Monday, August 20, 2012

Paul's stuttering course

I highly recommend to you Paul Brocklehurst's course: see link here. In a sense it's a revolutionary approach, because he does not focus on treatment, but he only wants to inform people who stutter about their condition. I strongly believe that you can only manage your stuttering well by looking at yourself from a different perspective where you understand where stuttering comes from, what it did to you, how it affects you, and what treatments people have tried.

What I like about it is that no pressure for more fluency is applied. You are not expected to be more fluent, but you just go there to learn more and ask as many questions as you want. Impossible to feel like a loser afterwards as there is no relapse of understanding and knowledge!

And as Paul says, this will prepare you well for a real treatment.Well done, Paul!

Here is a quick summary of what he intends to do:
These classes are designed to provide people who stammer with a clear and detailed insight into their condition, including what factors influence its severity and what practical steps they can take to better control and manage it. The course will be interactive, with plenty of opportunity for questions and answers and to try things out. It will provide an ideal foundation for individuals wishing to enrol on one of the intensive therapy courses. Each meeting is divided into two halves. In the first half we give a presentation, introducing the topic to be discussed. Then, after a short coffee break, the second half will be practical and interactive, giving participants an opportunity to share their experiences and to contribute to the class.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Been stuttering for 40 years. Ended up developing fluent speech (without therapy, just hard work), but aloud reading still remained extremely painful (and disastrous). One 3 years ago I read PET-scan study, indicating damage in the feed-back mechanism. I figured stuttering is simply a "loop", and realized issue was not getting words out, but stopping loop. Immediately I thought about having my ear pay active attention to my syllabes. Activating my ear to listen to myself, made the issue disappear. I took Shahkespare's book and read aloud: just perfect. This happened within seconds, just by adopting a very simple "compensation" mechanism "use your ear to compensate for the feed-back problem." later I realize that this "use of the ear" is the same mechanism we use when we intonate a song. Hence, no longer suprised stutters don't stutter when singing. it's the ear. So my question is the following: am i just one in a million cases that can be solved by "use your ear", or this is actually a simple answers for most?

Anonymous said...

Can you explalin more on how to Use your ear" please.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.

Harry said...

To the original poster - wow! Your post is one of the best I've read for a very long time on the net. You've hit on something there. Can I contact you by email? My address is 'ffs1001@hotmail.com'. Cheers.