I had been a covert stammerer all my life but since taking the McGuire Programme, I have seen an amazing transformation in my speech and mindset!
My name is Rishabh and I am a covert stammerer. [Covert means that I could hide my stammer from others but not from myself]
For many years, I had my own feared situations and words. I always restricted myself. Making phone calls and introducing myself to strangers was terrible!
Making phone calls and introducing to strangers was terrible!
Being a covert stammerer, I always used various tricks and avoidance mechanisms to hide my stutter. I remember my biggest nightmare was the engineering vivas, every trick or every attempt in saying a word lead to major blocks and I would not speak a word in the vivas because of the panic and stress.
The feeling of self-hate and shame troubled me all day. I had tried a few speech therapies, but the results were short term. I hated going to social events and talking with people. Very few of my friends knew I stammered because I used all sorts of tricks.
Life was not easy. But, after enrolling and being a part of the McGuire Programme something clicked inside me. The Programme gave me immense courage and confidence to combat my stammer in my daily life.
The Programme gave me immense courage and confidence to combat my stammer in my daily life.
I am certainly not cured and I am still working on my speech, but now I have the control that I always sought. The McGuire Programme has made my life much easier and more manageable than it used to be. Now, I enjoy speaking and I keep expanding my comfort zones. It is like a full transformation in just 4 days!
Never give up. Cheers everyone!