Hello Everyone. I am Aadit (INDIA), a stutterer. I am 25. I made my speech fluent by using breathing and jaw-tongue techniques, but those methods were tiring and mechanical. I discovered the book. Stuttering & Anxiety Self-Cures, by Lee Lovett Sir and its methods and Skyped with him, and this has made it much easier for me to speak without stuttering and without sounding mechanical. I am now able to use Lee’s methods and am living my life as i always dreamed.
Basically i am a computer engineer by qualification and for a living i work for myself, which means i am self employed. My story is bit different, before taking Lee Lovett Therapy, i already had overcome my stutter through my hard work of 4 years but I wanted to learn, use and apply his more natural approach into my speech pattern. I also run a not-for-profit speech charity in India, named as International Foundation for Speech and Happiness (IFSAH) where i along with few of my students teach stammerers to overcome their speech problem through our own techniques but we now add Mr. Lovett’s methods, which are easier to use and sound more natural. So it was a great opportunity for me to learn from Mr. Lovett, so that we can help more people here in India.
When i used to stutter in my school days, it was a hell for me. Most the time i was unable to even utter a single sound from my mouth. I used to stutter so bad that i was sure that i will turn into a loser all my life. I did take lots of therapy here in India, but nothing was working for me. Then i decided that i should do something for my speech otherwise my life could turn into a darkness. So i self cured myself by using natural breathing (nose) and jaw techniques, and realized that a stutterer can have 6 major problem area : Breath, Psychological, Tongue, Lips, Jaw and Vocal. I created my own techniques taking into consideration the stress in these body organs and started to help people through our foundation. Mr. Lovett’s methods focus on re-programming the mind, and do not require any manipulation of breathing, the tongue, lips, jaw or anything like that. His methods are mental and not mechanical and so very natural.
When i came to know about Lee Lovett Sir, we started video sessions in early 2018. I was really interested to know about his crutches and techniques which i wanted to use in my speech. As breathing was working for me for sure, but i wanted to control it in my mind itself. It was a new chapter in my life, i learned a lot from him. Auto Suggestion is very useful for me as it keeps me motivated all day. His 12 Crutches, like droping the first letter or syllable of words, also helped me. After doing video sessions with him for several months, i could realize how much deep knowledge he has about the stuttering subject, as i am stuttering coach myself. I am and will keep using his methods in my speech and will also apply these approaches in our therapy, which in turn will help people here in India.
At last i am very inspired through his unconditional devotion to the community and helping people to achieving their dream IN GETTING CURED FROM STUTTERING and he does this at no charge to anyone. I personally thank him for sharing his knowledge, which we are now using in serving more people here in India. As today i also join his India Chapter as a speech coach, so i will work for both SPEECH ANXIETY ANONYMOUS and IFSAH Foundation.
The big message that I have is that stuttering can be stopped. These methods work, and I no longer need to use my earlier mechanical methods. If you want to hear me talk, go here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/285772020. The big point is that there is no reason to continue stuttering.
AADIT, India, July 2018
“P.S. Aadit (a pseudonym for his real name) came to us in April 2018 for coaching, as his fluency then depended upon his methods of breathing and putting his tongue on the roof of his mouth. He then learned our methods (which do not require unnatural breathing or tongue manipulations) from my book and by taking coaching from me in April and May of that year and having ongoing discussions with SAA Coaches Prathusha and Ankit, both of whom stopped stuttering using our methods. His speech improved substantially, as he told us and as was evident from his speech. Aadit was very happy and he then wrote his Success Story on SAA in July 2018, and we admitted him into SAA’s Speech Hall of Fame. He then asked to be added to the Advisory Board of SAA and to become one of our Coaches. He also asked us to co-sponsor a speech seminar in India with his organization (International Foundation for Speech and Happiness or IFSAH). We agreed but were unable to work out the details. SAA’s Coaches Prathusha and Ankit worked for some time with Aadit to make this happen, but we did not co-sponsor any seminars with him. Two years later, in July 2020, he asked to have his Success Story removed from SAA. Since he did learn our methods from us and wrote his own SS and proudly accepted Certification of his induction into SAA’s Speech Hall of Fame, we cannot erase that past history now. We taught him our methods and his speech improved substantially, and we understand that he has incorporated our methods into his own teachings. Prathusha, Ankit and I, and all of us at SAA, are pleased that we were able to help him improve his speech and the methods that he teaches at his IFSAH conferences. As we told him many times, we do not believe that manipulation of breathing or placing the tongue on the roof of the mouth, or any other unnatural acts, are necessary to stop stuttering and teach oneself to love to speak in all situations. In his emails to us on 25 July 2020, he wrote, “I would take this opportunity to congratulate you for…Speech Anxiety Cures. I know you will serve many generations of stutterers in their battle with stuttering…You and your [that organization are doing great work… I am always ready to help and support you here in India.” Aadit also states that he “no longer uses your [our] crutches”, but, of course, as I wrote in my book, once the Crutches are mastered, they will no longer be necessary, as the habit of stuttering will literally be forgotten – as I forgot that habit 40 years ago. It simply takes time. We are pleased that Aadit has now experienced that transition. In light of his belated request for anonymity, we have removed his picture and used a pseudonym for his name, but, in light of all that we did for and with him and his own acknowledgements of his use of our methods, we cannot remove this history as he wrote it. We at SAA continue to wish him and IFSAH every possible success in helping others overcome speech anxieties.”