Item description for Mastering Blocking And Stuttering: A Cognitive Approach to Achieving Fluency by Bob G. Bodenhamer...
Have you ever wondered why most people who block or stutter do not stammer every single time that they speak? Indeed, most people who stammer are actually consistently fluent in certain contexts. When by themselves, speaking to a pet, or speaking to a person with whom they are very comfortable, they do speak fluently. This paradox has been a puzzle for people who stammer and for speak pathologists for many years.
Now this remarkable publication offers a completely new approach to treating this debilitating condition. Dr. Bodenhamer explains that this phenomenon results from the thinking (cognition) process of the stammerer or stutterer as he or she associates speaking with the rising panic of blocking. Because blocking and stuttering are learned behaviors, they can be unlearned. One way of doing this is through the use of cognitive techniques such as those of NLP or Neuro-semantics, both of which are primarily cognitive therapies. This book included these processes which have been used successfully with clients who suffered from anxiety and panic disorders. These two methodologies provide ways of working to change blocking and stuttering behaviors by altering the way a person thinks.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2005
Publisher Crown House Publishing
ISBN 1904424406 ISBN13 9781904424406
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More About Bob G. Bodenhamer
As a teacher at Gaston College, he provides certified NLP training for Practitioners and Master Practitioners, and is also a therapy consultant. He also serves as pastor of a mission church. He has co-authored numerous books on NLP
Bob G. Bodenhamer currently resides in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mastering Blocking And Stuttering: A Cognitive Approach to Achieving Fluency?
Fantastic! Nov 15, 2007
This is a contructive book for those who want to improve their speech! My speech has improved significantly when I effectively applied the principles written in this book. It is important for me to realise that stuttering is a learnt behaviour and there is hope for cure. What this book addresses is the fact that stutterers focus so much on what others would think of them rather than focus on what others say and the environment around. Like most stutterers, the fear of meeting new people and being in the middle of the attention i.e being asked of all sorts of questions can be freightening. I can now think of a few instances where this fear has diminished and I communicated near 100% fluency. I was able to look at the person asking me questions and not worrying about the other people standing around would think. When I was able to do that, I begin to step into the zone of how fluent people think.
This is the book for people who want to be EX stutterers! Sep 27, 2007
This book contains cold hard facts and detailed information on what you can do to get your self in control and in a calm state to live life fully while speaking as well!
I think this book can help you tremendously. Try out some of the many great exercises as you read. Simply reading this will most likely help you to start feeling better and less alone! The better you feel, the better you speak.
There is a learned behavior associated with stuttering. It is about more than controlling your lips or tenseness. This book will actually show you what to do to begin dealing with stuttering in a way that works! It works!
Do you need some proof that the cutting edge ideas in this book work!!?
I used to stutter so badly and had so much shame about it that I would get in line at a restaurant for a meal and if someone got behind me in line I would get so nervous about stuttering that I would let them go first so I could have a chance to say what I wanted without holding up the line. Feeling humiliated hurt more than waiting in line until everybody was out of it. My thinking was that if less people heard me I would feel less humiliated. I wasted so much time doing this in more than one way.
Stop taking second seat to your own life. There is a mindset to healing yourself and regaining your rightful place as a dignified, happy and capable human being!
Through researching the many helpful resources in connection with stuttering I now have reached a place where I have a choice to access confidence and calm. This is of more value than than words can say. Stuttering could have kept me from doing what I really wanted (studying and playing and teaching music).
Stuttering is telling you something. This book will show you how to listen to it, learn the lesson it may have for you and then move on to better things to occupy your life with!!
Who am I to know all this about stuttering? I was the kid who cowered in the back of line for many years. I was the person who had many speech therapists and read many many books. I was told by one therapist that I would always stutter. The information in this book lines up with a winners mindset. This is the information that worked and is working for me more than anything else I have tried.
And now? I teach guitar for a living. I speak for up to 60 minutes at a time with nearly 30 students a week. I know what works and what doesn't when I'm in the heat of battle or have had a tough spell, I will reach for this book and it resets me and reminds me about what works! Am I 100% fluent? No, BUT I do something most 100% fluent people do not do. I talk all day for a living and on top of that, I also get up on stage, sing and play music while adding banter in between sets. Sure I still stutter now and again but mostly I know how to handle it and know exactly what to do if I want to be rid of it forever. Just keep on doing what I'm doing...most of it is in this book. Your attitude is everything! A bad attitude can defeat you before you even begin!
This book is right on the mark. The information in it aligns with everything I believe about overcoming this vicious circle of stuttering and anxiety. This book is informed and even recommended by many people who have also overcome stuttering.(Do a search for John C. Harrison and his stuttering hexagon.)
I've seen results in myself, results that I know to be true. Stutterers can overcome stuttering. There are several examples in this book of it as well. These are very real people who you can contact and chat with as well on the neurosemantics stuttering chat on yahoo.
This book works with most other techniques as well so there is no reason to hesitate to work it into your tool box. Buy whatever books you can about stuttering. But do get this one first and foremost as I honestly believe it is the closest to the winning spirit that I have ever read.
This book contains information straight from the newest technologies available. There is more to learning to feel good and confident about your speech than the physical movements of tongue, lips and breath.
There is so much more to stuttering than stuttering itself. This book addresses how to find out what is really going on. It will make you see stuttering in a way that may allow you to open the door and walk out of it.
All the best to you!
Superb resource for speech/language pathologists and people who stutter Feb 6, 2007
This is a book rich with knowledge and insight into the minds of people who stutter. I highly recommend it for graduate students and Speech/Language Pathologists. Lori Melnitsky, MA Speech/Language Pathologist (and person who stutters)
Very Informative and Helpful Jan 1, 2007
For anyone who searches to resolve the mysterious of stuttering, this is a must read. Bob has certainly discovered and reveals much of the mystery.
Inspirational... Aug 9, 2006
A truly inspirational book and a must read for any Stutterer looking to examine the reason behind their blocking. Focuses on the theory that blocking is primarily cognitive and examines the root of the beginning of the stutter.
It's a good easy read with helpful excercises to set you on your first steps to a new life!!! I would encourage any one looking for a solution to stuttering to check out this book. This book is a must have for anyone looking to change their lives and provides you with the tools to gaining fluency.