Why the things you’ve tried haven’t worked?

You may have tried lots of things to come out of your shell or to get over feeling inhibited, shy or self-consciousness.

  • You’ve read all the books about it?
  • Been to workshops that promised to change your life ?
  • Done assertiveness, presentation or confidence building courses?
  • Learned countless success techniques?
  • Or, have been going round and round in circles in therapy talking about your issues?

But you’re still stuck in your shell.

It’s true. It’s not so easy to break out of your shell, if you’ve been there a long time.

It’s human nature to fall back into old habits.

However, there’s a very good reason why most of these things haven’t worked:

  •  They’re head based – and you can’t come out of your shell if you’re in your head, sitting on a chair or lying on a couch. It is simply impossible.
  • They’re a technique – and it takes a long time for a technique to become second nature however hard you work at it.
  • They’re not designed specifically for moving you out of your shell.

    Its very difficult to come out of your shell when you’re in your head

Many people struggle with self-consciousness in some form or other.

They may describe it as a lack of self-confidence, of feeling inhibited, feeling stuck, confused, depressed, or a feeling that they are not fulfilling their potential.

Feeling Locked Away

It all boils down to the same thing – of feeling locked away, boxed in, or trapped within yourself.

This may be because you are:

  • an introvert like me and have a tendency to withdraw into yourself
  • reserved, shy, or quiet
  • have had some difficult experiences in your life which you’ve never quite got over (sometimes in spite of years of therapy)

If you experience any of these issues, then I assure you there is a way out of this.

I’ve done it myself, and I’ve helped hundreds of people like you do the same.

And don’t worry if you’ve spent a lot of time and money on other approaches, nothing has been wasted because the work you’ve done will enable you to break out of your shell FASTER.

What will work?

Making Moves courses work because:

  • They are designed for you to come out of your shell at your own pace and in your own way.
  • They will get you out of your head so you will start operating from a more intuitive place. Watch the world open up for you in surprising ways, as more of the real you comes out.
  • They are not a technique but will shift you at a fundamental level, so you will find yourself behaving in new and surprising ways without even thinking about it.
  • They are fun, and that actually is why they work so well.
  • They won’t break the bank. My events are priced at an affordable level, and in most cases, you can pay by instalments to make paying as painless as possible.

The Sunflower Effect

But one of the main reasons that they are so effective is that they work in a completely different way from most confidence courses.

They are based on my own experiences of transforming from a wallflower into a confident person in a relatively short amount of time. I developed the Sunflower Effect, which uses an adapted form of drama combined with the personal development tools that worked the best for me.

The Sunflower Effect works on the principle that the very thing that poses the deepest challenge for most quiet, shy and reserved people – doing drama, being in the spotlight – is the thing that will liberate you from the internal restrictions that are holding you back.

Making Moves Confidence Courses

My courses provide a very safe environment in which you can gradually expand your comfort zone bit by bit so that you will find yourself easily accomplishing the things that used to be challenging for you.

This could be speaking up in front of groups,  socialising with your peers, networking, holding your own with dominant personalities, delivering presentations and reports or advancing your career prospects.

The Sunflower Effect has enabled hundreds of people to say goodbye to their wallflower existence and become “sunflowers” – someone who is naturally self-confident.

It doesn’t matter inhibited or self-conscious you are.

I have helped people with very severe issues who believed they would never get over this issue.

Participants at the book launch of “From Wallflower to Sunflower”

How to get started

Claire New BookIf you haven’t yet signed up for my eBook “The Self Confidence Myth” I suggest you start there. This will show you that it is a myth that you lack confidence.

Subscribe to my newsletter, and you’ll receive a free copy.

The eBook is a good way to gain more understanding of why you are in your shell and what it will take to get you out of it – and will go into a lot more depth about why many approaches don’t work.

Or join one of my introductory groups/courses and start discovering how easy it is for you to start making breakthroughs in this fundamental area of your life.

See my how to get started guide.

From: Claire Schrader


Hi there
Welcome to Making Moves particularly if you've been struggling with confidence. I've been there myself, so I do understand.

If you want to get started as soon as possible, my next round of confidence courses are starting - and it may not be too late to join.

See my most recent Facebook Live Shyness the Way Out - see my Facebook page to watch (you'll find it in videos)

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 group.
Courses next start Tues 15th Jan @ 7.45pm (One place - not too late to join) and Wed 23rd Jan @5.30pm (LAST PLACES)

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

Courses start Thurs 17th Jan @ 7.45pm (not too late to join) and Thurs 24th Jan @5.30pm (LAST PLACES)

"I don't know what to say" improvisation for social confidence is 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.

Starts Wed 16th Jan @ 7.45pm. (FULL)  next course will start 10th May

The Express Yourself Workshop (next on 31st March) is a great place to come out of your shell with a very supportive group of people - you will be amazed at what you can achieve in just one day. 

My next Introductory Evening on 10th April is a great way to get a taste of what to expect before joining one of my courses.

You can book online for all my courses and events.

Book a telephone appointment with me or get in touch by email if you're not sure which course is right for you.

I look forward to hearing from you

Best, Claire