December 21, 2020 at 3:24 am #28495LukeParticipant
As of today I have joined the WSSA community and I’m very excited to continue to make progress on my journey to become a PWSS! I wanted to introduce myself on the forums as well. I am a 21 year old college student from Illinois studying Finance and Accounting. I play baseball for my college, and have been playing baseball my whole life. I’ve stuttered since before I could remember, but according to my parents, I started around age 3. Through most of my teenage years, I would’ve been considered a mild stutterer, but my speech had been getting increasingly worse for the past year or two due to stress about job interviews, school presentations, etc. I knew that something needed to be done to improve my speech and decrease my speech anxiety before I graduate school and go into the work force.
I luckily stumbled upon the Third Edition of the Stuttering & Speech Anxiety book about two weeks ago. I finished it in about a week, and have been applying the methods every day, noticing a steady improvement of my speech so far. I am clearly extremely encouraged, and looking forward to this journey with all of you!December 21, 2020 at 8:34 am #28497JavierModerator
Hi Luke! Welcome to WSSA!! It’s fantastic to know that thanks to the book and the Lovett method your speech is already improving! Keep on like that and very soon you’ll become a PWSS too. You need to be patient, consistent and determined to beat it, as you surely know by now.
I’m one of the Certified Speech Coaches of WSSA. I stopped stuttering around 2 years ago, and finding Lee’s “Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures” has surely saved my life. Here’s my Success Story, in case you’re curious:
To stop stuttering even faster, I’d recommend you to use all the resources that WSSA offers here: the video courses, reading the Blogs, asking questions in this Forum, watching videos of coaching sessions (it’s pretty much like being coached by one of us directly), attending to the SpeechAnxietyMasters meetings…. The meetings are extremely motivational, and you learn a lot from other PWSS and learning how they stopped stuttering.
If you’re a Stuttering member of WSSA, you’ll know that now you can get 3 free coaching sessions. Some PWS have only needed that much! One of the PWS that I coached became a PWSS in 5 weeks! And he hasn’t relapsed since then (5 months approximately).
If you are a Starter (Free) Member, we can organise a private Q&A session if you want.December 21, 2020 at 8:53 pm #28516LukeParticipant
Thanks for the welcome and for the advice Javier. I really appreciate it!January 8, 2021 at 3:05 pm #28616Leah AreffModerator
When will you be joining us at the SAM meeting? Have you watched any of our coaching videos? And how about the course on Stuttering and anxiety self cures?
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