“Talk to me Frankfurt”

Our Hard Working Heroes! McGuire Programme members having fun speaking in Frankfurt am Main October 2017

This was our third time visiting Frankfurt in the last two years. This was our second time to visit during the month of October, the last time was in October 2016. And the month of October is traditionally a time for people who stutter to celebrate ‘International Stuttering Awareness’; and this gave us a great opportunity to share what we do, and how well we do it.

Do you stutter? Be the best you can be. Give yourself that chance!

Happy people in Eindhoven, The Netherlands after working hard on their speech, practicing their techniques in the real world.

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. – Vince Lombard

Once we had learnt and practiced the techniques we could introduce the physiological aspects and combine both the physical and the physiological aspects and have both working hand-in-hand. Putting into action what we practiced in training.

Fear is fine - embrace it, don't dodge it.

Group photo from our Public Speaking Event in Düsseldorf, Germany

Group photo from our Public Speaking Event in Düsseldorf, Germany

As Susan Jeffers says ‘Feel the fear, and do it anyway’. Don’t wait for the fear to dissipate, it won’t. The longer you wait for the fear to go away, the more intense the feeling grows. Susan Jeffers states that becoming aware of your fears and your limitations can change your life as long as you learn how to deal with them. All through life we will come across situations that make us fearful but we need to learn how to approach these fears and move on with our life.

'Reflections from Berlin' - a course to be remembered.

The McGuire Programme Berlin March 2017 crew, after putting in 3+ successful days of intensive work to overcome their stutters.

The McGuire Programme Berlin March 2017 crew, after putting in 3+ successful days of intensive work to overcome their stutters.

I really love to see and witness CHANGE in people, from the new students learning to get to grips with the techniques and learning to control their stutter, to people who return to our courses and continue to grow and gain more confidence as they journey through the McGuire process. As the saying goes, ‘it doesn’t get any better than this’.

I've gather together a few comments from our members experience of the course in Berlin. This section is 'Reflections from Berlin' - a course to be remembered.

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