Entries by Emmet O'Connell

Irish man from Cork says overcoming his stutter ‘changed his life forever’.

A Corkman who overcame a debilitating stammer to become a confident public speaker wants to help others do the same.

Since he was five years old, Jamie Googan has struggled with a stammer: “Growing up, I always wondered why other people would laugh at me when I tried desperately to pronounce my own name or any other words,” he said. “I suppose that one of the biggest things for me when I was growing up was I have never met anyone else had a stammer, so there was always that feeling of isolation there,” Jamie added.

How one man overcame his stammer & is now helping others.

James Googan always avoided social situations and, if he had to turn up, would be described afterwards as ‘the shy’ or ‘quiet’ one. He wasn’t, he says. He was just terrified of stammering James Googan, who works at CIT and has a stammer, couldn’t have imagined previously enjoying the communication role of his job. Picture:Des Barry Presentation was supposed to last five minutes but […]

Stammering: One woman’s story of taking back control

Original Article via The Irish Times: http://bit.ly/23ed5pX From being unable to leave her house alone to being able to read at Mass, Co Armagh woman Edel Reel’s life has been transformed thanks to a course aimed at those who stutter. She told Jenny Lee about it AS A teenager Edel Reel’s life was ruled by […]

Newspaper Writes About James Taking Control Of His Stutter.

James Caplan, 44, works full time as a managing director for a financial advice agency based in Pynnacles Close, Stanmore, employing 29 staff and managing two offices and he has a stutter!! After going from avoiding his children’s sports days to studying to become a coach, one man hopes to inspire his fellow stammerers to […]

A Titanic City Experience

To finish off our courses for 2015, we returned to Belfast, Titanic City, where 13 students embarked on their journey to overcome their stutter. The course venue was the Holiday Inn Express in the Queens area of the city. Over 40 existing members attended this course to help the students learn the technique and to […]

Overcoming A Stammer

Hospital doctor Constantin Manole developed a stammer when he moved to Ireland as a child, but with the help of a new programme, he has learned to view it from a new perspective. Constantin Manole is my name. I am 22 years old and originally from Romania. I have recently begun working as a hospital […]

48 Hours Later . . .

Another McGuire Programme intensive 3 day course finished but it is only the beginning of the life changing journey for 16 brave people who stutter – and who now have control over their stutters. The McGuire Programme has been changing the lives of people who stutter all over the world for over 20 years. I […]