Del Ferro tailor-made stutter therapy at a location of your choice

Speak fluent from the first day of the course

Private stutter therapy

The key to persuasive and fluent speech

Step over the threshold to fluent speaking with the Del Ferro method and become stutter-free with private stutter therapy. You are about to experience a change that will make your communication undergo a metamorphosis.

You will experience the dream of stutter-free speech on the very first day of the course

Our method is the result of decades of development, combining personal experience and expertise into more than a stuttering therapy only. It is a total transformation. You enter a world where your voice is unimpeded and clear. Every word matters. Discover the freedom and confidence to speak fluently in any situation.

Start on your path today to a stutter-free life and communicate with confidence.

Stuttering is challenging, creating both visible and invisible barriers for those living with it. It’s not just about stumbling over words, but can also the impact on your self-image and your place in the world.

Do you recognise one or more of these points?

personal struggle

Stuttering often involves a battle fought deep inside. A battle between the desire to speak freely and the fear of the next blockade.

social impact

Those who stutter may feel inhibited in social situations, which can lead to avoiding conversations, activities and even career opportunities.

professional obstacles

Professional interactions require clear communication. Stuttering can complicate these exchanges, limiting professional growth.

emotional impact

The constant stress of speaking can take a toll, resulting in feelings of frustration, embarrassment and sometimes even hopelessness.

practical challenges

Everyday tasks like talking on the phone, ordering at a restaurant or making presentations suddenly become major obstacles.

These challenges are not a snapshot, but a recurring pattern that affects your daily quality of life. This is a problem that calls for an effective and lasting solution.

Who are you?

You are someone who knows all too well the challenge of stuttering. You might only suffer a little. Or use tricks to tell your story. You may have already walked a path of various stutter therapies. From traditional speech therapy to recognised stutter therapists, looking for a way to get rid of stuttering. You may even have been confronted with the words:

“You have to learn to live with it”.

But that’s not the path you want to stay on. You want more than just methods that offer temporary relief or teach you to accept the stutter.

You know the awkward silences, the missed opportunities in conversations, the suffocating fear of public speaking moments. The social activities you avoided, the important conversations you postponed and the moments you withdrew. They weigh heavily.

But deep down, there is the fervent desire to express yourself as you really are.

Without blocks.

Without fear.

You are ready for change, open to growth and looking for the freedom to say everything you want to say. In every word you speak. Wherever and whenever.

Angel's path to a stutter-free life

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Angel

He attended stutter therapy in 2019

5 days ago I couldn't tell a story to my mom

With the Del Ferro method, Angel was able to tell a story to his mother whenever he wanted. He was glad that he could make her proud. Not only that, but his stutter therapists changed his life forever. Angel had undergone speech therapy for six years, and with each year, he lost a little hope that a solution would come. His self-confidence went from 0 to 100 with this course.

Your personal speech revolution

Imagine a world where your freedom of speech is no longer restricted by stuttering. This is what we offer our participants: a journey of self-discovery and renewed communication. Our target audience is people of all ages who are ready to take this step. To learn and grow beyond the limits that stuttering has imposed on them.

After our therapy, which incorporates the powerful principles of the Del Ferro method, you will:

talk confidently

stop avoiding important presentations or intimate conversations

Enjoying social activities

never doubt whether you dare to go anywhere again

communicating clearly and persuasively

engage in professional opportunities

feel that your overall well-being improved significantly

leaving the emotional burden of stuttering behind you

simply perform daily tasks

the constant fear of letters or words is gone

This transformation is visible and palpable.

It is a change that will be noticeable in every part of your life.

Private stutter therapy wherever and whenever in the world

What is the Del Ferro Method?

The Del Ferro method is hailed as a pioneering approach for those who stutter. It offers clear vision of a life without stuttering. The method focuses on training the diaphragm muscle, regaining control over it. The result is fluent speaking in any situation. Stutter therapy participants speak without stuttering from the first day of the course.

The technique was developed by Len Del Ferro, an American tenor and vocal pedagogue who made pioneering discoveries in Amsterdam after his international singing career. His main finding was that stuttering is related to uncontrolled movements of the diaphragm muscle.

These insights have fundamentally changed the way stuttering treatment is looked at. The Del Ferro Method was scientifically researched, confirming its effectiveness and the underlying theories of Len Del Ferro.

Since 1992, Ingrid Del Ferro, the daughter of Len Del Ferro, has headed the Del Ferro Institute. She further developed the Del Ferro method into a leading therapy that has already helped thousands of adults and children around the world overcome their stuttering.

The Del Ferro method proves that stuttering need not be considered an immutable part of a person’s life. By addressing both the physical and mental factors of stuttering, the Del Ferro Institute offers the solution to anyone who longs to speak fluently.

