Conquering Our Stuttering in Washington, DC

More than 20 people who stutter came to Washington, DC, to conquer their fears of speaking and to learn to overcome their stutters.  Five new McGP members joined more than 15 current graduates and members who leveraged their lifetime support memberships to continue in their own journeys, while helping other stutterers also.

Overcoming Our Stuttering in Las Vegas!

Stutterers Attend McGuire Programme Course in Las Vegas to Learn to Overcome their Stuttering

Three new McGuire Programme students joined more than 20 returning McGP members in Las Vegas, NV, from November 8-11, 2017, to learn how to overcome their stuttering and to speak more eloquently.

One of the most incredible things about the McGuire Programme is the lifetime support that each member receives, and how that allows members to continue to grow over time - and to help new members along the way.  And the new students truly appreciate the help from other people who stutter.  Said one new student who just joined the McGP in the Las Vegas course:

Overcoming Our Fear of Speaking in Toronto

"Inspiring" is a word that can easily be overused, but it is an understatement when used to describe the efforts - and progress - made by more than 30 stutterers in Toronto, ON.  Eight new members showed incredible courage in facing their stuttering and beginning to learn how to control it - and were rewarded by doing things that they never thought possible.

Word by word — and stranger by stranger — law student works to overcome speech impediment

Chase Hamilton, right, a second-year law student with a chronic stutter, works on his speech issues by approaching total strangers — including Jacklyn Hedlund who staffs an airbrush art booth at the Mall of America on Sunday, April 30, 2017 — to strike up a conversation. On Sundays, Hamilton rides the Blue Line from Minneapolis to the Mall of America in Bloomington to talk to strangers — 100 of them, in fact, one by one, mostly at random. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)

The questions are seemingly mundane — “Where’s the restroom?” “Do you have a sale?” “I’m looking for new jeans.” But the process is terrifying.

Sometimes, every word requires Hamilton’s focus, not just on the syllables, but on the awkward breaths from his tightened diaphragm.

It’s his trial by fire, the most rigorous courtroom preparation he can think of as someone who suffers from chronic stuttering.

Showing How to Conquer Our Stuttering in Seattle

20 dedicated people came to Seattle, WA, to learn to conquer their fears and to overcome their stuttering.  From April 26-29 these individuals came together as a team to help and support each other, and made huge strides in their speaking journeys.