September 20, 2020 at 2:11 pm #27759
Hi, I’m Gabor from Hungary, I’m a 32 years old male. I stutter since I was 5, most likely because of my parents’ divorce. My stuttering varies greatly but mostly I have strong silent blocks with grimacing at the beginning of my sentences. I’ve tried many therapies (speech therapies and also alternative medicine) but nothing helped me permanently (I could speak fluently as long as I’m in a therapy, but as soon as I live the room I stutter again). I also don’t stutter when I’m angry or playing a role (e.g. I was a bartender at a school’s party once, and I was perfectly fluent).
I’m glad I’ve found Lee’s book and started to read aloud every day, which helped me. I also try to learn and use the crutches right now.September 21, 2020 at 9:12 am #27764
Hi Gábor! Welcome to World Stop Stuttering Association. It’s great to have you here. I also used to grimmace and have those blocks you mentioned, some of them lasting for several seconds. The good news is thanks to Lee’s method, I stopped stuttering, in all situations. You can also do it!
Have you taken the online course? It’s fantastic. It makes the book so much easier to understand. Of course, watching videos of the coaching sessions is also very helpful. I used to watch at least one per day. You can use a lot of filters and watch the most suitable videos for you (for example, if want to watch videos that explain, for example, Crutch 1, or that explain Self-hypnosis, or that focus on giving presentations, job interviews, etc).
There’s also a lot of very useful stuff on the Blog and this Forum. So feel free to ask us anything!!
Be sure of one thing. More than a hundred people have posted a Success Story (and therefore become PWSS). If they have done it, you can also do it!September 21, 2020 at 2:42 pm #27768
Thanks, I’m doing the online course right now.
We also had a free online Q&A last month. 🙂September 21, 2020 at 3:13 pm #27769
yeah, I remember that session! Enjoy the online course, and you know where to find me in case you need it (you also have my email address).November 28, 2021 at 1:27 pm #30732
I was away for a long time, so I thought it’s time to return. 🙂
At summer I had a part-time job as a bartender where I had to communicate a lot. While I wouldn’t say I didn’t have any speech incidents (partly because of being tired and also some drinking) I think I managed to do my job with good feedbacks from others. Then this job ended and I became lazy and abandon speech practice (also got Covid in October so practicing was much harder because of constant coughing).
It’s interesting because even though I didn’t practice for a longer period of time, my speech was still OK (much better than 1-2 years before). And after a small amount of practice (like reading aloud for like 15 minutes a day), my speech is almost immediately improved. My mindset is also changed: I don’t view stuttering anymore as something that’s shameful or making me inferior – it’s just a habit (that I don’t need), nothing more.
I can even talk to others openly about stuttering or make fun out of it in a positive way. A recent example: I was at a retro party, talked to some friends and also to strangers and a friend of mine told me (when a Scatman John song started to play – he was a stuttering singer) that he always tried to imitate the singer as a kid. And I replied that me too, but I was successful with it, too. 😀
So, I’m back, practicing again and reading the new book, Lee also wrote me emails many times to talk on Skype, for which I’m very grateful and we already scheduled a meeting. I’ll also try to participate in more SAM meetings in the future.November 29, 2021 at 9:36 am #30734
it’s great to have you back and to hear such good news from you. Looking forward to seeing you at SAM (in case you don’t know, now the SAM meetings are at 12h NY time on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month).
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