Weekend Wrap-ups: Bringing together all of our thoughts into how we view ourselves as therapists, our contributions to the professional mental health and speech language world

Weekend update: review and share your observations concerning Mental Health Professionals and PWS/SLP’s. Let’s try something different. Go to Ted Talks psychologist Kelley McGonigal’s “How to make stress your friend” (https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?language=en). And share your thoughts. All the best Michael Weekend, … Continue reading

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Family & Friend Fridays: Views of the integration of family and/or friends into our stuttering and therapist lives

The integration of the personal self and professional self continues to be an amazing journey.    I have several friends who stutter who are also social workers and psychotherapists.  As I have grown both personally and professionally I have increased interest … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursdays: Photos, essays, poems, videos and words of memories from our stuttering past

These photographs for Throwback Thursday are from the Manhattan Stuttering Group’s 10th Anniversary Party in the Fall of 2004. Elizabeth Kapstein and I co-founded the chapter in 1994. The early chapter meetings were held at Elizabeth’s apartment in the East … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words: Working with the words of therapy around self-worth, self-esteem, traumatic experiences, depressive thinking, daily struggles, life transitions, career development, stuck patterns, and negative/positive thought cycles

Authenticity The concept of authenticity in relation to stuttering is one that I often encounter in my own experience with stuttering and with other PWS. When asked, most people would tell you that they want to lead an “authentic” life, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Transformations: Words, essays, poems, videos (Ted Talks), and photos of expression of our personal/professional transformations as a stutterer, mental health professional, and the merge of the together

People who stutter often struggle with self-confidence, which then has an impact on how they live in the world.  As a psychotherapist who stutters I have both dealt with my own self-confidence issues and have the pleasure of guiding people … Continue reading

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Monday’s Modalities: discussion of therapeutic modalities we use, are interested in, wonder about, and work with. New concept – Lessons Learned. Tie in with the experience being a therapist with a stutter, and the merge of SLP and mental health therapies

Trauma Freeze & Thaw: Trauma is stored in the right side of the brain. When it is activated it freezes the integrative processes of the brain. Information becomes stored in fragmented forms on the right side. Sometimes as stutterers we … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap-ups: Bringing together all of our thoughts into how we view ourselves as therapists, our contributions to the professional mental health and speech language world

Go online to the and take a look at Wall Street Journal “Mental-Health Apps Make Inroads with Consumers and Therapists” (http://www.wsj.com/articles/mental-health-apps-make-inroads-with-consumers-and-therapists-1443407477) Let’s discuss possible applications for People Who Stutter and Mental Health Professionals (MHP), as well as review 2-days of … Continue reading

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