Let's Talk: Beyond the Fear to Self-acceptance

June 9, 2024, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Online via Zoom

This workshop, in the form of a conversation amongst friends, will delve into some of the more common and difficult emotions that are associated with stuttering, and present ideas on how to dismantle the web of negative emotion that affects us so deeply. Presenter Mary Wood will talk about her experiences and gained insights and lead an open discussion with the audience.

For me, the fear of stuttering relates to the fear of being rejected, trying to be fluent so we can be loved and accepted.   Stuttering can also be a reason to ask questions about the feelings we are experiencing, and the stories we’ve been telling ourselves, sometimes for many years.  It really is the tip of the iceberg, and self-acceptance is an important part of our journey. I invite you to join me as we learn from each other and our experiences.”

— Mary Wood

Mary Wood

About Mary

After stuttering for over 50 years, Mary discovered information on the fear of rejection and how it related to stuttering. Mary attended her first conference for people who stutter in Ottawa in 1993, presenting a workshop on self-esteem. She has since inspired people at conferences in Canada, the United States, Europe and Great Britain.  

If you haven’t yet heard Mary speak, here is your chance!   

Registration is required for this Zoom session. The session will be recorded, so if you can’t make it on the day of the event, you will be able to view it at your convenience. In recognition of the sensitive nature of the subject, participants will be provided the option to have their verbal participation removed from the recording. A link for the recording will be provided to all registrants within two weeks of the event date. 

Registration is $10. Proceeds go towards helping the CSA fulfill its mission. 

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