It has been about three years since I accepted acceptance as a technique to manage my stammering mindset. Yesterday I had been to a motorcycle dealer to buy spare parts. I stammered on almost every word with two different people while saying names of items.
I got my work done even while stammering. Feelings like shock, shame and helplessness after stammering moments last for lesser duration now. While a few years ago, similar experience would have left me feeling low for hours/days together, just a few minutes after yesterday’s stammering experience, I found myself talking calmly to people.
We know that we feel a lot of jerks while riding bike on bad roads. But if the shock absorber is good , we feel the jerks less .So, just as a shock absorber nullifies the jerks while riding on a bad road, acceptance has helped me to manage well my after-feelings of stammering moments.