evening or session, a very powerful

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Advanced Course: Speak with Charisma

a 12 week speaking practice course Next course starts 25th Sept  Have you got over your worst fears of public speaking but want to know you could do with a whole lot more practice? What if you could speak so your listeners are hanging on your every word? What if you had Charisma?

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Individual Sessions for feeling stuck

Feeling stuck because you… Know there are inner blocks that are holding you back? Feel as if you’re “stuck in a box”? Are depressed? Are lacking confidence? Are going through a tough time Want to stop feeling angry, sad, hurt, resentful or unhappy? Can’t seem to move forward in your life? Then a Making Moves individual session is a highly effective way of

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Advanced Course: Dealing with Difficult People

A unique course to learn valuable tools on how to deal with the difficult people in your life Are difficult people getting in the way of your happiness, well-being and success?

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Breakthrough Plus for confidence and self esteem

 A two weekend course to breakthrough on confidence and self esteem Fast, effective and proven to overcome difficult life experiences that have caused you to shut down or have undermined your confidence and self esteem.

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Get Daily Support to build confidence

Every day you’re bombarded with stress, aggression and negative feedback. It’s hard sometimes to keep positive and to remember all that you’re achieving. Everyone has their good days and bad days. This is why I offer this resource for my clients, their friends and subscribers of my newsletter – because it can be tough keeping your spirits up in our

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Frequently asked questions

You will find answers to questions here, about the content of courses, practical questions about courses, how to book, any problems you’re having with signing up for the newsletter or for the free chapters from my book From Wallflower to Sunflower, or with the website.

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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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How to book

makingmoves bookedTo book for one of these courses or if you’re not sure which course is right for you, visit the course webpage where you can book online.

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, we suggest setting up a time to speak to Claire about your needs.

Book a telephone consultation with Claire


How to make faster progress

Most people find they make the faster and more significant progress when they participate in a series of courses. As humans we psychologically grow in a zig-zag pattern –  we need time to make the kind of shifts we want in our lives.

Therefore I offer a range of follow-on courses and workshops designed for those who are serious about building confidence and wish to continue to expand and grow.

You’ll find some of these on this page.

From: Claire Schrader


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Hi there

Want to get started as soon as possible?

Join my next Introductory Evening on 10th December or 9th January 2020

A great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses.

Or book for one of my 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.
Courses next start Tues 14th Jan @ 7.45pm  and Wed 22nd Jan   @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 or nerves are an issue. I've had people with very severe symptoms including panic attacks, overcome these issues with relative ease.

Courses start Thurs 16th Jan @ 7.45pm  and Tues 21st Jan @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 16th Jan 6-7.30pm

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