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Discover how I started out in life as the proverbial wallflower with minimal confidence, until I stumbled by chance on an effective way to say goodbye to my life as a wallflower in a matter of a few months.

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  • Why more and more people are identifying themselves as wallflowers.
  • The biggest mistakes that wallflowers make when they are trying to build confidence
  • The fastest way for quiet, shy and/or introverted people to build a natural self-confidence that feels like the Real You.
  • How the Sunflower Effect is the most effective way to break old habits and create new patterns of confident behaviour.
  • Why you don’t change when you really want to, and how you can.

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These chapters  book is designed for you whether:

  • You’ve never felt or experienced yourself as particularly confident. You were shy as a child, and it’s still with you in some way.
  • There are certain situations where your confidence utterly deserts you, e.g. speaking in front of groups, meeting new people, delivering a presentation, communicating with challenging people.
  • Your confidence has been undermined due to challenging life events.
  • You know you could be doing an awful lot more with your life than you are – but you’re hiding yourself away because you lack the one thing that you need: the confidence and self-belief to achieve your goals.

What readers say about the book: From Wallflower to Sunflower:

Having just finished this book, I feel so full of hope and excitement …. As someone who has spent life feeling trapped in the straightjacket of shyness, I now feel confident the author has just shown me the way to escape…. 

Thankfully this book answers the question because the author knows how it feels to be trapped in the prison of self-consciousness and shyness and, having discovered the escape route for herself, she is clearly passionate about helping others find freedom also.

The story of her own personal journey is moving and inspiring….The creative methods she has developed over years of helping people break out of their comfort zone intuitively make sense to me, but they also seem to blend together principles of some well established, proven psychological therapies in a fresh and creative new way….I finally feel like I have a map to guide me there and that surely has to be a great start. See review on Amazon


From Wallflower to Sunflower is a superb book that must be bought and read. If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to discover the work of Claire Schrader, this book will give you a thorough insight into how using drama in a safe space can bring about amazing healing and empowerment…

There are various exercises and techniques which I am already using in my life to make sure I don’t resort to my ‘wallflower’ tendencies and be the ‘sunflower’ that I am! Also weaved into the book are Claire’s own struggles and how she found solutions and healing from a quiet and shy girl to one of absolute self-belief and confidence. See review on Amazon

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I understand I hate junk too. But read some of the spontaneous, unasked-for comments from readers, which is a sampling of the kind of things people write to me as a result of receiving my newsletter and similar products.

Dear Ms Schrader, 
I came across your website the other day while searching for information on overcoming fears. Your compassion and enthusiasm immediately grabbed my attention. I read many of your articles and signed up for your digital book. The book has been so reassuring, insightful and beneficial, and it’s not yet over! I especially enjoyed the beaming visualisation and it’s something I am now incorporating into my daily life. Thank you so much for providing the information and opportunity for me to take a step in overcoming my fears. I can’t begin to tell you how much it’s appreciated.
Z.A. Student

In one fell swoop, you have discovered me. I do feel I fit many of the descriptions outlined in the book. I feel relieved at this because I had thought for many years that there must be something wrong with me as I could never quite connect with people.
D.C. Administrative Consultant

Dear Claire, It’s such a comfort to know that since you have experienced many of the difficulties that I experience daily, you will have a naturally sympathetic and understanding attitude. Many of the psychologists I’ve seen tend to be patronising and clearly have no idea what it’s like to be shy, reserved or introverted. Many Thanks.
G.W. Nanny, Oxfordshire

Recently parts of your book have been coming to mind which made me want to reread it. Although I haven’t made it to one of your courses yet, I have been enjoying your articles very much. They have been inspiring me to live joyously and share my creativity more openly with others. Thank you for stirring up my passion for life!
Rasoul Kaur

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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