3-Day Intensive Course in Düsseldorf 14.-17.02.2018

Group photo from our Public Speaking Event in Düsseldorf, Germany

For people who stutter, too often we approach our lives’ biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, & leave them with regret. Change your approach & your execution with The McGuire Programme

The McGuire Programme  Speech Training Course run by people who stutter for people who stutter. Focusing on the mechanics of speech, the physiology and psychology of stuttering, confidence building and learning new techniques to control stuttering. We also deal with the fear of speaking using non-avoidance and assertiveness training techniques (face-to-face, group & telephone training)

It’s also a great opportunity to meet other people who stutter and to improve your English speaking skills as the course will be held in English but there will be German translation if and when required from native German speakers.

Location:
Best Western Savoy Hotel, Düsseldorf

Duration:
14.-18.02.2018 – 3 Day initial courses – this is considered your ‘beginner course’ which gives you the confidence and the motivation to continue to apply the methods in the real world. Plus you will have access to our international support network of speech coaches available whenever you need assistance, practice or support.

Nr. of Participants:
The number of participants is unknown until a few weeks before a course. In Germany this can vary from 16 to 32 people in total. This is a combination of new students and returning members (aka graduates) who come back to get more advanced and to help the new students.

Cost:
NEW MEMBER – Membership = 1.252€ +19%VAT = 1.490€
Non-Refundable Membership Deposit of 250€

Full payment due by 14.01.2018
**€1.240 refund on 02. day of 1st course if not satisfied**

Returning GRADUATE Refresher Fee Payable at or before Event.
€30 for 1-Day (€80 for Full Course)
*€15 for Half-Day attendance)

This gives you unlimited access to our courses, refresher days, improvement days, challenging graduate weekends, fortnightly support group meetings and worldwide phone/video coaching support plus your own personal training coach.

Every new student gets a personal coach at no extra cost: All inclusive.

Contact info:
Emmet O’Connell: emmet.oconnell@mcguireprogramm.de
Handy: +49 (0)176-83 4050 26
Website: www.mcguireprogramm.de or
via our international website: www.mcguireprogramme.com

The course will be held in English.
Push out your comfort zones and join us for an international, multicultural course.

For new applicants;
Please complete the online application form; LINK: http://www.mcguireprogramme.com/en/apply-now

Website: www.mcguireprogramm.de
Space is limited so please book your place soon.

3-Day Intensive Course in Frankfurt 18.-21.10.2017

Conquer Your Stutter with The McGuire Programme in FRANKFURT AM MAIN! October 18-21, 2017

I’m excited to annonce that we’re returning to Frankfurt am Main, and our next European-based McGuire Programme course will be in from October 18-21, 2017!

Conquer your stutter with us! We are not speech therapists; we are stutterers, just like you, who have found incredible success with the McGuire Programme, and we’re passionate about helping and supporting other stutterers as well. While there is no “cure” for stuttering, through hard work and the ongoing support of many McGuire grads, coaches, and instructors, we have learned to control our stuttering and have made huge improvements in our personal and professional lives.

You can learn how to overcome your stutter and to speak more articulately and more eloquently too! The New Member fee is as low as just 1,490€, which includes your membership to the McGuire Programme and your first intensive course, entitling you to the intensive 3-day course and FREE follow-up support and many other benefits – for life. All new members can “try out” the program for the first day and a half – if you don’t think it’s for you, we’ll gladly refund all but 250€ of your course/membership fee.

There is a lot of interest in this course offering, so reserve you place in the course and begin your lifetime membership to the McGuire Programme TODAY by completing the following three simple steps!

 

1. RESERVE your place on this course by clicking on the blue button below:

 

2.  COMPLETE our online application form (if you have not already completed it).

 

3.  BOOK:  First-time attendees must stay in the hotel, and the room rate is 99€/night including breakfast.  Note that this fee can be significantly reduced by sharing a room with someone.  We encourage this, and are happy to pair first-time attendees with experienced graduates, if you desire. Please note that we will do our best to match roommates, but we cannot guarantee a partner. Room shares are priced at 59,50€ per person, per night including breakfast.

