Many people around the world suffer with Alogia and I’m one of them. Alogia in Greek means ‘poverty of speech’. An example of this is if you asked me what I do for a living I would say ´Support work’ someone without Alogia would say ´I am a Peer Support worker for the NHS’. Another answer to that question I read recently was ´Mow’ when someone without Alogia would say ´I have a landscaping business where I mow lawns’. It’s tiring to live with as I feel it holds me back from my full potential. I can write perfectly well and have to adapt what I do around that for example at work I have to prepare myself for what I am going to say in meetings by writing paragraphs I can’t just free flow. And when I’m meeting clients I have to have documents for us to to work from as a guideline. That’s why It’s such a massive step for me doing podcasts, I’m definitely out of my comfort zone but I am so passionate about ´I Can Relate’ I want those who are suffering to know that they are not alone and so I push myself out of my comfort zone.
Apparently there is medication that can help with Algoia and also talking therapies, I am yet to explore these but plan to In the near future, I’ll keep you posted as to how I get on. Thanks for reading Xx