Tim's Vlog: Stammering Avoidance

In his first vlog for STAMMA, Tim Shanks talks about his history of avoiding stammering.

21st September 2023

In his video above, Tim reveals the lengths he goes to to avoid stammering and describes how this makes him feel. He also talks about how hard it is to stop trying to hide it from others. 

Tim mentions Joseph Sheehan at one point in the video. Sheehan was a speech & language therapist, whose main message was: "Don’t avoid, don't hide, don't deny your stuttering. The only way you'll ever get over your fear of stuttering and thus become genuinely fluent; is to meet it head-on. Always do the thing you fear, and gradually you will learn not to fear it.

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