Living With A Stammer

Felicity Baker, a producer with BBC news, felt that as Joe Biden was soon to become the first American president who has a stammer, this was an important time for a news item about living with a stammer.

Felicity, is also a stammerer, and attended the Starfish Project and learned the techniques to control her own speech. We are very proud of Felicity and how well she has done and we hope this piece will improve public awareness of Stammering and let stammerers know that there is hope.

UPDATE 11th November 2020 - Coronavirus

We continue to live in challenging and unprecedented times. Due to the pandemic we were forced to make exceedingly difficult decisions. It was with a heavy heart that we had to cancel all our courses from March 2020 onwards.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and we are following the government advice. It was our hope in the summer that we might be able to commence course around November. Sadly, the current second spike and lock down have dashed those hopes.

The news this week that a vaccine may be available very soon makes us hopeful that we might be able to resume courses early next year.

The wellbeing of those attending Starfish Project courses, is, of course, our top priority. We continue to be in regular contact with people that are booked on our postponed courses and those that have applied for a course place.

During these months of 2020 we have been making sure that we provide support for everyone on the Starfish Project, particularly in self isolation and lock downs. We promise support free for life and during these times this much needed support has been and will continue to be available.

On a positive note this WILL PASS! - WE WILL GET OVER IT! - and we will be back at the Boship hotel to continue helping people to recover from stammering.
We agonised over these decisions, and it has been the hardest of times for us, but we owe it to you in every way to take care of you – that’s what we do.

When this is all over, we will be back to teaching people to gain control of their stammer. We will maintain our policy of limited numbers on a course to ensure everyone gets the maximum one-to-one personal training, but we will hold more frequent courses to catch up.

We are constantly thinking of all our great Starfish family and will continue supporting you over the months to come, take care - take support - take control of your stammer.

We will be available as usual everyday please Contact us.

Welcome to the Starfish Project Website

Like many people, who visit our site will have reached a point in their lives where they want to do something about their stammer. You may also have reached that same point of 'enough is enough'. Many people have told us of their frustration with the severe lack of stammering /stuttering therapy facilities within the health service, and their search for decent and effective stammering therapy.

For lots of people, as well as years of trying ineffective therapies, they will have also tried expensive hypnotherapy with either none or very short lived results. For others it has been the disappointment and time wasted with therapies giving false hopes and a promise of stammering cures. Whilst others come to Starfish disillusioned after trying very expensive electronic devices designed to disguise or delay sounds and control stammering.

We welcome you to the site, we do not promise a non-existent cure for stammering, we will not try and hypnotise you, or sell you and ask you to wear any gadget or device. Our aim is to provide decent, effective therapy with free lifetime support to as many people who stammer as possible, without making profit out of your misfortune of having a stammer, stutter. We hope that you find the joy of effortless speech with the Starfish Project.

The Starfish Project has been helped and supported thousands of people who Stammer over the years. The technique taught on our courses has enabled them to gain control of their speech and lives. We are a non-profit making project for training people who Stammer (Stutter) to control and gain confidence over something that has controlled them.

Starfish is not about trying to achieve the impossible of so-called 'fluency' - when no one in life is fluent. It is not about striving for perfection in an imperfect world. Find out more about the Starfish Project and our courses.

Unfortunately, there is NO CURE for Stammering or Stuttering. However our training is specifically designed to give you the tools and the confidence to control your stammer in the day to day speaking situations that you will encounter.

Watch young Jack Turner on This Morning

A little time after his first Starfish course Jack Heal-Turner decided to speak about his story of stammering and finding help to control his stammer from The Starfish Project. We are so proud of Jack, the courage he showed in doing this and all he has achieved since. Please take the time to read his mum's introduction and watch this incredible piece of film.

Watch videos of people talking about how Starfish stammering control training courses have changed their lives can be viewed here.

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