December 24, 2020 at 10:14 pm #28528Adam PlayfootParticipant
Reading aloud or doing autosuggestions won’t be motivating all the time. It has to become a habit: a habit is an automatic response to a situation. For example, you have MANY habits in your everyday routine – you wake up, grab a hot drink, eat breakfast, shower, brush your teeth, etc. without thinking. This is also called habit stacking when you apply a habit already (ex. drinking coffee in the morning) with a new habit (autosuggestions/reading aloud). When you’re doing the program you have to make a habit of doing reading aloud and autosuggestions even when you don’t want to, but how? Are you going to suffer and force yourself? Firstly, I would say to do this: read the book called Atomic Habits by James Clear. Remember, your goal in this program is to STOP STUTTERING, that is the whole point of the program. If you want to stop stuttering you must do those 2 things each day no matter what.
This is how you make it a habit: “I will read aloud everyday at [this time] for just 2 minutes”. Do this with autosuggestions too, just 2 minutes at the same time every time for 2 weeks, or until it becomes habitual. I highly recommend reading the book Atomic Habits while developing this habit. I would also recommend having some sort of reward when you’re done doing this such as maybe you won’t shower until you do the autosuggestions in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening for evening autosuggestions. After doing just 2 minutes you will start to be motivated to do more after it becomes a habit. The key is making it a habit to make you more successful in the program and to ultimately cure faster. You won’t always want to do reading aloud or autosuggestions because they’re time consuming, but it is helpful to know two things about habits: they need to stick around long enough to break through the plateau of latent potential meaning you succeed very slowly and exponentially, not fast and linearly, until one day you see all your hard work start to pan out. So your progress is always being tracked and integrated by your brain as it rewires itself to speak fluently. It is crucial to be successful in this program to have hard work, determination, and patience to succeed, and also be a speech cop simultaneously. This program doesn’t have to be so exhaustive and if you make the exercises of the program a habit I promise you that you won’t struggle with completing it and you’ll find it easier to maintain your efforts without being too hard on yourself.December 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm #28530GáborParticipant
That’s a great idea, thanks for sharing! 🙂December 30, 2020 at 11:21 am #28546Leah AreffModerator
Wonderful Adam, I tell my students, rather do more sessions and shorten the duration (if you do not have the time or motivation) than only doing 1 session of 1-hour reading aloud. You will find that once you start doing something, you will think “might as well continue since I have already started”. It is kind of like going to the gym. Getting there is the hard part, but once you are there, you find that you push yourself more because you have already made the effort to get there.
Thank you for this!
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