How Beliefs and Self-image Can Influence Stuttering

by Alan Badmington, from Wales, UK

Although I began stuttering during early childhood, it is only during recent years that I have gained an understanding of how I developed my stuttering mindset.

Throughout my life, there were times when I experienced difficulty in communicating with others. I blocked on many words and struggled to speak in various situations. Each time I stuttered on a particular letter/word, I became more afraid …

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Seven Minutes to Breakthrough (The Bright Spots Strategy)

Watch Tony Robbins do a masterful job of assisting a PWS in the overcoming of his fears about stuttering which led the PWS to unbelievable fluency. These results were obtained in just one session or demonstration to a crowd of participants. In this presentation, Tony shows his superb skill at using NLP skills in bringing about the reframing of old limiting beliefs into new, powerful resources. It is a masterpiece …

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Why Do Stutterers Not Stutter When Singing

by Bob Bodenhamer

Over the years I have been asked many times, “how is it that a PWS does not stuttering when singing?” I have heard several explanations such as the value of “cadence” in the music makes it possible to structure the PWS’ voice with the beat of the song and this helps fluency.  I have heard others speak about the “flow of air” through the vocal cords while …

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If Your Mockingbird Won’t Sing

by Ruth Mead

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        I had a major stuttering problem until I was 33 years old.  I did not have one of those “cute little stutters.”  I stuttered violently. During those years the main thing I learned in speech therapy went something like this:  “If you work hard enough to develop speech controls, you can improve.” Developing controls meant planning how to say words before …

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Sometimes We Are Fluent, Sometimes We Are Not…Why?

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Various participants have recently stated the following thoughts and wonderings to the Neurosemantics of stuttering Yahoo Groups e-mail list:

Why are we fluent in the therapist office and then once we leave we have difficulties?

How the heck does the brain know I am talking to my cat and not a live, breathing person (I stutter among all people)?

Why is it we …

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My Five Stages of Recovery – How my stuttering disappeared

by John C.Harrison

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People often want to know when I first became fluent, and I sometimes feel as if they’re looking for the particular moment when I could speak without blocking. It’s not like that at all. Recovery from chronic stuttering does not happen overnight, except in very rare instances.

Most people change gradually, in stages, and although you can create mechanical fluency overnight …

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The Value of Internet Discussion Groups

by Alan Badmington

At various times in my life, I have experimented with different approaches in an attempt to deal with my stuttering issues. On several occasions, I experienced increased freedom (and fluency) in controlled environments but I could never hold onto those gains when I returned into the outside world.

The principal reason for this inability to maintain progress was that I focused solely upon the mechanics of my …

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How to Create a Good Dose of Stuttering

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
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In the field of Neuro-Semantics we recognize the cognitive-behavioral principle that every experience has a structure. The facets of our mind-body-emotion system come together as variables in a system. This has many ramifications.

For one thing, it says that we can model the structure of experience. After all, if we can identify the component elements, arrange …

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Everyone’s Different – Poem by Alan Badmington

Everyone’s Different


Alan Badmington


Laura has freckles, Nina has spots

Dominic’s fingers are larger than Scott’s

Barbara is skinny, Lorna is fat

Daddy has whiskers as long as a cat


Brad is athletic and runs like the wind

Toby is awkward and undisciplined

Grandma has wrinkles and silver-grey hair

Granddad is balding and sleeps in the chair


Clarice is pretty, delightful and sweet

Robert’s good looking, …

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