”… but so far it’s working.”

It’s great that others have experienced this as well. I know a lot of the stuttering community is still mystified about stuttering. Hearing of multiple accounts of people having similar experiences when recovering is so beneficial to a pws who are looking for things to try to get over stuttering.
– Christian
On Jan 27, 2017, at 8:06 AM, Ruthymead ruthymead@gmail.com [neurosemanticsofstuttering] <neurosemanticsofstuttering@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Christian, your explanation as to why you stuttered is exactly true for me also.  Somehow I got it in my head that I had to push words out because I couldn’t trust

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On Jan 26, 2017, at 10:59 PM, cnevarez72@yahoo.com [neurosemanticsofstuttering] <neurosemanticsofstuttering@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

With the knowledge I have now about stuttering I am pretty confident I know what things took place that led me to develop chronic stuttering. (This won’t be much of a detailed act about my personal life. The purpose of this is to express my understanding of what causes stuttering. My story just helps to explain this.)

When I was younger I held back which caused symptoms in my speech which led me to not trust my speech. At the time I did not understand that the blocks & stuttering was just a symptom. I did not know holding back was the cause.

But wait holding back isn’t the only cause.. well in the beginning it was the only cause for me, but later down the road another cause came into my life. Yes I said another cause. For me there was soon not just 1 cause but 2 causes. During the time I was clueless about both causes. When the 2nd cause came into my life my stuttering & speech became a lot worse.

Well you are probably asking now ”What is the 2nd cause??” Well remember that because I was stuttering/blocking I started to not trust my speech. So what happened because of that lack of trust was I started to do a behavior that caused me to stutter/block even more. Ok here is the cause of my stuttering/blocking – I started to consciously try to manufacture words with my tongue & mouth & I would pre plan sentences in my head then speak. (Where I got the idea to do this was from traditional speech therapy teachings) The cause was Effortful speech. At the time & for many years I spoke like this, effortfully. The more effort the more pre planning the worse my speech.

During those years I did not know the causes.
But now with the knowledge I have now about stuttering I am confident in the causes.

There were two things causing my stuttering 1. Holding back. 2. Speaking in a effortful way. (Not speaking naturally)

Not too long ago I really made progress in letting go & in speaking naturally. My speech has been more fluent than it has ever been.

Currently I am still getting used to speaking naturally without effort.. & to be honest I am still skeptical if this is the correct way to speak.. but so far it’s working. I am just stubborn. Old habits & beliefs die hard I guess.. after all I was speaking for half my life in an effortful way. I also am learning to let go rather hold back which has affected my speech positively as well.

– Christian


Posted by: Christian Nevarez <cnevarez72@yahoo.com>


One Response to ”… but so far it’s working.”

  1. angermannus says:

    Jag gillar ovanstående text. För mig är framställningen både begriplig och trovärdig. Och jag undrar om flera kan känna igen sig.

    ”Not too long ago I really made progress in letting go & in speaking naturally. My speech has been more fluent than it has ever been.”


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