To book your own room please contact the Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt (+49 (0)69 – 680 20) or CLICK HERE, and tell them you’re with the McGuire Programme.  If you’d rather share a room, please indicate this on the registration form, and we’ll arrange it with the hotel.

IMPORTANT – THE LAST DAY FOR BOOKING A HOTEL ROOM AT THE ABOVE RATE IS SEPTEMBER 15, 2017We have a small block of rooms and I cannot guarantee this rate when our block is booked.

 

4.  HAVE FUN!  Working to overcome your stutter is hard work – we know because we’re all in the same boat.  But we have a ton of fun while we’re doing it, both in the class, and then as we continue your support when you get home, through your personal coach and our worldwide support network.  Come see what we’re all about, and have fun!

If you have any questions please call Emmet at +49-176 83 4050 26 or email emmet.oconnell@mcguireprogramme.com

Fear Is Fine – Embrace It, Don’t Dodge It.

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Group photo from our Public Speaking Event in Düsseldorf, Germany

As Susan Jeffers says ‘Feel the fear, and do it anyway’. Don’t wait for the fear to dissipate, it won’t. The longer you wait for the fear to go away, the more intense the feeling grows. Susan Jeffers states that becoming aware of your fears and your limitations can change your life as long as you learn how to deal with them. All through life we will come across situations that make us fearful but we need to learn how to approach these fears and move on with our life. People miss so many opportunities in life simply due to fear and anxiety; we need to approach these fears with simple steps each day that will allow us to take those chances and open doors that were previously closed. Fear can make your world smaller so don’t allow the fear to overtake you.

“Fear is fine – embrace it, don’t dodge it. Then, walk through the fire anyway.”

On the McGuire Programme we have the same approach to facing our fears and how to deal with them. We have techniques and strategies in place to deal with situations that make you feel less fearful. We learn more about ourselves when we take action, we don’t learn by sitting back and feeding the fear. By taking action and facing our fears we become less anxious and less fearful. On the program we take every opportunity that comes our way to talk and speak using technique. We take every opportunity to ‘expose’ ourselves for who we truly are. We are not our stutter. We are people who are working hard on controlling our stutters. We no longer hide our true selves. And it feels amazing. Once you break down that barrier, your outlook on life and your behaviour changes for the better. We can finally live without holding ourselves back from doing the things we’ve always wanted to do. This even includes the simple things in life, like ordering the food you desire, to giving your name when asked for it. These are major steps for a person who stutters.

I experienced a new student facing their fears head-on during our last course in Düsseldorf, Germany. I brought her out for the contact session on the Saturday of the 3-Day Intensive course. Once the new student started using the techniques and ‘exposed’ herself as a person who stutters, it removed the feeling of shame and guilt, it allowed her to free her mind from the stresses that a stutter can hold over us. It was also very inspirational for me to see the changes happening in front of me, and to keep doing what we do on the McGuire Programme. Helping people, like ourselves, to break free from the freezing, struggle and distortion, and from the many tricks and avoidances we all created to be seen as a ‘normal’, ‘fluent’ speaker.

No more ‘hiding’ for the 5 new students who joined us in Düsseldorf, who learned concrete techniques to turn passivity into assertiveness. And learned how to stop negative thinking patterns and reeducate their minds to think more positively. And how to turn every decision into a “No-Lose” situation.

“The more we do things that we’re afraid of, we are proving to ourselves that we CAN handle danger, uncertainty etc., the more we can feel confident that we will be able to handle similar experiences in the future. In other words, facing our fears is something we can practice and get better at, even if we can never completely obliterate fear from our lives.”

Did you find this article useful? Do you know someone who stutters, who would benefit from trying out the McGuire Programme and giving themselves the best possible start to controlling their stutter? Do you, yourself stutter? If so, get in touch with one of our representatives today. No need to be afraid to contact us, we all people who stutter, who have found a new lease on life via the McGuire Programme and it’s extensive backup support.

“An important truth: YOU can’t wait for the fear to go away before you do something!”

