December 1, 2015

Mumbai Workshop (Peer Counseling, Group facilitation)

Sunday (the last day):
Jugal, Dhruv and myself- we tried our hands at shooting some funny videos, using soft toys - and then, some serious discussion on stammering: its nature, way forward and is it a diversity? if so, what could be the implications.. etc.

November 27, 2015

Delhi SHG Meeting 29th November at Central Park

Everyone is invited for next Delhi SHG meet at Central Park, Connaught place (Infront of Rajiv Chowk Metro station gate no 6 ). Meeting will start sharply at 11 am.
Date: 29th Nov 2015
Time: 11 am - 2pm
Venue: Central Park (Near Flag), Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi

Host: Dhruv Arora (9999642189)
Co-Host: Daksh Kapoor (8376949397)

Patna Bihar SHG Meeting Invitation 29 Nov

We the Patna SHG team Inviting for the next Self Help Group Meeting to be held at Sonpur Fair. The meeting will going to be happened at sonepur fair, which is one of the Asia biggest cattle fair. We will have lots of talks with the strangers and enjoy our moment of freedom with speech.

Do call us in below given numbers for any information regarding the meeting and venue.

Venue- Sonepur fair, Sonepur
Day- Sunday

If you have any query about reaching the venue, do call us on-
Suraj-, 09835017356
Mohit-, 07277478087

November 26, 2015

Jaipur SHG meeting report 22/11/2015

हैलो दोस्तों!

हर बार की तरह सेल्फ हेल्प की प्रेरणा लिये जयपुर SHG समुह रविवार को 2pm पर सेन्ट्रल पार्क, जयपुर पहुंचा। हम सब एक-एक करके मीटिंग की प्रस्तावित जगह पर पहुंचे। सबसे पहले चन्द्रप्रकाश, उसके बाद मैं, फिर सौम्या और अंत में रवि कान्त जी पहुंचे। पवन मीणा जी, जो की अजमेर से जयपुर किसी कारणवश आये हुए थे, 3:30pm पर पहुंचे।

चंद्रप्रकाश, सौम्या और मैं कुछ समय पहले ही पहुंच गये तो हमने कुछ गपशप करनी चालु कर दी।  कुछ ही समय बीता था कि रवि कान्त जी भी आ गये।

हमने मीटिंग की शुरुआत introduction round  से की। उसके बाद हमने last week experience sharing राउंड रखा।

उसके बाद हम सब ने मीटिंग के अलावा किये जाने वाले  तकनीकी (bouncing, prolongation  etc.)अभ्यास के बारे में चर्चा की। हमने मीटिंग के अलावा रोज एक घंटा अभ्यास करने का वादा किया और हम सभी ने अगली मीटिंग में इस ओर अपने प्रयास बारे में सही-सही बताने का निर्णय लिया।

इसी बीच पवन मीणा जी पहुंच गए और हम सभी ने एक बार फिर अपना परिचय दिया। पवन जी ने अपने जीवन के कुछ खूबसूरत पलों को हमारे साथ साझा किया।

इसी बीच रवि कान्त जी ने जयपुर में workshop आयोजन का प्रस्ताव रखा, जो कि हम सब को बहुत पसंद आया। फिर हमने इस प्रस्ताव को राजस्थान व्हाट्सप्प ग्रुप पर रखने का विचार किया।

अब शाम होने लगी थी और सर्दी का मौसम भी आ गया तो हम सभी को थोड़ी-थोड़ी ठंड  महसूस होने लगी। फिर हमने अगली मीटिंग में आने का वादा करके एक दूसरे को अलविदा कहा।

धन्यवाद !

अनुराग तेतरवाल (7568377078)

November 25, 2015

Delhi SHG ki voluntary stuttering....dekh lo talvaaar ki dhaaar

Dekh lo talvaaar ki dhaaar....aise hi hume tap tap ke banna hai

Delhi SHG meeting 22nd November : Naam me fear ab to nhi raha ab batao next milestone kya hai :) 

Grand Sssshg meeting on 13th dec – Cubbon park, Bangalore

All are welcome in the Grand shg meeting which will be held in cubbon park, Bangalore at 10 a.m on 13th December. We have decided like to meet with all the members, sharing our thoughts, experiences etc. So, please manage your time and come on that day. Agenda will be fixed later. Everyone is informed earlier so that all can join us and make it a Grand sssshg meeting…

P.S-  Shg meeting is going on as usual in every Sunday.

