How I Finally Reframed Traumatic Events after Decades of Anxiety

Michael Thompson
5 min readNov 10, 2020

“This is gonna hurt!”

I stared at the man, rested my sweaty palms on my knees, and nodded my head to let him know I was ready to begin.

“Good. Now, I want you to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and think back to the first time you ever felt embarrassed because of your stutter. Don’t overthink it. Just find the moment. Once…

Michael Thompson

I grew up stuttering and now teach storytelling to Fortune 500s, MBA students, and first graders • Free "story" guide: