Making space: for people wanting to talk and reflect about stammering

Course Dates: 02/06/21 - 07/07/21
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online

Take the opportunity to talk about stammering and its impact on your life in this safe space. This course is a discussion group with the topics led by its members. This course it most suited to people who have had speech therapy and are now looking for opportunities to reflect and discuss the issues that are important to them.

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What is the course about?

This course is about having an open space that provides opportunity to meet with other people who stammer and discuss issues and topics of importance.

What will we cover?

The agenda for the sessions will be very much led by the group of students attending. Possible topics could include stammering and work, dealing with difficult feelings, managing the variability of stammering but these will be fluid discussions that could move in a number of directions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Feel that you have had opportunity to discuss the stammering related issues that are most important to you
Have gained from the opportunity to listen to others’ and their experiences
Feel clearer about what steps you might want to take next in living with stammering.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for people who stammer. You will probably already have had some speech therapy but the course is open to anyone who would like the space to discuss stammering.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Discussions will be facilitated. There will be opportunity to work in smaller groups as well as the whole class. Students are encouraged to research and consider which topics they may wish to bring to the group for discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

For those who also stammer, you can do a Stage 1 evening course or one of our intensive courses if you haven't
attended one previously. Alternatively you can do any of our Stage 2 courses including topic-based workshops.

Tutor Biographies
Cathinka Guldberg

Cathinka has worked as a Speech and Language Therapist for over 30 years, both in the NHS and independent practice as well as in adult education. She has spent the recent years of her career specialising exclusively in working with adults who stammer, both in groups and one-to-one. She also has a degree in Psychology and has attended training in a number of therapeutic approaches, such a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Counselling, and integrates these skills into her work with adults who stammer. Cathinka has extensive experience of giving presentations and providing training to large and small audiences and has developed a special interest in the skill of public speaking. She runs regular public speaking courses at City Lit for people who stammer and has recently contributed to a professional text for speech and language therapists on the topic of public speaking for people who stammer.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Check your level

Course Code: XS321

Wed, eve, 02 Jun - 07 Jul '21

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £34.00
Concession: £10.00

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