Four weeks ago, we held a very successful in-person course in Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
11 New Students attended the course as well as many returning members. Everyone involved rolled up their sleeves and put intense time and effort into making our new habits stronger than our old (bad) habits. The results were amazing!
Listed below are some comments from the 11 new students.
“I joined the course because I was tired of dreading such simple situations like being asked my name or answering a question in school. The course was incredibly well organized and the coaches, grads, new students and everyone involved were genuinely the nicest people I’ve ever met. After finishing the course, I can now calmly sit in class without fearing my name being called, I can order food and ask questions.”Daragh
“I decided to attend the course because I finally had enough of my stutter controlling my life. After graduating from college, I knew I had to start applying to jobs but the thought of going to interviews gave me crippling anxiety due to my stutter so I never applied to any jobs. Not having a job after college was very depressing and I felt as if I was letting life pass by. I also was tired of always being quiet and never socializing with new people.”
“I have had a difficult year. I decided it is time to focus more on myself. Time to finish that chapter of my life and time to start a new chapter. I have had a stutter for 40 years and it has affected myself and my career.”
“I’ve had a stutter for most of my life which has held me back in lots of ways.
It began to affect me more as a teenager. I avoided talking to people because I was embarrassed and ashamed of how I spoke.
I really enjoyed the course, especially being in a room of people who sounded just like me.
It was very hard work and long days, but the effort was worth it.
The coaches worked so hard with us and made us all feel that with hard work we could all achieve our aims.
I feel very optimistic and my confidence is growing with the daily support of all the coaches.”
“Since attending the recent McGuire Programme in Newry, I’ve already noticed a huge difference in my speech. I now speak much more clearly and with much greater confidence. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with a stammer if they’re willing to work hard.”
“I decided to attend the course to improve my speech and help me with public speaking and doing presentations. The course was very intense but enjoyable. I feel as though it will benefit me going forward.”
“I decided to attend the course after my stutter got much worse after starting secondary school. The course for me was so well run and you could see everyone who was there was happy to be there.
I’m really benefitting from being able to control my speech.”