September 2, 2020 at 8:46 pm #27671
Hi Everyone, I’m John from Glasgow, Scotland and just wanted to say how much I’m enjoying the videos. I’m over 70% of reading Lee’s book and I can tell a difference in my stammer already.
You seem like a great bunch of people and and glad to be a part of the community on WSSA.
John KerrSeptember 3, 2020 at 10:17 am #27672
Hi John! My name is Javier and I’m a PWSS and one of the certified coaches here. Welcome to WSSA!! I’m glad to hear that the book is helping you. The videos (both the online course and the coaching sessions) are very helpful. I watched at least one per day when I was a PWS, and it really helped me understand things more clearly.
Keep on working on your speech! More than a hundred people (that we know of) have managed to stop stuttering, some of them being severe PWS (yours truly), so there is no reason to believe you can’t.
I would also recommend you to take a look at the Blog section of this website, there’s a lot of useful stuff too. And of course, feel free to ask us any questions or post any comments here. There might be a lot of people who have the same questions that you do, so you’ll also be helping them.
This Saturday’s (5th of September) SpeechAnxietyMasters Meeting (go to the “Community” Section) the topic will be “Stump the Experts ; Question Those Who Beat It”. Feel free to join us and ask questions, make comments, meet new people… We will celebrate more of these “question the experts” meetings, like once a month. Normally on these meetings we have a speaker (could be a coach or anybody who volunteers), and they will give a speech about any subject they want (normally it’s related to speech) and then we can ask questions, comments… It’s also a great way of meeting new people and getting rid of the fears to speaking in public and to groups of people.September 3, 2020 at 1:09 pm #27675
Thanks for the feedback and the kind words.
I plan on reading Lee’s book at least twice more. I have watched a lot of the videos including yours and your speech is great. I’ve got a lot of optimism from the stories and how fluent people are.September 3, 2020 at 1:26 pm #27676
Fantastic! Please do keep us posted with your progress!!October 2, 2020 at 9:25 am #27839
How are things with your speech going? We would like to receive an update on how well the methods are working for you.October 8, 2020 at 9:40 pm #27898
Sorry for not replying sooner. I just read your message!
Things are going fine. I had my 1st skype with Lee and I think it went well. However, I was doing too many repeats but I’m now practising the crutches, auto-suggestions 3 times a day and starting to see an improvement. I just have to keep working at it.
JohnOctober 15, 2020 at 5:47 pm #27942
Please also remember your reading aloud! It does wonders for your self-esteem, you hear an extra hour of fluency a day, and it is just fun overall.
Read aloud with passion, joy and enthusiasm. It will really make a huge difference. I remember the days when I read aloud compared to the days when I did not, and the way I felt about myself was like night and day. Try it for yourself, I would love to hear an update.October 20, 2020 at 7:38 am #27967
Do I call you Tasneem or Leah?
Thanks for the feedback. I read aloud 1 hour a day, 3 daily autosuggestions and the recordings whilst I sleep. I had my 3rd coaching session with Lee yesterday. I was told to use crutch 11 all the time and he seems to think I could be a PWSS within a month.
I talk way too fast and have now to adopt much slower speech. I spoke to a friend on the phone last night using crutch 11 and had no blocks or repeats. I felt good and I have to be mindful to adopt this new mode of speech.
I’ve enjoyed a lot of your videos on coaching and the great advice you give on Speech Masters Club.
JohnOctober 20, 2020 at 10:51 am #27971
Hi John. I had to jump in, because I saw that session you had with Lee. Crutch 11 is great. Use it 24/7, as much as you can, even when you don’t need it. I coached a PWS some months ago, and I explained to him that Crutch. Within 5 weeks he became a PWSS. You can also do it!!October 20, 2020 at 1:19 pm #27974
Thanks for the message of support. I have been using crutch 11 all the time since my session with Lee and I feel a difference.
I have a question….When reading aloud for 1 hour each day, do I continue practicing all the other crutches as I’ve been doing and/or reading aloud using crutch 11?October 20, 2020 at 2:22 pm #27976
I’d recommend you to continue practicing with all the Crutches, just like you’ve been doing. Maybe you could focus a bit more on C-11, but don’t ignore the rest. And in your daily conversations, focus more on C-11, just like Lee suggested you.October 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm #27982
I used to practice one crutch a day while reading aloud. That way, I would have a full hour practicing a crutch while not under any pressure and with nobody listening. If I found that I was further along with other crutches, I would spend two days on the crutches I did not feel as comfortable with. Eventually, you will be able to use 3/4 crutches while reading aloud at the same time.October 20, 2020 at 9:28 pm #27985
Hi Tasneem & Javier,
Thanks for the great advice on the crutches. I’ll practice 1 hour on each crutch per day as you suggested and an extra 30 minutes practising reading crutch 11 aloud.
Thanks for the tip!October 21, 2020 at 10:46 am #27988
See you at the SAM meeting this Saturday!October 21, 2020 at 10:58 am #27993
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to be at the meeting on Saturday. I have 2 young children that want to go to the park. I will watch the recording.
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