How does the Sunflower Effect work to build lasting confidence?

This section intends to give you some background if you want to understand a bit more about The Sunflower Effect, how it works and why it’s so effective at building confidence for quiet, shy, reserved and introverted people…

… no matter how inhibited they believe themselves to be.

I developed the system over twenty years based on my experiences of being a shy introvert – using the tools and techniques that really worked for me – that enabled me to move from wallflower and sunflower in a relatively short amount of time. See more about my story.

Drama was the last thing that I wanted to do – but it was the thing that worked the best and fastest in overcoming my inhibitions.

The Sunflower Effect will work for you even if you have little or no drama experience – or even any aptitude for drama.

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It works through an adapted form of drama which includes vocal exercises, simple drama games, expressive movement, group explorations, improvisational techniques and the personal development approaches that I have found to be the most effective. You just have to be willing to give it a go!

You actually have nothing to lose, because I offer a 100% money-back guarantee to all new people who join my courses. This means so long as you stick with it, you will see significant progress, and if you go on to participate in a series of courses, you will in time say goodbye for good to your “wallflower” identity for good.

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The Sunflower Effect offers a non-judgmental space in which you can free yourself of the psychological barriers that are holding you back from achieving what you want in your life.

This might be: being more outgoing and expressive; having more fun in life; being more sociable; being comfortable delivering presentation or standing up in front of groups; having an outlet for your creativity; overcoming blocks to your confidence and life experiences that have seriously undermined your confidence levels.

The approach will enable you to by-pass the mind and connect with your natural instincts and to become aware of a deeper intelligence within you.

The approach is fun, liberating and in many case releases life energy that has become stuck due to emotional repression.


It works directly with the unconscious patterns deeply buried within you which is the reason why you feel stuck or have been unable to change in the past.

It does this by using the language the unconscious operates in, story, the language too of dreams.

This is why I work with myths and stories because they able to shift these patterns without you realising what is happening. In fact for many people this process is enormous fun.

making moves courses empower participants to believe they can create the life they want through uncovering and expressing their unique and irrepressible self.

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Want to know what’s coming up soon?

Find out what its like to attend a Sunflower Effect  Course by joining one of the next  Introductory Evenings on 16th December and January 7th 7.30-9.30pm

This evening is exempt from the November lockdown restrictions. See my Covid 19 Safeguards for all live courses.

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

My regular courses will return in January 2021 (with COVID 19 safeguards).

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:
Tues 12th Jan @ 7.45pm  and Wed 20th Jan   @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:
Wed 13th Jan @7.45pm & Tues 19th Jan @5.30pm

“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 Thursday 21st Jan @ 6pm

For people who can’t get to the London courses, I will be running a daytime course on Zoom. It starts Wednesday, 20th Jan @ 10am

Next Express Yourself Workshop, is on March 14th 10.30am-5.30pm – another great way to get started.

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