Hello, I am Vinayak, it was yet another very pleasant day in Bangalore, it was 9:30 am and I was just about to leave my home, to go to SHG and I got a call from my friend, asking me to explain the project that we were doing, I stuttered very badly and didn’t even […]
Events, stories, insights, thoughts about how accepting that we stammer is the first step towards transcendence. The broader philosophy: acceptance of life, diversity, disability etc.
Mumbai SHG MoM — August 21, 2022
It was so incredible coming back to Mumbai SHG in-person after a gap of almost 3 years. The familiar YMCA Ghatkopar — kids playing on the street, unmanned (welcoming) gate, basketball courts, and the familiar classroom. We began meeting at the YMCA Ghatkopar in 2014. Nikhil Iyer planned an incredible agenda that he shared on […]
Stammering triggers poems!
Fluency of broken words ~ Manpreet Kaur Everyone is equal, And should be treated fairly”. Wish it was more than ‘euphonious’. I have capabilities yet not one, Stammering makes a label, “A red flag”! Why can’t communication be overlooked, When a person is intellectually creative. Those unspoken internal conflicts Conscious of their gait, Yet inaudible […]
Even nature bows down to one’s consistency
Let me tell you about a story of a boy who never gave up even after a thousand number of excuses to do so. The name is Rishiraj Salin. The boy with a very strict environment and with a mogambo dad. He potrays his childhood as a dark phase with a lot of violence in it, […]
My Excitement For Attending Delhi Workshop as Volunteer.
Hello! I’m Mayank Mathur (A Stammer). For finding my Stammering Solution, I joined TISA 3 months before i.e. 7 March 2022. I learned from TISA in a Five-Step method to deal with stammering, which is as follows: First Step– I deal my stammering with basic like- Talk on phone, Meditation, Breathing Exercise… etc. Second Step […]
L…L…Lets Talk About S..S..Stammering
Have you ever seen a Person Who Stammers (PWS), from outside you might feel weird about them, but for PWS, the feeling is equal to hell, while being in a block, from the top of their hairline to the bottom of their toes, they froze. And they have no idea what is going on with […]
“Today, I want to share a very interesting story. I m Pratik Ranjan Yadav from Uttar Pradesh. I have completed my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Manipal University. I am 25 right now & also a proud stammerer.My stammering got severe from 6th and that is the time when people started bullying me and calling […]
Know Thy Coordinator – Nikhil Iyer
Dear All, This post was long due! But without any further ado, let me share something that makes me very happy. Let us all join in welcoming Nikhil Iyer into his new responsibility with TISA, as the National Coordinator. Nikhil will be playing a significant role in running TISA as an organization, participating in key […]
What helped my recovery..
OK, so here are some events in my life that helped a lot: 1. ROLE MODELS: I met some interesting people who had accepted their life in totality, with no regrets or shame. Kumar, my mentor, was one such person. He had been a flower child (Hippie) and had led a wild life in the west- […]
A little Experiment : Dealing With Loss
I thought that I had recovered from my loss: Marian’s death in Aug 2019. But every few weeks, I would get a wave of despondence, sadness rolling over me. Yes, I was dealing with life for last two years quite satisfactorily- traveling, working, interacting, counselling others – everything that I had done earlier. Yet again, […]
It happened to me!
A young pws, Vinay, came to visit me from eastern UP in 2014. I took him to some nearby shops for voluntary stammering. Then, we came home and had a cup of tea in the back lawn. He was still trembly! It was such a big shock for him. I brought out an old medal […]
Stammering self, non stammering self and the Self
Upanishads say that he who says he knows, knows not and he who says he doesn’t know knows something. The meaning is that the reality cannot be grasped by the senses and if somebody says that he doesn’t know it, he at least has come to a state in which he has understood the limitations […]
A Special Style of Co-Co-Communication
Posted By: Puneet Singhal, New Delhi As a young child in New Delhi, life was beautiful. I remember, when I started my schooling, it was so much fun learning English and Hindi alphabets, mathematics, and drawing. I used to recite prayers and sing the national anthem in the school assembly. In classes, I was the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Counseling Tales : Selfless and selfish actions
It is difficult to understand what is selfish and what is selfless- without defining SELF itself on whose behalf we seem to act all the time. Even at 62, I am not sure who or what this self is, whom I have defended and nurtured all my life. But intuitively, I have often understood what […]
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, […]
The Perfect Stutter
In seventies England, a young man who stammered and dropped out of university for that reason, writes a manuscript and posts it to his father. He just wanted to explain his strange decisions to his ‘uncomprehending’ father. Years later, he returns home on his father’s death, having earned university degrees in Psycholinguistics, Speech Therapy and […]
Come on, it’s not a big deal, Get over it
A girl (it is not known she has anemia) who runs the same distance as a non-anemic person, faints. She, being a girly girl, faints apparently just because of the excessive physical stress and not because of any underlying medical condition, because otherwise, she seems to be fine. A person (it is not known, he […]
If mistakes are the essential part of normal process of learning and growth, let us acknowledge them and give them their due. Right? I am beginning to see that they have taught me a lot- but mostly at the subconscious level. Let me talk of some such events consciously. One incident comes easily to my […]