January 14, 2021 at 2:35 pm #28663JenniferParticipant
my name is Jennifer, I am 26 years old and from Germany. I’ve started stuttering when I was 7 or 8 years old and would describe myself as a mostly severe stutterer with mainly blocks (and occasional facial expressions).
When I speak english I stutter a lot more than when I speak german which is why I try to avoid it when I can.
I have stumbled upon the autosuggestion method and Lees book. I ordered it immediately but the delivery time was over a week and I couldn’t wait that long to start my fluency journey so I got the audio book first. But currently I am working through the Third Edition 🙂
I recently became a member to give my speaking the best opportunity there is with all the courses and videos offered here.
I am glad to have found this community and I think I have come to the right place to put an end to my stuttering.
JenniferJanuary 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm #28708JavierModerator
Hi Jennifer! Welcome to SAC!
I’m really impressed about how you’ve described your stutter, it reminds me so much about mine. I also used to stutter a lot more when I spoke in English (because I planned a lot more words in this language).
I really love that you’re so enthusiastic about this method. That’s the spirit!!
The 3rd Edition is so much better than the 2nd one. It’s twice as long as the second Edition. And Lee is now working in a 4th one!!
If you have become a Stuttering member, I really encourage you to watch the video lessons of the Stuttering book (in this website, in the Section “Courses”). These will help you understand the book much better, especially when it comes to the Crutches and the mind training.
You also have access to +1000 videos of coaching sessions, and you can use the filters to search the most appropiate ones.
The SAM meetings (section “Community”) are also very useful. Why? you will meet us, the coaches, including Lee, and other PWSS and PWS. You will hear their stories, how they became PWSS, their questions, comments, you can also ask questions…. So you can learn a lot from here, and I find it extremely motivating. These meetings are every Saturday at 10am NY time. (If you’re a free member, you will also get access to these).
The coaches have written blogs in that section, and these are thought to complement the book, so you will find some very useful advice too.
If you’re a Stuttering member, you have 3 free coaching sessions with one of us, the coaches. While these 3 sessions might not be enough (or they might!) for you to become a PWSS, you will surely improve a lot if you follow our instructions.
And finally, I’d like to tell you that if there are so many success stories posted (PWSS), there is no reason to believe that you can’t become a PWSS too. I’m sure than even some of us, PWSS, had a worse stutter than yours!
All you need to do is put effort, determination and patience, and you’ll become a PWSS. No doubt about that, It’s a matter of time!!!
Will you attend to this Saturday’s SAM meeting? (you’re not required to speak if you don’t want to). I really look forward to seeing you there!!
(btw, I posted a similar reply to this one some days ago, but for some reason it hasn’t been posted)January 20, 2021 at 9:50 am #28714Leah AreffModerator
Hi Jennifer, Welcome! Let us know how it is going with the audiobook. Are you noticing any improvements in your speech yet?January 22, 2021 at 2:08 pm #28734JenniferParticipant
Hi Javier and Leah!
The audiobook was a great start but I agree – the 3. edition is much better.
I had a set back with my speech last week when I had to start to work again, but now I am more determined than ever to beat stuttering. I am really enjoying my self-hypnosis sessions (and feel like I am more fluent directly after a session) and am working through the courses and coaching sessions day by day.
Unfortunately I can not join the SAM meeting tomorrow but next week I will be there. 🙂 See you there!January 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm #28735JavierModerator
Hi Jennifer. I love your enthusiasm! And that you are finding self-hypnosis very helpful too. I began doing SH more than a year ago, and it haz helped me a great deal too.
Please keep us posted with your progress, and I look forward to meeting you in the SAM session of next week 🙂
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