The McGuire Programme is a programme developed and run by people who have stuttered but now live full lives free from the fear, anxiety and limitations imposed by stuttering behaviour. We know how you feel, and understand the problems, frustrations and fears associated with stuttering. The McGuire technique is a holistic and multi-faceted programme dealing with the whole person.
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."
Graduates of the McGuire Programme enjoy talking to the media (newspapers/radio/TV) about the remarkable changes in their lives after joining the programme. They do this firstly to expand their comfort zones and challenge their feared situations but secondly to spread the word to other people who stutter that stuttering need not be a “life sentence” and there is hope that by joining the McGuire Programme, being brave and working hard their stuttering behaviour can be a thing of the past.
The following media clips are evidence that the McGuire Programme does work and is a life-changing experience for many people.
Since joining the programme in 1999, I've progressed from being a chronic out of control stutterer to becoming a certified primary coach, course instructor, staff trainer and now the programme leader in Australia. I'm a father of two and "Pop" to three grand-daughters. Read More
We work with people who stutter, not simply with their speech behaviours. Our approach is not just about learning physical techniques that deal effectively in the short term with dysfluencies. We identify and teach the mechanics and dynamics of speaking.
Through techniques of concentration, assertiveness and non-avoidance, the McGuire Programme helps tackle the many fears of speaking experienced by people who stammer.