If you want to speak fluent you’ll have to break out of the stutter pattern. To be able to do that it’s important to first understand how the stutter pattern was created in the first place. Luckily that’s actually fairly simple: by stutter experiences.
Your stutter pattern is created by experiences in the past. Since you started stuttering you began building up different experiences with speaking. Simplply put, you have positive experiences with speaking fluently and negative experiences with stuttering.
These experiences are different per situation. That’s immediately the cause of situational stuttering. You collect experiences that you take with you to situations in the future. Depending on your past experiences with that situation, your stutter pattern is or isn’t activated. If the stutter pattern is activated you stutter, if it’s not or slightly activated you’ll be very fluent.
If for example you have a lot of negative experiences with making phone calls then this will have a negative influence on your next phone call. From experience you know that you stutter often in that situation, so you now start expecting that this will happen again. That negative expectation triggers tension, and more tension means more stuttering.
The opposite takes place too. Do you have a lot of positive experiences with talking to a good friend? Than you’ll feel a lot more at ease and speak a lot more fluent too.
Immediately you see that the stutter pattern, and thus stuttering, is something very personal. The stutter pattern is created by your own experiences with stuttering.
But if negative experiences cause stuttering then the solution for fluency also comes to the light: positive experiences.