March 26, 2015

updated : Communication Workshop 27-29 March (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur

Day 1 (27 March)
Vehicle pick up from Gurukripa at 9.15 am. We begin at 9.30 am sharp.

9.30 to 10.30 am: Registration and Rapid Intro game
10.30 to 11.30 am : a) expectations and ground rules
b)Vocalization, Articulation, Eye contact, Bouncing techniques (OPD practice: stammering interviews time permitting)
11.30 to 1 pm: Prolongation & Pausing
1-2 pm lunch
2-3.30 pm: Review techniques plus Vol. Stammering; Block correction (cancellation, Pull out)
3.30 -5 pm: Mini presentations plus feedback
Dispersal by 5.30 pm latest

Sharing experiences (theme: opening up, acceptance), moderated by Hemant, at Hotel from 7- 8.30 pm

Day 2 (28 March)
Morning meditation session with Hemant (if possible) 5.30 to 6.30 am
Vehicle pick up at 9 am. We begin at 9.15 am.
9.15 am to 1 pm : Peer counseling by Sr Helen Morgan (concepts, role plays, peer practice; videography)
1-2 pm : Lunch
2- 4 pm: OPD hall – mini presentations (using various techniques; videography on cellphones for review)
4-5 pm: Open Q & A session
5-7 pm: Role plays
Dispersal at 7 pm (long day, but cheer up. It will be lots and lots of fun)

Day 3 (29 March)
9.30 – 11 am : Technical issues behind stammering; Role of EFT, Vipassana, Brahma Vidya, AOL, Toast Master, journaling etc. ; Road to Recovery- Next 12 months' plans (by sachin)
11 – 1 pm : OPD practice rounds- using techniques with strangers and peer review
1-2 pm : Lunch
2-4 pm : Present your personal plan: what and how?
4-5.30 pm: Collect AHJ; exchange IDs, phone numbers; plan whatsapp group and next alumni meeting. Close with a Joke round.

Important Notice: Please send your bio (2000 words- Hindi or English) and picture to Hemant, at the earliest- latest by 21st March. This is essential requirement for your seat in the workshop...Please see the two  such stories below for style and guidance.

TISA announces next 3 day Comm WS, on 27-29 March (Fri-Sun) at Herbertpur, Dehradun.

28th March –Ram-Navami (national Holiday)
29th March - Sunday
Please reach on the evening before.

This workshop is being conducted by Sachin. Here are two links to let you know about the content and the method used in these workshops:

REGISTARTION-FEE:  Rs. 500/- to be deposited "on the Spot".  This amount is used for common expenses i.e. Tea/snacks,, vehicle for outing, food ( only Lunch) ,TISA material (CD, manual) and to make a small contribution to Children with Special needs at Anugrah.  Rest costs for board-lodging and food will be born by the participant, which is around 400/- per Day (lesser if hotel room is shared etc.). You do not pay anything to TISA facilitators.

* Those pws who needs DISCOUNT please contact Hemant.

REGISTRATION :  Do send an email to Hemant & sachin (with following details  i.e. 1. name, 2. age; state, 4. Mobile no. 5. Email id; 6. Studying? or job? what exactly? 7. If any TISA workshop/ event attended in past) by 5th February 2015 please. you will get a confirmation within 3-4 days from Hemant or sachin about your eligibility and your seat in the workshop.
        Hemant Kumar :         

WORKSHOP TIMING      :         9am to 5pm (try and reach the evening before we begin)

VENUE OF WORKSHOP :  Anugrah, Center for children with special needs,
                                                Inside the Lehman hospital compound, Herbertpur, Near Dehradun
ACCOMMODATION  Hotel Gurukripa -01360 252459, 01360252724, 09761257524 (2Km away from venue)  

TRAVEL DETAILS :     Herbertpur, a very small town, is on Dehradun-Chandigarh highway (NH72), 40 km from Dehradun, near Paonta Sahib (just 12 km away). Participants can reach herbertpur by road from Chandigarh(via Nahan) and as well as from Jagadhari, haryana. or by train via Dehradun. for more detail about How to reach Herbertpur? click URL

Reaching to venue (Vikasnagar) :
via dehradun -
 by train  - from outside of Dehradun Railway station you can get shared auto or mini bus for Prem Nagar , and from Prem nagar , many buses available for Vikas nagar every few minutes.
Taxi stand too is just out side Dehradun railway station; a car (5 people) for Vikasnagar (Hotel Gurukripa) will cost about Rs 1000. Share your phone numbers in the comment section below- so that you can coordinate your arrival and share a car.
 by Bus  from Dehradun- you can take an auto from Dehradun Railway station to ISBT (Bus stand) for Rs 80-100. From ISBT, you will get many buses going to Vikasnagar.

If you are dropped off at Herbertpur, take a cab, Rickshaw or a bus to Hotel Gurukripa, just 2 km away

For any queries or information about workshop, please mail or call/SMS us at -

Hemant Kumar :  (available on facebook)   07589423371 (sms; whatsapp),   available for phone call after 6pm)

Most Important: We do not offer/sell "CURE". We promise, as friends, to set you on a journey of becoming an excellent communicator. Please come with an open mind, lot of courage and sense of adventure!


jasbir singh said...

Is there any criteria for the participants ? May I attend ?

May all beings be Happy.

Satyendra said...

Just sent you an email..

Ravi said...

(if allowed)I'm coming for sure...

Satyendra said...

Ravi, you are welcome. You have understood correctly that 3-4 Communication workshop over a period of 1-2 years is the correct approach to long term recovery. It is like learning "French". You must meet French people regularly..

crazy indian said...

I am coming

crazy indian said...


Anonymous said...

I will join surely. Putting dates on reminder

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Unknown said...

I'm eager to join this workshop.Is there any fee or is it free?

Satyendra said...

@AR Hirani. No fee. Just take care of your own expenses...