South African McGuire Course has freed this musician!

Antonio Lawack, the musician from Port Elizabeth

Programme designed to beat stuttering

Chris Meintjes and Michael Lyons from Paarl, South Africa share a condition called stuttering which they have tackled as a team. They have been helped in their efforts by the McGuire Programme which is offered worldwide. It was brought to South Africa in 2005 by Chris who had encountered it in Europe where it was first established. Since then the programme has helped over 250 people in South Africa and across the rest of the African continent.

How to use your limitations to your advantage

Going through life with a speech impediment was tough; l let it hold me back, numerous times… Until I said, “Screw this.”
So, I’ll say it. I have a stutter. It gets worse when I am nervous, or anxious. It gets better when I am relaxed, and comfortable with the people around me. That’s pretty much all there is to it. Well, not quite. Schooling was tough for me. I always struggled to get good grades and had to work my butt off just to get by. I did it though (virtual high five).