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Confidence Course Leader Training

Transform lives through drama

Become a Sunflower Effect Confidence Course Leader 
Launching in October 2020 (deferred due to Covid 19 pandemic)

Do you have a background in drama and have a yearning to do more rewarding work?

Are you a compassionate, supportive, enthusiastic person and understand what it’s like to be shy, self-conscious or lacking in confidence? You may already be in the helping professions.

Become a Sunflower Effect Confidence Course Leader, make a good income doing work that you really love whilst transforming the lives of quieter people.

Or, offer the courses within your organisation or to your existing clients – confidence is a big issue for children, teenagers and adults in all sectors of our society.

Download an information pack to learn more.

What is the Sunflower Effect?

The Sunflower Effect is a pioneering and proven confidence-building system based in dramatherapy that transforms the lifestyle and prospects of quiet, shy and socially anxious people.

How is it different from other confidence courses?

It achieves outstanding lasting results very quickly.

Unlike most confidence-building and therapy techniques such as assertiveness training, CBT, and talking therapy which classically don’t work for shy, self-conscious or socially anxious people.

Participants report life-changing results after completing the courses.

There is a growing demand for confidence-building in different parts of the UK and Ireland.

This is why I need you!

The first Sunflower Effect Foundation Training will be launching this year (in October 2020). I am looking initially to train 12 professionals  (see below for details) to meet the demand for Sunflower Effect Courses in different parts of the UK.

The Foundation Training is the first stage in a longer modular training process with the option to train to deliver the full range of the Sunflower Effect confidence courses.

This is part of a wider initiative called the Sunflower Project to make the Sunflower Effect Courses available nationally, internationally and especially in developing countries.

Reasons for training to become a Sunflower Effect Confidence Specialist

  1. You will be your own boss and earn more. You will be independent, running your own practice. You can design your work to fit in around your life. You will be in charge of how and when you help people, and who you want to work with.
  2. You can change lives. You will be making an impact on lives. Helping quiet, shy and introverted people to change their futures. Whether that’s offering private courses, or offering the courses in your workplace or to your existing clients.
  3. You won’t be alone. You will learn everything you need to succeed with and have the choice to be part of a community of Sunflower Effect confidence specialists who share your values and beliefs.

BONUS: If you sign up for the marketing programme – you won’t have to build a website, learn complex technology, or know anything about marketing and attracting clients to your work.  I will teach it all to you.

I have done the donkey work, taken the risks and invested thousands of pounds in discovering the best way to attract and retain clients. The methods I will teach you have been tried, tested — and are proven to work. And they won’t break the bank.


You should apply if:

  • You have some understanding of what it is like to be shy, self-conscious and lacking in confidence.
  • You are highly motivated to help people with confidence issues. You are good at supporting others, caring, grounded and enthusiastic.
  • You operate better within a team than working on your own. You want to be part of a bigger vision that is going to make a real difference in the lives of quieter people.
  • You are a drama professional (performer, teacher) who is looking for a new direction. Dramatherapists, please click here You may be an Arts Therapist or occupational therapist with an interest in drama.
  • You are a therapist, coach, counsellor or in the helping professions and realise there is more to confidence than talking. You would like to offer the Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses to your clients.
  • Or you have participated in one of my courses and have been able to say goodbye to shyness, social anxiety and any other issue that has undermined your confidence.  You feel inspired to train to support others to do the same.
  • You would like to offer the Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses within your organisation.

Download an information pack to learn more.


The Sunflower Effect has changed the lives of many quiet people. 

Here are just some of the responses from participants:

It’s been six months since I did the course and I’m still seeing the benefits. I surprise myself sometimes as to where my confidence comes from in relating to people.

Peregine C., Health Practitioner

Excellent value for money. One, it worked, and two so many other therapies are way more expensive and haven’t worked. Making Moves are cheap for what they are.

Jan Lake, PA

By the end of the course, I could really tell I’d made a massive shift. I feel like I’m a lot more authentic and accepting of myself with less feelings of being inferior and needing to hide my true self. For me, this course truly was a lifeline.

Elizabeth G, graphic designer

I don’t often do this kind of work because I thought it would be all too precious and serious. But Claire’s work is not at all like that, I found it great fun and only just on the edge of my comfort zone. I was able to explore ways through my insecurities in a very safe and constructive group of people. Jon, teacher

Read more testimonials for the Sunflower Effect Courses

Find 5-star reviews for the Sunflower Effect on findcourses.co.uk

The Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses have been featured on Sky TV, BBC World Services, Sat 7 TV, Marie Claire.


Want to know more?

Download an information pack

Sign up to the Introductory Training Workshop.

Got questions? Get in touch with me through the contact form below and request a recording of a past Live Q&A.

Then set up a time to speak to me after you have listened to the recording. I will be speaking to you either on Skype, Zoom or Facetime.


INTRODUCTORY TRAINING WORKSHOP

I recommend signing up for the Introductory Training Workshop to discover the basic framework for all Sunflower Effect Courses and help you to find out if the full 10-month Course training is the right decision for you.

Please note: This workshop is the first step in your training process.

However, it does not commit you to the full 10-month course should you decide not to take the training further.

Introductory Sunflower Effect Training Workshop.

Dates: September 26th-27th 2020 TBC
Times: 10-30-5.30pm approx
Venue: Helios Centre, 116 Judd Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9NS
Tube: Kings Cross / Russell Square / Euston
Cost: £200

More information and booking

Training Enquiry

  • If you are interested in training in this approach please tell me as much as you can about yourself and what skills/aptitudes you have and where and how you see yourself practicicing.
    Please confirm that you will honour the confidentiality of participants on the call. I cannot send you the recording unless you agree to this.

About Claire Schrader

Sunflower Effect Confidence Course Leader Training

I started out in life as a shy introvert and proverbial wallflower.  That is until I found a way at age 22, to break out of my shell, through the power of drama.

It changed my life, and I have never looked back.

You can read about my journey in my book, From Wallflower to Sunflower, the quiet person’s guide to natural confidence.

For the last 23 years, I have been helping people through dramatherapy-based personal development courses and workshops in the UK, America and Europe. In the last 8 years, I tripled my income and client base by creating the Sunflower Effect.

My academic work includes editing Ritual Theatre, The Power of Dramatic Ritual in Personal Development Groups and Clinical Practice published by Jessica Kingsley.

You can find one of my chapter’s “Breaking Through the Walls of Shyness:  Overcoming Shyness, Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety Through Dramatherapy” in the Routledge International Handbook of Dramatherapy.

Read more:

How does the Sunflower Effect achieve such significant shifts in people?

What is the theory behind the Sunflower Effect?

My background

Interviews with me about my approach.


FREE ONLINE Q&A SESSION

I’m not planning to offer another Q&A, but do get in touch with me through the contact form above and request a recording of a past Q&A. Then set up a time to speak to me after you have listened to the recording. I will be speaking to you either on Skype, Zoom or Facetime.

Dates: TBA
Times: 7- 8.30pm approx
Venue: Online through Zoom
Cost: Free

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Hi there

I thought you’d like to know that I am offering a selection of Livestream courses from mid May onwards. This is so you can experience the magic of the Sunflower Effect in the comfort of your own home, receive support from other people who feel in the same boat as you and say goodbye to shyness, fear of speaking in front of groups (including video conferencing) and social anxiety. 

Find out what its like to attend a Sunflower Effect Livestream Session by joining the next free Introductory Evening  on 6th April 7.30-9.30.

My regular courses will return in September.

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