I created this podcast to answer a question that we get asked quite often here at Lifetime Fluency.
Listen to the podcast to discover the answer to the question of: when does stuttering get worse.
By the end of this podcast, what you will understand is the more you focus on how bad your stuttering is, the more you will find yourself stuttering.
I discuss the principle that states; what you focus on will become your reality. This principle can be used to describe better the situations in which you stutter more than usually.
You will most likely stutter more if you are continually thinking about how bad you feel when it is your time to speak or how bad of a communicator you are.
The rule is, your stuttering is going to be more frequent and more intense if that’s what you are thinking about.
I assure you if you start to think of yourself as a clear and concise communicator, eventually what you’re going to do is rewire your brain into believing that you are a stutter-free communicator. That’s something you’ve got to identify with… that’s who you’ve got to become. You’ve got to start thinking like that person that you’re yet to become.
Every person I’ve spoken to, every person I’ve researched know and is aware of certain situations and specific scenarios that traditionally have caused them to stutter more aggressively and more intensely.
During the podcast, I described those situations and scenarios in which one moment you do not have a stutter, and in the other moment, you can not say a word without stuttering.
Those frustrating situations you went through at home, school, work, and public stayed in your memory as dominant thoughts. They have been preoccupying your mind causing you to feel bad the next time you are about to open your mouth. In turn, that’s going to make the next time even worse.
One thing you can do to prevent the next lousy situation is to try to rewire your brain by using visualization. Try visualizing yourself in normally challenging situations but imagine yourself speaking fluently. Do the visualizations as often as you find the time. I recommend at least twice a day – In the morning and in the evening.
Always visualize yourself in moving through the conversation with a positive outcome.
The next time you find yourself in a similar situation in real life, odds are you’re going to believe that everything will be fine and will approach conversations and communications with much less stress, fear, and anxiety.
By practicing visualization daily, you will be ready to handle different situations as you’ll feeling much more comfortable when speaking.
Be ready to take action towards changing and progressing positively.