We met Keith boss and Dr. Sachin during an informal meeting at YMCA on 13th Feb 2010. We were 4 people Keith, Dr. Sachin, Deepak and myself and we talked for around 2 hours. We discussed a lot of things and in-between we got some of the important answers. I have marked Question and Answers as (Q) and (A) below: Keith told us that he hails from a place liverpool in UK. Throughout his life he did not accepted stammering till year 2006. After his realization in 2006, he considers himself to be born again. He jokingly says that he is 5 years old now. I raised a point that many stamerrers including myself have a feeling of guilt before and after stammering (Q) how to avoid guilt due to stammering (A) Keith replied, just accept your stammering. In order to accept it, start thinking more and more about your positive qualities. Make a detailed list of all the good things you have e.g. qualification, parents, health, vehicles, behavioral qualities like compassion, friendly etc. And project these qualities on to your conscious mind daily for 21 days, your subconscious mind will think that this is what you want and it will create it for you. Keith explained, similar psychology works when we project negative feeling of stammering on to conscious mind which gets reflected in subconscious mind. Dr. Sachin said voluntarily stuttering is very helpful in accepting stammering, and he himself used it and it’s very effective. I asked (Q) how I will know that I have accepted my stammering (A) Keith replied, when u will accept stammering, u will not feel guilt or ashamed in talking about your stammering to anybody. The degree of acceptance of stammering is directly proportional to the number of people you are comfortable talking or discussing about your stammering. (Q) What should one do to reduce stammering? (A) Keith said, it is not important to reduce your stammering rather we should increase our communication. Communication is very important and he himself is working of enhancing his communication, it is 55% body language, 38% Tone and just 7% speech, so concentrate on other things as well. I commented that Keith has very clear ideas and never confused in his thoughts, (Q) how does Keith gets clarity of thoughts (A) Keith replied, he does belly breathing whenever he gets time; it keeps him relaxed all the time. Moreover, he daily does meditation, just before sleeping and just after wakeup in the morning, it keeps him calm. It was really great meeting these people. Now, I have a lot of new things to work on.
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