November 30, 2014

One day TISA workshop in Delhi 25th Dec. 2014

Sergey Grishin, a TISA volunteer from Banglore SHG, will be conducting a one day workshop on breathing, asanas and meditative techniques, in the context of good communication. Role of inner composure in communication is well known to all of us. How mindfulness can help us achieve that, has been studied and documented by some SLPs (link1, link 2). Sergey is a serious practitioner of meditative techniques for many decades and has taught them to children and adults. Get in touch with Delhi SHG to register and for other details.

Aligarh Comm WS 27-29th December 2014

If you are facing difficulties due to stammering, you are welcome to join. Only twenty seats. Please register early by dropping an email to Sikandar ( ) with copy to ( ). What happens in a Comm. WS? Check link 1, link 2. OR search within this blog..

November 24, 2014

First WWS(Women Who Stammer) SHG....

After a long time I am writing here....but definitely with a strong topic this time....
We had our First WWS (Women Who Stammer) meeting on 23rd Nov'14 in Bangalore.... :)

November 23, 2014

Mumbai SHG Meet #42 | 23 Nov | 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm | YMCA Ghatkopar

Hello Everyone !!!

Blocking your time for Mumbai SHG meet this Sunday,

Date: 23th Nov 2014
Time: 1.30 pm - 4pm 
Venue: YMCA Ghatkopar, 
           Near Municipal School No. 3, 
           Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar(E)
Please find agenda attached.



Did Role Play Activity, Group Discussion , Introduction using bouncing , Prolongation and Voluntary Stammering & talked to Strangers .Another thrilling Day !!


Is therapy the only way out? Or the best way out in every situation for pws? Hmmm.. check this post and reach your own conclusions..

Here is another hero, who made it - apparently without "therapy"...

And here is something similar to what some tisa members are doing in educational institutions..


Free Invitation For All India PWS
Venue : Barik ground, Danapur cantt, Patna, Bihar.
Date : 23-11-2014 sunday
Time : 13:00 TO 17:00 HRS
for any query : contact suraj 09835017356

email :

November 21, 2014


                   Aligarh self help group meeting invitation

           Venue: Zakir husain college of engineering & technology, A.M.U.

                             Date: 23 nov 2014                   Time: 9:30am


host: sikandar alam

mob: 8266917354


celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities


To celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Community Business is holding a ½ day Disability Forum on Wednesday 3 December 2014 (2.00pm – 6.30pm) in Bangalore, India with the theme Break Barriers, Open Doors – Celebrating Good Practice in India, this corporate event is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the great work that is being done by companies across India to remove barriers to inclusion for disabled talent – and in particular disabled students and graduates.

Its free event but registration is must. Please feel free to forward event information to students with disabilities, if you know any.The registration can be done using the link below –

Next Meerut SHG on 23rd Nov....

All PWS are invited to attend the Meerut SHG meeting on 23rd Nov ....

Time: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

Venue: Gandhi Bagh, Mall Road

Activities: 1.Short intro(at least 2 min each).
                  2.Prolongation technique will be practiced.
                  3.Slow reading of newspaper or books.
                  4.Short story telling.
                  5.Singing song.
                 Please come prepare one short story and one song. It must be going to be
               s fulfilling event...
            In case of any query contact :Niraj(9412783111),Firoz(7409581332)

November 20, 2014

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) by City

If you are someone who stammers and live in a city mentioned below, feel free to contact the facilitator - they are all people who stammer, who are qualified by TISA to run SHGs. SHGs are all free of charge. 

November 18, 2014

What If People Treated Physical Illness Like Mental Illness?

There is a huge stigma and ignorance about Mental illness. And it's not just the Indian society. Patients, even in developed societies suffer from the same fate. It's difficult to open up because no one understands you. As physical illness is more visible, people can empathize. But for someone who has always lived a normal, happy life, it's difficult for him to understand how anyone can stay depressed. It must be the person's fault.

Meerut SHG now in Sunshine.........

