My Journey
Fears Lost but Not Forgotten
A Stuttering Paradox

I am a person who stutters. When I would find myself stuck in a speech block, fear was the primary emotion I felt. Densitizing myself to my fear of stuttering sounded like a reasonable approach. I gained a unique understanding of my earliest fears by carefully exploring the many layers of my childhood memories. Perhaps the most important concept explored is that the fear I feel when I am struggling in a speech block is not really about stuttering or even speech production.

With each essay I have expressed my own personal views. After each essays completion I don’t do rewrites when I have new ideas. Instead, I just add anything new to my next update. It might work best to start with my most recent essay and then read the early ones. In this way you can see where I am now and then explore where I started.

Dale Sander

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My Journey - 2001
Journey Update - 2001
Journey Update - 2002
Journey Update - 2003
Journey Update - 2006
Other Links
National Stuttering Association
EMDR Institute, Inc.
The Stuttering Home Page
The Emotional Brain - book review
"La Petite Mort" by Louise Heite