Our Stuttering Support Group Meetings
Each meeting follows a similar format. There is a chance to share an experience that week, or a story that is on your mind, all in a small-group setting.
We have a few ground rules for our meetings which keep them as effective and safe for all as possible. They are:
- One person talks at a time.
- When it is your turn to speak, talk about your experience, rather than responding to what you heard someone else say.
- This is not a forum to offer unsolicited advice. If you want to talk further about an issue, please do so after the meeting. Talking is an opportunity to share, not instruct.
- Keep your share to 10 minutes or less.
- If something has really worked for you, please share it, but please just share your own experience.
If there is not enough sharing to fill the time, I am glad to share a story, a news items, or some other item of interest to the group.
If you are new and want to come to a meeting, please introduce yourself so I know you are coming.
Our Stuttering Support Group
Our group is comprised of fellow stutterers and those who care about them. It is meant to be a place of support, a place where people who stutter can be around others who understand their experience.
We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds. Stuttering, for some, can be a lifelong companion and we welcome people at any stage of their journey.
There is never any pressure to speak at any of our meetings. If you have a story you would like to have shared, I would be happy to read it for the group.
More than anything, the purpose of the group is to give those who stutter a safe place to share their experience and learn from others.
Upcoming Support Meetings
Due to a lack of time/interest, meetings are postponed indefinitely. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
For a full calendar, please see below.
Hi, I’m John and I started stuttering, as far as I can remember, at about age 9. That was 30 years ago.
Like most who stutter, I have gone through times where it felt like it was taking over my life to times where I barely noticed it was there.
I know what it’s like. Growing up with a stutter, hard. Being a teenager with a stutter, harder. Botching a job interview, a job I really needed, because I couldn’t even get one fluent sentence out, really hard.
My aim with this group is to be able to create a space where these sorts of stories are shared, shared by and between people who understand. A place where people who stutter can unpack things a bit, can feel not quite so alien in the world. My hope is that through sharing, listening, and mutual support, some of the weight a stutter imposes can be lifted.
One on One Sessions
After 30 years of stuttering, I happened to stumble upon a remarkably effective treatment. Specifically, I found that through balancing my brain chemistry (via natural means), I was able to reduce my stuttering by 80%-90% (some days it’s 100%).
What I have found over my several years of working with this is that it is tricky. It is a very newly-emerging area of research, and managing brain chemistry can be quite complex. Additionally, in sharing what has worked for me with others, I have found that this specific approach requires some amount of tweaking to find the optimal means of balancing one’s own, unique, brain chemistry.
I have begin working with people, one-on-one, to help them explore how a similar approach might help them with their stuttering goals. If you are interested in learning more, the site for my one-on-one work is located at: http://stuttering.support.
Please feel free to contact me about this if you are interested. I do not bring up one-on-one work during our support group sessions.
Have a question about the group? Want to come to a meeting? Please introduce yourself.