Bangalore SHG December 02, 2012 report

(written by
This meeting was
‘coordinated’ by Abhinav since the usual SHG Coord Dinesh had a
family function to attend-he did drop in however with his adorable
daughter to say hi-thanks DiMan for that relief. This meet saw 8
people attend-Abhinav, Anandh, Aruna, Hema, Kishan, Pramod, Sairam
and Vishal. As agreed earlier, people delivered their prepared
talks on various matters
-be it how
stammering impacts workplace/education, book review of ‘The Power
of Now’ by Eckardt Toole, book review of ‘Valmiki Syndrome’ by
Ashok Banker, or a story from the TISA SHG manual. All these had some
relevance to stuttering(intended or not I don’t know!) yet achieved
objective of short speeches.
Aruna explained
the modern medical and ayurvedic
thoughts on the speech proce
ss. The
importance of Kafa/Pita/Vata(hope
I’m spelling this right!) was explained, as also that Vata controls
speech to a large extent. Interestingly, the ‘vagus
which controls emotions etc
also controls speech, so the relevance of moodswings to speech may
lie here. Also, she said that while people tend to inhale and exhale
while speaking, stutterers may forget to
and thus fall short of air.
About the reason of tension affecting speech, when we get tense
before speaking, the adrenaline boost causes ‘fight or flight’
impulse, diverting blood supply to heart and reducing that elsewhere,
which does not optimize readiness to speak. Hence, remaining calm
After prepared speeches we had “Extempore round”. Every one was given two minutes to speak on given topics. Abhinav closed
the meeting by inviting suggestions to
make SHG less ‘monotonous
by some members). Ideas offered were discussing individual stammering
issues openly and seeking feedback/help, video recording
exercises/practices and playing back, following 5min meditation/deep
breathing, calling customer care in front of everyone in a
clear/audible manner and also having Group discussions. Ideas of
having Toastmasters like sessions were proposed, but was decided that
till more people start coming regularly, doing this on a group basis
would not work. The GD idea was
immediately implemented
in form of a
to-and fro debate on non violence which went on for 15mins. And then
the meeting closed. 

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  1. Sachin 7 years ago

    Friends- thanks a lot for detailed sharing. Eckharte Tolle is my favourite. He too talks about acceptance- but of course in a very wider sense.. His second book "The New Earth" too is a masterpiece..
    Being creayive and innovative in SHG is very important for everyone's growth. Fortunately there are many resources on internet..

  2. admin 7 years ago

    Thanks to Ms.Aruna for good info sharing.


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