July 31, 2014

"Aati / Aata Kya Khandala" for National Conference in 2014 Pune

UPDATES: REGISTER BEFORE 31ST JULY! Please hurry for the registration as there are only 80 seats booked with hotel: Please click on this Registration Form

Registration Details: There is no fees for registration in the NC at Pune 2014. There are just the hotel charges of Rs. 2750/- per participant which covers 2 nights and 3 days of stay in Zara Resort at Khandala, Pune. These charges are including of accommodation and food from Oct 3 (11am) till Oct 5 (2pm) including all taxes. (Khandala is the same place which this famous song was recorded.... Aati Kya Khandala... )

Registrations done till now........
Full NameCity
Virendra ShirsePune
Sachin SrivastavaDehradun
Nishant AthavwaleAmrawati
Amitsingh KushwahSatna
Dhruv GuptaMumbai
PranavBokaro steel city
Avi ManeNagpur
Rahil RankaPune
Raghvendra RaoPune
Sanjeet KhanujaPune
Vishal YeolePune
Viren GandhiMumbai
Amol KaralePune
Mitul PanchalPune
Vishal GuptaGhaziabad

 Note: Please do not try to book hotel on your own. All the rooms are blocked by NC team.

Do you still have any question or concern? If so feel free to get back to me or my colleagues - . Amol, Rahil and Gorav (nc2014.pune@gmail.com) .

July 24, 2014

What is our birth right?

JP has shared this quote from FB; worth a deep thought..(thanks JP!)
"As human beings, not only do we seek resolution, but we also feel
that we deserve resolution. However, not only do we not deserve
resolution, we suffer from resolution. We don't deserve resolution; we
deserve something better than that. We deserve our birthright, which
is the middle way, an open state of mind that can relax with paradox
and ambiguity. To the degree that we've been avoiding uncertainty,
we're naturally going to have withdrawal symptoms--withdrawal from
always thinking that there's a problem and that someone, somewhere, needs to fix it." ~ Pema Chodron, "When Things Fall Apart"

July 22, 2014

Aura photography of PWS

I was practicing breathing exercises since 1.5 years and meditation techniques  since 4-5 years and observed improvement in health and mind level. I started to consider myself a great saint or spiritual person. Then I came to know about Aura photography and took my aura (electro-magnetic field) photo ( http://drudayshah.com/Portal/OnlineRequest/OnlineAura.aspx ). After getting my aura report by ultra-modern krillion camera, my prejudice shattered. I got that I was not stuck in speaking, but i stucked at many levels.

Relation Between Human Body and Energy according to Modern science:

Modern medical science claims that Human body is made of Cells. “Mitochondria” are known as power-house of cells as energy stored in Mitochondria. Now highly sensitive camera can trace energy in mitochondria but colour of energy is Not same in all persons…
 Why Colour different from person to person, what these Colour indicating in cell, how to use this knowledge, till now science could not decode it.
So western Science STOPPED here and spiritual science STARTS from here. Great yogis were master of energy science. They were not only familiar about colour of negative and positive energy but also had deep knowledge that how negative energy destroys cells and positive energy heals, repairs, generates new cells

PWS Aura Report
My aura report was clearly indicating severe congestion of negative energy in neck portion , which is suppressing me to express feelings and emotions clearly. A dark red colour electro magnetic field overhead , which showing Vastu , past life and planetary defect. As it is in my electro-magnetic field , so it was attracting same Vastu defect houses and planetary issues.  Ultimately I came to know- "Problem is inside, not outside and without clearing inside problem, one can not change outer world".as per past life regression theory, till i will not clear these issue from my etheric (energy) body, it will not clear, even if i commit suicide to escape present situations, this energy body will be carry forward in next life and my same electro-magnetic field will again attract & generate same body and create same situations, which i have now.

As per my research, cause of stammering is due to low energy level either in body or mind or chakra or aura.

When energy level of BODY weak, breathing pattern gets abnormal or shallow , and stammering starts.

When energy level of MIND weak, PWS becomes over-sensitive toward speech or under fear or shame, stammering starts.

