After an amazing and thrilling workshop, it’s time to look back and share the
wonderful experience with everybody.
I remember and they might be wrong in terms of their sequence 🙂 )
Bandra and all thanks to our Game Master Dhruv for arranging this beautiful
place. The charm of the venue was further accentuated by putting up beautiful
posters all over, which contained various quotes about stammering (see below).
Hats off to Shyam for these creative quotes.
- There is no cure for stammering. You can only
- Keep calm and stammer with ease.
- If you loved it, let everyone know. If you disliked
it, let us know.
- If you stammer, you are not alone.
- Be proud to be a stammerer. It gets you noticed.
accompanied with an inspiring story of a monk.
(who had especially traveled a long way to pass on his learning’s and
experience to us). He defined the ground rules for the workshop , which
were one ,to stammer freely for the next two days and second , to not
give advice to anybody.
of our stammering( i.e easy stammering , high pitched stammering and longest
stammering).We were then asked down to write down our expectations from
the workshop and also questions (if any).
be posting a separate blog on it soon . Pls. do read it J .Also
all the questions have been mailed to Dr. Sachin and he will post the answers
soon). In the meanwhile, pls browse the below links:
games that kept the positive energies flowing .(Not to mention the BUMP and
NANI PANI game).
prolongation and coastal breathing.Next was time for a break which was accompanied by
WAH TAJ CHAI and COFFEE. There was also a list of questions ( true or
false) given to us related to stammering. The objective of these
questions was to clear the misconceptions that we have w.r.t stammering.
contact and pausing. The technique bouncing gave us a chance to stammer freely
like a child. The practice sessions that followed next gave us an opportunity
to try our hand on the techniques learned.
where every participant was given a chance to speak on a given topic for one
minute on the stage.
concluded by a FACE THE CHALLENGE activity . Here we were given a list of
restaurants, gyms and dance classes ( all thanks to me for preparing those
beautiful maps:) )and were asked to inquire using voluntary stammering. It gave
us a chance to observe people’s reaction when we stammer. Finally, we
shared our experience at the beach side on carter road and also did a wonderful
brave activity. The activity was to stand at the carter road and shout our name
along with our most feared words ( with stammering as a compulsion ).
Ironically, when we were all suppose to stammer badly we actually were all able
to speak our feared word with very little or minute stammering.
toastmasters club. Our hero Dhruv won the best speaker award and that was seriously like an inspiration to all of us. Cheers to Dhruv !!
where we had a team building session with a renowned member of toastmaster i.e
Mr Lancy. He taught us to never fake anything and also to look through the
finer things in life without having any pre-conceived notion.We were then informed about the importance of meditation and its positive
impact on stammering.
a game in which 4 participants came on the centre stage and answered 5
questions each from the audience but all this communication was done
using voluntary stammering only. J
taught us pre-block, in-block and post-block correction. We also learned the
role of all 3 and as to how can it help us to manage our blocks.
every participant w.r.t their learnings ,experience at the workshop and
feedback. It was heartening to see some participants crying as they never
wanted the workshop to gets over. (ha ha. just joking guys !!! 🙂 )
road and played dumb charades and BUMP on the rocks just beside the sea. (see
accepting our stammering by shouting loudly our name and that we stammer. We
all also said our most feared word. It was followed by the hilarious banana
dance act ( it was Vikas’ idea 😛 )