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Do I need any drama experience?

No you don’t.

Most people have little or no experience of drama.

My courses are designed for people with little or no drama experience or have had negative experiences of drama – and will help you overcome your fears of being in the spotlight, of looking ridiculous or expressing yourself.

It is not like a drama class where you are put on the spot and told to do something that you don’t want to do. See I know I will be made to look silly

Or, where there is an expectation for you to perform well."/The thing that blocks most people’s confidence and self expression is the pressure to perform and to look good – which is an ego state and which blocks so many other areas of life too.

The Sunflower Effect will take you beyond ego, competitiveness and the usual trappings of drama to a means of expressing yourself through powerful characters within carefully chosen stories.

During the session you will be invited to take this pressure off yourself, to be prepared to make mistakes,  to go with the flow of your natural instincts and to have fun. This produces a very safe atmosphere for self-expression.

The funny thing is that when you stop being so focused on the result, this opens up a space where you may surprise yourself as to what you are able to achieve.

Because it’s not about being good or bad at drama, it’s about what you experience when you are playing the characters. This focus will put you much more in touch with your “essential self” and what really matters to you in your life.

I’ve created a video on this very subject – which you may like to view which won’t display on this page

See the article Express Yourself for more detail about how this works.

If you’ve had some drama experience
For the same reason, people who had previous experience of drama find the Sunflower Effect, a very different way of working because it’s not about performing and putting on a good show.

It’s about exploring the truth within the character and through that liberating your self to be more of who you truly are. See confidence for performers

More questions
And if you have any questions that are not answered on this website please don’t hesitate to send me an email

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Want to know what’s coming up soon?

My regular courses will return in mid September (with COVID 19 safeguards).

Find out what its like to attend a Sunflower Effect  Course by joining the next  Livestream Introductory Evening on 15th Sept 7.30-9.30.

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

If you’re feeling ready to take the plunge and book for one of my courses – here’s a bit of useful info as to where to get started:

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 course.

My next courses next start:
Wed 23rd Sept @ 7.45pm  and Tues 29th Sept   @5.30pm

Or, if speaking up in groups, being heard, or any kind of public speaking is your challenge, then the  Finding Your Voice course is a good place to start. Particularly if anxiety or nerves are an issue. I’ve had people with very severe symptoms including panic attacks, overcome these issues with relative ease.

My next courses start:
Thurs 24th Sept@ 7.45pm  and 1st Oct @5.30pm

For people who can’t get to the London courses, I will be running a daytime course on Zoom. It starts Wednesday, 30th Sept @ 10am

“I don’t know what to say” improvisation for social confidencei s 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.

Next course starts Tuesday 22nd Sept 7.45-9.45pm

See my Covid 19 Safeguards for all live courses.

You can book online for all my courses and events.

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, book a telephone appointment with me or get in touch by email

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire