November 14, 2020 at 11:06 am #28165
I’d like to know what things are you finding the hardest about this program? And the ones you enjoy the most and look forward to?
If you’re already a PWSS, how long did it take you to stop stuttering?
In my case, the hardest part was changing my mindset and become a Speech Cop, and the patience and determination to read aloud every day, and do mind training. After a while, I got used to it though, and it became a lot easier.
About the things I now enjoy the most now, are actually those two. Doing my mind training treatments and reading aloud, and the SAM meetings. Self-hypnosis and reading aloud help me start my day with a smile and good vibes.November 16, 2020 at 8:02 pm #28188GáborParticipant
To be honest, sometimes all of it, because I looked at it as a chore or an obligatory thing to do. But Lee wrote on his book’s first pages that we should treat beating stuttering as an interesting game and have fun doing it. 🙂November 17, 2020 at 8:06 am #28189
Exactly. If we view it as something compulsory, that we have to do it, wether we like it or not, we might end up losing interest, so we might take longer to stop stuttering, if we even get there. But if we view it as something we want to do, and we celebrate every time we succeed at using the methods taught herein, we will end up enjoying it. We will even enjoy speaking, using the Crutches, doing our mind training treatments and reading aloud. When I was a kid I used to hate reading aloud. Now I do enjoy it. And every morning I really look forward to my self-hypnosis treatment. And I really think that the Crutches improve our speech, even as a PWSS.
So, a change in our point of view definitely changes everything.
If you haven’t read Lee’s “Happiness in 7 Steps”, I really recommend you to do it. It is a really short book, it can be read in one day or two.November 17, 2020 at 6:43 pm #28192Leah AreffModerator
Gabor, you get up every day and work do you not? Is it an option for you? Do you wake up every day and think “Should I work today”? No, you work because you HAVE to.
You need to view your self-curing process in the same way. The day I decided that it was not an option and realized that I might not have the same motivation as the day I had before, was the day I decided to start using discipline instead. Discipline is different from willpower as it means that even when you have no will to practice your speech exercises, you still have the discipline to.
I agree with Javie, make it FUN. Smile while you practice your speech exercises, TELL yourself that you enjoy doing it and eventually you will. If, in your mind, you do not HAVE to do your speech exercises daily, then you do not fully believe that you HAVE to cure.November 21, 2020 at 5:25 am #28212Adam WerthParticipant
Reading aloud is not the same as spontaneous conversation–it wont prepare us! And I still read aloud—-hearing fluency??? I hear fluency all the time from others!!November 21, 2020 at 12:20 pm #28219GáborParticipant
I have a feeling you still haven’t read the book.November 22, 2020 at 10:46 am #28227Leah AreffModerator
Adam, reading aloud does help with fluency. Your brain does not care about which situations you are fluent in. If you are fluent, you are fluent. Your brain has formed a new fluent memory and washed out a stuttering memory. It is as simple as that.November 23, 2020 at 8:04 am #28237
Creating a habit (in this case, speaking fluently) is done by repetition. The more you speak fluently, the sooner it will be inbedded in our brain. That’s why reading aloud is so important.
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