'Reflections from Berlin' - a course to be remembered.

We held our 06th McGuire Programme Course in Germany last month in Berlin for the second time running. The attendees came from all over the world, which created a fantastic vide and everyone immediately connected. No matter how many McGuire courses I attend, and I’ve attended over 40 courses to date, I always come away with something new that I can add to my personal development and with something new and fresh that I can add to make our future courses better.

The McGuire Programme Berlin March 2017 crew, after putting in 3+ successful days of intensive work to overcome their stutters.

The McGuire Programme Berlin March 2017 crew, after putting in 3+ successful days of intensive work to overcome their stutters.

I really love to see and witness CHANGE in people, from the new students learning to get to grips with the techniques and learning to control their stutter, to people who return to our courses and continue to grow and gain more confidence as they journey through the McGuire process. As the saying goes, ‘it doesn’t get any better than this’.

I've gather together a few comments from our members experience of the course in Berlin. This section is 'Reflections from Berlin' - a course to be remembered.

“During this course it was amazing to see so many grads from different regions come together to support one another. Grads with different levels of experience and confidence. Grads helping, supporting and encouraging each other. The social evening at the end of the course was a brilliant evening and a great way to build new friendships.”

- Sharon Gavillet, Course Instructor McGuire Programme Ireland.

“The course was a wonderful and disciplined few days that were filled with positive and focused support for both graduates and new students. There was an enthusiasm in the room that was encouraging and motivating to work hard to become strong eloquent speakers. This course was a lot more than simply teaching a speaking technique, rather it was a place where you could bring out your great speaking personality and with the excellent support that was there, become the speaker you want to be.”

- McGuire Graduate from McGuire Programme Ireland attending a McGuire Course Abroad.

“A fellow grad from Sweden told me that the German courses are special, and my time at the Berlin course certainly was. We all seemed to agree and discussed reasons for why it had been so good during the feedback session on the last day. Everyone agreed that the fact that it was a comparatively small course had something to do with it. We were all involved in the course, had plenty of challenges and opportunities to speak. We also got almost constant feedback from the instructors, coaches and other grads. Sharon and Emmet did an amazing job instructing the course, but I also think that it was the other participants that made it possible. I feel that our willingness to work hard, maintain discipline and push out of our comfort zones was increased by the close-knit and friendly environment. It felt like we were all working together as a unit in the war against stuttering - and we had whole lot of fun doing it!”

- McGuire Graduate from McGuire Programme Scandinavia attending a McGuire Course Abroad.

“The small size of the group and the huge mix in nationalities across all participants, combined with focus on both discipline and fun, gave a course with a lot energy and leanings for all participants no matter if it were the first or 7th course. A lot of different factors contributed to a course that I think will be remembered for years to come, but if one should be highlighted, it must be the attitude, discipline, energy, creativity and humour demonstrated by all participants – including the organisers.”

- McGuire Graduate from McGuire Programme Scandinavia attending a McGuire Course Abroad.

If you are reading this and you are a person who stutters, don’t be afraid to get in touch with the programme. We are stronger together and you are not alone, replace that sense of isolation you may be feeling. There is always someone there to support, motivate and encourage you to become the best you can be.

All our courses are listed on this website. Our next course for the German/Benelux Region will be held in Düsseldorf from 07. to the 10. June 2017 - you can register your interest using this link: http://www.mcguireprogramme.com/en/apply-now-0