i can tell you i am not the only one who is trying to break away from
the chains of stammering, there are several PWS who are doing something
different in their lives which in someway or the other is helping them
deviate their minds off stammering and focusing on the activities they
have liked to do. Someone in our SHG meet, did say it quite correctly
that “stammering should just be a part of life and not the heart of
life”. So if we all start focusing on those things that we love to do, i
am sure stammering will take a back stage and will never bother us.
improved my stammering in the last 5-10 years. This is what we actually
try to practise in SHG meets also. Talking loud, to your self, slowly,
clearly and with required pauses has certainly helped me. But in some
cases, i still stammer and i dont know when will i overcome it but it
really doesnt bother much.
for audition i was quite aware that stammering can easily become an
impediment but i was sure that “stammering” alone cannot make me move
away from acting. Thanks to some of our rehearsals and my belief was
very much re-affirmed when we learnt a very important lesson in acting.
when i stammer today in rehearsals, my director, co-actors etc.. dont
get concerned, because i ensure my non-verbal activities like facial
expression, body language are not compromised. That is something that i
do best and no one can take it away from me. (wow from all of us in TISA!)
experience i would like to share is that while focusing on non-verbal,
the verbal automatically gets itself quite smooth because your focus is
on something else… i have felt it..on those alphabets where i
generally get stuck… i dont when my focus is on something else..
lives. I am sure stammering will just be in the backstage and will
gradually fade away…