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: 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 […]

Guwahati Workshop

  Workshop Report & Accounts TISA offers a one day free open session on stammering and recovery in Guwahati on 20th March, Saturday Venue: Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Rupnagar Rd, Naamghar, Birubari, Guwahati, Assam 781007.     Map. Dr Satyendra Srivastava, a social worker, researcher and a recovered stammerer will answer your questions and share a few effective techniques. Registration […]

A Warm Send Off

Mr Jai Prakash Sunda (fondly known as JP in TISA), a founder, a lifelong friend, will be leaving for Calgary (Canada) on 26th June 2020. TISA will be organizing an Online Meeting to give him a warm send-off. He will continue to be associated with us. Google meeting: 21st June (Sunday), 9 am. To join […]

TISA New National Telegram Group

TISA is starting a New National Telegram Channel. Which provide every PWS a common platform where they will get all information regarding TISA New events and get the mentors from  every SHG. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. – Gail Sheehy Why we are shifting from […]

Guidelines for TISA Events (NC, Get together etc.)

1. Since these events are primarily meant to promote self-help and to provide a platform to people who stammer, at no time, should the stage be allowed to be used by other organisations (Vipassna, Toastmaster etc.) — or normal speakers, unless they have been formally invited as a guest/ technical expert. Some example of these […]

Privacy

Some years ago, a young intelligent man came and spent some time with me at Herbertpur. He had a ‘M Tech’and a lot more degrees – plus some stammering issues too. He learned the basic concepts and stuttering modification skills with great enthusiasm and speed- and then went back. Few days later I received an […]

Welcome JP!

Friends, I have stepped down and JP is the new president of TISA from 1st October 2017. I have spent sometime with him and others recently in Chandigarh on the morning of Oct 1st, as we talked about the foundational values, Volunteerism, Self-help and Acceptance etc..  From Infosys to banking sector, JP too has matured […]

Know Thy Stammer

TISA MOOC (Online Class)

NOTE: Thanks for the overwhelming response! Enrollment for the 1st batch is closed at 40 students. Next batch will be announced sometime in November 2017.  I have spoken to a few people who recently contacted TISA, and who were added to a few whatsapp groups and who received couple of emails and phone calls. One […]

Fond Memories with Dr. Akash Acharya

On Tuesday morning, I woke up to the sad and shocking news of Dr. Akash’s demise. Dr. Akash, who had been a great source of inspiration- humble and down-to-earth, and yet a proud stammerer who opened his presentations accepting he has a stammer. Though it was difficult to digest this development and the circumstances, all […]

Condolences: Akash Acharya

Dear friends, The shocking news of the loss of our dear friend Dr. Akash Acharya arrived yesterday. I confess that my eyes teared up and I have needed more than an entire day to calm myself. It is my hope that this note will help us all -in some small way, at the least. Akash […]

The Skidding Car

I am writing this to clarify a couple of misconception that have / may arise. During my past discussions and conversations I often came around two common misconceptions that I want to clarify. Misconception 1: TISA dislikes Speech Therapists TISA doesn’t have any animosity against the Speech Therapists. Our stand about speech therapy is documented […]

Time for Introspection?

A pws from Pakistan, let us call him YM, wanted to join a TISA whatsapp group. The admin contacted me. I said: yes, why not? YM is as much a stammerer as me or you- and needs some help. After all, many of us have drawn inspiration from Julia Irani’s videos. Haven’t we? I personally […]

Build the ship as it sails

UPDATE: Authors can upload pictures if they are 100 kb or less. System limits. On popular demand the old blog too is open. Feel free to write there or here, based on your preference. It is OK. Bottom line is: everyone should have an outlet to share their thoughts…………………………. Friends, the “bare bones” website is […]

Back from Sabbatical!

Congrats Harish! I am so happy that you have used stammer.in – our old home! I am able to post on this blog, could browse the groups, the calendar… All the basics are there. Of course no website is perfect – including this one. We, the pws, are not perfect! Anyway big thanks to all […]