Stuttering or stammering is a type of speech issue that is quite common in children, but it can continue on into adulthood. In fact, it is estimated that one in 100 adults will continue to stutter or stammer past childhood, causing lots of problems and anxiety.
Before we can decide how to try and treat a stutter or stammer, it’s important to know the likely causes of this speech problem: if you have suffered from a stutter from you were a child, then the root of this can be from an inherited abnormality in the part of the brain that controls language. Other reasons for a stutter can be from a developmental problem, a brain injury or severe emotional trauma.
As well as multiple causes of stuttering, there are also a few different types of stutter or stammer which we briefly touched on above, such as developmental stammering, which is the most common type that occurs in early childhood; and acquired or late-onset stammering which is much rarer and occurs in older children and adults as a result of a stroke, neurological condition or head injury.
Stutters can affect different people in different ways, with some who may only experience periods of stuttering, followed by periods of normal speech, or others who will constantly stutter no matter what. Often made worse by stress, having a stutter as an adult can affect you in lots of ways, the most common being low self-esteem, high anxiety and confidence issues, but thankfully hypnotherapy could solve all of your problems.
Hypnotherapy could be the ideal way to cure your stutter if you stutter is caused by a physical or emotional trauma, and especially if it is causing you great stress and anxiety. Hypnotherapy works by putting you into a deeply relaxed state which leaves your unconscious open to suggestion. It is in this deeply relaxed state that the hypnotherapist can offer you suggestions to deal with your stutter and change your mind set.
Through analytical hypnotherapy, you and your therapist can explore the origins of your issues and analyse what triggered your stutter in the first place before helping you to remove your stutter completely. Hypnotherapy does this by teaching you techniques which can be used to change the way you feel about a situation and change how you react to it as well. Hypnotherapy is especially helpful with coping with stress, which obviously makes a person’s stutter worse, so by dealing with any outlying stress, the stutter can also be reduced or treated completely, depending on the receptiveness of the patient.