When I got a chance to work with Dr Sachin and his colleagues in Herbertpur, he and his staff would regularly take me to schools and talk about stammering with teachers and children. Although initially it was very uncomfortable because my natural instinct was to sit alone in a room and analyse my past and future :-). After being made to do it a few times, I felt more free than ever and also I could see that I CAN TALK ABOUT STAMMERING!
Although I have almost stopped it now, its time for me to start again as the whole activity was not just helping me but also the students and teachers. Just imagine if I had someone come to my school and talk about stuttering while stuttering openly and tell everyone that its OK to stammer, life would have been much easier and less heavy. I would personally recommend this activity to everyone. (If you can be open to allow and face your fears, anxiety and pain for the first three schools, I can GUARANTEE you that this will be one of the most liberating experience of your life.) So why not start from today and go to atleast one school in the month of June or whenever the session reopens!
Lets make 2012 the year of one school every month. People who do it regularly for 3 months are up for a surprise gift from TISA. Just post about your school visits on the blog or mail them to info”at”stammer.in
P.S. — If you are concerned about how to approach schools and what to talk about, send an email to us at info”at”stammer.in and we will guide you and help you prepare. If you are nearby, make be we can even do some practicals too!