January 12, 2015

Testimony from Ludhiana

Hello everyone, i am P_ A_ from ludhiana and i would like to share about my stammering experience with you.
As i remember i have been stammering since i was in 3rd standard. My parents were not that awared about stammering and its effects on a person, so they did not take it seriously and never consulted to any doctor or speech therapist. It did nt cause any serious problem with me and my thoughts for some years because i was not noticing it. But as i reached my 9th standard, i changed my school and other classmates started to make fun of my stammering and at that time it made my life very difficult.
I used to skip my starting days of every year of school because new teachers ask every students to introduce to the class. However i finished my school days and the worst experience was my college days. It was the most painful phase of my life and my stammering became worst at that time. I was not able to speak a single word correctly and there were only blocks, and big blocks. My life became very miserable and i lost concentration from my studies. I started bunking lectures to hide my stammering. I used to cry in the nights and never shared my feelings with my friends or family members.
Then after doing a lot of search i found tisa and i started reading posts about stammering. Then i found that i was not alone and there were many people like me who were living in same situation as i was and also, some people were very successful in their life despite of their stammering and the most important thing i got to know was acceptance. I started following tisa posts. Rarely commented in any post(only commented once) but i was reading all the posts and followed this blog for three years.
I also attended 2 or 3 shg meetings in ludhiana.I slowed down my pace of speech and also used various techniques in my daily life. It took time(3 to 4 years) but it was very helpful. I am not totally recovered now but i have improved from 20% to 85% and i have accepted my stammering now. I never hesitate in talking to anyone now. I am now in my family business and i have tensions regarding business and family but stammering is not a tension for me anymore. I also stammer now but i never have long blocks which i used to have few years ago. I am not following tisa from a year because i was busy. I met my cousin's friend today who was also stammering. I talked with him about stammering and told him about tisa. So i also thought of sharing my experiences here.

I just want to thanks tisa for making my life better and keep helping other pws.


sachin said...

Thank you friend, for this genuine and valuable testimony. When we accept, when we are no more trying to suppress and hide- the blocks etc. simply melt away- as was your experience too! Dont worry about 20%-85%: if you " .. never hesitate in talking to anyone now..." - then you are "cured" totally. Let no expert tell you otherwise..
Please focus on LIFE now- and help other pws, as you did, by sharing info, listening to them and inspiring them with your own life and achievements..
Thanks once again from all of us in TISA!!

Harish Usgaonker said...

Your story is a great example of how acceptance can change our lives... Thanks for sharing!