Stuttering or stammering is a problem with the normal flow and timing of speech. Someone with a stutter may experience a complete block on speech, when they simply can't get a certain word out, repetition of a syllable, or prolongation of a sound. Stuttering usually begins in childhood, and affects proportionately more boys than girls. There is no one cure for stuttering, but there are many therapies that can help with the problem. Hypnosis is one of them .
Clients with a stutter often speak normally when under hypnosis, without a trace of a stammer, although this is by no means universal as is sometimes reported. Stuttering can be triggered by different situations, and hypnotherapy can help to reduce the impact of these triggers by teaching new reactions, building confidence etc.
Hypnosis can also be used as an analytical approach to go back to the time when the stuttering first began, and analyse the situation that first triggered the stutter. Hypnosis can be utilised to change a person's beliefs about that situation, and to desensitise the reactions to the memory