November 23, 2015

Share your gift..

Hey Gals and Guys, I am working with Andrila, who made this video.. I got all the answers wrong! I would love to hear from anyone of you who can pass this quiz. If you do, please leave a comment here.. or there..! You will get your reward in the next NC..
BTW, I just wanted to say, dont hide your light under the bushel.. you have a gift: share it, be proud of it. You can make someone smile with your stammer.. Go on..Talk to that hep guy or chic girl, you have been eyeing with great interest for some time..

November 21, 2015

Acceptance and courage

Its been almost 2.5 years since I came across the concept of acceptance. So I wonder what has changed in between. 
          Before coming across TISA, I used to practice slow speech/prolongation. I learnt it from one of the "cure" speech therapists. I observed that I spoke well with my friends and subordinates at office. But speaking over the telephone was a big challenge,specially when talking to seniors. 

     I used to practice meditation for about half an hour before making a phone call to my seniors. Meditation used to calm my nerves and improve fluency.Also on typical "bad speech days", I used to avoid or postpone phone calls. 

              Coming to present times, specially during the last few months , I realise that something has changed. I pick up the phone ,dial the number , and say hello-even to my seniors : no matter what is the intensity of my stammering at that particular moment. 

          So I am able to communicate with stammering-I do not need to meditate before every important phone call.So acceptance has definitely given me courage.                  

PS: Mediation, speech exercise and all techniques are wonderful and highly beneficial for our speech,- no doubt about that. But my point is that they should become our dear friends ; not our crutches without which we cannot speak.


Skype version

Skype call heads up,
Since longtime we have Skype call going on and here people were practicing speech. We are doing number of activities on call. Like,
1. Introduction 
2. Paragraph reading
3. Group discussion
4. Interview round
5. Table topics
and may more activities.
If anyone like to join the call and talk with other PWS members then please join our Skype call every day.
I'm requesting that don't think that you attend the call for 2 or 3 days and you will speak fine. Its a long term investing plan. You invest more and you gain more.
Place : Skype
Timing : 9:30pm to 11:00pm
Skype IDs,
Akash: akash_super1
Vikas: vikas.chauhan75
Abhishek: abhi.3561

November 20, 2015

TISA Hyderabad Chapter meeting on 22-11-2015

Hello Friends, You are welcome to THE INDIAN STAMMERING ASSOCIATION Self Help Group meetings.These meetings will make you know what stammering is about and how we can control our speech patterns in day to day life.Here We Stammer at Ease.It is proved that if we stammer with easiness then stammering can be dissolved from speech.We use many techniques which could help us in clearing blocks in speech.
Here we list our challenges and conquer them in group tasks, So you wanna conquer challenges and taste the confidence ?

Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam

Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam poster.jpg

Update: Read more about it- How it was conceived..

With "The King's Speech", stammering was portrayed to the world not as a "comedy" but through the eyes of a PWS- that even a "King" faced challenges dealing with this mysterious speech condition. And now it's yet another film, this time from our own regional film industry.

Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam is a 2015 Malayalam comedy-drama film directed, co-written and co-produced by Ranjith Sankar. The film stars Jayasurya in a lead role, who also co-produced the film under Dreams N Beyond. Vinod Illampally does the cinematography and Bijibal scores the music. The screenplay was written by Ranjith Sankar with Abhayakumar. The central character is inspired from a real-life person named Sudheendran.

Find more details about the movie here. Do watch out for the movie's official Facebook Page.

Share it, Like it.. spread the word... And don't miss the movie...

Times Of India

Jaipur SHG Meeting Invitation 22-11-2015

Jaipur SHG invites all PWS of jaipur city.

Attendance expected:
Ravi Kant sharma (Coordinator), Chandarprakash, Soumya and me!

Venue = Central Park(Gate No.3),Jaipur 2pm to 5pm

Thank You!

Contact Us:
Ravi Kant Sharma  - 9461257111
Anurag Tetarwal - 7568377078

TISA - Jaipur Self Help Group

November 19, 2015

Intensive Delhi Self Help Group Meeting 22nd November at Central Park

Let's become our own self therapist" 

Meeting time : 10:45 am ( sharp) 
Host and Facilitator : Shubham & Vishal
Expected members : 12 
Venue : Central Park, CP ( infront of Rajiv Chowk metro gate no 6)
Agenda : Technique Based 

Later Comers Punishment : Samosa to all :)

For any query contact Vishal 8447490753 ( between 7 pm to 12 pm)

November 18, 2015

Open Mic Discussion - Specially for freshers in TISA

THANKS TISA for your continuous support and help 

Hitherto, I just have completed my 3.4 year with TISA so I decided to share my experience but for that I need a new blog :) so feel free to join the Google Hangout on 21st November & share your Gmail in the comments.