The 1st meeting of Meerut SHG was held on 16-11-2014 at a small park at Gole Market Saket Meerut.A lot of credit goes to Firoz for contacting me in this regard and persuading his collegue Mandeep for attending it.We started by introducing each other.

6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person

"Why did this happen to me, I am such a nice person."

So many times I've had similar thoughts. I've watched too many movies where being the nice guy was enough to be the hero. The truth is the world doesn't care how nice you are. The world only care what you have to offer. I found this brilliant article, which I would like to recommend to anyone who is feeling a bit lost, depressed or miserable. The language is extremely informal, and for some people, even downright offensive. But if you can focus on the message, it might change your perspective on how you look at your problems.

November 17, 2014

Bangalore SHG Meeting report- 16th November, 2014

Before the SHG meet even began, we were given hints that something special, something surprising was in store for us. Karthik changed the name of the Whatsapp group to the 'Song week'. They, Karthik and Pramod, had attended a session at NIMHANS on saturday and came back with a new approach to look at the way we speak. I was part eager and part skeptical to see what they had planned.

The secret was unraveled on the Sunday. Pramod introduced us to the this new style of speaking, where you sing what you have to say. To understand the concept better, please watch the following video:

जीवन को उत्सव बना लो -ओशो

तुम जहां हो, वहीं से यात्रा शुरू करनी पड़ेगी। अब तुम बैठे मूलाधार में और सहस्रार की कल्पना करोगे, तो सब झूठ हो जाएगा।
फिर इसमें दुखी होने का भी कारण नहीं, क्योंकि जो जहां है वहीं से यात्रा शुरू हो सकती है। इसमें चिंतित भी मत हो जाना कि अरे, दूसरे मुझसे आगे हैं, और मैं पीछे हूं! दूसरों से तुलना में भी मत पड़ना! नहीं तो और दुखी हो जाओगे। सदा अपनी स्‍थिति को समझो। और अपनी स्‍थिति के विपरीत स्‍थिति को पाने की आकांक्षा मत करो। अपनी स्‍थिति से राजी हो जाओ। तुमसे मैं कहना चाहता हूं। तुम अपनी नीरसता से राजी हो जाओ। तुम इससे बाहर निकलने की चेष्टा ही छोड़ो। तुम इसमें आसन जमाकर बैठ जाओ। तुम कहो- मैं नीरस हूं। तो मेरे भीतर फूल नहीं खिलेंगे, नहीं खिलेंगे, तो मेरे भीतर मरुस्थल होगा; मरुद्यान नहीं होगा, नहीं होगा।

November 16, 2014

When I stutter, I am speaking my own language fluently.

The barn owl communicates with its mates and offspring using a complex system of hissing,
squaking, screeching, and facial muscle manipulation
survival is dependent on creating a voice so unique it can be recognized by the loved ones in an instant.


Hello everyone, 
Today we had 2nd  SHG meeting held in PATNA, BIHAR .
We was three stammerer, RAHUL, MOHIT & SURAJ.
Firstly me and mohit started our conversation as a general talk. Then after 15 minute, rahul has also joined us. We then introduced ourselves, then we share experience  about stammering, breathing exercise and technique  practice (BOUNCING, PAUSING & PROLONGATION).
Fun by clicking some pics infront of  * TOPP *, it was a funny moment, as we insisted people to click pics, infront of * TOPP *.
We then disperse by keeping promise that we are meeting in next SHG meeting.
                                                                                Written by mohit + suraj

K-Ka-Kanpur SHG MEET

Today we were 5 PWS and 2 non PWS(They had come with their daughter ). We started with the introduction of  Stammering and TISA. Then demonstrated bouncing.We did a practice activity on bouncing where everyone  had to introduce themselves using bouncing.The parents were guided by me and Navneet as to how they should behave with their child( based on the guidelines in TISA blog).We then did a role play activity. Finally ,A fun-filled Day...

