The Stuttering Evolution Group- #8

The Stuttering Evolution Group

Beginning in January 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

The Stuttering Evolution Group is a new therapeutic group for people who stutter. It will be facilitated by Tim Mackesey.  It will combine traditional support group practices of acceptance with new therapeutic strategies to promote evolution and growth within pws.   After more than three decades of participating in traditional support groups and providing therapy for 26 years I want to offer more to participants. I often left meetings feeling some relief in sharing my story and knowing that I wasn't alone, but mostly I left feeling I wanted more. It is this "more" that I want to offer participants.  Acceptance logically leads to evolution and evolution includes fear reduction, greater ease talking, and a path to your communication goals.  Participation in this group is free thanks to Raise Your Voice, Inc.

                     Sincerely, Tim Mackesey, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

THE FIRST 10 MEETINGS OF THE STUTTERING EVOLUTION GROUP WILL FOLLOW THIS FORMAT:

  1. Your stuttering time-line.  Where did your specific word fears come from?   How does this work and how do I solve problems like saying my name? Monday, January 14, 2019
  2. Speech anatomy 101.  How your speech system works and how to speak with more ease. Monday, February 4, 2019
  3. Breaking myths about breathing and learn strategies that are accurate and helpful.  Monday, February 25, 2019
  4. Complete an avoidance inventory and make goals to unleash more courage. Monday, March 25, 2019
  5. Learning to break out of eye contact aversion, the use of fillers, and other habits that are not solution oriented. Monday, April 8, 2019
  6. Voluntary stuttering 101: how to do it, why do it, and when to do it. Monday, April 29, 2019
  7. Oral reading strategies and preparing for a speech  Monday, May 13, 2019
  8. Introduction to reframing, editing, and deleting unwanted memories of  stuttering (Click date to register)- Monday, June 3, 2019
  9. Introduction to mentally framing a future speaking opportunity Monday, July 22, 2019
  10. You help decide our next steps toward evolution.   The group helps plan the next meetings. TBA

Please arrange child care. These meetings are educational and therapeutic and require attention to learn and participate. Children who stutter that are 10 years old are appropriate and parental supervision is required for all children participating. That is a library policy, also. Thanks for your cooperation.

LOCATION: 

DeKalb County Public Library-

Chamblee Branch Meeting Room

4115 Clairmont Road

Chamblee, GA 30341

*Meetings will be held from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm