Silence– All members reached at the given time and sat for 15 minutes silence. Mr. Lalit coordinated this activity. We just closed our eyes and had to watch our breaths.
Introduction– All members gave their introduction to whole group by standing one by one on his seat. Some member came from far away places. Nice to see that now TISA really is growing.
Ground Rules– Basic ground rules shared by J.P. Like, what we should had to follow here. None can complete word for another, eye contact should be try to maintain, No advice should be given to anyone.
Session for Interview and personal branding– This time Pawas(HR) shared his ideas for how the young pws who are seeking for jobs can prepare themselves for jobs and interviews. What an organisation and HR expect from a interviewer. Really a worthy session for all of us.
Session on Acceptance- We saw a video of Dr. Sachin talking on acceptance. Then everyone shared his views on acceptance, what they think about real acceptance and how it can be started to implement in real life. Acceptance is not just talking or sharing that I stammer, but it is more bigger than this. It is a life long journey. It is Accepting the things as they are. We are just part of this big universe and everything is a happening here. Real journey only passes through way of acceptance.
Group discussion- All members are divided in four groups of 7 members. Each group facilitated by one member and asked to discuss members point of view about acceptance, attitude towards their own stammering and others.
Lunch break– We finished lunched with the same group members we discussed acceptance so that we could discussed many more things on lunch table too.
Speech tool and Techniques– J.P told us about some speech tool and techniques like Bouncing, Prolongation and Cancellation. These were some fluency shaping techniques and some stuttering modification techniques. Both have their pros and cons. Then Every member showed demo how much he learned them.
Energizer Games– We played some energizer games to re boost energy level of participants every time they started to feel bored or sleepy 🙂 We played musical chair and some other games. Learning the techniques with fun is always nice. All enjoyed this a lot.
Presentation and video recordings– All members were divided in four groups with one camera and laptop. Everyone gave a presentation of his personal experience with stammering and one member recorded it by cam. 3-4 minute presentation was very nice by everyone. We saw videos later.
Tea break and general discussion– In evening at five, we took snacks with Tea. There we discussed general questions with old TISA members. Members seemed more open and personal now.
Phone calling– Later J.P decided one more activity that we had to call our friends or family members to tell them that I am here in stammering communication workshop because I stutter. Some members really afraid to do this at first time but when some started to do everyone did motivated and did the same.
Real world practice– When we were coming back from the ISI(Indian social Institute), we went on asking directions from strangers. At ticket counter of Metro station, everyone did a bouncing or voluntary stuttering. Whole day was full of learning and fun. Anyway this was the day which we choose for our communication and better personal understanding. All worth we got. Hope next day of workshop will be more productive and fun for all of us. Now time for sleep to wake up early in the morning. We tried too..Ahh!! bye bye..good night.