December 31, 2021 at 9:54 am #30810Sree chaitanya VadrevuParticipant
My name is Sree Chaitanya. I go by Sree. I am 30+ year old Male. I live in San Francisco presently. I am Married. I have had stutter for many years now. I had lot of difficulty in speaking when I was a kid and in school. I remember I could not utter much in school stage performances or on media (yes, I popular with studies). I magically reduced it when I went to grad school in USA and tried to keep it in control.
I was offered many faculty positions too. But I did not take them due to fear of stutter causing issues with my tenure. I am now a software engineer for several years. Since Covid, my communication has gone worse and I am back to strong stuttering. I began therapy recently but not much help until now. I got Lee’s book and videos. I am going through them now. Hoping to connect with you and get some relief from this Satan.
SreeJanuary 1, 2022 at 12:58 am #30811Adam WerthParticipant
I have gotten really sick and that made the stuttering resurface!!!!!January 4, 2022 at 10:08 am #30820JavierModerator
Hi Sree! Welcome to WSSA! Actually, a lot of people have seen their speech get worse since the pandemic started. Have you finished reading Lee’s book already? And have you started viewing the video lessons of the book and the Crutch Mastery series course?
Try to come to some of our Crutch Practice sessions! We have sessions almost every day of the week! I’d also recommend you to come to the SAM meetings (Saturdays at 12h NY time). You will meet with other PWS and PWSS, listen to their stories, learn what helped them the most, you can ask them questions, interact with them, etc. You can learn a lot and these meetings are incredibly motivating too. It’d be great to see you there this Saturday!January 4, 2022 at 2:02 pm #30821Sree chaitanya VadrevuParticipant
Thank you Javier. Nice to hear from you! I am completing reading Lee’s book and trying the videos now. I find training the mind to apply crutches extremely hard. I am just caught up in the situation and my old habits over power. Thanks for pointing me about crutch practice sessions. I will start attending them.January 4, 2022 at 3:10 pm #30823JavierModerator
hi again Sree,
the Crutch Practice Sessions have helped many of the PWS that I’ve coached.
Not being able to use the Crutches when under pressure it is a very common problem. The way to solve it is to use the Crutches even when not needed. So, especially in high-pressured situations, start using the Crutches from the beginning.
The Emergency Speech Plan should help you a great deal too. This concept appears in Section 18.8 of Lee’s latest book, “How to Stop Stuttering & Love Speaking”.
Check some of the videos of coaching sessions where we practice this: https://worldstopstuttering.org/videos/?filter_video_tag=emergency-speech-plan
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