August 31, 2014

National Conference 2014 Pune: Hurry!! Registration open till Sep 5


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UPDATES: Registration is open till Sep 5 or the last few seats gone. So hurry and reserve your seats TODAY to avoid disappointment. Please click on this Registration Form


Hotel Charges: There is no fee 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.
 Note: Please do not try to book hotel on your own. All the rooms are blocked by NC team.

New beginning at AMU!

Aligarh Muslim University is an old academic (and social) institution, founded by Sir Syed Ahmad Khan in 1875, as "a bridge between the old and the new, the East and the West."..
So, when Mr Sikandar Alam, a BE student from AMU, decided to start a self help group for people who stammer, in AMU, we were naturally thrilled! Sikandar, inspired by our last communication workshop, contacted the provost (=pro-vice chancellor), who encouraged him and offered very practical help in setting it up. Delhi SHG jumped in to help and organize a meeting on 7th September, 10 am at Common Room, R.M. Hall at AMU (thank you, Vishal and all the Delhi members!). If you are around and wish to join, get in touch with Sikandar, who is the Coordinator for this TISA-AMU self help group: mob-8266917354,  sikandar.131 at gmail dot com.
Let us remind ourselves two salient facts of life: No therapy will work till stammerer has made up his/her mind to change. Once the mind is made up- he needs no "therapy"! Day to day activities become an opportunity to challenge ourselves and step out of the old mindset of fear, shame, guilt. Just living life through a new mindset becomes a therapy.
Many sincere thanks to AMU admin and students! Congrats Sikandar!
Happy Journey to all of us!

August 30, 2014

Tisa Hyderabad Chapter Meeting on 31 August

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 !
This week Special on menu :) Awareness Meditation for those who find difficulty to concentrate and meditate !
We have new job roles in TISA Hyderabad :)
To make all members feel more responsible we started the roles below and thought to hold the role for 2 months and then we shuffle the roles.
1) Time Management Head Coordinator - Manikumar
2) Public Relation Head Coordinator - Teja
3) Creative Head Coordinator - Ramu
4) Inspirational Head Coordinator - Fahad
5) Prepared Speeches Head Coordinator - Arun
6) Reporting Media Head Coordinator - Santhosh
7) Quality Check Head Coordinator - Mauzzam
Members who were absent last week will be assigned roles this week :)

August 29, 2014

WOW !!!!! Can you Imagine ? SHG Meeting with "Saarthi G" If no then please join us

Delhi SHG Meetup 31 August, Sunday 
at our divine place
Central Park !!!
Timing : 9:50 am (sharp)

with "Saarthi Ji" He wil give us one hour class for beathing Excercise and knowledge about spirituality



Host is "Himanshu" handsome man with Of course handsome personality :) ;)   

-> We shall also rehearse for the Aligarh first SHG Meetup Inauguration. <-

Note : bring one genuine toll free No and also prepare one speech for at-least 3 min.

for any query contact us :
Himanshu : 8586864992
Vishal : 8447490753

For mindful people..

Here is a great resource for people who want to explore mindfulness/ meditative techniques and their role in life, communication, speech etc. Those of you who have actually practised vipassana or other forms of meditation, are encouraged to write for thsi blog:
http://mindfulstuttering.wordpress.com

Essentially the idea is: most of our problems, including stammering, takes place when we are NOT in control, when we are not aware of our thoughts and actions, reactions. If somehow, through practice and strong determination, we could bring awareness into these moments of "automatic action-reaction", we will be able to chose better options, healthier thoughts. It needs some practice and a supportive community. Time is passing, no matter what we do or dont. So, why not check it out? Let us know what you find.

August 27, 2014

BREATH-- a powerful tool



You have an extremely powerful tool at your disposal to remove any anxiety from your mind and body-- it is your Breath.
As long you keep observing  your breath coming in and going out, any problem ceases being a problem.It may be even our stammering. The technique is, you cannot focus completely on your breath and worry about your problem at the same time.
Try it. It woks.
Have a nice day.
My first PPT after workshop

Today iam very happy.
It seems that iam recovering from stammering or u can say i started managing my stammering by taking proper pauses before hard words......and this makes my speech continous with smooth flow..!!!!

Actually Today i have give a PPT in front of around 40 students.
I have not stammered(managed it).
I remember the day when my first presentation was there....and i stammered a lot at that time...!!! Actually at that time Confidence is the biggest culprit of stammering.
But not iam much for confident and forget about stammering and work on the content of ppt apart from the speech(stammering).

Becoz of that only speech was smooth.

So, be always confident before going for PPT and do take proper pauses and make your speech smooth.

Regards

August 26, 2014

Minutes of Meeting - 17th Aug 2014

Hi guys,

The meeting started at 1.50 pm with the introduction speech by the facilitator of the meeting Shilpa Sagwal. She then asked each of the role players to introduce themselves and their roles.

This was followed by the learning session by Kevin D’Souza. The idea was to use Intonation techniques while speaking or reading. Everyone had a chance to read a poem story book called “The Cat In The Hat”. The second activity was to understand the difference between some idioms and phrases in Indian English and American English. It was indeed something to learn.

This was followed by the prepared speeches by Bharat Soni, Gaurav Dubey and Kevin D’Souza. All of them spoke presented their respective project speeches really well.

This was followed by the extempore session which was led the Extempore facilitator Srinivas Basutkar. The theme was “I can’t… RIP”. Each of the members spoke on some wonderful topics for 2 minutes.

This was followed by the role booking for the next meeting, This concluded the fun filled and educational SHG meeting.

