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Stuttering 2017-05-22T10:12:01+00:00

Stuttering

Stuttering Hypnotherapy in Wolverhampton

Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables.

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There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering.

Interestingly, sufferers may not stutter or stammer at all when they cannot hear their own voice, for example when using headphones & listening to music on an i-pod and then speaking to somebody nearby.

This strongly suggests that the “self-evaluated feed-back” of hearing their own stutter plays a role in the event itself.

Video About Stuttering

A speech and language therapist explains the causes of stammering and Jamal, a university student, talks about learning to live with his stammer.

What causes stuttering?

There are a number of factors that have been cited to contribute to the development of stuttering, although positively identifying any particular cause does not necessarily mean an easy solution:

  • Genetics – approximately 60% of those who stutter have a family member who does also
  • Childhood development – children with other speech and language problems or developmental delays are more likely to stutter
  • Neurophysiology – recent neurological research has shown that people who stutter process speech and language slightly differently than those who do not stutter
  • Family dynamics – high expectations and fast-paced lifestyles may contribute to stuttering
  • Environmental social factors – growing up with stressed and angry parents – parents shouting at their children

Stuttering may occur when a combination of factors come together and may have different causes in different people. It is probable that what causes stuttering differs from what makes it continue or get worse.

Is stuttering caused by emotional or psychological problems?

Children and adults who stutter are no more likely to have psychological or emotional problems than children and adults who do not.

However, it is interesting that when a client suffering from a stutter or stammer first experiences Hypnosis, very often the stutter or stammer recedes due to the deep level of relaxation that Hypnosis offers.

Often a stutterer has placed themselves under so much “internal pressure” that the problem could almost be described as “Anticipatory Anxiety”, a process we examine and discuss at length in our Thrive Programme.

Stutters or stammers are also often the result of Social Anxiety and almost certainly exacerbated by a sense of being judged or feeling “on the spot”.

Stuttering Testimonial

I have been dealing with stuttering my whole life and always wanted someone that I could talk to and confide in to make myself feel good about myself.

I found Joan through searching on the Internet and to be honest, she has been a great help.  We exchanged e-mails in 2013 but I didn’t make the move to meet till late 2014.  This is when my life went through some serious changes.

Taking on the initial free consultation, I booked one session.  This went well but as life goes, other things popped up and I didn’t have another session for months.  I then decided to bite the bullet and step up and take on a 5-session course of Hypnotherapy.

This worked very well, it was a very enjoyable experience and Joan also gave me top tips to help me on a daily basis, she even gave me homework.  Yes homework, but it helped as I could practice the breathing exercises in my own time.  I was also given a cd to listen to, it was a mind-blowing experience and I tend to listen to it when I have a bad day as it uplifts my mood instantly.

The calming atmosphere in the room and Joan’s voice made a huge impact on my speech right away, it flowed more fluently and she almost forgot what I had come in for.

My speech has improved and I will be definitely be taking on more session in the very near future.  I recommend people to try “Wolverhampton hypnotherapy” and hope it helps you with any problem that you face.

Therapy for Stuttering

Unfortunately there are no instant “miracle cures” for stuttering. Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Speech-Therapy, electronic devices, and even drugs are not an overnight process.

For many sufferers the problem has become deeply embedded & “normalised” and this may require lots of work to undo what may have become “habitual”.

The choice of appropriate therapy technique can usually best be determined at one of our FREE initial consultations.

Types of Therapy available for Stuttering

We offer both Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy based solutions for Stuttering – choosing the right type of therapy for Stuttering probably has more to do with you and your personality type rather than which form of therapy is more effective, so if you are in any doubt you can always arrange to come along for one of our FREE initial assessments and we will advise you based on which therapy we think is most suited to YOU.

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