The McGuire Programme is now the largest international self-help organisation run by people who stutter helping people who stutter.

Upcoming Courses in Germany

McGuire Programme Speech Course in Düsseldorf, Germany

March 18 @ 6:45 pm - March 21 @ 8:00 pm

McGuire Programme Speech Course in Berlin, Germany

June 24 @ 6:45 pm - June 27 @ 8:00 pm

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty. The original textbook on assertiveness training. Assertiveness is the opposite of holding back & avoidance. Holding back in 1part of your life can easily lead 2holding back in speaking. Holding back & avoiding is the psychological core of stuttering.
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Peter McWilliams, 'Do it! Let’s Get Off Our Buts . . . ' London, HarperCollins, 2001. Like the title says, it’s time to stop making excuses for failure – stop the ‘buts.’ He, too, talks about the importance of just getting down to work.
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"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
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Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. - Goethe #stammer #stottern #stutter #mcguireprogramme
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“You can let yourself off the hook, but the laws governing stuttering will never let you off the hook.” Dr. J. Sheehan. #stutter #stammer #stottern #mcguireprogramme
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The McGuire Programme takes a holistic approach that treats stuttering not so much as a problem with speech, but more an issue with our experience of communication and how we relate to people and the world around us. We see it as an issue of fear and anxiety, and old patterns and triggers from the past. Changes to those patterns takes time hence the emphasis on ongoing coaching and support.

The technique includes a number of strategies or ‘weapons’ to physically overcome the speech blocks and challenging words. It also teaches an understanding of the physiology and emotional aspects of stuttering and encourages self-acceptance as a person who stutters that is working hard to become an effective communicator.