Comm WS June 2013

Last day: We had a session of turning attention inwards (can be helpful in stressful situations), role of forgiveness, EFT, practice session on Jo-hari window. Abhishek very courageously volunteered himself for it. Later, we all (including sachin) had a round of volunteering info about our “hidden” self as a part of Jo-hari window exercise. Many participants took advantage of this “kumbh mela” (or VDS) and tried to become transparent and “light”. (VDS- Voluntary disclosure scheme)

The upshot was: how to be comfortable with who we are- and try to change ourselves from a position of calm strength rather than self-hatred. Finally we went back to our “fight club”- the big hall in the OPD. Everyone got up the stage and practised block- corrections facing about 70-80 people.
A parting photo-session. Then, we all dispersed. We have exchanged IDs and we will keep in touch with each other. We hope that these participants will conduct such short modules in their areas, with help from those in TISA who have become familiar with the structure and content of Comm WS. Thanks for leaving encouraging comments..
Our special thanks to Ajay and Hemant, for planning, setting up, implementing this workshop in spite of big challenges- thanks are due to them for taking care of the participants and their practical needs..

Day 2:

Rains continued. To get to Anugrah we had to wade through a foot of water.Anyhow, we  began on time in the morning and raced through Block corrections, Intro marathon, VS with a stranger (a lady), mini-presentations, some free hand discussions and then- mutual videography in pairs- followed by review.
After lunch, we went to large octagonal OPD waiting hall for the big challenge: intro and some talk in front of strangers in a large hall with great acoustics..
Thereafter, we had three plays: Sadhu ke vesh me Thug; Kangaroo; Teen Bhikari (all by Girija Sharan Aggarwal). It was followed by a feedback session by participants. Later, we went to Assan lake for Chai-pakora and some fun. Fortunately rain had stopped. Kushal sang some touching Rabindra sangeet; others too sang and had great time in the open expanse by the side of the lake- as the sky cleared, sun shone and the distant ranges caught the setting sun.. a magical hour.

Day 1: Despite non-stop rain, flooding, traffic jams- and all the confusion let loose by weather gods – the first day took off normally- as almost all the expected participants managed to arrive. We had intro rounds, some personal stories and personal wisdom, some energisers (“bole bum”, “nani pani”), some practice rounds.. We shared two video clips to appreciate the vast difference between Fluent speech and Communication.
Then, Stammering interviews; We went over: Body language (smile, eye contact), cancellation, bouncing and prolongation. A little discussion about – underlying psychological issues. A brief video about voice modulation and importance of active listening.
Pitter patter of the rain continued through out the day-  but for us the day slipped by unnoticed, as we met new friends, discovered new ways of looking at and dealing with our issues and problems, cracked jokes and shared “funny” moments..

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12 thoughts on “Comm WS June 2013


    (June 16, 2013 - 3:38 pm)

    Good practice. Congratulations for all participants.


    (June 16, 2013 - 4:48 pm)

    best wishes to all participants….hope u guys have great time under esteem guidance of Doctor Sachin 🙂

    Vishal Gupta

    (June 16, 2013 - 5:52 pm)

    wow…!!!! Nice practice and Agenda…. 🙂


    (June 17, 2013 - 7:29 am)

    All the best to CW. Sachin, can you send the rain God to Chennai as we are facing severe water scarcity.


    (June 17, 2013 - 5:36 pm)

    Dear Mani- I wish we had that power.. so many people in Uttarakhand would have thanked us! We really had a tough time with all this rain..Now, it seems to be tapering off..

    Vishal Gupta

    (June 18, 2013 - 3:42 am)

    wow…!!! all are looking very active.. and divine…!!! 🙂 All d the best guys….

    Vishal Gupta

    (June 18, 2013 - 3:43 am)

    wow…!!! all are looking very active.. and divine…!!! 🙂 All d the best guys….

    Vijay Kumar

    (June 18, 2013 - 6:05 am)

    Congratulation all participants. and thanks .


    (June 18, 2013 - 7:35 am)

    I came to know thro newspapers that Dehradun had very heavy rainfall seen in the last 5 decades. But still CW of TISA goes on… Hats off to Sachin and other members. TISA now become more braver.


    (June 19, 2013 - 7:02 am)

    Really its very heavy rain, around 50hrs continue in Uttarakhand but Dr. Sachin sir and all participants makes 3days very interesting with fun & entertainment. These 3 days is very memorable in my life….

    Anand Singh (Delhi)


    (June 19, 2013 - 5:18 pm)

    सभी प्रतिभागियों के जज्बे को सलाम , जो प्रकृति की ताण्डव लीला से बिना डरे, बारिश मे भीगकर भी कार्यशाला मे शामिल होने आये और पूरी कार्यशाला का भरपूर फ़ायदा उठाया ।
    सचिन सर को भी शत शत नमन, जिनके करिश्माई मार्गदर्शन से प्रतिभागियों का (हकलाहट के प्रति) नजरिया (internal mindset) ही बदल गया , और कुछ ही दिनों मे नज़ारें (outer world) भी बदल जायेंगे ।


    (June 22, 2013 - 10:55 am)

    I shared group photo on my facebook id. One of my Non-PWS friend told. Don't forget to bring me also for next communication workshop . I told – for this one very special quality required , "stammering". He told- I'll also stammer Yaar. But just bring me also….. I also want to improve my communication skill. You are lucky- you have such platform.

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