Idea behind this, that lot of new members of TISA are curious to see the cure, to see the improvement and to find a path to get rid of with the stammering so I just thought to do this, just for sharing my personal experiences as well as the knowledge which I have gotten from TISA.

Important : will mail you the fixed time by Saturday morning (till 10 am)

---haklao magar pyaar se---**---haklao magar pyaar se---**---haklao magar pyaar se---**---haklao magar pyaar se---**

Facilitators Workshop in Mumbai: 27-28 Nov

Dear Friends - Helped by SPEAK, TISA is taking a step forward by organizing FIRST time a facilitation workshop. As you know- to run a Self help group, you need special skills: Facilitation and Peer counseling. So, in this workshop we will be focusing on these two skills, to ensure that participants go back as better Facilitators of SHGs. If you could not participate this time, try next workshop. We plan to have more such workshops in other parts of the country as well. As you know, good SHGs can benefit everyone involved and society at large.. Thx. (Ed.)

Registration Link: Click here (limited seats)

Date: 27-28 November (Friday & Saturday)

Location: Mumbai (specific venue to be decided soon)

Agenda: A Training-of-Trainers Workshop to empower current and future SHG facilitators to develop deep knowledge of stammering, a pathway to work on their own stammering, and peer counseling skills.

November 17, 2015

I am NOT getting placement due to stammering, what should i do?? - A common question by PWS


Everybody is quite familiar with his/her strength and weakness . In the interviews communication skills matter a lot , in this situation it is very challenging for a PSW to face the interview with full confidence . I was also nervous but I would like to give the great THANKS to TISA for inspiring me and motivating me to convert my weakness into strength
First of all , I told them about my problem that I have stammering problem and may take some more time to express my words.
They made me comfortable by saying "no problem , take your time ". As my technical is strong .
I answered most questions with proper stammering wink emoticon .
I entered the room with the smile . I was asked to introduced myself (here I accepted my problem) .
He asked very normal questions which I managed to answer well.
One of the question he asked was " why should I not hire you ". I answered , " As u know ,
I am a stammerer smile emoticon , if this problem overcomes my talent than you can reject me .
otherwise I think I m a deserving candidate ". After that he asked some more questions.
After qualifying TR and MR round i was much confident. In HR round , he behaved rudely ( may be he was checking my patience) . And he asked further HR questions.
After HR round I thought that I would not be selected for final list . But when result was declared I saw my name in the list smile emoticon.
It was the greatest moment for me . grin emoticon grin emoticon grin emoticon
" ACCEPT (stammering) and you must try to complete your sentence whether it takes more or less time " . smile emoticon


November 11, 2015

Post Deepawali Ruminations

Deepawali. Next morning. I am in Vasant Vihar. Morning walk. Many retired Super bureaucrats going about, for an early walk. carrying a little shiny stick in their hand - their "Raj-dand". Swinging it proudly and marching ahead on the road to good health and long life. Some seem to be chasing an electronic rabbit, ever receding..just a little out of their reach.

Next crossing of this beautiful quiet residential area.. Trees lining the road are in the bloom and the side walk was littered with pink petals. A closer look: the "petals" were actually litter of Deepawali crackers..Potato Bombs, Anaar, Fuljhadi, Rockets - outer red covering blown to smithereens.. I tried to visualize the scene here last night: a group of nervous children, being "encouraged" by parents to go for it! Show that you can do it, my boy!.. and the boys did it! All over Vasant Vihar!
Jai ho!

Further ahead- a dog sitting by the side of the road.. something unusual, the way it sat. One front paw resting on top of the other- daintily. A retired but "important" looking bureaucrat proudly walks along, with his breed Dalmatian on a leash. As the man and the Dalmatian cross, this second dog with a dainty paw, gets up to follow them, may be, with hopes of being adopted or just to be tossed a snack.. Now, I see the secret of its "dainty" paw: it was hurt and the dog was trying to hop along the man on his three legs, painfully.

I again could not help visualizing the scene here last night: A cracker burning its paw? A cracker tossed towards the dog playfully by a child? By a child who may not have received love, a lot more than a dog? A parent egging the child on?

