the stop holding back foundation (charity) facilitates live training and awareness programmes to support people who stutter in the corporate and social environment.
ayo d adesanya and chris jackson
Stop Holding Back corporate Training Programmes
'Giving Adults who Stutter the Best Chance to Succeed in their Working Lives'
Our aim is to empower people who stutter internationally to live their best life now through a combination of stuttering modification tools and personal development. This can be achieved by adopting a specific mind-set to overcome the often-debilitating psychological effects that stuttering can habitually produce. By cultivating positive thoughts, feelings and actions, they can find their voice and freedom of expression leading to a complete life transformation.
Training programmes for stuttering awareness and therapy:
Basic stuttering awareness training (18+)
This programme provides the education and awareness needed for professionals to understand stuttering and its nature so they feel more appropriately aware and comfortable when speaking and working with people who stutter.
Working with people who stutter training (18+)
This programme provides an in-depth education for professionals who work with people who stutter consistently so they feel more appropriately aware and comfortable when speaking and working with people who stutter.
Managing people who stutter training (18+)
This programme is designed for managers who manage people who stutter, educating them on the key signs that may develop and ensuring people who stutter are not left behind and are supported correctly.
How to interact with an adult who stutters (18+)
This programme is designed for colleagues who work with people who stutter, educating them on the key signs that may develop and ensuring people who stutter are treated and supported fairly.
Stuttering Modification Technique Training – Support Awareness (18+)
This programme will make you aware of main techniques that people who stutter use to manage their speech, and will enable you to assist in their real word speaking situations if you have permission from them. This programme is great for the team’s greater understanding of stuttering and relationship building with people on their team who stutter.
Stop Holding Back corporate Training Programmes
How to manage a teenager who stutters (13-15)
This will teach you how to nurture a teenager who stutters so they stand the best chance of growing into high self-esteemed, positive and mentally resilient individuals as they become more self-conscious and aware of their stutters.
How to manage a young person who stutters (16-18)
This programme will teach you exactly how to nurture a young person who stutters so they stand the best chance of growing into high self-esteemed, positive and mentally resilient individuals as they become more self-conscious and aware of their stutters.
How to support an adult who stutters (18+)
This programme will teach you best practises when encountering or living with an adult who stutters.
STOP HOLDING BACK programmes
Stop Holding Back Foundation: How to work on your speech (18+)
This is the primary programme is for people who stutter who want to get a handle on their speech, speak more comfortably to a degree relative to their current severity of stuttering.
Stuttering Modification Technique Training - Support Awareness (18+)
This programme is designed for friends, family and the immediate network of the person who stutters. Teaching you the techniques we teach the person who stutters. Giving you a greater understanding of what they are trying to achieve, and giving you the ability to assist in their therapy more effectively. Increasing chances of success exponentially.
How to manage a child who stutters (8-13)
For Adults, Parents and Guardians
This programme teaches you exactly how to nurture a child who is stuttering so they stand the best chance of growing into high self-esteemed, positive and mentally resilient individuals as they start primary school.
Stuttering awareness programme (10-12)
Stuttering awareness programme (13-14)
Stuttering awareness programme (15-17)
Stuttering awareness programme (18+)
These programme will teach the young people the basics around stuttering, better equipping them to identify stuttering and respond much more appropriately and constructively to people who stutter .
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT AYO
Ayo has a character as big as his physique. The way he has come to terms with his stammering has enabled him to develop into an excellent public speaker. He exudes a relaxed confidence and loves helping others with their own challenges. Say boom, boom, boom, let me hear you say Ayo!
Ayo is very knowledgeable in the field of personal development. Having met him only in person 4 months ago, I see he has transformed his life from being hopeless to one that is creating hope for others. He is an inspiration to me as a person who is also on the journey to stuttering freedom.
(Author of rich thinking and dreaming of stuttering freedom)
I feel proud of saying I am Ayo's friend since I moved to London two years ago. His charming and easy-going personality makes him a person you like to be around and his ambition makes him achieve all his objectives. Therefore I am sure this adventure will bring him everything he expects.
At Stop Holding back our purpose is to transform the lives of those who deal with stuttering on a daily basis, giving them a framework to consistently manage their lives and speech effectively with.
By first self-accepting our selves for all our strengths and weaknesses. Then and only then can we assertively make real and long lasting changes to our thoughts and feelings, needed to bring about new and improved actions.
Interactive and high-energy
Our programmes always bring high-energy and require participation to bring about the best results. It's an enjoyable educational experience that is truly unique to our culture.
"My mission is to show my audience that no matter what may be in front of us, we are only one decision away from changing our lives, paving a path to our higher purpose"