Hi all. I wont to get into a drawn out back story regarding the suffering I endured as a stutterer. Im just grateful that I cured my own stutter and reclaimed my life. I'd like to engage with others so I can know if this is a universal cure that may help others.
Im paraphrasing here, but the following is the most succinct quote I ever heard in regards to my experience with stuttering:
"Because the stutterer can't say his own name, strangers often assume that he doesn't have the mental capacity to come to the conclusion of what his name is."
The most embarrassing aspect of Stuttering was being considered dumb or mentally challenged when in reality i was far from that. I was like a basketball player who's knees failed him at every turn.
On to how I cured my stutter. I once read a book (don't recall the name) which offered a simple cure for stuttering:
A stutterer must make subconscious behaviors conscious in order to control the subconscious movements that are causing him to stutter. It made logical sense. The author only suggested that the stutterer consciously think/demand 'stutter now!' before he senses a stutter coming which would in theory give the stutterer control of his linguistic mechanisms.
It took months but I analyzed the subconscious behaviors involved with my stutter and consciously began mentally commanding those muscles or parts to move erratically as they had been doing whenever I spoke in stressful situations. In effect, I owned the subconscious inhalations, eye twitches and subconscious fear mechanisms that had been saddling me. The breakthrough came when I discovered that I was making a quick subsconscious inhalation right before I was going to speak, or during my speaking which caused me to stutter.
Further, i learned is that it was an entirely psychosocial and possibly a spiritual problem. I became conscious of energy shifting above my head when in social settings and how panic set in before I spoke which triggered the erratic muscle movements. I was especially afraid when I spoke around others who I felt would judge me or were in a more dominant position than I was The control of those once subconscious behaviors made me a different person in a way, much more self reliant and unconcerned with pecking orders and group think.
I look forward to learning from and sharing with others who stutter. I'm not seeking anything in return. I just watched a stutterer on TV recently which made me relive those horrible experiences. I feel that if I can help a few people reclaim their lives it would be the right thing to do.