I imagine my friend would find the idea of attending a course daunting or intimidating. How are such fears or doubts overcome?

When people attend their first course, they quickly realise they are among friends, fellow stammerers who have experienced all the difficulties, all the embarrassments and fears that they too have suffered.

The McGuire Programme is a supportive, self-help "community" that continues to extend worldwide.

During courses, we are all presented with challenging situations, but we don't ask people to do anything we don't think they can do or that we have not done ourselves.

All activities are optional.

We also encourage family members or partners to come along to sit in on the course, or parts of the course. The more they know about the Programme, the more they can do to help and support their loved one during their journey.