International Stammering Awareness Day, 22nd October 2013 Over the summer I went travelling throughout Vietnam – a wonderful country where I had the pleasure of meeting many warm, openhearted people, eager to share their fascinating history, rich cultural heritage and exquisite cuisine. Throughout my travels, I was frequently moved by the important role ‘kinship’ plays … Read more Kinship and worship
The last Stammering Open Space in May saw a great exchange of ideas and experiences among the people in the group. Of the many interesting discussions that came up during the session, one in particular resonated with me: the idea that acceptance can be a useful way of dealing with your stammer. I’ll be the … Read more Accepting my stammer
Having recently been signposted to the photos and videos Steven Halliday has put together on the British Stammering Association Twitter page, I came across a fascinating speech by the actress, Emily Blunt at an American Institute for Stuttering Gala Dinner in 2009. (Listen here) My initial response was one of surprise … Read more Embracing vulnerability
Launching ‘Stammering Therapy from the Inside’ 9th May 2013 at City Lit and the House of Commons Over 120 people who stammer and speech and language therapists gathered at City Lit for a day of talks relating to some of the key themes from the book. Trudy Stewart kicked off with an inspiring personal analysis … Read more Book launch
‘Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet’ – Aristotle As some of you will know, I have been involved in editing a book on co-authoring stammering therapy knowledge with Carolyn Cheasman and Rachel Everard at City Lit over the past few years. My first foray into the world of publishing books, it has been … Read more Stammering therapy from the inside
I’d been to see Sam a few times before she introduced the idea of a group session. At first I was sceptical, after all I’d been trying to hide my stammer from everyone: family, friends, colleagues etc. so why would I want to be in a situation with people I didn’t know and be open … Read more The Stammering Open Space
………… (written with a dodgy memory) On Tuesday, 5th of March, 4 of your fellow brain injury survivors assembled at the Park Hotel in Teddington for the first meeting of a ‘culture club’. The surroundings were ideal; a roomy venue with no significant background noise. To boot the Park Hotel is easily accessible and serves great … Read more The inaugural culture club
Welcome to intandem’s first blog! It is a testimony to how far we have come since we first entered the independent sector 8 years ago – and the advance of social media! We have embarked on 2013 with setting up a Twitter account @_intandem. Through it we hope to develop a community of like-minded people – … Read more intandem’s first blog!