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Spring into Fluency Management

Newsletter 67: September 2015

'If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you'll achieve the same results.' - Anthony Robbins

As recovering stutterers, we - Ray and Dave - use the Ezy-Speech fluency technique to speak fluently. You too can achieve the same results. Copy what we have done and continue to do, and you will also be successful at managing your fluency. Ongoing practice and use of technique is the key. Vary your rate of speech to suit the situation. Your confidence in speaking situations will improve every day. Avoid 'all or nothing' thinking - if your fluency falters, don't give up. Learn from your mistakes and keep working at it. Keep the big picture in mind. Join a like-minded fluency group and/or have regular Skype/phone chats with a speech buddy.

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Spring has sprung downunder. Here is our spring acrostic from last September's newsletter - it is worth reading again.

Squash the ANTs. In his book, "Change Your Brain, Change Your Life", Dr Daniel Amen talks about ANTs - Automatic Negative Thoughts. These are the bad thoughts that are usually reactionary like, "Those people are laughing, they must be talking about me," or "The boss wants to see me? It must be bad!" When you notice these thoughts, realise that they are nothing more than ANTs and squash them! (Newsletter 10: Tips for Fluent Speech)

Practise your fluency technique regularly - your breathing and the rhythmical process of phrase followed by pause followed by phrase followed by pause...

Remember to use diaphragmatic (belly) breathing. This is the motor that drives your Ezy-Speech technique. If this is used in a Yin Yang relationship during conversation then blocking is not possible.online stuttering therapy

Imagine your success! Believe in your technique, only you can choose to use it in real-world situations. It’s true, if you can use good fluency management in clinical or practise sessions then you can allow yourself to do the same in the real world.

Now is the time to take control of your speech. Only you can make that choice. Other people in your life want you to be happy, successful and achieve your goals. Don’t forget to let them know how important your fluency is to you and they will support you.

Gentle onsets to phrases - the movement and contact used in producing the onset sound should be smooth and gentle enough to ensure continuous airflow. (http://www.speakeasy.org.au/stuttering/smooth-speech/) Remember, we need to be prepared to speak with technique. Preparation is the key not only for good fluency management but in all aspects of life.

Ezy-Speech Affirmation of the Month

I WELCOME NEW IDEAS AND NEW CONCEPTS.

I am open to new ideas that will help me manage my fluency. I am also open to tried and tested methods that have worked for others. It is time to let my speech blossom.

The Ezy-Speech Team


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