Beginning the Course with Determination and Ending It with Satisfaction

After four intensive days in Malmö, 13 new students worked hard to overcome their greatest fear, writes course instructor, Burak Demirci.

McGuire stuttering course in Malmö, Sweden - November 2014

The course was successful, as another 13 new students became graduates of our Programme and took their first big step towards eloquence. When we met the new students on Thursday morning many of them were nervous, frightened, skeptical and also excited at the same time. Some of them were not able to say their own names and the fear was evident in their eyes. It was not long before the new students were working hard on learning the physical and mental tools of the McGuire Programme. Little by little they became more confident, enthusiastic and positive, and they all left the course feeling that they could conquer the world.

The old graduates did a great job at the course and gave 100 % of their motivation and guidance to support and help each other. This was a great example of how strong and caring the McGuire family really is.

As for me the lovely city of Malmö will always be in my heart. I had my first ever McGuire course in this city and also had the chance to instruct my first ever course in the city where it all began. What a nostalgic way to do it. I hope that all the new students also will keep their Malmö experience with them for life.

It is not easy breaking down the bad habits from the past and to overcome the fear and avoidance behavior, but as with other courses this particular one also proved that everything is possible with hard work, courage and perseverance. A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Remember, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Keep it costal,
Burak Demirci