Using The Crutches To Overcome “Incurable” Stuttering

The Crutches are not difficult.  What is difficult is being a Speech Cop. It took me some time to realize that I first had to stop forcing my words. I had to shut my mouth as soon as I felt tension in my face and/or realized I was trying to force my words. I desired […]

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Using The Stuttering “Crutches” Is Not Cheating

After coaching multiple PWS (People Who Stutter), I have concluded that one of the biggest challenges faced by PWS is that they believe that they will be cheating or will sound “silly” if they use the crutches. I have asked them what this means exactly. I have received the following responses: “I cannot just suddenly […]

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The Unspoken Words

“Prathusha’s Pandora” The unspoken words – She is not just a girl but a masterpiece. She doesn’t open up very often – one can see from the way she scurries away from people and creates a distance between herself and everyone around. She knows that she has better ideas and has so much to offer, […]

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Fighting Speech Fears

What is the fear? Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. The best thing about fear is that it is just a feeling. A feeling we can make disappear assuming we have the right tools. As people who stutter (PWS) and people who […]

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How Whispering Helped My Stutter

There are two kinds of people in this world. The ones who very frequently have a sore throat and the ones who don’t. I belong to the latter. Today is the 7th of March, 2020, and almost a month ago I turned 30. And in these thirty years of existence I’ve had a sore throat […]

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Making Auto Suggestions Work For Your Speech and More

I was watching a video last night of the great Tony Robbins. I love Tony Robbins, he exemplifies confidence for me, and his story fascinates me, his childhood was not unlike my own childhood. I normally get so much value from watching videos from him and last night was no exception. He was discussing positive […]

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Crutches – from just being a tool to evade stuttering to now becoming the way of speaking!

“Prathusha’s Pandora” Hello Mates! I’m P-Pa-prrr- Prathusha… Well, that’s how I started my Skype session with Lee Lovett. Earlier, I had done quite a few speech therapies that did not work. The obvious reasons for not working is the speech therapist himself because he was a NORMAL SPEAKER (Non-PWS) and I don’t blame him for […]

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My Stuttering Journey: from PWS to PWSS

How it all began My name is Tasneem, and I am an admitted attorney and conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa. I started stuttering at the age of 10 and have absolutely no idea how or why it started. I do remember though, that there was another boy in my class, let’s call […]

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The Destructive Power of Limiting Beliefs

I remember it like it was yesterday, sitting in a dingy, smelly room in my doctor’s surgery as a ten-year-old. A National Health Service Speech Therapist saying to me, “before we start Stuart, I must inform you that there is in fact, no cure for stammering” I remember my heart sinking and thinking, my word, […]

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A Toast to Speech Fluency

“Prathusha’s Pandora” – O’ little golden fish (PWS), Thou think thou look so vulnerable in front of the mighty shark (Non-Stutterers), Don’t fidget my tiny lads, For remember, even Phoenix burns to emerge.  Learn to face thy problems. If not now, then when?  Alas, don’t fret. It is thy imperfections that emanates beauty, Thou art […]

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