Books by Claire Schrader

From Wallflower to Sunflower – the quiet person’s path to natural self-confidence

(Paperback – 13 March 2017)

This self helpbook tells my story of how as a wallflower, I stumbled by chance on a simple and effective way to build a natural and lasting confidence.

It explains how the Sunflower Effect (the confidence-building system I have developed using an adapted form of drama), can move from “Wallflower to Sunflower” – to becoming naturally self-confident.

The book is highly practical, grounded in psychology and offers a step-by-step guide with proven strategies, practical tips, exercises and free online resources.

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“Breaking Through the Walls of Shyness:  Overcoming Shyness, Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety Through Dramatherapy”

I contributed a chapter on shyness for the Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy edited by Sue JenningsClive Holmwood. This chapter explores many of the processes I use in the Sunflower Effect Courses. Unfortunately this publication is very expensive – but you may be able to access a library copy.

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Ritual Theatre: The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice

(Edited (Paperback – 15 Dec 2011)

In 2011 Ritual Theatre, The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice was published by Jessica Kingsley. 

The book was edited by me and includes six chapters on different aspects of my work, in which I go into more depth about the psychology behind my approach.

The book also features chapters from leading dramatherapists in the UK and US and how they have worked with ritual theatre to transform people’s lives.

In the book, I refer to the methodology as myth-a-drama. This was before I shifted to focus exclusively on confidence. The Sunflower Effect confidence courses I currently offer, draw on this methodology to a greater or lesser degree, depending on what course you are participating in. For instance, the Breakthrough Plus course is closer to the myth-a-drama model, as it is an intensive process and as a result works with deeper psychological issues.

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See also:
Ritual Theatre Book
The blog post that I wrote around the publication of the book.
The Ritual Theatre Blog to support the book and as an educational platform for ritual theatre.

Books by Claire Schrader

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