Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fake it till you make it

In this excellent TED video, social psychologist Amy Cuddy explains how a few simple body positions can change body chemistry and make us not only more assertive, but more relaxed. How does this relate to stuttering?

Well, I believe that both stress management and assertiveness training can improve fluency for a person who stutters. In my free online book Coping With Stuttering I wrote chapters on stress management as well as on assertiveness, and Amy's TED video complements these subjects.

So sit back, relax and find out how some body positions can increase testosterone (the dominance hormone) and decrease cortisol (the stress hormone). Click here to watch the video. Enjoy!   

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