What will you learn during private stutter therapy?

The stutter therapy consists of two parts. It starts with a 4-day private stutter therapy. This is followed by a tailor-made follow-up programme that ensures you keep practising what you have learned until fluent speech has become automatic in every situation.

During the 4-day course, you will learn the Del Ferro speaking technique, which will guarantee you full fluency from the very first course day. During training, technique is perfected to increase dexterity in fluent speaking.

Not only will you learn to master this technique, but we will hone it together so that you become completely fluent in all speaking situations. Combined with attention to the mental aspects of stuttering, it ensures both that self-confidence increases and speaking anxiety disappears.

You are on the eve of a life where fluent speaking becomes a new reality. You will experience the power and freedom of being able to express your thoughts unhindered. As a result, your self-confidence and belief that a stutter-free life is within reach. Below is an overview of what each course day has in store for you:

Introduction & foundation

During this day, you will discover the power of the diaphragmatic breathing technique. The highlight is the unforgettable moment when you speak stutter-free for the first time. This moment gives your self-confidence a huge boost and sets the tone for the rest of the therapy.

You will learn the Del Ferro breathing technique, which you will then perform both morning and evening. The workbook will guide you through the process step by step. A nice benefit of this is that the exercises provide relaxation and better sleep. For athletic students, they are also ideal to improve fitness and recover faster after exercise.

Exercise & self-image

The second day is dedicated to reinforcing the skills you learnt on the first day. You will practice the technique in a variety of speaking situations, becoming increasingly familiar with it. Each practice session is carefully designed to refine your speaking skills.

You will also be mentally empowered and learn skills such as speaking clearly and articulately. Strategies are taught to develop a stronger and more positive self-image, which is crucial to get rid of stuttering.

Integration into daily life

During day three, you will learn how to speak fluently in everyday life using the Del Ferro method. You will practice with everyday situations that were previously challenging. Think about giving a completely smooth presentation and speaking smoothly during a video recording. It is a day focused on deepening the technique. You will embed your new skills into your daily routine.

Closing & outlook

On the last day, you celebrate progress and prepare for a life without stuttering. You show off your new speaking skills by fluently conducting a telephone conversation and reading aloud without stuttering. In conclusion, you will be given a plan to continue growing independently. It is a celebration of what you have achieved and the prospect of a stutter-free future.

Your trainer during the stutter therapy

Meet two of our trainers who deliver private stutter therapy: Ingrid Del Ferro and Dennis Ensing.

Ingrid Del Ferro geeft stottertherapie en ademtraining volgens de Del Ferro methode

It is always an emotional moment when a trainee speaks stutter-free for the first time, after often years of searching for a solution

Ingrid Del Ferro

Ingrid’s years of experience have helped thousands of children, adolescents and adults completely get rid of stuttering.

From a practical and results-oriented approach, she has continuously developed the Del Ferro method. This enables her to fulfil her mission to provide a stutter-free future for as many people as possible.

Dennis Ensing is a speech language therapist and breathing specialist according to the Del Ferro Method

It felt like a liberation to be able to say what I want to say and when I want to say it

Dennis Ensing

Dennis managed to overcome stuttering at the age of 21 with the Del Ferro Method. Before this breakthrough, he had struggled to speak freely for years, despite various therapies he had attended.

He wants to share the liberation he experienced with anyone who longs for a stutter-free life. This is why he has joined the Del Ferro Institute since 2019.

In an optimal mix of teaching the Del Ferro breathing technique and building self-confidence, Ingrid and Dennis ensure that all course participants get to use their voice as a powerful instrument. They are known for their in-depth knowledge and years of experience. Every day, they are full of inspiration and motivation for you on your path to fluent speaking. Each student receives personal guidance to be allowed to be who they are without stuttering.

Practical information

The path to a life without stuttering is clear and achievable thanks to the Del Ferro Method. Below is all the essential information you want to know in advance:

Choose a course week that completely suits your schedule. The 4 days are designed to fit your rhythm perfectly, so you take the course at times that suit you. We offer a tailor-made course tailored entirely to your needs. The course can take place at a location of your choice or at our institute in Amsterdam. We will even come to your home upon request, to make it all even easier. This allows you to master the Del Ferro method at your leisure.

The course is offered throughout the year. This means that you can also join us during all (school) holidays, without having to wait for months. Whether you want to coordinate the course with your work schedule or make the best use of your free time, there is always a time to suit your personal schedule. The course is also suitable for children from 6 years old.

The course focuses entirely on a one-to-one approach. In personally tailored sessions, all attention is on the participant, whether an adult or a child. By focusing fully on individual needs and goals, we can work in depth on personal themes related to stuttering. This approach ensures tailor-made training, designed to give each participant the best support in their path to fluent speaking.

