WSSA Coach Wants Students to ‘Grab the Mic’ Prathusha Ravi, who used the Lovett Method to overcome a lifetime of stuttering, is now focused on helping others do the same

Prathusha Ravi has a mission – to make every person she coaches to overcome their stuttering want to “grab the microphone.” Ravi knows from personal experience what a monumental step this can be. By the time the 26-year-old Düsseldorf, Germany-based internal auditor for the accounting firm Ernst & Young was 6 years old, she’d already […]

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A Born Storyteller Finally Finds His Voice

Vikram Nandyala struggled with stuttering his entire life. WSSA has enabled him to stop stuttering and learn to love to speak. Vikram Nandyala is a natural-born storyteller. But at 24, the Washington, D.C., senior associate at a major international accounting firm has only been able to put the skill to wide use in the last […]

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My Speech Coaching Experience

As the speech coach I have no power I cannot change anyone or anything. It is 100% up to the student. “Coaching” is a noun, not a verb. I offer coaching, and if the other party accepts my gift of coaching that’s great. If they don’t, there’s nothing I can do about it. I did […]

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Three Characteristics Every PWS Needs To Stop Stuttering

Patience When a PWS is introduced to The Lovett Method, they become aware that they must read aloud every day, do Auto Suggestions 2x daily and practice crutches and apply them every time they speak. This whole thing is a new pattern of habits which suddenly becomes your daily routine. It is going to challenging […]

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Why 2021 Was Good For PWS

Almost 50 of our PWS-students became PWSS (people who stopped stuttering) this past year.  It’s such a treat to reflect on what some have written to us.  Let’s recap a few:             An attorney wrote, “Your program saved my life.  I really believe that even though it may take hundreds of years, in the future, […]

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Elevate Your Life Through Mind Training

The final step in The Lovett Method is to elevate your life through mind training. We say it all the time here at WSSA and I wanted to take a minute today to give you some examples of how this has affected me personally. If the concept of mind training is new to you, I […]

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The Science of Stuttering & The Lovett Method

I am the bearer of good news:  The “science” of stuttering does not support the long-held dogma that stuttering and semi-muteness are “incurable” or need to be “accepted”.  In point of fact, science supports the conclusion that stuttering and muteness can be converted into enjoyable fluency.          Throughout history, there has been a reluctance to […]

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Beat Stress, Anxiety and Pressure with ASTs and Crutches!

Anxiety and stress are the responses that your body has created for you as a defence mechanism. For example, when a person sees a lion in front of him, he begins to sweat and experience shallow breathing because of physical body response to a danger. Similarly, when a PWS (Person Who Stutters) is given an […]

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Don’t Wait For A Feared Word To Appear Before Using The Crutches

While many of our students seem able to learn our multiple methods of avoiding bad incidents (appearing disabled), some struggle.  This blog discusses some of my latest coaching sessions with several PWS and why they are not improving as quickly as they should, so that if you, the reader, are making these mistakes too, you […]

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To stop stuttering shift your focus from a blue elephant to a red elephant!

What is the one thing that comes to your mind when you stand in front of a group of people? A normal person’s answer would be stage fright or anxiety due to public speaking. But a PWS’s answer is always the same, “What if I stutter?” due to which anxiety kicks in. If only a […]

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