The Power of The Support Network Got My Stammer Back Under Control
May 2020, was my McGuire Programme 20th Anniversary. My first course was in May 2000 and as well as giving me a roadmap out of the trap of stammering, the course also gave me lifetime membership. I did not know then I would need to avail of this membership twenty years later.
My Stutter, Feeling Freedom at University and Coping with COVID-19
“I remember after my first McGuire Programme course and feeling that sense of freedom that I’ve heard so many members say I would feel. I went back into college and was able to actively participate in class. This was a brilliant sensation and one that I had wanted for a long time.
Christie conquered her fear of stuttering and now lives her life on her terms
I have been at odds with my speech my whole life. Growing up I wouldn’t really talk much. Not in class, not at social gatherings, not even at the dinner table. It’s not like I didn’t have anything to say, I did, but speaking came at a huge cost. I would stutter in almost every sentence. At times I would try and force my words out. I can’t stay silent forever, right?
But overwhelmed with feelings of embarrassment, pain, confusion and fear I would decide that it’s just best for me and for whoever was listening that I stay quiet.
Megan goes Beyond Stammering to pursue her dream career
My first course was in August 2010 but to be really honest my McGuire journey didn’t begin until 2017;