The Story Of Zeena
There is a long history of stuttering self-therapy. The success of many people utilizing their own strategies to enhance their fluency shows that such therapy can be successful. In a genuine sense, the PWS is never truly helped in therapy unless he or she heals themselves. People who stutter have had success using self-therapy practices that have been disciplined and enriched by study, research, and many years of therapeutic practice.
Adult clients who want to be their own clinician will benefit from self-therapy. When studying, the person must conduct extensive self-reflection, observation, and recording of feelings and behaviors.
This week we are here with a story of a young woman, sharing her experience with her stutter and what she learned. This is the story of Zeena.
Zeena took the step to learn what was happening to her and from there started a journey of understanding how she could help herself.
Read her story in her own words.
The earliest memory I can remember about stuttering is when I was around 8 years old, when I was getting stuck on some words, especially when I wanted to start talking or answering someone.
Today from my experience I can say that, I would like to see more advice for parents and teachers about how to deal with a child who stutters. Early understanding of stuttering is the key to help those children before they grow up and the situation as well as its effect on their life gets worse.
I was always asking myself “Why do I talk in this way?” “Why can’t I talk like others?” “Why is the way I talk different?” “What’s the problem?”
I didn’t even know what it was called. One day I decided to make some searches about the way I talked, when I knew it’s called stuttering, I felt like half of the burden fell off my life! I was so glad to know there were a lot who were talking the way I was, reading and reading to understand more till I reached the point where I could know how to deal and control my stuttering. From that moment, the moment I understood stuttering, my view changed completely.
Something that I would say to my younger self today is: Forgive me, I was so harsh with you.
The world needs to understand that not all people can talk as easily as you do. Know and read about stuttering to understand there are more different ways of talking.
I once read “If you stutter, you are definitely in good company!”, that there are some celebrities who stutter, yet they could beat what one day they thought was a huge stumble! So can you!
The story of Zeena gives the message that you need to give yourself time. You need to understand and pay attention to what is happening with you. Have the courage to question it so you can understand it.
Is your stutter really restricting you? Unfortunately, repeated interactions with listeners, parental opinions, and unfavorable reactions from pals lead us to believe we are “stutterers.”
Years of avoiding social situations and conversations can take a toll on one’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-image. Labels can be confusing. They have the power to convince us that we are poor communicators, poor decision-makers, or even incapable of living freely.
Stuttering can be an isolating experience. Sometimes our blocks prevent us from communicating our emotions, and other times they prevent us from speaking.
Anyone who stutters knows how frustrating it is to be unable to convey their desires, discomforts, loves, dislikes, and other feelings. We’ve learnt to predict our listeners’ reactions before we speak.
It’s tempting to feel that stuttering hinders our ability to communicate. In most cases, though, we are limiting ourselves.
If you let things happen to you and not take any action, then things will not change.
The ultimate goal of self-therapy for adults who stutter is to have a new perspective on their stuttering.
As Mitchell Trichon said, “So much of stuttering is the way that you think about it.” It is simple, but holds a lot of truth in it.
Learn and educate yourself and the people around you. Talk about what you are experiencing, because you deserve to be heard just as everyone else.
Don’t let the fear of ‘what if’ stop you.
We are here to empower your voice and inspire others through your story and experiences. So share your story with us and we will share it with the world!