HOW TO PRACTICE ACCEPTANCE

When the whole world was thinking about their Friday night plans. I, Yatharth Sharma and some other wise people were witnessing an eye-opening session on How to practice Acceptance by Mr. Rihan Nasir, a proud stutterer, at the TISA’s National Conference 2021. The session started with some TISA members sharing their two cents on the […]

National Conference 2021

It’s that time of the year when we all come together and get into a festive mood. Yes, our very own festival! It gives us immense pleasure to announce our 11th National Conference (2021). Given the prevailing situation of the pandemic, this year too, the National Conference will be a virtual (online) event. It’s going […]

Feel The FEAR..

Counseling Tales : Indecision, self-doubt, Fear We in the north India have some funny stereotypes about South! May or may not be true but we love them. One such stereotype is that people from south are very intelligent. Of course it may not reflect in their politics! That is a different matter! Anyway. So I […]

Teacher’s day

For me and for most of stammerers I think finding a teacher who understands us is difficult task. I remember my account teacher, whenever she used to call my roll number. I always took some time to respond due to stammering and thinking ” should I say Present or Yes “, saying present was always […]

Counseling Tales: Deeper Communication

So finally Kamal did visit Herbertpur one day, after being in touch for many months over emails. I was quite surprised. He had taken a one week leave to hang around. It was early winter and taking a stroll through tea gardens was a popular pastime for the two of us. I would get a […]

The Hook

It is always difficult to ask for help. We think that it diminishes us. So even when we go to a friend or a counsellor, we may never come to the point. We may keep dilly dallying for a long time- may be too long! But if you are a peer/counsellor, you will wait patiently, […]

What is Peer Counseling?

This happened many years ago in Allahabad: I was fond of buying cheap books from the roadside. There was a pavement book shop in Civil Lines, those days – specialising is Russian books. Cheap but good authors. Even when I could not buy them, I loved handling them, looking at them, browsing them for hours. […]

Counseling Tales: My need versus your need

Few days back I met Anil. A young pws, just finished B Tech from Dehradun. I had known him since 2014. We began chatting. I had to just ask a few questions, and he talked for a long time. He shared all that was happening in his life since passing out- and before. Ups and […]

MOOC-2

Many pws now want to volunteer in TISA as SHG coordinators, Group admins, TOPG faculty and Peer Counsellors. All these roles require a good understanding of TISA approach and efficient communications skills. To fulfil this need we are launching MOOC-2: a two week intense but fun online course. Highlights: 1. Self paced/ coached study of […]

TOPG Review- 4

Following valuable review was shared by Chinmay Tejas, one of TOPG faculty. He is also an alumni of Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry; He has brought in an element of mystery, miracles, magic potions and outright sorcery to TOPG: The Online Practice Group famously referred to as TOPG, is a 2-week course offered by […]

TOPG Review (3)

For the sake of ongoing learning at organisational level, we are conducting an internal review of TOPG. This is third in the series, contributed by Allwin Dave, a faculty with TOPG: What has been your unique contribution? I try my best and see to it that evey candidate in TOPG is comfortable and learns to […]

TOPG Review (2)

For the sake of ongoing learning at organisational level, we are conducting an internal review of TOPG. This is second in the series, contributed by Shreya Kumar, a faculty with TOPG: 1. What has struck you as TOPGs unique feature? The most unique feature of TOPG is the voluntary nature of the organisation, which is […]

TOPG Review (1)

TOPG began in 2020. It was based on MOOC, which started much earlier- in 2017. In fact, it was operationalisation of MOOC. Not many pws had the motivation to complete MOOC on their own. They will join, do couple of core tasks, then lose the motivation and forget all about it! Therefore TOPG was started, […]