My name is Steve Hill from Birmingham in England and I welcome you to my website. I hope you enjoy reading through the content and watching the videos. If at any time you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
I am a person that has successfully managed to overcome a stammer that had negatively impacted on my life for eighteen years. I now help other people to also achieve fluency via a number of different stammering treatments – these include a one to one course and a self-help DVD.
The stammering therapy self-help products are available for free for all schoolchildren in the UK.
I have recorded videos for the majority of the pages of this website and I have also included the transcription of each video underneath.
Here is the video for this page which provides an introduction to the stammering courses and the self-help products that I offer:
Here is the transcript of the above video:
Hello! My name is Stephen Hill and I welcome you to my stammering course website. I also welcome you to read through some of the other pages of the site, including some of the blog posts, where you’ll be able to view other videos similar to this and to read through some of the other content. If at any point, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. The contact details are on the contact page, as you’d expect.
Now, I, myself, am a person that has had a stammer and who has managed to overcome a stammer. The stammer that I had started when I was four years of age and it continued until the age of twenty-two. I am a person that has an older brother and a sister, a mom and dad, and at the time when I was aged four, grandparents, all of which were fluent. All of these people had never had a stammer.
For me it was rather unfortunate therefore that I had a stammer. I felt rather alone, rather frustrated that I had this speech impediment, it was frustrating for my parents as well and all in all, it was just something that I just hated having and it caused an enormous amount of problems throughout those eighteen years.
I did attend speech therapy, however, the speech therapist’s attitude was never to attempt to cure it, it was never attempting to help me to achieve fluency and this was what I needed, this was what I desired. I wanted a solution, I wanted a cure.
When people said to me, “Well, Steve, you have a stammer, you need to accept the fact that you have a stammer and the fact that you’ll have it for the rest of your life,” this was just not acceptable, this was not something that I was ever going to accept.
At the age of twenty two, I had had enough; I needed and wanted to find a way, somehow, to achieve fluency. I knew it would be hard, I didn’t honestly believe I’d ever get there as such, to ever achieve my goal; however, I knew I had to at least try and that is what I did. It took a long time, it certainly felt like a long time, about 11 months, but eventually I managed to overcome the stammer.
What I now do is I help people to also achieve fluency and I do that via one-to-one stammering courses which are held over either a three or five day period. I also have a number of self-help products, including a DVD, an e-book, and an audiobook available. You can read about the courses and the self-help products on the pages of this website.
That’s a little kind of introduction. There is plenty more on the other pages of the website where you can read a lot more about the stammer that I had and how it impacted on my life etc.
Again, please feel free to contact me with any questions you have and I’ll be more than happy to answer them and to speak with you. Thank you.