Private stutter therapy is also offered online via interactive video sessions, with live teaching from your tutor.

How Frederick's life changed during a visit to Amsterdam

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Frederick

He attended stutter therapy 18 years ago

It truly changed my life

Frederick lives in the UK but was in Amsterdam on holidays with his family when he decided to stop by our headquarters where, 18 years ago, the Del Ferro course changed his life. Frederick is a great example of what happens when you learn to master the Del Ferro Method and overcome your stuttering problem. He now runs his own architectural company and enjoys public speaking.

Follow the private stutter therapy that suits your needs

Our commitment to your progress goes beyond completing the 4-day private stutter therapy. It is the beginning of a path towards lasting success.

We understand that overcoming stuttering is a personal challenge and each journey is unique. That is why our aftercare programme is flexible and personalised, designed to support you at the times you need it most. Whether it is a regular refresher of the technique or a weekly boost in confidence. Hence, stutter therapy is offered in 3 elective packages:

package 1

Private stutter therapy basic

After the 4-day Del Ferro course, your development will continue unabated. Not only do we equip you with the Del Ferro speaking technique and workbook, there is more waiting for you to support your success:

Support by email

Each week you reflect on your own progress and share this with us. You share your successes, followed by your challenges. The online support is of great value to structurally evaluate your process. Based on your weekly update, we offer personalised feedback and encouragement.

This weekly support is at your disposal indefinitely.

Two online follow-up sessions

The follow-up course is an important follow-up to the basic course week. It consists of two separate training sessions. They are designed to help you phase out the Del Ferro Method into fluent automatic speech. These sessions contribute into learning how to speak automatically fluent as a natural part of your daily life.

In addition, you can book additional aftercare sessions at a later date when you need it.

The investment in a stutter-free life

A stutter-free life equals a life full of self-confidence and new possibilities. Your investment in this life is €4,595. For this fee, you get the 4-day course and workbook, as well as unlimited weekly contact by email and two online follow-up sessions. The price does not include travel and accommodation costs if the course is not taken at our institute in Amsterdam.

This investment in yourself doesn’t have to be an entirely personal financial burden. There are options for reimbursement through employers, health insurers and other agencies, depending on your personal situation.

Book your spot right now:

package 2

Private stutter therapy intensive

Enhance your experience with our most popular package: stutter therapy intensive. It includes everything from the basic package, namely:

In addition, you will receive:

4 private coaching sessions

Further personal development is at your fingertips with 4 individual 30-minute online video sessions. These offer the opportunity to discuss your progress and help you to automatically speak fluently in any speaking situation.

The investment in a stutter-free life

The investment for this intensive course is €4,750. The price does not include travel and accommodation costs if the course is not taken at our institute in Amsterdam.

Book your spot right now:

package 3

Private stutter therapy premium

The premium package contains all the components of the basic and intensive package, supplemented with an additional focus on sustainable mental resilience. What do you get?

Everything from the previous packages, namely:

On top of that, you will receive:

2-day mental prolongation course

This 2-day course is specially designed for anyone who wants to dive even deeper into the psychological aspects of speaking without stuttering.

The training is complemented by 1 online follow-up sessions. So that means you have a total of 3 online follow-up sessions.

The investment in a stutter-free life

The investment in this premium track is €5,795. The price does not include travel and accommodation costs if the course is not taken at our institute in Amsterdam.

Book your spot right now:

Summary: What exactly do you get during private stutter therapy?

Choose the stutter therapy programme below that suits you best. Within two minutes you have scheduled the information interview!

What do you get?

most popular therapy

Private stutter therapy intensive

What do you get?

Private stutter therapy premium

What do you get?

If you apply the technique consistently yourself, you will have success guaranteed!

I stuttered for years. As a child, as well as an adult, I attended speech therapy several times. Without success, where I was told: you won’t get rid of it, you have to learn to live with it. I had partly given it a place, but I noticed that I was struggling to convey information properly and I found that very irritating. 

That is why I chose Del Ferro. From day 1, I seized this opportunity. The training and guidance is excellent.

Jacolien

Become stutter-free too: schedule a consultation session

Are you ready to take the first step towards a stutter-free life? We offer you the opportunity to meet one of our speech language therapists in person. During a consultation session, you will have plenty of space to ask your questions. The conversation takes place via an online video call or at our training location in Amsterdam.

What to expect?

The interview is a chance to get insight and advice in about 30 minutes on:

Next steps

If you decide you want to get rid of stuttering, start a clear and transparent process. We make sure you can start quickly at a time that is convenient for you.

Start transforming your life today. Take control and schedule your free consultation session:

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Del Ferro bij Humberto

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