The first McGuire Programme UK North Course of the New Decade

Newcastle upon Tyne was the venue! Adam Black BEM was the Instructor! Mark Straker, only involved for two years, was the organiser! A great course that helped so many people who stutter / stammer.

The first McGuire Programme UK North, four day, intensive, residential course of the new decade, took place in the Royal Station Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, from Wednesday 12th until Sunday 16th February 2020. The McGuire Programme gives people who stutter the skills and mindset to transform themselves into eloquent and articulate speakers.

Four very apprehensive new students arrived on the Wednesday evening to see if we could help them.  It takes courage to even turn up, so well done to everyone who was there!

All new students have two days to try our techniques and methods, to see if we can help them control their stammers. No-one pays the fee until they have tried it for themselves for two days, including seeing everything demonstrated in the real world on the Friday afternoon 'contacts' session.

The course was instructed by Adam Black BEM, a very experienced Course Instructor who received the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's Honours List in January 2019 for raising awareness about stuttering/ stammering.

The course organiser was Mark Straker.  Mark attended his first course in Newcastle upon Tyne in February 2018. He is now a coach on the Programme and has had the responsibility of organising a course. The changes in his life have been immensely positive...all in just two years!

Thanks as always to all the graduates, coaches, instructors and staff trainers who attended the Newcastle course. They all turn out to help themselves and to help others. So many people also appeared after many years away.  It's always great to meet back up and continue the positive journey!

By the end of the course, one new student signed up and is going from strength to strength. The other three decided they did not have the commitment or determination to continue. That's absolutely fine!  Some, if not all, will be back on a course in the future.

The next McGuire Programme UK North course will be in Birmingham, 15th-19th April 2020. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing everyone there!