If we ask all people who stutter on the planet, "What is the number one question that comes to your mind when you think about stuttering?" my guess is that the number one question would be "How to stop stuttering?"
So let's dive into it.
I want to cut to the chase and share with you the core piece that separates us from fluency. From that state when we are free from stuttering. But first, let's take a look at these three speakers:
It just happened that I came across these videos recently. It struck me that these brilliant speakers had speech impediments in those episodes. And we can hold different views but these guys are really good speakers. Yet they all had speech impediments in those video clips.
You’ll notice that there's one thing in common among them. After having speech impediments, they continued either without speech impediments or being pretty confident. They were pretty sure that they won't have any more speech impediments. Even though they had!They were pretty confident that they can control their speech. And that's the core thing that, like a wall, like a borderline separates fluency from stuttering. That idea, that feeling, that sense, a confidence that I can say what I want to say without speech impediments.
They were pretty confident that they can control their speech. And that's the core thing that like a wall, like a borderline separates fluency from stuttering. That idea, that feeling, that sense, a confidence that I can say what I want to say without speech impediments.
People who stutter to the contrary have a sense that stuttering is inevitable. That no matter what, speech impediments will come up. And there's objective proof to that when we start speaking or even start thinking that I need to say something right now that clicks on a button. That triggers stuttering. So we need to find the way how we can say what we want to say without speech impediments. And know definitely, for sure that I can do it.
For example, we can sing. We normally don't stutter when we sing. Just imagine if all people communicated only by singing. Just like in the opera! Would we still stutter? No, I don't think so. Or we can whisper! People usually don't stutter when they speak this way.
But, we cannot always sing or whisper in our daily life. So we need to find other ways that are close to our real life. That are relevant, that we can use in our daily life. And the closer it is, the higher the odds are that we'll stick to it and it will work.
To stop stuttering we need to generate enough proof, enough evidence at a physical level that we can say whatever we want to say without speech impediments in our daily life.
So that our brain and our muscles are totally sure that this is the case. I can say whatever I want to say without speech impediments in any everyday setting. Like those three speakers, we watched in the beginning of the video.
Again, I want to repeat that:
TO STOP STUTTERING, WE NEED TO GENERATE ENOUGH PROOF ON A PHYSICAL LEVEL THAT WE CAN SAY WHATEVER WE WANT TO SAY WITHOUT SPEECH IMPEDIMENTS IN OUR EVERYDAY LIFE.
Okay! That’s a good plan. But how do we get there?
Here comes the difficult part. We cannot use our normal, usual speech to get free from stuttering. What took us here won't get us there.
Our regular, our usual normal speech leaves us only here with our stuttering. Where we are. We need to be different and we need to be different in our daily life. Speech therapies may vary in the techniques and how effective they are but they all bring you through having a training speech for some time which is different from your usual or perceived to be usual normal speech.
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