Express Yourself Confidence Workshop - overcome shyness and inhibitions

Making Moves Sunflower Confidence Courses
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Professional Training
1 day
95 - 105 GBP
Course Dates
105 GBP

Course description

Express Yourself Confidence Workshop - overcome shyness and inhibitions:

Proven to be effective and to improve the prospects of quiet, shy, self-conscious and introverted people.

  • 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 unique one-day self-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 in 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/speaking in front of others. This helps to counteract the effects of having your confidence undermined in the past.


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Suitability - Who should attend?

You are most likely to benefit from this confidence workshop if:

  • You feel restricted, inhibited. You want to hold back less often 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 or 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/self-expression.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the day, you will feel the walls that have kept you locked away in your shell begin to melt away – which many people say 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 yourselves in your life and how other people relate to you, as well as feeling having greater energy and enjoyment in life.

Training Course Content

Build a natural self-confidence the fast, fun and creative way

We will be working through the Sunflower Effect, an especially adapted form of drama based on Claire’s experiences of being a shy introvert and what really worked in getting her out of her shell. This is 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.

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 discovering 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.

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.

Continuing Studies

There are also opportunities to participate in other courses after you have completed this workshop, which will develop other skills to further build your confidence and overall success.

This may be the Breakthrough Confidence Course if you feel shyness, social anxiety and self-consciousness are on your radar.

If speaking in front of groups is your challenge e.g. in meetings, giving presentations and in social groups, Claire recommends  Finding Your Voice. The course is unique in that it focuses on dispelling the anxiety and distressing symptoms that many people experience e.g. rapid heartbeat, panic attacks, blushing, going blank

If you want to overcome social awkwardness, inhibitions and over-analysing everything you say and do, the "I Don't Know What To Say" Improvisation Course is one of the most effective ways of building social confidence.

For people who can only do weekend courses, or are hampered by difficult life experiences that have undermined their confidence, Breakthrough Plus is a 2-weekend course.

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The Sunflower Effect Confidence Courses

The Sunflower Effect is a proven confidence-building system based in an adapted form of drama, that has been transforming the lives of quiet, reserved and introverted people since 1997.  It was developed by Claire Schrader, the UK's leading confidence expert in the area of...

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Making Moves Sunflower Confidence Courses

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Average rating 4.9

Based on 8 reviews.

I really enjoyed Claire's 1 day, Express Yourself workshop. By bringing together a disparate range of people and giving practical steps and exercises to overcome social anxiety, over thinking etc. she has created an environment were you can change your outlook and make steps to a more confident life. A very practical way to build more self confi...
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Claire is incredibly generous, perceptive and brought the group together. The workshop was fun and powerful. It was the first time in a long time where I played and it felt really important. Thank you.
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Thank you for such an incredible day yesterday. It really pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped me learn to be in that moment of panic and allow it happen and go with it. I am still laughing at how at 10.30am I wanted to flee from the room then by 5pm I was the main character in the final scene! It was exhilarating, petrifying and a lot of...
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