No more stuttering (Lee Lovett)

leeAbout the author: Lee G. Lovett began his career as an attorney and authored several books on communications law; he also co-founded approximately 100 businesses (mostly related to telecommunications), nearly all of which were sold to public companies and are still operating today.  Long retired, Lee is a devoted family man with a long marriage, four sons and 13 grandchildren. Once a dedicated runner, biker, weight lifter, snow skier, his primary avocation has always been reading, and he has reviewed hundreds of books online as BookAWeekMan.  In 2015-16, he released four books on Amazon: Happiness in Seven Steps; The Watergate Rhymes; Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures; and WORDs You Need to Know, and he has two more books in the works.  His primary charity is helping stutterers fight that disease, which he does by giving away his Stuttering book and Skyping with stutterers, no charge.  More info about Lee can be found at http://leeglovett.com/about/ and  Lee can be contacted at info@leeglovett.com for further information.

My video explains my personal battle with stuttering and the ways that I fought it so long ago, long before there were many books, therapists, or clinics.  It was the fight itself, and the methods that I found to bring stuttering under control, that made me a better and happier person.  I then extended those methods to other parts of my life, and they helped me reshape and greatly improve my personality and my karma.  For these reasons, I can honestly say, “I’m grateful that I had (and have) to battle stuttering.”

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No more stuttering (Lee Lovett) — 8 Comments

  1. Thank you, Lee, for this interesting video. Much of what you say resonates with me, perhaps especially your closing quote that “We have free choice to accept or reject our thoughts”. I did a Silva Method course a number of years ago, and it seems similar to your philosophy. My experience with using self-hypnosis (or meditation) to enable autosuggestion has been positive, too. In my case, I have found that controlling my thoughts allows me to live freely with my stutter. Well, relatively freely at least. It has certainly been one of the enablers in changing my life around.

    What is your opinion on the approach of Acceptance that many PWS have found beneficial? Here, too, people are changing the way they think about stuttering in order to live their lives as they please, despite stuttering. So, it’s a similar approach to yours, but without the emphasis on fluency. I would be interested to read your thoughts on this.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Lee – great video. Thanks for sharing. I have a question about something in your bio. You indicate that you want to help stutterers “fight that disease.” Do you really think stuttering is a disease? I always think of disease in terms of a medical problem. Is that how you view the “disease of stuttering?” -Pam

  3. Lee,
    I am glad you have shared your video and your story. I am curious what you think about the opinion that stuttering should be accepted rather than treated. From you comments you seem to approach stuttering as a disease. Do you find more of your fellow persons who stutter share your view or oppose it?

    Ben

  4. Thanks for sharing your story! In a school based setting with younger stutterers, do you think there should be a focus on relaxing and positive thinking or do you think these concepts would be too much to understand? Would it be reasonable to begin with a technique like yoga to help with self meditation for a young child? Where do you believe a speech therapist comes into the equation?

  5. Mr. Lovett,

    What an interesting message. As a second year SLP graduate student currently taking a fluency course, your perspective is a new one for me. We have discussed multiple treatment approaches, counseling techniques, assistive devices, and pharmacological approaches, but your approach is brand new to me. Did you ever try any other kind of therapy or even ever meet with an SLP? A lot of focus today is more on acceptance than “battling” the stuttering like you mentioned that you did. How do you feel about that? Do you know of any research behind self-hypnosis and stuttering? Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Hello Mr. Lovett,

    I really enjoyed reading your journey as a person who stutters and how you used mind training and crutches to train yourself to become a fluent communicator. In my graduate level fluency course, I learned that “playing with stuttering” is an appropriate way for individuals to grow to be more comfortable with their stutter. As a future speech language pathologist (SLP), I am curious to know your thoughts on using your techniques to help individuals who have a severe stutter. Do you know if your techniques have been effective on other individuals who stutter? I look forward to hearing your response!

  7. Hello Mr. Lovett,
    I’m happy you posted your video. I was just wondering if anyone in your family ever stuttered. I think the relaxation technique may only work with individuals who began stuttering after a certain event occurred in their life, but not for others who have a family history of it. I believe you said it occurred during your teen years and do not know what may have triggered it. What do you think, is your method more effective for individuals who started stuttering after a traumatic event?

  8. Hello Mr. Lovett,

    Thank you for posting your video! As a graduate student, I’ve taken a counseling course, as well as am in a fluency course right now. My professor for my counseling course is very interested in mindfulness and relaxation, so I found your post to be extremely interesting. I was curious on what you think is another good approach next to the mindful approach. I can see that it did help you very much, but for those who read your book and it doesn’t help them like it did for you, do you have extra advice for them that pertains to fluency modifications or strategies? Also, you mentioned how your stutter developed before many therapists or books were around. Now that there are many more resources and SLPs, if you were to have developed you stutter in today’s time do you think you would consider trying therapy or would stick with the mindful therapy you did/still do.

    Thanks,

    Paige Nitz