I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself… and the question you are probably asking:
“Who is Chazzler DiCyprian?”
I’m actually a pretty normal guy (33 years of age at the time of this writing) who grew up with a severe stuttering problem which affected ALL areas of my life. Stuttering was not just a speech block to me, it was a block in my CHOICES, in my DECISIONS, in my BELIEFS, in my POTENTIAL, in my GOALS, in my DREAMS, in WHO I was and who I COULD BECOME.
Stuttering didn’t extremely affect my life till the end of high school since I was a popular kid who was very good in sports, didn’t have bad looks and couldn’t considered as “less smart” than the rest of the kids. Even though stuttering was still affecting me DEEPLY, I had a lot of other areas in my life which I could direct my focus to and “forget” about what will soon turn into the WORST UNHAPPINESS SOURCE OF MY LIFE.
I think I was good at hiding my stutter(or I should say “trying” to hide it) and not focus on the emotional pain I was experiencing caused by my stuttering. However, after high school, my stuttering started to slowly hijack and CONTROL my whole life. My beliefs, my perceptions and self-image was going downhill in light speed. My speech, its negative reflections on my life and my self-esteem was getting worse and worse every single day. I had times I couldn’t even put two words together and BLOCKED on every single word. None of my “tricks” to “hide” my stutter was working anymore!
As a person who hates giving up, I didn’t have ANY OTHER choice but find a way out and make this happen for me no matter what it takes. I believe that every problem might seem like a chaotic puzzle in the beginning, but if you put the right pieces in the right places on the right time with the right mentality and by the support of right people, any problem CAN be solved… and stuttering is no different.
I won’t bore you with the details, but I was going through one of the toughest times of my life. There was another of those “hell” days… and “that” day turned out to be the TURNING POINT of my life. I felt like God gave me a second chance to live the life I desired and I knew it was also the last chance. I still remember and FEEL every single detail of that day even when I am writing these sentences to you after almost 10 years now. That was the day I made a promise to myself… and I said “I am going to figure this out for myself, I am going to remove this painful obstacle of stuttering out of my way so I can live the life I desire, NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES!”. I had no idea HOW to do this, but my goal and what I really wanted was very clear.
Well, in addition to that, it wasn’t exactly as easy as “figure it out”. I spent the next few years trying EVERY single solution alternative on the market which I hadn’t tried before. I attended all kinds of intensive stuttering programs, workshops, seminars, support groups, worked one-on-one with various speech therapists, invested all my hardly earned money on books, cds, dvds, fluency devices… I learned tips, techniques, tools… I tried anything and EVERYTHING available on the market… physical, mental, psychological, spiritual, technological…you name it!
Unfortunately, I got the same result every single time. No or TEMPORARY real life results. The outcome of those treatments to “fix” my stutter had always been the same…me looking in the mirror as a sad, hopeless, frustrated and angry stutterer who almost HATED himself. All my attempts to “fix” my stutter had been unsuccessful.
…until I met some amazing people who had been able to OVERCOME stuttering and were willing to help me to do the same.
The real “break” came when I started meeting and learning from those people who had been able to overcome stuttering. I’m talking about people who one way or another had figured out HOW to overcome their stuttering challenge…and not only my speech but my whole life CHANGED completely from that point on…
As I learned from these people, I noticed certain common elements in their recovery journeys. They did things which I have to admit in the beginning really didn’t “add-up”. The more I saw things that “didn’t make any sense” actually working with my speech, the more I began thinking that I might be on the verge of discovering something big.
I didn’t stop with the knowledge they shared with me, I kept exploring and discovering, I kept improving myself in other areas and acquiring new skills…and as a result of not only my own journey but also hundreds of others’ successful journeys as well, I started to put the pieces of the puzzle together.
To make a long story short, I made rapid progress by learning from these “successful stutterers”, and I took the things I learned from them… tested and refined the ideas into a system… and put it all together for myself. I started to come up with new concepts, systems, models, strategies, tools and techniques on how to overcome stuttering in the most COMPLETE and EFFECTIVE way.
It’s not my style to brag a lot or tell stories, but the fact is that I have kept my promise to myself and overcame my stuttering challenge to a point where stuttering is not an issue in my life anymore. Yes, I’ve learned to manage my speech. Yes, I’ve taken roles in big companies where speaking skills did really matter. Yes, I’ve invited to give public speeches in organizations. Yes, I’ve done things that I wouldn’t have done in a million years. Yes, I’ve become successful in life. Yes, I’ve reached a point where my speech became one of the strongest skills of mine. Yes, I’ve won speech contests against “fluent” speakers. Yes, I’ve become an effective communicator. Yes, I’ve got paid to SPEAK… Be careful what you wish for!
