Changing the Words Around

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Re: Alan & Chris--thanks!

From: Alan Badmington (the younger of the duo ;-)
Date: 22 Oct 2004
Time: 15:51:51 -0500
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Hi Lynne, It is my earnest belief that avoidance strategies(including word substitution) contributed enormously to the development of my stutter. It shaped my personality, beliefs and self-image. Thankfully, I adopted a zero-tolerance to avoidance four years ago and have not avoided any sitiation, or substituted one word since 2000. I have reaped enormous dividends by confronting my fears - which eventually receded. My advice to anyone who stutters is to say whatever you want, in spite of any initial setbacks. Thank you for your generous comments and contribution to the discussion. Kindest regards Alan

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