A true and inspiring story

November 15, 2014

feel free to reuse this translation..

द इण्डियन स्टैमरिंग एसोसिएशन (टीसा)

यदि आप हकलाते हैं, तो आप अकेले नहीं हैं !

द इण्डियन स्टैमरिंग एसोसिएशन (टीसा) भारतीय हकलाने वाले लोगों का एक संगठन है। इसका उद्देश्य, हकलाने के विषय में प्रासंगिक, सही और निष्पक्ष जानकारी को एकत्र कर जन-जन तक फैलाने के साथ ही हकलाने वाले व्यक्तियों, उनके परिवार, दोस्तों और समाज को जागरूक करना है। यह स्वयं सहायता समूह आंदोलन का बढ़ावा देता है, जहां आकर हकलाने वाले भारतीय परिदृश्य में स्वयं की और दूसरे हकलाने वालों की मदद करना सीखते हैं।

‘‘‘स्वयं के प्रयासों से ही स्व को प्राप्त किया जा सकता है’’

जयपुर में टीसा के स्वयं सहायता समूह की बैठक का आयोजन हर सप्ताह होगा। हम हकलाहट और उससे संबंधित विभिन्न पहलुओं पर बातचीत करेंगे। इसके अलावा हम, हकलाहट की मानसिकता से उबरने के लिए काम करेंगे। टीसा धाराप्रवाह बोलने के बजाय संचार कौशल पर अधिक फोकस करता है।

अगर आप हकलाते हैं तो हमसे बेझिझक होकर सम्पर्क करें:-

रविकांत शर्मा

मो. 946257111

स्थान - सेन्टल पार्क, जयपुर

अमितसिंह कुशवाह,
सतना, मध्य प्रदेश (भारत)
मोबाइल - 093009-39758

Vipassana - feedback.

Dear Tisa;
I just finished my first vipassana course. Briefly here are my thoughts..
        Vipassana is the type of meditation. It is the combination of  sheel ( morals ), samadhi ( fully concentrate our own mind) and pragya ( knowledge which got from your own experience ).
        After vipassana; I feel very confident and stable. It gives me a way to improve my concentration and purifying mind leads to stability in my thoughts that influences on my speech too. It also provides positive mindset towards our problems and also the way to react with that problems. It also planted seed to remove sankaras like anger, aversion, afflection, craving, temptation, etc. In case of stammering, when I compare myself before and after vipassana, my speech is improving because of mind stability which slows my speed of talking that results in improved word throw. Before vipassana,  I try to reduce my speed of talking but I couldn't get any improvement. But in last 3 days I improved myself in slowing my speech.
      If we follow their rules seriously throughout the course, it really very much beneficial to us.  I think it is very helpful to pws. I appeal to all, every one should try vipassana at least once. vipassana teaches to know ourself i.e. our conscious and un conscious mind on the basis of sensations of our body.

warm regards;
Vishal Yeole. 

Delhi SHG Meeting at Central park, Rajiv Chowk on 16th Nov.


Delhi SHG Meeting Invitation

Host : Vishal/Jagbir/Abhay/Himanshu
Timing : 11 am (sharp)
Venue : Central Park, Rajiv Chowk(infront of Rajiv Chowk metro gate no 6.)

for any query, feel free to call
at 8447490753(Vishal) 


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” - Joshua J. Marine

November 14, 2014

It Began...

I have been thinking of doing it for a very long and it started today. After coming from Communication Workshop & National Conference I was thinking of visiting schools & colleges to spread awareness about stammering. Today I visited 4 schools -  St. Xavier's, St Soldier's, Sawai Maan Singh & Maharani Gyatri Devi School. I got the chance of explaining their Principals about TISA and Stammering related issues. They entertained  my explanation. I presented them the pamphlet and told them about SHG meetings. They quite happily assured me that they will stick the pamphlet at their notice board and that if they have students or anyone who stammers then they will tell them about TISA and SHG's.

Here I'm attaching a copy of the pamplet.