One of the things I’ve realized is that being able to manage your speech and speak more fluently isn’t going to automatically change your life and make you “happy” on the inside. In fact, if you believe that speaking more fluently will be the answer to all of life’s problems, I’ve got bad news for you… But I can also tell you that learning how to successfully manage your speech and speak the way you want to speak in any situation will bring you HUGE benefits.
I have now come to believe something that I think is very important… If you don’t know how to successfully overcome your stuttering challenge and you keep living in the shadow of your stuttering, then you’re probably going to walk through life feeling like “not enough”. It’s not an easy thing to explain to someone who doesn’t know how stuttering “feels” inside, but I’ll bet that you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. On the other hand, if you DO know how to overcome stuttering, gain your freedom of speech, become an effective communicator and you reach your speaking goals, you’re going to have an inner confidence and “coolness” that will bring you an overall success in other areas of your life as well… and you’ll realize that other people can sense that “confidence” and “success” INSTANTLY.
Why Should You Believe That I Can Help You?
As you already know quite well, there are a lot of people running around trying to convince you that they have the “magic blue pill” which will “CURE” your stuttering overnight. Well, unfortunately for you, I don’t have that imaginary(!) pill to “cure” your stuttering overnight. But I do believe that I have almost ALL the answers (and I think the answers I have are pretty important) which will lead you to overcome your stuttering challenge in the shortest time possible.
The question you’re probably asking is “Why should I believe what a guy named Chazzler DiCyprian says?”
…And my answer to you is that you SHOULDN’T just blindly believe me. In fact, I would recommend that you approach my materials with a healthy skepticism, and an objective and “realistic” perspective. I want you to TRY what you learn from me. I think you’ll find that I’m not interested in things that don’t work. I like stuff that gets results. And BIG results, at that. Only after you’ve seen that this stuff is REAL… do I want you to “believe” me. I’m a person, and as a person I have my flaws. But I also think my materials are the best in the world, and I stand behind them. I honestly hope you get a TON of value from them.
Before I conclude… please read below carefully
Even though I have been invited to give speeches to SLPs(Speech Language Pathologists) at universities and have also been given the opportunity to coach and help stutterers by various organizations, I want to make sure that you know I am not a speech therapist. I am a stutterer whose passion is to help as many stutterers as he can all around the world and change PWS’s lives for BETTER. Everything I share is based on my personal experiences, knowledge, opinions and ideas.
After more than 10 years of experience in this community I see it as my responsibility to help people who go through what I once had gone through for years. Because I know what it MEANS, I know how it FEELS. It doesn’t have to be that painful and frustrating for you. Life is too short to learn from your mistakes only, learn from my mistakes and from others’ mistakes as well.
While I was going through my worst days ever in my life… and almost nothing worked for me… other stutterers who had been able to overcome stuttering were the ones who HELPED and GUIDED me to reach the point I am at today. I think I owe to the community, and it is time for me now to give back.
I believe that overcoming stuttering is a choice. By “overcoming stuttering” I emphasize and imply reaching a point where stuttering would not be an obstacle on your way to live a confident, successful and fulfilled life. I do not believe a cure is possible but I strongly believe that with the right mentality, full support, proven strategies, effective tools and step-by-step models you can turn your life around and can achieve your speaking and life goals beyond your wildest imagination. Do I guarantee that you will be %100 fluent? No. Will that matter to you? No!.. And I’ll prove you that overcoming stuttering is not only about fluency, it is much more and a lot deeper than that!
As I said, after going through very tough times and being able to eventually succeed, I decided to give back to the community and do my best to help people who suffer from stuttering all around the world. My mission is to help as many PWS as I can to overcome stuttering and enable them to live a confident, successful and fulfilled life.
That is how Stuttering Dissolution Online Academy was born… and I am looking forward to see you there, being a part of Stuttering Dissolution community, and the next “Chazzler” who will be helping other PWS after achieving your ultimate speaking goal and overcame stuttering.
Whether you choose to be a part of this mission or not,
I wish you all the best
… and keep in mind that stuttering is NOT a good enough reason not to live your life to the fullest!