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Re: Inspirational

From: Alan Badmington (to Kim)
Date: 20 Oct 2008
Time: 04:01:23 -0500
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Hi Kim, Thank you for reading my paper and taking the time to participate in the threaded discussion. It is so useful when we can develop a strong sense of self-efficacy. Like you, I adopt a positive manner and constantly tell myself that I can deal with whatever life presents. Such affirmations really do work. You ask, “If you could tell a young CWS something that you wish someone would have told you, what would it be? By a strange coincidence, I wrote a paper on this theme for last year’s ISAD Online Conference. It was entitled, ‘Two things I wish I’d known about stuttering when I was younger’. Here is the link: You will note that it touches upon three important points – (1) recognising and dealing with the implications of avoidance; (2) acquiring an understanding of the principles (and advantages) of expanding our comfort zones; and (3) living our lives to the full by not adopting a victim mentality, or excluding ourselves from participating widely on life's stage. Kim, I wish you every success with your studies. Kindest regards Alan

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