Finally, I shook all the silly and sick thoughts out of my head (oh, you can go mad, if you go on like this..), broke in a gentle trot, towards the tea gardens- as the sun rose and threw trees and bushes in a magical relief against the early morning light and the distant blue Himalayas..

November 9, 2015

Patna Bihar SHG Report 8 Nov

Hello Guys,

This Sunday we were two people- Suraj and Me. We met as per the plan at danapur. The weather is awesome and so our confidence level. We had a discussion on various issues like being socializing by stammer person, how to motivate ourselves on regular intervals. We were expecting all the members in the meeting but due to personal issues, they are unable to attend.

We also debated on political issues in bihar, i was using my techniques to talk to suraj, which is very important for the stutters to talk in techniques 24 hours, why do we need to do only 1 hour exercise. Let's do our techniques exercise 24 hours while talking to everyone we meet.

Finally we dispersed and said good-bye to each other.

Thanks for reading!

November 8, 2015

Jaipur SHG Meeting Report (08/11/2015)

Today we reached at venue on time. We were three members, Soumya, Suresh Choudhary and me.

As per agenda we started meeting at 1:30pm. Suresh Choudhary is a new member from Merta. Today he came from Ajmer along with a two hour journey only for SHG meeting. Me and Soumya heartily welcomed him.

After the absence of Ravi Kant Ji, this was a first well planned meeting. In the mid of Suresh shared his life experience. 

Today was the Bouncing Day. So our 75% conversion was through bouncing. We practiced well this technique around 3 hours. This was more than the home practice. We can not do practice around 3 hours at home.

Our activities were totally based on agenda, posted in meeting invitation. We did not deviate from our agenda. Soumya helped me more than i expected. Her dedication is more than us.

At last at 4:15 pm meeting was put to closure. We decided to meet in next meeting saying "good bye" to each other.

Happy Diwali to All !!

Thank You!!

Anurag Tetarwal (PWS)

November 5, 2015

Jaipur SHG meeting invitation on Sunday (08/11/2015)

                                                                              Bouncing Day!

Hello everyone!! This time we decided to celebrate every Sunday based on a speech technique. So next Sunday will be celebrated as "Bouncing Day". I think this is funny but stammering is also funny.

Bouncing takes away the pressure to say a word, perfectly in one go. It also help us to develop acceptance/ tolerance towards dis-fluency. We regain some control our mouth and emotions.etc.

I think that
Fluent और Non-Talented होने से अच्छा है, Stammerer और Talented होना।
The Agenda of meeting will be, as:
  • Standing up.
  • Smiling - looking at everyone slowly, saying nothing for full one minute.
  • Saying just the first name loudly.(using a technique).
  • Sit down.
  • Distributing printed copy of ground rules.
  • Name
  • Where you born/ where your hometown?
  • About your education.
  • What going on present time in their life, as; job etc.. 
  • Hobbies.
When everyone completed his/her turn then i will check about your listening skills asking the introduction of other member.

##sharing a inspirational quote (by anyone).

I am already provided some links related to stammering articles in whats-app group of Jaipur SHG. So select an article and prepare a 3-4 minutes presentation.
Imitating round
It has four phases with positive body language and relaxed bouncing, as;
    • Look into the eyes of the person sitting on your left and say:
      "Ma-ma-mama-my name is A-a-a-a-anurag"
      (maintaining the eye contact is necessary)
    • Same as above but with smile and eye contact and provides positive feedback to member if necessary.
    • Both hands folded tight behind.
      and says "Ma-ma-ma-ma ha-ha-ha-hakala hun" (it will be repeated with 10,7,4, and 1 time bouncing)
    • Story making round.
      Variations: bouncing at any words, bouncing at only first word, bouncing at only two words, bouncing at all words.
## sharing a inspirational quote (by anyone).
In this round each member writes two true and one false statements about yourself. After it, other members choose,which are true statements and which is false.

## sharing a inspirational quote (by anyone).

Some questions will be asked from every members, as;
  • How do you feel about stammering?
  • What do you like about stammering or what do you feel about it?
  • What makes you most angry about this problem?
some questions are closed, will be opened in meeting.....Sorry!!!!

Closure of  the meeting

Venue : Central Park (gate No. 3), Jaipur
Time:    1 pm to 5 pm
Date:     08/11/2015

I am waiting for suggestions and corrections from your side.

Thank You!!

Anurag Tetarwal (PWS)  (7568377078)