Regards,
Kevin

Seeking Web Designer From TISA Family !!!

Friends,

  One of my friends wishes to design his firms Website , if anyone of you is an expert at web designing..then please call me at 9916688298..Thy shall be paid for your services !!! You could also send me links to your past job profiles at joydeep.data@gmail.com.

Thanks !!

Joy

Acting liberates you..

Hi :)



I hope this mail finds you in good health and good spirits.



I wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that I am acting in a play called 'I Had A Dream'. It's a full length English play, written and directed by Saarthak Productions. The play is definitely one that will entertain, as well as provoke you to think and look at life differently. I Had A Dream is a play from the 'Absurd' genre (likes of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot).



I am playing a key role in the play and the one that depicts worker class. The play is intelligent, funny and the whole team of actors have worked really hard to make it a spectacular experience for the audience.



We are onstage at KH Kala Soudha this Friday and Saturday (29th and 30th August) Do come, you will really enjoy it. And I would love to have you there and give us your feedback too.



Below I am including the link where you can book your seats(also attached the poster). Please also do spread the word among your friends and family.



Tickets now available at Bookmyshow.com and Indianstage.com
http://indianstage.in/product/10466
http://in.bookmyshow.com/plays/saarthak-presents-i-had-a dream/ET00023656





Take Care,

Animesh

August 25, 2014

To All participants of Comm WS..

Just had a phone call from a participant, which went something like this:
"After return, I went to college; I was able to bounce with friends, even with professor. Then, I came today to coaching- and found that I was not able to bounce at all.."
"Did I not tell you- first play in the street corner cricket, then play at block and district level matches, then, finally state and national level - and only THEN, try and play world series? Dont race through all the stages in just one week.. Please bounce- or use any technique- for next 3 months only with your friends..and go to the next stage of challenge only after you become proficient.."

Dear Participants- please read AHJ and talk to old timers- and follow the suggested long schedule seriously. Dont try to race through the whole process over a week-end. You will get discouraged and you may even give up the whole journey. It is important that you succeed! For that, it is important that you give yourself PLENTY of time.Keep trying - but wisely. Keep discussing these things among yourself.

August 24, 2014

Minutes of Meeting - 24th Aug 2014

Hi guys,

The meeting started at 2 pm with the introduction speech by the facilitator of the meeting Bharat Soni. He then asked each of the role players to introduce themselves and their roles.

This was followed by the extempore session which was led the Extempore facilitator Shilpa Sagwal. The theme was “Womanism”. Each of the members spoke on random topic for 2 minutes.

This was followed by the learning session by Bharat Soni. The task was to speak for 3 minutes on 3 topics. A new topic would be given at the end of every minute. For example, a person will start speaking on “You enter an examination hall”, at the end of the 1st minute a new scenario is introduced, “The question are totally out of syllabus”, at the end of the 2nd minute a new scenario is introduced, “You are relieved”. This session was of full of fun and learning.

The last session was to speak on a random topic, acting as if you are someone else. For example, a heart broken and frustrated guy has to speak on Woman rights. This session was also full of fun. The observation from this session was most of the members stuttered quite less when they tried to act as someone else.

This was followed by the role booking for the next week, this concluded the fun filled SHG meeting.

Regards,
Kevin

August 23, 2014

Tisa Hyderabad Chapter Meeting on 24 August

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 !
We have new job roles in TISA Hyderabad :)
To make all members feel more responsible we started the roles below and thought to hold the role for 2 months and then we shuffle the roles.
1) Time Management Head Coordinator - Manikumar
2) Public Relation Head Coordinator - Teja
3) Creative Head Coordinator - Ramu
4) Inspirational Head Coordinator - Fahad
5) Prepared Speeches Head Coordinator - Arun
6) Reporting Media Head Coordinator - Santhosh
7) Quality Check Head Coordinator - Mauzzam
Members who were absent last week will be assigned roles this week :)

My First experience about TISA Workshop


I got the chance to attend the TISA workshop at Herbrtpur between 15-17 Aug,2014.In addition to the stammering,my overall attitude towards life has changed.I have fully understood the meaning of acceptance.Instead of cursing my stammering(which I have been doing so long in the past),now I feel honoured that I am different from others.I belong to that group which constitutes only 1% of the total human population :)
Rather than working on my stammering,I am working on my communication skills through techniques which I learnt like bouncing,pausing etc. Because the more we give importance to the stammering more it will come out.I am practising these techniques with myself and with toll free numbers :D and very soon I will wider my comfort zone.
Me and mukesh are also in the process of starting a SHG at IIT Roorkee and our first meeting is going to be held tommorow.
I want to describe my whole learning experience in one line "Accept that you are different and focus on the speech rather than on stammering"  in the same way as focus on the positive things instead of negative things and negative things will soon fade out.
I want to thank Sachin sir, Hemant Sir and all the participants who came to the workshop.I recommend everyone to attend at least one TISA's workshop or National conference.


Ankit Sharma

Stammer freely Officially going to start Podcast interview Season 1



Goal of Podcast Interview : Our Objective is to take interview from all our PWS Friends and its not only the interview its just like an opportunity for all to give ice breaker speech and yes this audio conversation will be shared publicly so that all other PWS will listen and inspire by us. Its more like awareness. 

Here is the form to schedule the time :  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cI4ow27Wahnp4A9iSM6y-4AR_6JfcCcjqIsGAhFheCg/edit

So Be a part of it and be an inspiration for others and its also the fact that the more you speak, the more you will improve :)  

for any query mail me at ssstammerfreely@gmail.com and call me at 8447490753  

thanks 
Stammer Freely Team