Stammering is a condition that can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics or a language disorder. However, anxiety often makes stuttering worse and this results in further apprehension. In order to stop this vicious cycle, you need to consider some ways in which you can reduce anxiety and stop stammering.
1 Understand that although a person can overcome stammering, it is not accomplished overnight. Once you recognize this, you can begin training yourself not to stutter any more. If you don’t come to terms with this, you will get frustrated with the slow progress, and that will cause you further anxiety. This feeling will work against your attempts to stop stuttering, because the anxiety and frustration will cause you to stammer even more.
2 See the words in your mind and practice saying them with your internal voice before saying them out loud. Enunciate the words, sounding out each syllable so that they are no longer new to you. By doing this you are familiarizing yourself with the words and removing the anxiety that usually occurs before saying words outright in conversation.
3 Try to slow down your talking pace. If you rush the words out before you stutter, you will ultimately slow down your speech more than if you are trying to talk slowly. This is because the anxiety caused by rushing the words makes you drag your words out and stutter anyway. So practice talking slower so that it is a manner in which you talk on a regular basis, rather than a moment in time when you are attempting to do so.
4 Read aloud often and this will help you stop stuttering. When you read, you are not thinking about what you are attempting to say and then struggling to say it. This is what causes the anxiety. Reading excludes the need to think about words. All you are doing is reading the words from a page, which reduces the nervousness.
5Recognize how breathing correctly can help you end stammering. Oftentimes, a person who stutters makes it worse by breathing incorrectly. They breathe in when they should be doing the opposite, and vice versa. Breathing correctly will calm your nerves and reduce anxiety. This in itself will benefit a stutterer.
6 Practice difficult words on your own time. If there are words that you usually have difficulty with in conversation, you should practice them at home when you are alone. Start by visualizing the words, and then visualize yourself saying the words. Then practice the beginning sound of the words out loud. Break the word up into syllables, practicing each one until you are comfortable with it. Finally, practice saying the whole words. The idea is to get used to saying the word without anxiety so that you are so familiar with the word, it will no longer cause anxiety when you say it in conversation, and you won't
Think about the words you are going to say in your inner voice
Don’t forget to breathe properly (i.e. when you run out of breathe, don’t struggle for more just calm down and take a simple breathe).
Prolong the first syllable of each word.This helps you master the art of pronouncing words and it also decreases your stuttering. When mastered, try more long words and prolong the first syllable