The StutterMind Silent Sound tool is a fundamental tool that you will need to master to avoid stuttering. At first, this will be one of your most used tools, over time one of your least used tools.
Sometimes you can not talk around a word and you must talk through it, proper names for example. When you know you can’t say a first letter of syllable, omit it, skip it, make it silent and continue speaking. The sentence context usually provides enough information for the listener to naturally fills in the sound or syllable. After you have skipped the sound or syllable and finished the word or sentence, you can go back and say the word, the pressure is off!
Skipping a first letter or syllable will become one of your most used and effective tool to avoid a stutter. Don't fear using this amazing tool, it is hardly noticeable and can help you avoid a stutter! At first unnatural, with practice this will become one of the easiest tools to use!
Refuse to get stuck, make it a game, make it fun! Start building positive memories and your confidence will quickly grow.
Build Positive Speech Memories
Mastering the StutterMind Tools will enable you to avoid any stutter. Because many of the StutterMind Tools will be new to you, they will require a significant amount of practice for them to be used without hesitation and with confidence. Learning, practicing and using the Tools to avoid any stutter will create new fluent speaking brain neuropathways. Incorporate the Speech Safe Passage Tool into your daily reading out loud.
At the same time, you must minimize and ultimately stop hearing disfluency when you speak. Your existing disfluent speech neuropathways must be starved and ultimately replaced by fluent speaking neuropathways.
- Practice using the Silent Sounds tool (skipping first letter or sound) in your daily reading out loud. When you identify a word you are not confident you can say fluently, use the skip the first letter or syllable of the feared word and continue speaking without hesitation.
Consider including the Silent Sounds Tool in your daily Self-Affirmations
- When you speak outside of your "safe" speaking place practice using the Silent Sounds Tool
Every time you successfully use the Silent Sounds Tool give yourself credit for successfully avoiding a stutter!
- Refuse to Fight Words in Public
Lee G Lovett, Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures: What 1,000+ Stutterers Taught Me, 2017, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform