My name is James Caplan and I’m a covert stutter. I worked really hard to change my mindset using non-avoidance techniques and sports mentality on the McGuire Programme.
For many years tried to hide my stammer and devised numerous and often bizarre tricks. Over time these began to fail. I started to avoid many situations which were effecting both my family and business life. I was waking up every day with anxiety and the first thing on my mind was, “can I hide my stammer”.
Immediately after my first course, I embraced the physical and psychological mentality. I am now pushing out of my comfort zone, by doing radio & newspaper interviews. Less than a year ago this would never have been possible. This is all thanks in part to hard work, but also the amazing support of the McGuire Programme. This has allowed me to release the self-imposed shackles of having a stammer. Never again will I let my stammer hold me back.
I am now qualified as a primary coach on the program. And I’m looking forward to giving back to others as much as the program has given me.