Breakthrough Confidence Course

Next live course starts 9th May 2023 @7.30pm 

Confidence Course - fast, effective and proven to overcome shyness, social anxiety through the Sunflower Effect. Designed for quiet people


  • 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 areand develop an effortless self-confidence that comes from a deep place within.

It is an opportunity to get out of your head and explore what is blocking you….. through the Sunflower Effect, using an adapted form of drama designed for people who have no aptitude or interest in drama. The Sunflower Effect works in a magical way that gets right to the unconscious root of the issue and is also enormous fun. And this is one of the reasons why it is so effective.

If you’ve been to numerous courses to help you to overcome these issues, learned countless success techniques that haven’t lived up to their promises – and you may be understandably reluctant to invest in another.

The Breakthrough Group is based on my experiences of being a shy introvert and what really worked in getting me out of my shell so I could express myself powerfully in the world. Drama was the last thing I wanted to do, but it worked.  And a result I have achieved things I never would have dreamed possible.

The group has worked for the hundreds of people with confidence issues – many of whom have been struggling to make changes for many years and report the group quicker and more effective than any other approaches they have tried. 

If you lack confidence because you’re too shy, self-conscious or anxious  you may want to read this page

Confidence Course - fast, effective and proven to overcome shyness, social anxiety through the Sunflower Effect. Designed for quiet people
Breakthrough participants

This group is designed for you if:

  • You want to break out of your shell. You may be an introvert, quiet, shy, reserved or been through experiences that have caused you to retreat into your shell – but you know it’s time you came out. You’re looking for a safe environment where you won’t be put under stress or pressure but allowed to emerge at your own pace, and in your own way.
  • You know you ought to be more successful than you are, you lack self-confidence in an important area or suddenly lost confidence for no reason and you just know that some part of you is in hiding and keeping you away from the success that is rightfully yours.
  • You want to overcome your fear/avoidance of the spotlight so you can be seen, valued and recognised by the people who are important to you in your career or personal life.
  • You are perceived by others as being “too quiet“.  You experience, social anxiety/awkwardness, or feel you are invisible to other people. You know you need to improve your performance in this area i.e. be more outgoing at work in order to keep your job.
  • You have a tendency to bottle up your feelings, or don’t express your feelings for fear of hurting other people and this may be creating health problems, tiredness and feeling blocked/stuck.

What participants say about Breakthrough

I was sceptical at first
It’s hard to sum up the benefits of the 12-week breakthrough course in a few sentences, but I really feel the course has been life changing. Before the course started, I was super anxious and felt uncomfortable in all aspects of my life, in my career, in my relationships and how I reacted to the world. I was very shy and stuck in a real rut, feeling isolated, helpless and small. I was sceptical at first, but by committing myself to the programme, I have made better progress than I could have hoped for. 

Not only this, but I have gone through a transformative process with a group of people who were going through similar issues, which showed me that I was not alone, I was not the only one with these issues. We have all grown together, supporting each other every step of the way and I am proud to call these people friends for life. By doing the course, I have experienced a real shift, I am able to enjoy life much more and I have improved my connections with friends, family, my girlfriend and my social groups, I get so much more out of each and every day.
Matthew, market research professional

I had tried everything
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. All I gained is an understanding of where my anxiety stems from and what causes it. In fact I would feel even more sad and disappointed because I knew that it had failed – and gutted also because of the huge amount of money I had to pay for each of those courses.

Breakthrough is a slow and steady process. The important part is to stick to it and not giving up because eventually there will a moment or many moments during the breakthrough where you will feel the change inside you and you will know that now you have the confidence to take the next step.  This was the first ever programme that actually managed to bring about a change in me.   I have been feeling great ever since.
Stefan Baumann, student, Bradford

I didn’t think it would work for me because I have too deep shyness.
I wanted to participate to the breakthrough group to challenge myself and get rid of my shyness which was taking over my life. At first, I didn’t think it would work for me because I have too deep shyness.

I really enjoyed the different exercises in the first part of the course – working with the story, the ability to enter and become one of the characters. At the end of the first part, I was able to wake up in the morning and feel I was putting on the costume of the main character in the story and as a result I felt more confident to face the outside world.

I was able to explore myself in the course and how the shy Joanne is with other people, how I suppress myself when I don’t express my true nature. This was really good because I have never been able to see how deeply I react, how blocked I am within my shell.

I enjoyed being with people who have the same issues as me. I enjoyed working on the breakthrough of the others in the group, it was powerful. When it came to my breakthrough, I immediately knew that I needed to break my shell,. Watching the others do their breakthrough and participating in them helped me to understand myself a little more. I understood that I am an introverted person and to accept myself as I am. I also learned that as a pretty girl, I don’t need to hide myself.

I also have stopped taking too much notice of the critical people at work, or anywhere else, who judge my shyness. Because having people judging the thing you do is like a brake, but I finally know how to avoid the sadness of being judged/criticised by people. It may seem strange but I feel much more beautiful now, my inner voice which always used to criticize me has changed radically and this inner voice is now much more kind and nicer and has beautiful thoughts.
Joanne Vane, Analyst, London

Now making big differences to my everyday life
Thank you for changing my life. This course and the help I received from the group has made small changes every week that now make differences to my everyday life. That’s a big thing and the effects we’ve all seen are real. Thank you, Claire, for dedicating so much of your effort and time to other people’s progression towards how they want to be. Your enthusiasm and persistence and belief have been fundamental to the success of the course.
Alan Quine, programmer, London

Chronic Depressive
Excellent value for money. One, it worked, and two so many other therapies are way more expensive and haven’t worked. I have been a depressive all my life. As  a chronic depressive – the depression was of a low but pretty constant degree – I went undiagnosed for years. So for years I had no understanding of what was wrong with me. I never fit in, never got on with others, always a loner – and lonely. Anyway, I somehow made enough progress to go looking for a course. I pretty much found one option, Claire and Making Moves. I liked the sound of it and went for it. I wouldn’t normally commit to a course but somehow I was at the stage to try it. I was in desperate need to do something really different. I was hoping to build up my confidence, which I did in, and I found, without focusing on it, that my anxiety and stress plummeted, especially in social situations – a revelation! Making Moves Courses are cheap for what they are.
Jan Lake, PA, London

Increased hope
Before I joined the course I had concerns as to what would be demanded of me and how I would interact with others. Would I cope? I felt that my problems may be less than others and therefore might be taking the place of someone more worthy.

The strongest memory of the course was the fun – I enjoyed it immensely. Laughing, playing and working dramas out together. I enjoyed playing the lively characters, I found it gave me scope to be creative and expressive. Achieving a creative piece of drama that gave joy to others and stirred a giggle or two.

Since I’ve finished the course I see the possibility of reducing or eliminating my problems as more real.  I still feel stuck but the glue is not so binding. Working together with others and feeling the positive energy from then. I have increased hope now, I do feel I could move on still more in time – the journey has begun. Making yourself vulnerable needs a degree of trust and good friends can be made in this unique melting pot.
Ron P. Driver, London

If you’re resonating with this and know you need to break out if you’re going to live your life the way you want to, the next  opportunity to join The Breakthrough Group is coming up.

The group is limited to 12 people, and this means that you will build up a strong level of trust with a small group of people who are 100% in support of you making a significant breakthrough. This makes the group a very safe place to explore any area where you are stuck.

You will also be able to work on the particular issue that is holding you back. Then watch your life begin to transform in magical and unexpected ways, old emotional baggage and patterns simply melt away.

We also offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you have gained nothing from the group we will refund you money in total (less a small admin fee if you have paid by credit card) because we don’t want you to waste your money. See below for full details or our full terms and conditions.

Date: 9th May– 25th July 2023  (Tuesday evenings – 12 sessions)Times: 7.30pm – 9.30pmVenue: Magdalen Centre, Eversholt St, Somers Town, London NW1 1BN

: If you are paying for yourself:  £395 (12 sessions which can be paid in instalments) 
NEW: If your employer is paying for you: £445  or Charities: £395
It’s not too late to join, but you will only be able to pay by instalments online. For all other bookings please get in contact below or call 0750 112 7813
The course will run again from September 27th – December 13th 7.30-9.30pm

Booking your place

There are limited spaces in the course so you are advised to book as soon as possible. You can book online through our booking system by clicking the appropriate button above.

Or book a time to speak to me if you have questions or concerns about participating.

Please be aware that the online booking system shuts off 2 hours before the course starts so for last-minute bookings, get in touch by text or phone 0750 1127813

See calendar for planned dates of other courses

Or join the next Introductory Evening or the one-day Express Yourself Workshop.

Or get in touch through the enquiry form below to express interest in this course.

Breakthrough Enquiry

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How to find the Magdalen Centre (next to St Mary’s Church)

Not sure if the group is right for you?

You are welcome to book an informal consultation on the phone if you’re not sure this is the right group for you. Or send us an email below.

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If you’re not quite ready to book for one of my courses, and you are serious about building confidence,  subscribe to the Making Moves newsletter and receive 3  free chapters from my book: From Wallflower to Sunflower (£14.99)

Confidence Course - fast, effective and proven to overcome shyness, social anxiety through the Sunflower Effect. Designed for quiet people

In these chapters you’ll discover:

  • Why you’re not alone, and why more people are identifying themselves as wallflowers
  • The biggest mistake that wallflowers make when they’re trying to build confidence.
  • Discover the magic power to break old habits and create new patterns of confident behaviour you’ve had the whole time – but you didn’t know it.

You’ll also receive regular free resources, tips and support for your journey to greater confidence, as well as information about my highly effective confidence courses.

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Find out more

Or, see The Finding Your Voice Group – if speaking in front of groups is a priority. Or the Breakthrough Plus Course for building confidence and self-esteem if you’ve had some difficult experiences that have undermined your confidence.