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How mindfulness can influence stuttering

What is mindfulness? Stated most simply it really is just about paying attention, either paying attention passively to where your attention is focused or actively focusing your attention on something. 

Mindfulness can result in profound change in people's lives and practising mindfulness can also potentially influence stuttering, according to Paul Brocklehurst, PHD, Director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Program.

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Kim Block receives accolades for her book "Stuttering Superhero"

 Kim BlockKim Block holds a copy of Stuttering Superhero
photo by Tereza Verenca

Kim Block of Burnaby, BC has appeared in the media recently promoting her delightful book about a young girl who stutters, "Stuttering Superhero". The local paper Burnaby Now features Kim in an article, where she says her main impetus for writing the book was due to the fact that “Stuttering is not talked about at all. There’s still so much misinformation out there.”

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New Additions to CSA website

David Stones David Stones delivering his workshop

Two new developments have been added to the website and our Flickr page. Photographer Dylan Brown took photos at our conference, check them out here! A new downloadable resources section has been added to the CSA site, that will feature educational and promotional  materials for download.

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Stuttering Treatment in Ottawa

Ottawa Perley-Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

Last year in 2015, the Ottawa Hospital closed the long-running Stuttering Treatment Clinic, along with other out-patient clinics, due to budgetary concerns. Fortunately, treatment for stuttering is still available.

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2016 Conference Recap

Conference groupConference organizers with Keynote Speaker Geoff Regan

The 2016 Canadian Stuttering Association conference successfully took place on October 22. Keynote speaker Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada, spoke about his experiences in the world of politics and his personal life. We were pleased to have Mr. Regan at our third Toronto CSA conference!

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