January 1, 2021 at 8:09 pm #28550Adam PlayfootParticipant
So I watched one of your coaching videos and you explained how we interpret social situations as a physical threat due to our fear of speaking, and to attack this we must obviously do mind-training but also use the crutches in particular to reduce our speaking fear. Can you elaborate and maybe give insight on how you progressed from PWS to the confident speaker you are now? You don’t have to be super specific as this might be too taxing of a question but I am insatiably curious about all the coaches and how well they speak.
Adam.January 2, 2021 at 7:20 am #28556Prathusha RaviModerator
You are very inquisitive and I really appreciate that. So I was reading an article on stuttering and I stumbled upon this point where I read that the “Amygdala” controls the emotional part in our brain. So, basically it is where the emotion sits. Every time we are faced with a physical threat, this amygdala is stimulated as a result of which we experience shallow and rapid breathing, anxiety and the rush of adrenaline. It is really interesting when a PWS experiences the same in case of a social speaking situation. So all our lives our mind has been trained to view a speaking situation as a physical threat as a result a PWS experiences tightness in their jaws, erratic breathing and anxiety while speaking. This results in stuttering. If you ask me whether a person became a PWS when he first spoke in his childhood ? No, he would have spoken without a trace of stutter. It is during age 3-4 where this stutter develops. This can be due to an unpleasant speaking experience wherein the child’s mother scolds the child for speaking loud or the child’s father might have scolded the child for a ridiculous reason. These unpleasant memory affects the child intensely. There is something called “Engrams” where the memory exists and it captures what we see, feel, hear, touch during a specific situation. So, when someone asks this child to speak loud in future, the child will automatically relate this to the unpleasant memory that he had earlier ( in which his mother scolded him) and the engrams are responsible for this kind of memory tracing. That is why it is pinnacle to cleanse our minds through mind training.
Please feel free to ask more questions 🙂
PRJanuary 2, 2021 at 9:10 am #28559Adam PlayfootParticipant
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