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Day: October 11, 2019

Megan’s turnaround out of stuttering silence.

It’s extremely hard for me to put into words what this programme has done for me. I joined this programme at the age of 17, I was scared, embarrassed and ashamed of having a stammer, or being different from everyone my age! I had a multitude of tricks and avoidance behaviours. The first time I spoke to my own dad on a telephone was after my first McGuire course.

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These face to face contacts are part and parcel of what you do on the McGuire Programme, we go out of our way to connect with people and engage in conversation. Talking to strangers with a stutter/stammer

The “Beautiful Interruption” of talking to people you don’t know – talking to strangers

When starting a conversation with a stranger, there is a very high probability that they will be receptive to you. We are by nature, social creatures, and as such, we generally welcome interactions with others. But for people who stutter this can be a fearful scenario and we wouldn’t dare interact for fear of rejection or simply not being understood. But now with the control taught by the programme, it’s made easier and starts to become fun.