I re-programmed my sub-conscious mind and I now speak completely fluently.

Speech Block

For a stutterer, certain situations can be extremely stressful: you come to an office, enter into the reception and a beautiful woman walks up to you, greets you and asks you to feel welcome.

And you are not able to utter a single word … and a man in the background jokes, in his mind in a friendly way, how her beauty is stunning …

The term mostly used for this phenomenon is ”stuttering”. But, strictly speaking, speech block is a more appropriate term, as it describes the main problem in speech dysfunctions of stuttering type.

Stumbling on a word, hesitating or repeating a word does seldom feel awkward in itself, it is something people do, also non-stutterers. But, suddenly not being able to say what one wants to say, feels for most of us very embarrassing. It can even feel painful, it attracts negative attention, maybe even ridicule, one feels that one is taking up other peoples’ time, one is a nuisance, etc, etc …

Stuttering is a learnt behavior

Stuttering is a speech impairment, that approx. 1% of the adult population suffers from. A more adequate term is speech blocking, as this term in a better way describes the real problem, the one that really feels bad: suddenly not being able to say what one has intended to say.

The speech blocking is caused by a reaction into a conditioned state in certain conditions or situations. This conditioned state is a result of learning, although sub-consciously. The state is characterized by nervousness, "mind reading" (of the presumed attitude of others), muscular tensions and spasms.

Stuttering is a psychological problem

As there in almost all cases are other states, induced by certain types of situations, where the stutterer is able to talk fluently, speech blocking is not a physiological problem, but a psychological. Despite the fact that one experiences the speech blocking as a "real" muscular disorder without obvious external cause, it is a symptom. Symptomatic treatment, as for example speech training, is therefore relatively inefficient, and can even reinforce the one's negative self-image as a chronic stutterer.

Programming oneself for fluent speech

PsykosyntesForums treatment method is based on Cognitive Script Therapy.
By understanding the sub-conscious "scripts" that are the cause of the speech blocking, and by reprogramming of these, the client is able after a relatively short time (typically three to six months) eliminate or substantially reduce the risk of getting into a speech block. The treatment also focuses on other factors, as self-image, inner beliefs about oneself, stress handling, and other factors.

Self-training program on mp3 or audio-CD

The treatment is often finalized with the production of an individually adapted self-training program, which is based on Cognitive Script Therapy, Self-Hypnosis and Binaural Brain Wave Entrainment. In this selftraining program those methods are included, that during the treatment have proven effective in creating fluent speech for the client.

The treatment concept is based on my own experience

I developed the concept when I, Lars Gimstedt, was asked 2005 to work using Cognitive Script Therapy (CST) and methods from Neuro-Semantics with a severe stutterer. During the development of a treatment method my own experiences came up from having suffered from severe stuttering during fifteen years. I began to reflect on and analyze my own path towards complete fluency. Read more about this: http://psykosyntesforum.se/PsF_Stutter_sample/PsF_Stutter_free_0_sample.... .

Self-study course on the web - REPROGRAM YOUR STUTTERING

Built from the experience of treatment programs for stutterers, that have been developed at PsykosyntesForum during a number of years now, an e-course Reprogram Your Stuttering
has been produced: http://psykosyntesforum.se/services_stuttering.htm .

It is a self-study course with both theory, concrete exercises and guided meditations.

The course has 12 separate sections, and is based on a number of techniques from CST, both those that work on a conscious and cognitive level, and those that directly influence the subconscious mind.

The course is best done on-line over the web, but in each section a corresponding chapter from an e-book in pdf format can be downloaded and printed.

The different sections also include 18 audio recordings, that you can listen at on-line, or that you can download in order to listen off-line on your computer or with an ipod.
The course e-book consists of 62 text pages, and the total recording time for the audio files is almost 3 hours. Some of the audio recordings include BWE, Binaural Brainwave Entrainment.

This e-course can of course not be as efficient as an individually designed therapeutic treatment, but it may be so that this e-course never the less will help you to find your ability for fluent speech, and that you will learn to have access to your ability to speak fluently in more and more situations.

Author's Bio: 

Lars Gimstedt, Psychosynthesis Therapist and Life Coach