The David Maguire programme work with people who stammer, not simply with their speech behaviours. Their approach is not just about learning physical techniques that deal effectively in the short term with dysfluencies. They identifies and teach the mechanics and dynamics of speaking. The result, in most cases, is an immediate, improved control of speech. To ensure continuing control in the long term, these physical techniques are supplemented by an understanding of the psychology of stammering and the benefits of self-acceptance. Together, these strategies combine to sustain consistent improvement.
Through techniques of concentration, assertiveness and non-avoidance, the McGuire Programme helps tackle the many fears of speaking experienced by people who stammer. As part of our long-term strategy, they explain the process of relapse and how to deal with it, should it occur, and we demonstrate how to challenge and begin to change lifelong negative traits. A sports mentality is basic to the Maguire Programme. Their positive attitude is for people to think of themelves as "athletes" training to become accomplished at a sport – the sport of speaking. Click here for more details.
Mastering Change Ltd. was set up by Geoff Brown and Barbara Gommersall, specifically to develop the MACH 1 programme to help people who stammer.
You will learn more about yourself, find out how to detach from negative experiences in the past and discover how to create outcomes that help you to move towards the things that are really important to you.
You will create and maintain positive and resourceful feelings and states of mind that are not dependent on external experiences.
Click here to see our report from our 2009 Mach 1 session
The Michael Palin Centre for stammering children
Stammering is one of the most common speech disorders, but recent research shows that many teachers don't know how to deal with it – something the Michael Palin centre aims to change. Here children at the centre explain what it is like to live with a stammer in the classroom - Click here for Guardian Article.
Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP) – Mind over matter
"A field of study that attempts to build a set of transferable skills by programming the unconscious mind"
"NLP is a collection of models, tools and techniques that enables its practitioners to:
See Association for NLP website and Wikipedia explanation here.
Click here for article - 'How I am mastering using NLP and Neuro SemanticsWhat is the world of Neuro-Semantics?
Neuro-Semantics is actualizing your highest and best. It is making real your highest meanings and visions, and it is implementing your best values and ethics.
Neuro-Semantics is a field wherein we model the essential structure of experiences using positive psychology models that focus on accessing the best resources and the highest meanings.
As such, Neuro-Semantics is about performance—performing your highest meanings so that what you know you can do. It is about meanings—adding the most robust meanings to your life to make things more meaningful and significant.
Neuro-Semantics is Winning the Inner Game to Achieve Peak Performance in the Outer Game.
Your inner games are your semantics. Your inner game is your inner matrix of meaning frames. Your layers upon layers of meanings make up your inner world. Your outer games is your neurology. Here you actualize your inner meanings. First, you make meaning, then you perform that meaning via your actions. Click here for Neuro-Semantics website.
People who stutter have a voice and deserve to be heard. Like you, they want to be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas freely. You are not alone.
SpeechEasy can help. SpeechEasy is a combination of proven technology and techniques which can be used to reduce stuttering and to help increase fluency. By using a device which mimics the choral effect paired with traditional fluency techniques, you can have the confidence to say what you want to say when you want to say it.
SpeechEasy is a tool which can help your message be heard. The thoughts and ideas you have to offer the world around you are no longer hidden, giving you the confidence in communication and the freedom to live your life.
This devise is recommended for people with severe stammers.
Supportive Training And Recovery For Individual Stammerer's Harmony. The Starfish Project has had over 10 years experience helping and supporting people with Stammers gain control of their Speech and Lives. Click here for the Starfish Project website.