Beginning of Brian Sellers journey to overcome his stutter (German Subtitles)

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Beginning of Brian Sellers journey to overcome his stutter

Brian Sellers' First Day & Public Speech videos from his first course at the McGuire Programme, an organisation run by stutterers, for stutterers - where stutterers help each other to speak with more confidence and eloquence.

These two videos were taken just three days apart. While his speech was much improved by the third day, the McGP's ongoing free support - and his continued hard work - have been instrumental in helping him to attain a level of control over his speech that he never thought possible.

The intro to this video also gives an example of Brian's speech now, and two years later. Brian is still work on his speech every single day, and is really excited about what the future holds.

"The McGuire Programme has been truly life-changing for me, and I'll be happy to give anyone who is interested more information about it if they are interested. Thanks very much, and I hope you enjoy!"

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Fotos: McGuire Programm Course in Berlin for people who stutter (Stottern)

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Fotos: McGuire Programm Course in Berlin for people who stutter (Stottern)

For people who stutter, too often we approach our lives' biggest (and smallest) hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, & leave them with regret. Change your approach & your execution in 2017 with The McGuire Programme.

The McGuire Programme is run by people who stutter for people who stutter. Focusing on the mechanics of speech, the physiology and psychology of stuttering, confidence building and learning new techniques to control stuttering. We also deal with the fear of speaking using non-avoidance and assertiveness training techniques (face-to-face, group & telephone training)

Joining us also gives you the opportunity to meet other people who stutter and to improve your English speaking skills as the course will be held in English but there will be German translation if and when required from native German speakers.

InterCity Hotel Berlin Ostbahnhof 5, 10243 Berlin

22.-25.03.2017 - 3 Day initial courses - this is considered your ‘beginner course’ which gives you the confidence and the motivation to continue to apply the methods in the real world. Plus you will have access to our international support network of speech coaches available whenever you need assistance, practice or support.

Nr. of Participants:
The number of participants is unknown until a few weeks before a course. In Germany this can vary from 16 to 32 people in total. This is a combination of new students and returning members (aka graduates) who come back to get more advanced and to help the new students.

NEW MEMBER - Membership = €1.252 +19%VAT = €1.490
Non-Refundable Membership Deposit of €250
(Full payment for membership due by 03. March 2017)
**€1.240 refund on 02. day of 1st course if not satisfied**

McGuire Staff - Active Coaches, CIIs/CIs, RDs: No Charge

GRADUATE Refresher Fee Payable at Event
€30 One Day
€60 Two Days
€80 Full Course

This gives you unlimited access to our courses, refresher days, improvement days, challenging graduate weekends, fortnightly support group meetings and worldwide phone/video coaching support plus your own personal training coach.

Personal coach / Phone/Video coaching: No Charge

Contact info:
Emmet O’Connell:
Handy: +49 (0)176-83 4050 26
or Beate Köhler
Handy: +49 (0)171-3305038
Website: or
via our international website:

The course will be held in English.
Push out your comfort zones and join us for an international, multicultural course. 

For new applicants;
Please complete the online application form; LINK:

Or contact Emmet O'Connell on
Handynummer/SMS: +49 (0)176-83 4050 26
Festnetz +49 234 544 77163
Skype: emmet.o.connell

Current members please complete the Course Booking form LINK:
- This form is required for everyone who will be attending.

Space is limited so please book your place soon.

Stuttering course November 2016 Eindhoven

Intensive course in The Netherlands for overcoming stuttering

Course report
Region: Benelux
Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Date: 23-26 November 2016
CI’s : Tim Bicanic & Rolf Boink
RD: Frank Loomans

Baby it’s cold outside is playing on the radio while I am writing this.  Winter is coming, it is the season of change. And change is the motto of this course report.

Refresher/Improvement Day in Essen, Germany

McGuire Programme members who attended the Refresher/Improvement Day in Essen, Germany

So far this year we have held three 3-Day Intensive Courses in various locations around Germany. After each 3-Day Intensive Course we hold a 1-Day Refresher/Improvement Day to help the New Students and the existing members to reinforce the techniques and build a solid community of stutterers helping stutterers become strong eloquent speakers. The main focus of the Refresher/Improvement Day was to enhance our speaking techniques and to offer further support to the New Students who had completed their 01.

Puja Pietarila

Puja Pietarila

A very inspirational and emotional story from Puja Pietarila who did her Refresher Course (her 02. McGuire Course) in Berlin last October! Well done Puja, your presence and positive attitude brings energy to our courses and to the programme in Germany. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining The McGuire Programme Please read and share!

McGuire Programme member, Puja Pietarila now living in Finland originally from Nepal. Puja joined the programme in June 2016 in Düsseldorf and attended her 02.McGuire course (Refresher Course) in Berlin in October 2016.

Why was it so hard to get the words out?

McGuire Programme member, Puja Pietarila now living in Finland originally from Nepal. Puja joined the programme in June 2016 in Düsseldorf and attended her 02.McGuire course (Refresher Course) in Berlin in October 2016.

After my second intensive McGuire course in Berlin, Germany, I feel energetic, gratitude, normal, loved, inspired.

International Stuttering Awareness Day 2016 (Welttag des Stotterns) in Berlin, Germany

McGuire Programme in Berlin

McGuire Programme in Berlin during our 'Public Speaking' and 'Talk to Me' Sessions in Alexanderplatz! 

This was my 11. time instructing a McGuire Course and my 12. year as a member of the programme. And with every course I like to make changes so it’s a bit different each and very time. This time was no exception; I couldn’t have asked for a better course, the new students and the returning graduates were up for the challenges ahead and everything worked out perfectly (but there’s always room for improvement with little tweaks here and there - and it can only get better!)