Kushal (08981876099) is already staying there and will help you. There are other hotels too nearby. Sorry for confusion.
click here for List of participants, who attended june13 Comm.workshop
New PWS, who are in dilemma- “should i try TISA or not” , can mail or call or meet any nearby TISA members from the following lists
List of Participants, who attended herbertpur april 13 comm.workshop
List of Participants, who attended Herbertpur October 12 Workshop
List of Participants, who attended TISA National get-together at Coorg – Sep 29, Sep 30 and Oct 1st.2012
TISA announces next 3 day Comm WS, tentatively planned for 16-18 June (Sun-Mon-Tue) at Herbertpur, Dehradun.
There are 20 seats. Please apply early to book your place.
Stay in Vikasnagar: Please go to Hotel GURU-KRIPA (It is in Vikas-nagar market), Charges are Rs 300 per day for a double bedroom (can be shared by 2-3 people). Contact: 8126036070, 7895822670. , try and reach Anugrah in Lehman Hospital, by 9 am sharp. It is walking distance from Hotel Kailash. Thank you!
Reaching Vikasnagar: From outside of Railway station you can get sharing auto or mini bus for Prem Nagar , and from prem nagar , so many buses available for vikash nagar every moment or Taxi stand is just out side Dehradun railway station; a car (5 people) for Vikasnagar (Hotel Kailash) will cost about Rs 800-900. Share your phone numbers in the comment section below- coordinate your arrival and share a car. Otherwise,or you can take an auto from Dehradun Railway station to ISBT (Bus stand) ( or ) for Rs 80-100.
From ISBT, you will get many buses going to Vikasnagar. Any bus going to Chandigarh, Paonta Sahib, Nahan, Shimla, Chakrata- is very likely to pass through Herbertpur / Vikasnagar. If you are dropped off at Herbertpur, take a cab, Rickshaw or a bus to Hotel Kailash, just 2 km away. If stuck, phone Pawan: 9410187425. Surendra – 9456112294
What to bring? If you play a musical instrument, bring it, if you can. Also, bring a pen and a diary. If possible, bring a laptop, a pen-drive and a phone-camera, with video function. Among fifteen people, if just 4 participants brought a laptop and a USB data modem, it will be enough. So, leave comment below and coordinate, as to who can bring what, conveniently. Just four will be enough.
For whom? It is meant for young Indian people who stammer (IPWS) and especially those who have not been in touch with TISA. It is for freshers. 3-4 seats are for those who have attended a Comm WS in the past, especially the last one in April. Do send an email (with complete detail i.e. name, age,city, any previous participation in TISA activites or any other speech therapy taken) to find out your eligibility for this workshop.
Facilitators: Dr. Sachin and Hemant will be facilitating this workshop. It will be full of interactive exercises, which will help you come out of your comfort zone slowly and give you plenty of chances to speak in a group and in other challenging situations.
Workshop rules: Not many- just three:
-You will not comment or give feedback to other participants on their speech.
-You will respect time limits and will stop, when requested, so that others get a chance to say what they want to say.
-You will arrive on time every morning and attend the ENTIRE three day workshop. (If you think you may have to leave in the middle, please attend the next CommWS, when you really have full three days at your disposal.)
Workshop Content: The workshop is based on CALMS approach and shares four basic techniques documented by Peter Reitzes. The content and structure of these workshops can be browsed in these two old reports:
Hemant Kumar : firstname.lastname@example.org
Home work: Before you arrive, please send your brief bio to Hemant, to be put up on this blog (we will leave out personally identifiable information- dont worry) and submit your opinion on AHJ , after reading it. We will be using AHJ as a course book for the workshop. Before you come, we will set up a Google chat, to discuss what this workshop can acheieve in 3 days- and what you need to do AFTER the workshop. For the Google chat, get in touch with Vishal at: