Mera naam Dinesh Singh, Umar 32, Gaun – Bangalore! Like any “normal” PWS, most part of my life I searched for the number 1 speech therapy which will dissolve all my pains and solve all my problems.
I tried slow reading, I tried loud reading, Pranayams, Prolongation,
Vipassana, Mirror practice, Toastmasters, that training, this training unlimited prayers to the almighty!! etc not to dismiss that all these have not helped me.. all these have helped to an extent but to share that what is that helped me the most?
The simple, true, honest answer is – Meeting other PWS.
Yes, meeting other PWS has been an life changing experience for me. This has helped me the most
regarding my Stutter/Stammer.
To all fellow PWS who are going bonkers about what to do with their Life and what to do with their Stammering – Attend NC 2014 – http://stammer.in/2014/10/01/national-conference-2014-at-pune/. I can assure you that this will be the best investment you would have ever made.
I wish, I could have attended such a gathering quite early in my life, in my teens or twenties, I could have avoided so much undue pain, saved a lot of time and removed so many misconceptions about stammering which dwells in our heart and mind. Yes, true knowledge is not mere accumulation of facts its about those experiences which will help you think beyond.
For a pws, a gathering like this is the best thing that can happen to you, my sincere suggestion is “make use of it”.
At the same time, I would invite those who attended Previous NC2012 (http://stammer.in/2013/06/30/posts-from-ngt-at-coorg-banglore-2012/) and NC2013 (http://stammer.in/2013/10/07/national-conference-report-of-3rd-day/) to share their feedback so that it can help those who are “thinking -waiting and watching” to make-up their mind to attend! (or not to attend!)