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Will I have to do role play on your courses?

role playDrama and playing out a dramatic character forms a big part of  Making Moves Courses.

We will be working through the Sunflower Effect, a powerful confidence-building system, using an adapted form of drama.  This is designed for people with confidence issues and has worked even for people who feel seriously inhibited.

You will be invited to play out a character which is very different from role play.  If you have had bad experiences of doing role play in assertiveness training or on other training courses you may find this very different – and even quite a lot of fun.

A dramatic character is three dimensional and is closer to the human personality, which gives free rein for you to interpret him/her in any way you would like. There is no right or wrong way to play the character.

image1434385357You actually instinctively knew how to do this as a child – as playing pretend games is part of the way we develop. Although you may have got a bit rusty- this ability will never leave you – even if you never played dressing up games as a child. It is part of the human make up.

I have a suitcase  of dressing up clothes, hats, brightly coloured fabrics, scarves, shoes, masks and wigs through which you can create your own costumes- and this makes it much easier to step in the shoes of the character

The purpose of working with character is to permit you to express yourself in very different ways than you do in your normal life. And this will stretch your comfort zone. The more you stretch your comfort zone, the more comfortable you feel in situations where you previous felt self-conscious or embarrassed.

You will be working in a group so there will be an opportunity to collaborate with others and this is where the magic begins to happen.

See  Do I need to have any drama experience?

How does the drama in the Sunflower Effect help to build confidence

VIDEO Can’t do drama

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Want to know what’s coming up soon?

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

Find out what its like to attend a Sunflower Effect  Course by joining the next  Livestream Introductory Evening  on 21st July 7.30-9.30.

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

Or join the next live session on September 2nd.

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

“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

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