My Journey of Resilience and Vulnerability in Writing Adventures of Phil and Dotty – Michael Sugarman

 

About the author:

Michael Sugarman has been an activist in the stuttering and disability communities since the 1970’s. He was co-founder and former Executive Director of the National Stuttering Project and former chair of International Stuttering Association. Michael wrote for academic journals and promoted people first language and stuttering awareness in “It’s Ok to Stutter” (Journal of Fluency Disorders) and the Perniciousness of Labels (Transactional Analysis Journal). As a medical social worker, he recently updated his children’s book, The Adventures of Phil and Dotty. Michael currently co-facilitates a peer support group, and is co-writing an article on peer and professional facilitation of support groups, emphasizing mindfulness communication, self care skills and resilience

This video describes my journey of resilience which is reflected in this video.

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My Journey of Resilience and Vulnerability in Writing Adventures of Phil and Dotty – Michael Sugarman — 19 Comments

  1. Congratulations for your book! Art it´s an excellent way to express what we feel! I will read it, thanks!

    Greetings from Peru

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this experience. I’m glad that you had got up the courage to write this book. I will definitely be check it out!

  3. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings about this experience. I’m glad that you had got up the courage to write this book. I will definitely check it out!

    • Thank you for your kind comments – I feel ART is a great avenue to express yourself – Hope you do it for yourself and clients /

      You can get a free ebook by emailing me at msugarman1@sbcglobal.net

      The book has been used by SLP’s and MSW’s in group and individual settings – in one group each CWS took a character and shared their experience and feelings

      Good luck and warmly

  4. Hello Michael,

    Congratulations on your book – the one you once feared would never be distributed and that is now in its 3rd edition! Isn’t it wonderful how, as we embrace vulnerability and lean into discomfort, we can exceed our own expectations. I agree with you that being able to communicate in the world is so important, and I celebrate that we can learn to be resilient and evolve our communication skills in a variety of ways. Best,

    Rob Dellinger

  5. Hi Michael

    You already know I love your book. It’s not just a book about stuttering, but a great read about friendship, fear and courage. It has a strong educational message, covered in an exiting tale that matches Narnia. 🙂

    Stay safe and keep writing!

    Your friend, Anita

    • Thank you for your kind share —And your willingness to be vulnerable for stuttering community-

      Always 🙏🏾

  6. Hello Michael,

    I love the purpose behind writing this book. I would love to have a copy to share with classmates and future colleagues.

    Thank you so much for sharing
    Kylie

  7. Michael, you are a living story of life experience.
    And the storytelling of your book is such a splendid expression of the wisdom you have experienced, accumulated and shared so.

    I for one thank you for your incredible openness and generosity of spirit.
    Your fingerprints are found in so much of the great things that exist in the stutter-verse.