Showing How to Conquer Our Stuttering in Seattle
The McGuire Programme USA/Canada's first course in the Pacific Northwest was a huge success! Seattle, WA, provided a fantastic backdrop for 20 people who stutter to learn to overcome their stuttering...
20 dedicated people came to Seattle, WA, to learn to conquer their fears and to overcome their stuttering. From April 26-29 these individuals came together as a team to help and support each other, and made huge strides in their speaking journeys.
We were thrilled to welcome four new members to the McGuire Programme - people ranging from 22 to 65 years old, and from all walks of life. These four were joined by 16 returning McGP graduates, who all came back as part of their lifetime support membership to both continue to help themselves, and to help the new members to start down their paths to speaking eloquently. Said one new member about the difference the weekend made for him:
I have skipped many meals - and many parties - in my life. Now I can say anything. Now I can say what I want!
Like so many McGP courses, the Seattle gathering was truly international. Members from multiple nations and backgrounds attended, all with the same goal of helping each other to speak articulately and to push past their fears. Even our course instructor came from overseas, as Emmet O'Connell, course instructor and regional director of the Germany and Netherlands region, led the course beautifully with his experience, wit, and kind nature.
The McGuire Programme focuses on how to overcome both the physical and psychological aspects of a lifetime of stuttering, and Seattle proved to be a perfect spot to exercise our techniques.
From the Pike Place Market to the Space Needle - and many coffee shops in between! - our McGP crew spoke with thousands of people over the course of the weekend.
Congratulations to everyone who attended and gave such incredible effort over the entire weekend. Special thanks goes to the coaches and graduates who made the course so special - the success that all four new members are enjoying is directly attributable to both their hard work and to the great example and support you gave!
-Brian Sellers, McGP Regional Director, USA & Canada
And... Our next course is coming up soon in Toronto, Ontario! Come up to Canada with us and beat the heat August 16-19, 2017 - and learn to begin to overcome your stutter as well! APPLY TODAY for that course, as seats are already starting to fill up!