Free From Stutter Success Stories is a series of interviews with people who don't crawl under the table because of stuttering. Who either improved their fluency or try to make a difference despite stuttering. I'm sure there's something we all can learn from them.
Our guest today is Peter Louw, the author of the book "Coping with Stuttering." I got interested in his videos on YouTube about the passive airflow technique. He also created a Facebook group about stuttering as a mindbody disorder.
In this episode, Peter and I discuss:
"Yes, absolutely it has a relaxing effect. In fact, there is a requirement Dr. Schwartz taught us that as you flow that air out of your mouth you actually suppose to relax in body and mind." - Peter Louw
"And the opposite of repressing is expressing, so in my daily life, I try to be more expressive. I try to use my hands more." - Peter Louw
"They begin well and they work hard and they do get better and then suddenly they get huge relapses. The psychological adjustment to fluency is being terribly underestimated." - Peter Louw
"By trying to help others you also help yourself because the more involved you get with stuttering self-help the better it’s for your own speech." - Peter Louw
Coping with stuttering free book
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What have you learned from this interview? Share your thoughts in the comments.