January 20, 2013

The Indian Stammering Association: SHG IN Ludhiana

A SHG meet was conducted in Ludhiana at Leisure valley,Sarabha Nagar. There were 3 of us. Forgot to click photographs for uploading on the site.

Names

1.Pinchu  2. Vivek  3.Sundaresan

The activities which we covered during today's workshop were

1.Meditation
2.Slow speaking coupled with Prolonged and Bouncing technique
3.Recorded speech while speaking on the telephone.

We plan to meet next week and we expect the numbers to increase.

Thanks

Sundaresan

10 comments:

J P Sunda said...

Well done everyone for the start! Yes, a picture would be nice next time. Also please put the meeting details on blog and TISA FB community, next time. YOu never know someone from Ludhiana may read it

Sundaresan Thiagarajan said...

Sure JP. Would upload pics for sure.Thanks for the encouragement

Sundaresan Thiagarajan said...

Sure JP. Would upload pics for sure.Thanks for the encouragement

sachin said...

Great! Nothing like setting up a shg, to deal with your hidden fears and attitudes..and blossom into a "social" being..
Congrats!

Sundaresan Thiagarajan said...

Thanks Dr.Sachin

Rajesh V said...

@Sundaresan Bro - All The Best :)Nice to see Ludhiana chapter's posting on meetup.
Regards

Manimaran said...

On the behalf of Chennai SHG, my best wishes to all the members of Ludhiana chapter.

j jasbir singh said...

Congratulations Dear Sundaresan Thiagarajan on conducting maiden SHG Meet at Ludhiana.By taking the First step you have set the ball rolling.

Kindly organise the Meets on regular intervals and post the blogs for benefit of all.

All the Best.

Sundaresan Thiagarajan said...

Thank you Dr.Sachin,Rajesh,JP Mr.Manimaran & Mr.Jasbir for your encouragement.

Sundaresan Thiagarajan said...

Folks,
I am 40 years old and have been facing this problem since childhood. Hardly ever spoke in school and college. Answering the phone was an activity I dreaded the most. I have gone through the most harrowing times when I had to fight the demons in my own head and appear for classroom presentations,an activity I always tried to avoid by making someone else present on my behalf.
Around graduation, I figured out that I need some help on this problem and underwent speech therapy along with psychological counselling. That really helped. My problem was out of the closet finally. Though there is no cure for stammering, techniques imparted in speech therapy help one to "live-with" and manage the problem. I wanted to pursue MBA but I dreaded group discussions and instead went on to become a Chartered accountant. I still stammer at Board & Budget meetings, and I have mentally accepted that stammering is here to stay.
My advise to all you folks who stammer:- We all are gifted in some way or the other. Try and hone skills you are strong at. Concentrate on your studies and try and obtian professional qualifications. Dont blame all your failures on stammering. Learn to respect yourself. If you dont respect yourself how can you expect someone else to.Never hide your stammering. If in an interview you are asked to tell something about yourself, tell them upfront that you have a stammering problem and assure them that it wont come in your way of working. You will be surprised to know that more often than not the world empathizes with you.
There are quite a few persons in TISA whom we all can look upto for inspiration. Dr.Sachin ( never realised he stammers) through his blogs and SHG’s has offered us a new ray of hope. Let us try and make the most of it.
Thanks TISA and team Hyderabad for helping me begin a new innings in my life.

T.Sundaresan