I don't know why but I just never had that fear in front of the children.'' Two years ago his mother, who also has a stammer, handed him a leaflet about the McGuire programme - a breathing technique
used to help control speech.
Use the yogic breathing technique
of ujjayi, the `victorious' breath whenever you need to keep your cool.
Although there's no known cure for the condition, the programme teaches breathing techniques
to help sufferers control their speech, as well as assertiveness training.
A free seminar about the Buteyko breathing technique
is being held on Sunday at the Connaught Hotel in Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, at 6pm.
"Vase breath" is a specific breathing technique
which causes thermogenesis, which is a process of heat production.
The course is being run by schoolteacher Jason Jones - a former stammerer who cured his condition two years ago through the McGuire Progamme, which uses a breathing technique
to control the ailment.
Luke Jeffrey, 15, lost consciousness as he practised a controlled breathing technique
to improve his rhythm and stamina.
The 60-year-old found relief from his debilitating symptoms by using the Buteyko method, a breathing technique
pioneered in Russia.
A BREATHING technique
developed in Russia is giving hope to asthma sufferers.
The McGuire Programme uses a breathing technique
called `costal breathing' - using the costal part of the diaphragm as you breathe and speak.
The one hour seminar, taking place from 6pm tomorrow at the Novotel, Wilson's Lane, Longford, will introduce people to the Buteyko breathing technique
"It is only done by a proper breathing technique
and drinking a lot of warm water.