thanks for your kind words.
I wouldn’t consider myself a shut-down blocker, but I was quite a severe one. Sometimes, one of my blocks could last 5 seconds or more, but I managed to speak, at the end, although it was exhausting. But in any case, I was a severe stutterer: grimaces, severe blocks every few words, etc. There are videos of my coaching sessions as a PWS here in SAC.
Now that I am a coach, I always say, “If I’ve been able to do it, you can also do it”. And I’ve seen videos of PWS with a worse case than mine who have also stopped stuttering. So there is no excuse!!