How the Sunflower Effect works

how to be more confident

And how to be more confident the fast, fun and easy way

The reason my confidence courses are so effective at improving confidence levels is because the work through the Sunflower Effect – the powerful confidence building system that I developed over 20 years. The Sunflower Effect has worked for hundreds of people move from Wallflower to Sunflower (naturally self-confident) because they combine these four elements:

  • safety
  • self-expression
  • fun and laughter
  • the transformation of unconscious blocks


All my courses and sessions provide a very safe space for you to come out of your shell – no matter how inhibited you believe yourself to be.

how to be more confident

As many of my clients have discovered that what make the difference is being with a group of people you can really trust – who won’t judge you, criticise you, and who are 100% in support of you breaking out of your shell. This helps to counteract the effects of having your confidence undermined in the past.

My courses provide an informal, relaxed, non- judgmental atmosphere thatwill quickly put you at your ease, and free you of the internal pressures that normally inhibit you from expressing yourself.  Too much stretch and you will clam up – as you know only too well.

The Sunflower Effect works with an adapted form of drama,  because this is the most effective way of achieving this – but this is very different from the kind of drama that you might have experienced at a drama class.

It has too been combined with some of the most effective personal development tools that will enable you to make a profound shift in the way you express yourself in your life.

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Gradually stretching out of your comfort zone in a safe space

Self Expression

There are few outlets for self expression in our world. And in the course of withdrawing into your shell, you will have repressed many things. As a result you will have shut down many parts of yourself which will have a knock on effect of shutting down aspects of your power – which may show up as a lowered confidence, self esteem issues, depression and feeling stuck. (This will also sap you energy and you as a result may also experience minor and sometimes major health issues.)

The Sunflower Effect provides a healthy outlet for this emotion through experiential exercises in which you will have an opportunity to play out powerful dramatic characters from ancient myths and well known stories enabling you to shift out of habitual modes of being and play out the many aspects of yourself. And gradually over time the walls that have kept you locked away will simply melt away.

Fun and laughter

Fun and laughter are a very important part of the process. You will have an opportunity to discovering the innocence and freedom of being a child at play (even if this sounds very challenging for you) – and this is particularly important if you are someone who gets caught up in the serious things of life or doesn’t even think that you can play.

Play too can shift energy and debilitating emotional states very quickly. One client has described this as “profound play”.  It is light-hearted and yet also deeply meaningful revealing important insights and discoveries.

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Getting to the source of unconscious blocks

But the real beauty of this approach is that it works directly with the unconscious patterns deeply buried within you. This is what makes the Sunflower Effect distinctive and sets it apart from other approaches. It is these unconscious patterns that have kept you stuck, locked away in your shell, or unable to change however much you want to.

The Sunflower Effect works through the language the unconscious operates in, story, the language too of your dreams, enabling you to shift these patterns at a very deep level.

In enacting these carefully chosen stories you will be able to bring about transformation to buried aspects of yourself through engaging with innocent play – without realising what’s actually happening.

It is as powerfully therapeutic and transforming as any therapy without the needing to delve into painful past experiences. And at the same time it is very liberating and great fun.

how to be more confident(For more detail of how this works see What is the Sunflower Effect?)

How to be more confident – Next Steps


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  • Why you’re not alone, and why more people are identifying themselves as wallflowers
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Join one of my Confidence Courses – which will help to get you out of your shell the fast, fun and easy way. See my calendar of events.

Useful Links:

How to break the pattern of struggle
Why the things you’ve tried haven’t worked.
Inspiring stories
of the people who’s lives have been transformed by this approach.
Frequently asked questions

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Want to know what’s coming up soon?

Find out what it’s like to attend a Sunflower Effect  Course by joining the extra Free Zoom Introductory Evening on  January 13th 7.30-9.30pm

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 and will run on zoom.

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.

The next course will run on zoom and will start either:
Tues 19th Jan @ 7pm

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.

The next course will run on zoom and will start:
Wed 20th Jan  @7pm

“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.

The next course will run on zoom and will start: Wednesday, 20th Jan @ 10 am & Thursday 21st Jan @ 6 pm

Next Express Yourself Workshop, is on March 14th 10.30 am-5.30 pm (subject to govt restrictions_ – 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