Next 3 day Communication Workshop 16-18 June (Sun-Mon-Tue) at Herbertpur

Please dont go to Hotel Kailash. They are over-booked. Instead, go to Hotel GURU KIRPA (01360252724, 09761257524, 01360252459) in Vikasnagar. 
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:

Expenses: The workshop is free of charge. The costs for board-lodging and food will be born by the participant, which is around 400/- per day (lesser if hotel room is shared etc.).
Venue of workshop : Anugrah, Center for children with special needs, Inside the Lehman hospital compound, Herbertpur, Near Dehradun. 
workshop timing: 9am to 5pm
Herbertpur, a very small town, is on Dehradun-Chandigarh highway (NH72), 40 km from Dehradun, near Paonta Sahib (just 12 km away). Participants can reach herbertpur by road from Chandigarh(via Nahan) and as well as from Jagadhari, haryana. or by train via Dehradun. for more detail about How to reach Herbertpur? click URL
Confirmation: When you apply, you will get a confirmation within 3-4 days from Hemant or sachin about your eligibility and your seat in the workshop. This screening is being done to ensure that your needs are met and that the group is similar enough to allow group dynamics. Please send your PNR number or a copy of your e-ticket to Hemant (below) to indicate that you are attending this workshop, as soon as possible (with copy to sachin). Number of participants in this workshop is limited to maximum 15, so please register early.

           Hemant Kumar :



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:  


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Post Author: Harish Usgaonker

28 thoughts on “Next 3 day Communication Workshop 16-18 June (Sun-Mon-Tue) at Herbertpur


    (May 2, 2013 - 3:55 pm)

    Thanks Hemant for all the help!


    (May 3, 2013 - 5:54 am)

    Glad to see workshop R-R-Rules. yes, we should ACCEPT our mistakes and should L-L-learn from our previous mistake. best wishes for next CommWor

    asad iqbal

    (May 3, 2013 - 2:39 pm)

    i am coming for this workshop , sachin sir… and thanks hemant sir for giving comfortable dates…


    (May 4, 2013 - 5:13 am)

    Wow 🙂 nice another Workshop to make people strong…

    Vijay Kumar

    (May 4, 2013 - 7:03 am)

    this sis very good for learning speech tools and practicing to each other continuous three days .thank you for strict rule for speech therapy.

    Lalit Chawla

    (May 6, 2013 - 6:12 am)

    I am very happy to know that 3 day communication workshop has been organized at Herbertpur. Infact I was very eager for such type of training. I
    will attend.

    Rajesh Kumar

    (May 8, 2013 - 3:55 am)

    Thanks Hemant and Sachin Sir for this great opportunity.I am coming for this workshop.


    (May 8, 2013 - 9:40 am)

    Great Going Dr.Sachin and Hemant


    (May 22, 2013 - 8:30 pm)

    Great going Sachin and Hemant!!

    Rajesh Verma

    (May 27, 2013 - 10:30 am)

    Hello Friends,
    The Real story of film "The Kings speech" is coming on DISCOVERY Channel on 2nd June at 8PM.This Real story of King can increase our self esteem


    (May 30, 2013 - 11:53 am)

    Hi All,

    Myself Anand Singh and i am new member of IndianPWS Group. I interested to join this group because i am also stammer
    and i need help from all of you to overcome my stammering.

    I am very thankful to Dr. Sachin & Hemant for organizing CommunicationWS on 16-18 June 2013 in Harbertpur Dehradoon.
    I am planning to join this CommWS, So anyone to join this CommWS, please contact me, so we can plan according. I am form Noida (Delhi)

    My Contact No. 09278206612
    Email ID:
    Skype ID: anand.ncr

    jeetu pal

    (May 30, 2013 - 12:08 pm)

    I am a new member of TISA , i am from Delhi , i am also going to attend the Comm WS on 16 – 18 june .

    If any body want to cantact me please mail me at :

    jeetu pal

    (May 31, 2013 - 9:19 am)

    Can anybody please tell me which is more convenient transport to come VIKASNAGAR , from Delhi .

    I mean economical way .



    (May 31, 2013 - 3:55 pm)

    From Old delhi take musoorie express (at 10 p.m.) you will reach dehradoon in morning at 8. A.m. After that catch a bus for vikas nagar.
    Cheap and best way.


    (June 5, 2013 - 12:58 pm)

    Lalit chawla, please send your brief bio to mail id, given above for registration


    (June 6, 2013 - 3:46 am)

    i too will try to attend this present time i am feeling to get a dose again 🙂

    Vishal Gupta

    (June 6, 2013 - 4:50 am)

    Jeetu u can take direct Bus.. from Anand Vihar bus stand.. it is one of the best way to reach herbertpur… and the cost will be around 250-300 rupees… (Recetnly we had attended TIsa workshop in april) if any query call me 8447882161

    Ritesh Rampal

    (June 7, 2013 - 7:22 am)

    is there anyone coming from punjab. i'm coming from ludhiana by bus, since there is no direct train.

    Ritesh Rampal

    (June 7, 2013 - 7:25 am)

    is there anyone coming from punjab? i'll be coming from ludhiana by bus, since there is no direct train.


    (June 11, 2013 - 4:00 pm)

    Hemant, I am impressed that you were able to dig out all those old lists! Thanks for all the help!


    (June 11, 2013 - 6:17 pm)

    thanks sachin sir and all others , for leaving comments or attending workshop.

    i request to the participants of oct-12 & april-13 workshop, please fill, if some columns are blanks, related to you.
    guys, don't miss skype session on 14 june with sachin sir.

    इस संत समागम (workshop) में आप सभी संतों का हार्दिक स्वागत है । आपके दर्शनों के लिये प्रतीक्षारत


    (June 12, 2013 - 11:48 am)

    My best wishes for all participants.


    (June 12, 2013 - 3:21 pm)

    Can't wait to go to the workshop. Am coming all the way from Kolkata….
    Btw, anybody in for rafting and/or trekking post workshop?

    Contact me:
    Ph No: 8981876099.

    Lets have a deeper feel of Uttarakhand!

    Vishal Gupta

    (June 14, 2013 - 7:02 am)

    All the best for all… my PWS friends .. i m sure u will get lot of energy from there…specially from Sachin sir !!! and this workshop is going to life changing workshop so get ready and stammer freely.. and one suggestion is if u will hide ur stammering again u can't improve it and if u dont hide.. u can better improve…. 🙂 🙂


    (June 14, 2013 - 8:38 am)

    @Kushal- Great idea- go for rafting or trekking trip after CommWS; Chakrata is a nice place 2 hours away.. and you could take a day trip to nearby Devban peak..
    But first, you must deal with the 3 days' agenda I have planned especially for you!

    @Vishal- you are right- stammer freely is our MANTRA..

    Mayank Harjika

    (June 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm)

    My best wishes for all PWS family – you will learn that is sure but you will enjoy also each and every moment you will get such a atmosphere there that u will adjust with that moment very quickly its a life changing moment for all of you. Thanks to Sachin Sir and Hemant Ji for organising a such a life changing event for PWS family.


    (June 15, 2013 - 7:02 am)

    Reached!! Staying @Hotel Guru Kripa. Cheap n good … Rs 300- double bed. 150 per head. Need
    a partnr !!! 🙂


    (June 15, 2013 - 1:21 pm)

    All the best for all participants. After attending this workshop you will change your attitude and become confident. I am looking forward for workshop in Hyderabad.

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