Welttag des Stotterns: Wenn der eigene Name Angst einjagt

Beate Köhler

Beate Köhler

Zum Welttag des Stotterns, der am 22. Oktober auf die Problematik mit dem Sprechfluss hinweisen will, möchte Köhler ihre Geschichte erzählen. Den Menschen, die betroffen sind, Mut machen. Dass alles gut werden kann. Wenn man heute mit Köhler spricht, fällt auf, dass sie flüssig erzählt. Sie stockt kein einziges Mal, verhaspelt sich nicht.

Denise Admiraal (31) stotterde zo erg dat ze haar eigen naam niet kon zeggen

Tekst Amanda van Schaik | Foto Dirk-Jan van Dijk

Tekst Amanda van Schaik | Foto Dirk-Jan van Dijk

‘Mijn angst om te stotteren was jarenlang zo groot, dat ik me in allerlei bochten wrong om zo min mogelijk te praten. Als ik uit eten ging, wees ik op de menukaart aan wat ik wilde hebben of bestelde ik hetzelfde als diegene naast me. Als die dan bijvoorbeeld cola nam, baalde ik, want daar hou ik niet van. Maar ik knikte liever of zei ‘ik ook’ dan dat ik ‘ik wil graag appelsap’ zou moeten zeggen.

Challenge yourself and face your fears.

McGuire Programme in Düsseldorf, Germany

Members of The McGuire Programme in Düsseldorf, Germany during our Public Speaking Event.

It's easy to ignore or to just avoid our fears and hope that they'll go away. Unfortunately, they rarely do. If you don’t face your fears, they’ll end up controlling you. How do you face them? The most common way to face your fears is through exposure, where you gradually face the thing or situation you’re afraid of. With the right method of thinking and how to deal with each situation, you'll wonder why you weren't doing it sooner!

Alone we are strong… together we are stronger

Join us for our next course in Düsseldorf, Germany in July 03.-06.07.2019

Join us for our next course in Düsseldorf, Germany in July 03.-06.07.2019

Alone we are strong… together we are stronger 

We held our first course for 2019 for the German Region of The McGuire Programme in the wonderful city of Düsseldorf. We ventured back to our old location which has been newly renovated and it’s looking better than ever.

We were joined by 9 brave new students and 16 returning members. This was the biggest course we’ve had in relation to the number of new students joining us. The new students came from far and wide and we had 14 different nationalities in attendance.

Building our self-esteem in Eindhoven, The Netherlands

It's always so inspiring to see people from many different nations and cultures successfully working together to help each other learn to speak more eloquently!

It's always so inspiring to see people from many different nations and cultures successfully working together to help each other learn to speak more eloquently!

We held our last course for 2018 in Eindhoven in The Netherlands. This course was the first course in over 6 years to be held in English and it didn’t disappoint. We had graduates from McGuire International coming from far away places, such as Sweden, the UK, Ireland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia (via Spain) and Germany.

The course was our biggest course for 2018. We had 60 people in total over the duration of the 4 days including 4 new students (3 from Holland and 1 from Saudi Arabia).

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