Introductory Evening
Express Yourself
- beginners confidence building

Quiet, reserved, shy or self conscious? Have you been told or feel that  you need to be more confident? Want to try before you buy? 

In this Introductory Evening, you will be discovering the keys to an authentic self confidence through a magical process - The Sunflower Effect, that Claire Schrader developed over a twenty year period.

Magical? After trying different therapies and techniques, possibly over more than twenty years, and all to no or little avail, The Sunflower Effect truly changed my life, and all within 12 weeks!

Claire developed The Sunflower Effect based on her own experiences of being a shy introvert. As a shy, depressed, introvert and highly sensitive person (yeah, I got so much going for me!) I struggled to even try anything that might help me fully engage with my own life. Desperation made me take that step, and I would never have dreamt that something like The Sunflower Effect, could open up not just doors, but simply my life, to me.


The Sunflower Effect uses an adaptive form of drama combined with the most effective personal development tools. These confidence building workshops and courses have worked for countless people with confidence issues - even those who doubted that anything would ever work for them.

This Introductory Evening is designed for you:

     If you've tried lots of different things to build confidence but none of them have really worked

     You've given up hope that you'll ever build the kind of confidence that you seek

     If the thought of doing anything involving drama fills you with terror, or you've had bad experiences with drama in the past

     If you find the spotlight hard, or you would describe yourself as shy, self conscious, socially anxious or introverted

     You're interested in another one of my confidence courses and you want to be sure it's right for you

The evening provides a very safe place for you to gently stretch outside of your comfort zone with people who feel in the same boat as you.

It will also be an opportunity for you to release some of the blocks to your confidence and discover how to exude the kind of magic and passion for life that automatically draws positive experiences to you.

     "Confidence is one of the keys to achieving what you want in life. People are naturally attracted to confident people and even       more so to those who exude a magic and a passion for life."

I create an informal, relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere that will quickly put you at your ease, and free you of the internal pressures that normally inhibit you from expressing yourself.

The evening will serve as an introduction to participating in the Sunflower Effect confidence building workshops and courses. The evening on its own may not be the answer to all your problems - in my experience no one thing ever is - since building confidence is a complex process, but you may be surprised by what you are able to achieve, by how differently you may feel about yourself and your life, in just one evening. 

Many people go on afterwards to join either the Breakthrough Confidence Course, Improvisation for Social Confidence, and the one day Express Yourself Workshop. All these courses are aimed at beginners.

What participants have said about the evening:

Feeling brave after attending

I just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the Intro Evening last night. I had a really great time and felt so much better when I left. I was excited and energised – in fact I was feeling so brave I attended a drama class today! I’ve been trying to pluck up the courage to attend this drama class for around 3 years but never quite made it, but today I went and it was brilliant! Without your class, I would never have been able to do this so thanks to you.  I’m really looking forward to starting the full Breakthrough course in September. I can’t wait!!

Came in feeling nervous, left feeling confident

The taster session yesterday was great! I came in feeling nervous and left feeling confident. Also, it was a great opportunity to network with others. The session helped to increase my confidence. I’ve since had a great week and not felt like this for ages. I’ve even been stressed from work and a lack of sleep but I still feel confident. Also my voice better. I’m more relaxed and calm.

Date:   tbc July 2022

Times:   7.30 - 9.30 PM

Venue:   The Helios Centre, 116 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NS

Cost:   £15


To pay, this link will take you to the Making Moves site, home of The Sunflower Effect!

It's okay to feel nervous. I did too when I first went to this evening. And I was so very very glad that I did. It really did change my life. If you have any questions please feel free to email me at