(Write-up by Nayeem)
sun was shining and the temperature was at 25 degree Celsius. There
was a breeze, it’s cool and fluid. When
the breeze stops for a few seconds,
can feel its rays on your skin giving that warming sensation.
leaves are dancing with the breeze
Birds are playing, chirping and singing
Everyone I meet every face are grinned
Happy spirits even the hearts are laughing
to the SHG meet at Cubborn Park for the last week of March 2013.
soon as I entered the natural scintillating ambience I was welcomed by the
following attendees Lohit, Prabhir, Nayeem, Nishil, Subodh, Chandan, Arun, Avinish,
Siddharth and Dinesh.
started at sharp 10:30 am.
with the discussion about last week activity which was about making telephonic
calls to other members of the PWS.
was the winner for this activity as he contacted about six PWS members.
was great to hear his experience where he not only just contacted members but even
spoke at length with them. The basic take away from this activity was how we
can have telephonic interactions with people whom we do not know (The list was
to be picked from IndianPWS database –
those who want to add themselves can follow this link – http://stammer.in/2012/05/31/do-you-want-to-connect-to-pws-in-your/
common problems we faced were like most of the PWS members were busy and we are
not aware of the convenient time to approach them. We are planning to improve
our approach and come up with pre informed list of PWS members who can dedicate
some time for telephonic conversations.
second activity for the day was about public reading. Reading was carried out
on an article about stuttering. Special thanks to Avinish in creating this
article and making us aware about stuttering philosophies. We wish the other
members can also take up similar initiatives thereby enabling each other for
active participation. We also talked
about on how to practice speaking regularly and on how to make sure relapse
doesn’t occur in the case of stuttering.
activity was about introductions we undertake every week in SHG meetings. This
time the members were asked to introduce themselves but with keeping their eyes
closed. Interestingly we had seen that all the SHG members did not experience
stuttering during this activity. This activity showed on when we can concentrate
on “content” and not on “style” the communication becomes easy and clear.
Activity – 4
included a quick introduction of new SHG member Siddarth. The other members got
themselves introduced to Siddharth and shared their experiences at SHG. Then we
started a game where each person should recite minimum two words which they
feel they are bound to stammer. This was a good experience where members
recited properly even on their most stuttered words. This experience showed us
that feared words are not so feared!! When confronted they become less
powerful. During this activity 2 members, X and Y
went into uncontrollable
stutter but when asked to stare in to the eyes of person sitting next to them
and stutter they turned out to be flawless! Eye contact does help!!
ended the SHG meet by reading aloud funny texts/messages from mobiles. The best message which Avnish read out and which also appeals to the spirit of SHG was
Ek feeling chhupi hoti hai jab koi kehta hai: “Mujhe koi farq nahi padta!”
Ek dard chhupa hota hai jab koi kehta hai: “It’s Okay!”
Ek gehri baat chhupi hoti hai jab koi kehta hai: “Pata nahi!”
Hospital me ek Open Heart Surgry unit k bahar likha hua statment:
“Agar dil khol lete apne yaaro ke saath,
To aaj kholna na padta Auzaro(equipment) k saath” 🙂 Keep sharing!!
behalf of the members of the SHG group, I am wishing Siddharth a warm welcome.
Missing the other folks, hope they join the session this Sunday J
(write-up by Nayeem)
Please contact me to get in touch with the bangalore SHG
Email – dinesh.daredevil at gmail.com
Mobile – (98800 50526)