Hypnotherapy for Stuttering in Cornwall
What is stuttering or stammering?
Stuttering is a communication disorder in which the flow of speech is broken by repetitions (li-li-like this), prolongations (lllllike this), or abnormal stoppages (no sound) of sounds and syllables.
There may also be unusual facial and body movements associated with the effort to speak.
Stuttering is also referred to as stammering.
What causes stuttering?
There are a number of factors that have been cited to contribute to the development of stuttering:
▪ genetics (approximately 60% of those who stutter have a family member who does also)
▪ child development (children with other speech and language problems or developmental delays are more likely to stutter)
▪ neurophysiology (recent neurological research has shown that people who stutter process speech and language slightly differently than those who do not stutter)
▪ family dynamics (high expectations and fast-paced lifestyles can contribute to stuttering).
Stuttering may occur when a combination of factors comes together and may have different causes in different people.
It is probable that what causes stuttering differs from what makes it continue or get worse.
How many people stutter?
It is estimated that more than 68 million people worldwide stutter, which is about 1% of the population.
In the UK that is equal to about 650,000 sufferers!
What is the ratio of males to females who stutter?
Stuttering affects four times as many males as females.
How many children stutter?
Again, it is estimated that about 5 percent of all children go through a period of stuttering that lasts six months or more.
Three-quarters of those will recover by late childhood, leaving about 1% with a long-term problem.
The best prevention tool is early intervention.
Is stuttering caused by emotional or psychological problems?
Children and adults who stutter are no more likely to have psychological or emotional problems than children and adults who do not.
However, it is interesting that when a client suffering from a stutter or stammer first experiences Hypnosis, very often the stutter or stammer recedes due to the deep level of relaxation that Hypnosis offers.
Often a stutterer has placed themselves under so much “internal pressure” that the problem could almost be described as “Anticipatory Anxiety”, a process we examine and discuss at length in our Thrive programme.
Stutters or stammers are also often the result of Social Anxiety (Social Phobia) and might be negatively affected by a sense of being judged or feeling “on the spot”.
Can Hypnotherapy help with Stuttering?
Advanced Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis techniques have an excellent track record at helping sufferers overcome stuttering and stammering, although the actual therapeutic technique that is used differs in each client according to their own specific set of circumstances.
I read about a new cure for stuttering. Is there such a thing?
There are no instant miracle cures for stuttering. Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis, Speech-Therapy, electronic devices, and even drugs are not an overnight process.
It can take time for all forms of help and assistance to become effective and no one form of therapy has been proven to be better than any other.
Therapy for Stuttering in Cornwall
The choice of therapy to help your Stuttering is going to depend on just how much the problem is affecting your day-to-day life, and also how long you have been suffering from the problem.
Jo Rogers is able to offer two main techniques for helping you to resolve your Stuttering:
Psychotherapy for Stuttering
If your problem is more significant and is having a seriously disruptive effect on your personal or professional life, then you may wish to consider a technique such as psychotherapy. This type of therapy can help you to rewire and delete the unwanted emotions, behaviors and symptoms of Stuttering from the unconscious. This remarkable therapy is a type of neuro-plasticity and makes positive changes through an experiential and unique process. You will feel as if on a journey, at a pace that feels right to you, discovering the unconscious causes of the way in which you feel today. Slowly and gently you will gain an understanding of yourself in a way that you did not have before, making sense of those unwanted symptoms. We call this the discovery phase and adhering to specific guidelines in this particular form of psychotherapy, we are then able to change those thoughts, feelings and behaviors that are having such a negative impact on your life, restoring you to peace and tranquility. This is an holistic therapy.
Clinical Hypnosis for Stuttering
If your particular problem is “relatively” minor and only affects you now and again, then you may have found that you have been able to tolerate the feelings that you have experienced.
In these circumstances I would normally recommend a few sessions of Clinical Hypnosis (Suggestion Therapy) as this particular technique has an excellent track record in these cases.
Contact JTR Hypnotherapy in Cornwall
If you’d like to arrange for an initial consultation at my clinic, or if you have any queries that you’d like me to answer, then you can e-mail me on jorogers@JTRhypnotherapy.co.uk, or if you’d prefer, you can fill out my online-enquiry form.
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