Our next 3-Day Intensive Course in Germany will be held in Frankfurt am Main in October 2017
Date: 18.-21.10.2017 – Don’t be the one who holds you back. Reserve your place today!

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Info- Termin Das McGuire Programm in Essen 11.02.17

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Hallo!!! Ich möchte euch zu einem kostenlosen Info- Termin einladen. Hier habt ihr die Gelegenheit andere Menschen die stottern zu treffen und euch über das McGuire Programm zu informieren. Wir wollen euch zu nichts überreden, die Teilnahme ist völlig unverbindlich. Es geht lediglich darum andere Menschen, die auch stottern, zu treffen und sich zu unterhalten.

Wenn ihr Interesse habt kommt zum RüKONTOR, ….
Es gibt Tee, Kaffee und Plätzchen. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.

WO: im RüKONTOR, Rüttenscheider Str. 144,, 45131 Essen
FÜR: Menschen die stutter und deren Freunde und Familie
WAS: Menschen die stottern helfen anderen Menschen die stottern
WEGBESCHREIBUNG: Siehe Facebook Event Description
DATUM: Samstag 11.Feb. 2017
ZEIT: 12.00 bis 13.00 Uhr

Sie können mich außerdem direkt via Email kontaktieren:
Emmet O’Connell emmet.oconnell@mcguireprogram.de
oder telefonisch unter
Handy +49 176 83 4050 26
oder
Festnetz +49 234 544 77163

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Essen Hauptbahnhof
Go to U-Bahn, follow blue/ white ‘U’ sign to underground
Track 2+4 direction ‘Rüttenscheid’ and ‘Messe’

Take either U 11 direction ‘Messe Gruga’
Or 107 direction ‘Bredeney’
Or 108 direction ‘Bredeney’
(they all go the same way)

Get off Martinstr. (that’s only 3 stops from Hauptbahnhof)
Take exit D towards Rüttenscheider Str. (Süd), Martinstr., Alfredstr.

Walk straight for about 600m along the Rüttenscheider Str. until you reach the office building at Nr. 144 called ‘RÜ Kontor’.
The entrance is in Gregorstr. The entry is in the yellow box.

Info- Termin Das McGuire Programm in Essen 11.02.17

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Hallo!!! Ich möchte euch zu einem kostenlosen Info- Termin einladen. Hier habt ihr die Gelegenheit andere Menschen die stottern zu treffen und euch über das McGuire Programm zu informieren. Wir wollen euch zu nichts überreden, die Teilnahme ist völlig unverbindlich. Es geht lediglich darum andere Menschen, die auch stottern, zu treffen und sich zu unterhalten.

Wenn ihr Interesse habt kommt zum RüKONTOR, ….
Es gibt Tee, Kaffee und Plätzchen. Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos.

WO: im RüKONTOR, Rüttenscheider Str. 144,, 45131 Essen
FÜR: Menschen die stutter und deren Freunde und Familie
WAS: Menschen die stottern helfen anderen Menschen die stottern
WEGBESCHREIBUNG: Siehe Facebook Event Description
DATUM: Samstag 11.Feb. 2017
ZEIT: 12.00 bis 13.00 Uhr

Sie können mich außerdem direkt via Email kontaktieren:
Emmet O’Connell emmet.oconnell@mcguireprogram.de
oder telefonisch unter
Handy +49 176 83 4050 26
oder
Festnetz +49 234 544 77163

:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Essen Hauptbahnhof
Go to U-Bahn, follow blue/ white ‘U’ sign to underground
Track 2+4 direction ‘Rüttenscheid’ and ‘Messe’

Take either U 11 direction ‘Messe Gruga’
Or 107 direction ‘Bredeney’
Or 108 direction ‘Bredeney’
(they all go the same way)

Get off Martinstr. (that’s only 3 stops from Hauptbahnhof)
Take exit D towards Rüttenscheider Str. (Süd), Martinstr., Alfredstr.

Walk straight for about 600m along the Rüttenscheider Str. until you reach the office building at Nr. 144 called ‘RÜ Kontor’.
The entrance is in Gregorstr. The entry is in the yellow box.