When energy level of CHAKRA weak, during answering roll call or at ticket counter, heart or naval chakra starts to oscillate fast, and stammering starts. If energy level of throat chakra weak, one can not produce voice carrying power.

 When energy level of AURA weak, in the presence of any dominating person, PWS's aura get disturbs , with disturbance in electro magnetic field, current transmission in neurons also disturbs, and stammering starts.

So if pws want permanent result , he will have to work at inner level with acceptance at outer level, try to increase his energy level by some "authentic" Breathing exercises and meditations techniques, which gives more better ,quick, effective, permanent result  , that can be tested by modern instruments. 

Stammerers are over decent!! Is it so??

Talking to a number of PWS, I've come to know that we, stammerers are used to be over decent.We would use respect giving words like SIR or JI many folds then any non stammerer.

Is this super decency is due to lack of self confidence arising of the belief that we are less than others due to stammering?

We need to immediately change this mindset.It makes us vulnerable when we represent ourselves as poor lads who needs favors from others as we can't speak properly so please have some pity on us and spend some extra time to listen to us.

Go to hell!!!  If you don't have time to listen to me,,,,,,go straight and jump into hell.....I don't care and I am not going to give you a even the smallest piece of extra respect than you deserve just because I stammer and I may take more time to express myself.

I remember, once during a communication workshop practice session, I asked a young stammerer to go to a person and ask for some location.I also accompanied him to boost his confidence.When that young lad attempted for the speaking task.....he used sir..sir...sir..so many times that the actual content of his question got hidden behind these courtesy words.

Was it decency?


Friends, I received following note from Sergey, Banglore. In the confusion of many many techniques being thrown at us- with all good intentions, it is quite easy to forget- that most of our problem is inside us and therefore solutions could also exist within. While reading following account, please dont think that the author or TISA is saying that meditational practices could lead to cure. But there can be equally good, if not better outcomes, provided we are looking for them. I think, we should give place to some form of meditation (but longer than 5 minutes, please!) In our shg meetings.
.OK, here is the letter-
My name is Sergey, 59, I am from Ukraine and currently volunteer at a school in Bangalore.

I attend the meetings of local SHG and find this idea very helpful.

I have been stammering from my childhood and this might have been a
typical story but at some point in my life I began practicing Yoga,
then attended several Vipassana meditation courses (one of them in
India), stayed and studied in Buddhist monasteries in Sri Lanka and

After 5 years of regular practice of Yoga (asanas, pranayamas, kriyas)
and meditation I suddenly realized that my speech has become freer and
more fluent. I paid more attention to breathing (vocal) exercises and
now I speak almost clean in my native language but have some problems
with English because I never speak this language at home.

I have read your book and found it very helpful and practical. If only
I could have it 20 years ago!
I strongly believe in karma and fully agree with you that PWS must
cure not stammering but themselves as a whole. Actually stammering
should urge pws to develop spiritually.

May I offer an idea to discuss? What if to combine any existing reputable
meditation course (eg. Vipassana by Goenka) with a short workshop
designed specifically for pws? That is PWS to first attend a regular meditation
course and immediately after the course they undergo the intensive
training in Yoga, vocal technique, etc. I am willing to help in
conducting such a workshop.

Will you come to TISA conference in Pune?

OK, so we are planning a module, which combines both- communication techniques and psychological insights derived from a FIRST hand deep meditative experience for pws. Please write to us how you can connect, help or expect out of it..

July 20, 2014

TISA Eklavya Awards 2014

TISA announces it's yearly awards - "TISA Eklavya Awards". This awards are to recognize good work in volunteering and self-help. The awards will be presented at the National Conference happening at Khadala in October this year.

The awards are called "Eklavya Awards", as Eklavya was a mythological character in Mahabharat, a prince of jungle tribe who was known for his self-training (self  help)

We are inviting nominations from the SHG chapters. Coordinators, members and volunteers, it's time to give some recognition to all the good work you have done... Identify good work in your chapters and nominate their work. Last date for submitting nominations is 20th August 2014.

July 19, 2014

News @ TISA Hyderabad Chapter - 13 July

We are 7 members for the meetup.
1) Purna 2) Sushant 3)Ramesh 4)Fahid 5)Teja 6)Ramu 7)Rajesh.
We welcomed new members Sushant and Teja to the group !
Activities happened @ meeting are:
1. Meditation
2) Introduction
3) Prepared speeches by all members.
4) Importance of Social mingling.
5) Feedback by everyone to everyone on their speech.

TISA Hyderabad chapter meetup 20th July

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 help us in clearing blocks in speech.

Here we list our challenges and conquer them in group tasks, So you wanna conquer challenges? Then come on !

tighten ur seatbelts


*Title : Delhi SHG Meetup on 20th July at Central Park, Rajiv Chowk

# Meditation -- 5 Min.
# Welcoming Words
# Short Introduction
# Anxiety Control Round: Crazy Questions -- 5 Min
# Narration of Techniques for Newcomers
# Stuttering Experiences (using techniques)
# Table Topics -- 2 Min. for every person
# Voluntarily Talk With Strangers
# Fun Activities: Can You Top This?, Loud Speaking, Jokes Narration
# Discuss Stuttering
# Phone Calls (optional, if time left)
# Closing Words
# Planning for Next SHG Meetup

Ground Rules:-
1. Follow the Agenda strictly.
2. One person talking at a time.
3. Respect everyone's ideas and beliefs.
4. Equal opportunities to speak

Venue: Central Park, Above Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, New Delhi
Timing : 10:30 AM (sharp) to 1:30 PM (sharp)

Host : Ravi Jagga
Any Query? Contact us at Ravi Jagga : 9868331465, Amit Dixshit : 9654176670

July 17, 2014

Communication Workshop 15-17 August (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur

(CommWS, Aug 2013)

Update 28.06.14 -  Registration  Fee to be deposited on the spot , not in advance. Just send us mail with details for registration. Registration will stop at twenty.....
TISA announces next 3 day Free Comm WS, planned for 15-17 August 2014 (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur, Dehradun for the people who stammer (PWS).

update 03.07.14- list of participants , who got registered for comm workshop 15-17august 2014

Save the Date | Mumbai SHG meet | 20 July | 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Hello Everyone !!!

Blocking your time for Mumbai SHG meet this Sunday,

Date: 13 July 2014
Time: 1.30 pm - 4pm 
Venue: YMCA Ghatkopar, 
           Near Municipal School No. 3, 
           Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar(E)

Detailed Agenda will be sent out soon.


Interview of John Sculley- Inspiring and full of hope


July 16, 2014

Hello! I st-st-stutter..

Friends, while many of us in India, are still battling with what acceptance, why acceptance, Americans have marched ahead, it seems! SLPs there, are accepting that relapse is common and only to be expected and pws are writing blogs about their life long romance with stuttering! Here is such an honest blog from a young pws, Rehan Nasir, from America. Let me quote him, introducing his purpose behind the blog:
"My objective for this site is to have a conversation about stuttering on a daily basis. It’s taken me this long to get online with this because I’m a closet stutterer — that is, I don’t want people to know that I stutter. But enough is enough. Time to get on with helping people and making someone else’s journey less painful..."  (helloIstutter)
Do visit Rehan's blog - and dont forget your "Dharm": leave comments, for Gossssake!
Rehan, keep it up! Bravo!

July 15, 2014

National Conference - A Teaser

Dear all...

The fourth National Conference is round the corner... It's been four years since we started this journey in Bhubaneshwar. National conference is a great place where you can be "yourself" and feel at home. Sharings, gupshups, food, travel and fun...

Have a look at this teaser... It's capturing some memoirs of first TISA NC at NC. This is what being in a National Conference is like! Come... experience it once again. Hurry... Register yourself..!

July 14, 2014

Effective communication

Many years ago, I thought- when my stammering goes away, I will speak very well and the world will listen with rapt attention..!! Later, when I joined voluntary sector, I realised that even those who spoke fine, had to work hard to become good communicators.. and becoming effective communicator was a class apart. I read a lot and practiced at every opportunity.. Here is a book, I found pretty useful. It is a free pdf.  Remember reading without practice is like reading about Tazmahal and never visiting it.. Best wishes!