EXPRESS YOURSELF CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP
Build a natural self-confidence the fast, fun and creative way
December 2022 - tbc
Would you love to Express Yourself and let the real you out?
Want to play more in life - and have a whole lot more fun?
Want to overcome your fear of performing in front of groups?
In this one day confidence workshop, you will be discovering the keys to an authentic confidence and how to exude the kind of magic and passion for life that enables you to look and feel good.
The workshop provides a context to express yourself in a safe environment with other people who feel is the same boat as you and are 100% committed in supporting you in making breakthroughs in the area of self expression, confidence and overcoming your fears of performing and speaking in front of others. This helps to counteract the effects of having your confidence undermined in the past.
We will be working through a specially adapted form of drama - The Sunflower Effect - based on Claire Schrader's experience of being a shy introvert and what really worked in getting her out of her shell, combined with some of the most effective personal development tools that will enable you to make a significant shift in the way you express yourself in your life. Having experienced the amazing benefits of The Sunflower Effect I'm now training with Claire to bring this fun and creative process to as many people as possible.
You are most likely to benefit from this confidence workshop if:
You feel restricted and inhibited. You want to stop holding yourself back from expressing yourself and express yourself in a more natural way that looks and feels good.
You want to get out of your head, have more fun, feel more alive and care less about what other people think of you.
You want to get better and feel more comfortable at performing and standing up in front of groups.
You want to feel more comfortable in social situations.
You feel a desire to be creative but you feel blocked from expressing yourself creatively. Your career or lifestyle offers few outlets for creativity or self expression.
WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE
Over the course of the day, you will participate in a series of experiential exercises in which you will have an opportunity to play out powerful characters from a well known story enabling you to shift out of habitual modes of being and play out the many aspects of yourself that have been suppressed as a result of negative experiences in the past.
Fun and laughter are a very important part of the process. You will have an opportunity to discover the innocence and freedom of being a child at play - 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, especially if you feel this was missing from your actual childhood (like me).
Gradually through the day a new you will begin to emerge. For some people, this is like a light bulb going off - and they will be surprised at how easy it is to express themselves. For others, it's a more gradual process. You will feel the walls that have kept you locked away in your shell begin to melt away - which many people find continues after the workshop has finished.
If you continue with this process then you will see some significant changes in your confidence levels, how you express yourself in your life and how other people relate to you, as well as having greater energy and feeling more enjoyment in life.
This workshop is aimed at newcomers. No previous experience is needed other than a willingness to "have a go". A fun and informal place to break through your barriers to expressing yourself with a lovely group of people who feel in the same boat as you.
Many people who have participated in my other groups find this confidence workshop a great place to have a refresher and to build on what they have achieved in the past.
What participants have said about the workshop
It was a fun and useful workshop that was an excellent way to practice socializing and speaking in public in a very safe supportive setting. We were pretty quiet and reserved at the beginning the day, but we really had fun together and everyone opened up so much as the day went on.
I was a little apprehensive before signing up, but I’m very glad I did. It’s not easy finding a way to practice social skills in a very safe and supportive setting, but this workshop definitely does that.
Michael 5 star review on Hotcourses July 2019
I did the 1 day express yourself workshop and can happily say that it was one of the most fun and liberating experiences that I have ever come across. The workshop was a fun and explorative process that brings out various facets of ones personality....The spontaneity involved lets you free the mind and get you to a place where you can just ‘be’. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the whole process good fun!
B.C. London, librarian
This workshop was such a tonic. I haven’t had so much real fun like that for such a long time. It put me in touch with feelings (such as abandonment to having fun and not caring about how i looked) that I haven’t really felt since i was about 14.
I was excited about the workshop and feeling it was important for me. But also feeling that maybe it wouldn’t help me, might not be any good, or that the people taking part would be scary in some way. Meeting the other participants, I saw their problems, the reasons why they were attending, all sounded so similar to mine. No matter how we all seemed on the outside (whether seemingly shy or seemingly confident) – we were bound together by our same struggles with the world.
I enjoyed being able to do something I never usually do ie stand up and perform, deliberately draw attention to myself. I was particularly impressed because for the first “performance” I really was devoid of ideas and sceptical of how it would go and yet I found on the spur of the moment quite a powerful way to express fear, and felt it was “me” too.
Since the workshop, I’ve been more willing to just get on with speaking to people etc without feeling I have to say the “right thing”. I also feel that I am more willing to feel vulnerable. That my vulnerable self might be “ok” and I don’t have to make myself better than this. I am putting myself a bit more “out there” with less concern for what other people might think of me.
Everyone is different and progress in different ways - and it depends on how deeply you are locked in your shell. But for those who persist in this process, you will see dramatic results in how you express yourself in life.
How to book
Cost: £85 (includes £20 non-refundable deposit.)
£60 Early Bird - book before (tba)
Express Yourself Workshop
New date in December TBC
10.30am - 5.30pm
Location TBC - London, probably Ealing
Participants often go onto other courses:
Improv for Confidence