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Breathe Out - Break Out!

​Breathe in. Breathe Out. Release, Break out!

Managing Fight, Flight, & Frozen Responses in the Stuttering Moment. Mindfulness workshops, tools, and ideas for People Who Stutter.

nervous system

What do worries and negative thoughts elicit? They flood and constrict our thoughts & responses to the point where we cannot think clearly and/or our:

  • thoughts race and/or constrict

  • breathing quickens

  • body freezes

  • chest tightens

  • hands feel clammy

  • thoughts become muddled

Breathe Out - Break Out workshops are designed to create and infuse mindfulness skills to increase your ability to tolerate feelings of distress and regulate your emotions. Techniques focus on grounding and resourcing exercises shown to be effective in managing worries and negative thoughts + increasing your own resiliency. We specifically tailor techniques for People Who Stutter along their Stuttering Journey.

Mindfulness and meditation are scientifically proven to be effective tools for reducing stress and managing stressful moments by and increased ability to:

  • regulate emotions

  • increase awareness

  • understand your emotional intelligence

  • strengthen decision making

  • develop confidence

  • learn to be nice to yourself

These therapeutic models offers supportive techniques and tools that are useful for all people experiencing an anxious or panicked moment. The handouts, below, are combined from these therapeutic influences:

  • Cognitive & Dialectical Behavioral therapies

  • Mindfulness & Meditation

  • Somatic & Relational therapies

  • Psychodrama

Breathe Out - Break Out workshops for Stutterers & Speech Language Professionals have been presented at:

​Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Kapstein, LCSW-R, CASAC, & EMDR

Workshop Handouts

1 / Grounding & Resourcing

2 / Breathing & Mindfulness

Questions about Workshops? 

Breathe, and connect with me! For any inqurires about potential and future workshops;

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