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Welcome to the Starfish Project Website
The majority of people who visit our site will have reached a point in their lives where they want to do something about their stammer. You may also have reached that same point of 'enough is enough'. Many people have told us of their frustration with the severe lack of stammering /stuttering therapy facilities within the health service, and their search for decent and effective stammering therapy.
For lots of people, as well as years of trying ineffective therapies, they will have also tried expensive hypnotherapy with either none or very short lived results. For others it has been the disappointment and time wasted with therapies giving false hopes and a promise of stammering cures. Whilst others come to Starfish disillusioned after trying very expensive electronic devices designed to disguise or delay sounds and control stammering.
We welcome you to the site, we do not promise a non-existent cure for stammering, we will not try and hypnotise you, or sell you and ask you to wear any gadget or device. Our aim is to provide decent, effective therapy with free lifetime support to as many people who stammer as possible, without making profit out of your misfortune of having a stammer, stutter. We hope that you find the joy of effortless speech with the Starfish Project.
The Starfish Project has been helping and supporting people who Stammer gain control of their speech and lives.
More videos of people talking about how Starfish stammering control training courses have changed their lives can be viewed here.
The Starfish Project - is a non-profit making project for training people who Stammer (Stutter) to both control and gain confidence over something that has controlled them.
It is not about trying to achieve the impossible of so-called 'fluency' - when no one in life is fluent.
It is not about striving for perfection in an imperfect world.
Unfortunately, there is NO CURE for Stammering or Stuttering. However our training is specifically designed to give you the tools and the confidence to control your stammer in the day to day speaking situations that you will encounter.
Our training is on a one to one basis, given by recovering stammerers. It combines compassion and care with proven successful methods of diaphragmatic retraining (costal breathing), avoidance reduction therapy and positive attitude development.
We always limit the number of people on each course to ensure everyone receives the maximum individual attention.
The Starfish Project web site aims to provide as much information as possible to people seeking stammering help and stammering therapy advice, and details about The Starfish Project. However, we are ever mindful and respect, that not everyone who stammers wishes to seek help or try therapy for stammering. We also respect that there are many forms of stammering, stuttering therapy and that choice of a course for stammering is individual.
It has come to our notice that our work at The Starfish Project has been confused with that of other organisations which market expensive stammering treatment courses. We would like it known that there is no connection between The Starfish Project and these other organisations and programmes. We strongly believe that it is wrong to take financial or psychological advantage of the misfortune of other people, or to give false hope or promise of a non-existent cure from stammering.
The Starfish Pledge
Whilst other organisations continue to raise their charges we pledge to maintain a cost- covering basis and will keep our course fee at £250, the same as it was when we started in 1998, for as long as we can. This is to ensure that we make our course available to as many people as possible. We also offer FREE Lifetime support and no fee refresher courses. It is our dream that one day that Starfish therapy for stammering will be available free to anyone that seeks it.
Anne Blight - Founder of The Starfish Project
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