On Saturday 25th July 2015, 32 members of the McGuire Programme attended a Refresher Day in Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin to further their journey towards articulate, eloquent speech. 10 of these had attended their first McGuire Programme course only 4 weeks ago.
During the day we practiced and drilled the physical weapons to counteract the freezing, struggle and distortion and the psychological weapons to counteract the fear, panic and sense of isolation. Everyone got opportunities to take the floor and actively take part in presenting different aspects of the programme.
We also hit the streets of Dublin to push out our comfort zones by talking to many strangers and work on our feared words and situations. Everyone worked really hard to overcome their stammer by showing great discipline, courage and perseverance.
While the majority of members were hitting the streets, a few members stayed behind and ran an Open Information Day to explain to the public what the McGuire Programme has to offer. All of these members spoke with passion and discipline.
There was great interest from the members of the public about our programme and a few signed up for the next course there and then.
Our next course is in Belfast from 21st to 24th October 2015.
If you stammer/stutter and really want to do something about it, then look no further!