This time we’re answering the following question we received: does repressing negative emotions cause stuttering?
Here’s the full questions: do you think that stuttering is caused by blocking and repressing negative emotions, rather than the emotion itself? Because everyone experiences negative emotions but they do not stutter. So do you think repressing emotions is what makes us stutter?
This video contains an interview that we did with Free From Stutter. Andrey, Free From Stutter’s founder, asked us to join him online and live to talk about ‘one thing we’ve learned’ in our journey to find an answer on stuttering.
We knew pretty much immediately what to talk about. Because this ‘one thing’ changed everything for us. Shifted our whole perspective towards stuttering and fluency.
This ‘one thing’ is also simultaneously the ‘last thing’ there is to know. That we are already IT: the fluent speaker.
Why this is so, that you are already a fluent speaker and why this shows you the way out of stuttering, is what we (try to) explain in this video.
Sit back, relax and let it sink in. Hille & Sjoerd
Here’s a video on the importance of breathing on the path of becoming free of stuttering.
Overcoming stuttering has a lot to do with working on the psychological, emotional and physical aspects of it.
Breathing – however underestimated – has the power to influence, change and transform all those three aspects. However in order to do that, one has to breathe the right way: breathing into the pelvic floor.
Breathing properly starts with breathing out. Because breathing out is letting go. Secondly there’s the inbreath, which has to be done without any effort on your part. One has to simply let the breath come, and also let the breath go.
This way we learn to let go of tension, negative thinking, emotions and thus becoming more and more free of stuttering – or stammering.