Confidence Resources

There are quite a few resources on this website around the art of building confidence and a lot of them are free.

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Free Confidence Articles

Got a problem and want an instant solution?

Dip into these Free Confidence Articles from the Making Moves newsletter/blog around various aspects of confidence, feeling inhibited or overcoming negative emotions.

Some subjects have included:

The Curse of Being Invisible how to be seen and heard without having to scream and shout about it

The Curse of Being Too Nice – or how to be nice without other people taking advantage of you….

The Curse of Emotions – how to stop emotions from making your life a misery

The Curse of Being Angryhow to express and channel your anger in empowering ways without hurting other people

More articles


Get daily support with the Daily Dose of Inspiration on my Facebook page  and Twitter. Designed for quiet, shy and introverted people.

Every day at 10am we post an inspiring image and message to keep you on track with making changes to your confidence levels.

If you want to be sure of seeing the Daily Dose of Inspiration in your Facebook Newsfeed?  First “like” my page and then tick “See first” which will reset the default facebook algorithm.

Published Articles on confidence and self expression

Check out these published articles from magazines in UK and USA including Marie-Claire, Kindred Spirit, & Positive Health


New to this website and want to know?

How it works?

Who is it for?

Find out if you are a gifted introvert

How to get started?

Why the things you’ve tried haven’t worked?

How to put an end to self-consciousness

The myth of struggle – how to stop struggling in life

How to get on the Making Moves mailing list

Got a Question?

How do I get started?
What are the other people like?
How much does it cost?
What if if doesn’t work?
What do you do on your courses?

See if any of of these frequently asked questions answer your queries.

Books and Further Reading

These are books that I recommend to support your Making Moves journey on different aspects of confidence and self expression.

Reading a book isn’t going to solve your problems but are very useful in keeping you motivated whilst you’re participating in the courses.

Free Chapters: From Wallflower to Sunflower

Sign up for my newsletter and get three free chapters from my book: From Wallflower to Sunflower and discover how you can end your life on the sidelines and become the person deep down you know is the Real You.

Resources for Therapists, Counselors, Coaches and Holistic Practitioners

Useful information for therapists, counselors, coaches and holistic practitioners who may be interested for themselves or their clients.

Confidence for Performers


Are you an actor, musician, dancer or a performer of some kind?

My courses are designed for people with no previous drama experience, so I offer specialised services for those with a performing background.

If your confidence has gone through a knock, discover how to rebuild yours through my  Confidence for Performers services.

Want to understand more about the theoretical side?

What is the Sunflower Effect?
What is the theory behind the Sunflower Effect?
Ritual Theatre Book
Interviews with Claire Schrader


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Useful Links

These are links to websites/services that I like or know.

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From: Claire Schrader


Hi 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, my next round of confidence courses are starting - and it may not be too late to join.

See my most recent Facebook Live Shyness the Way Out - see my Facebook page to watch (you'll find it in videos)

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 15th Jan @ 7.45pm (One place - not too late to join) and Wed 23rd Jan @5.30pm (LAST PLACES)

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 Thurs 17th Jan @ 7.45pm (not too late to join) and Thurs 24th Jan @5.30pm (LAST PLACES)

"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 Wed 16th Jan @ 7.45pm. (FULL)  next course will start 10th May

The Express Yourself Workshop (next on 31st March) is a great place to come out of your shell with a very supportive group of people - you will be amazed at what you can achieve in just one day. 

My next Introductory Evening on 10th April is a great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses.

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.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire