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May 15, 2020 at 2:56 pm #26996LEE LOVETTParticipant
When did you start stuttering and when and how did you stop?July 30, 2020 at 9:28 am #27472Leah AreffModerator
I started stuttering before the age of 10 but it became full-blown at age 10. I tried many therapies, pills, books or “drinking a glass of water” when nervous as somebody ridiculously once suggested to me.
This went on for a good 17 more years and then I stumbled across your book and only stopped through sheer will and dedication. If anybody thinks they are just going to read the book and they are cured, this is not going to happen. It can take up to 3 months of hard work to completely self-cure. Many people say that do not have the time to practice, but what are 3 months in the bigger scheme of life? Absolutely nothing. For a life of complete fluency rid of humiliating and embarrassing stutters.
All it took was practising the crutches while under pressure and while not under pressure, reciting my autosuggestions 2 to 3 times daily for 15 to 20 minutes and reading aloud for 30 minutes to an hour daily. I did this for 3 months and have never looked back! The great thing about the Lovett method is that anybody can learn it!August 4, 2020 at 5:58 am #27522Prathusha RaviModerator
Hi, I’m Prathusha from India.
I started stuttering at the age of 6 soon after my dad passed away. The trauma exacerbated my stutter and the stutter slowly grew and started affecting my social life. This made me appear introvert but I’m the only person to know that it was not true !! I love to talk to people but I just couldn’t embarrass myself in the public so mostly I keep my mouth shut. At school, whenever the teacher asks me to read aloud in class, I would fear a lot and the entire atmosphere was daunting !! I met Lee when I was 21 years old. He taught me his crutches and I did AST as he said 2x everyday (morning and night).
Of course, it was hard to change the 21 years of stuttering habit. But it is not impossible. When I used the crutch I was completely fluent !! But sometimes under pressure I stumbled and sometimes even stuttered but later I realized that I was not using the crutches under pressure, I completely forgot to use them and that’s the reason I stuttered. I slowly practiced all the crutches and used them when I didn’t need one. This helped me to blend the crutches into my system so after that whenever I spoke I used the crutches automatically without even me knowing it. And soon it became my speaking style. I always use voice modulation and extreme pronunciation together while I speak. It really makes my speech attractive !!
I thank WSSA and Lee for making me realize that I too have a voice which can not only be heard but also inspire !!
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