I am Binu, and I am a Stutterer

Hello, I am Binu and I am a stutterer. Hmm … That felt funny. Even though I know for a fact that my personality, my thoughts, my choices have been mainly influenced by the dreaded stammering, this is probably the first time in my life that I have introduced myself as a “stutterer”. It was always […]

Who is the REAL enemy?

Hello friends, I felt like posting this today, for all of my friends who have lived or are still living the life of a stutterer, with a message which might seem awkward but is the honest realization which my life as offered me. It’s going to be big and boring, hence a text file. I […]

स्वीकार्यता ने दिया जीवन में बदलाव का मूल मंत्र

तीसा की स्वयं सहायता पुस्तिका अपना हाथ जगन्नाथ को अच्छी तरह से पढ़ने के बाद पहला कदम था- इस सच को सहजता से स्वीकार करना कि मैं हकलाता हूं। मैंने धीरे-धीरे उन चुनौतियों का सामना करने का प्रयास किया, जो लगातार कई वर्षों से मुझे परेशान कर रही थीं। इस पोस्ट के माध्यम से हकलाहट […]

Alchemy

Sir, This is Vimal… Remember? I met you in that workshop? As I climbed this little trail uphill, near Kotabagh (Haldwani), after a 300 km drive, my first reaction to this phone call was a little irritation (Why cant people just email me?) – but then, it is always fun to catch up with old workshop […]

Nagpur in New Year!

IT was 29th Dec another new day New hopes and new beginning ,On 29th we planed our shg after almost 5 months and it went really ossum.This time the experience was quite good as we more focussed on practical things as talking to a group of strangers guided by Manish upadhay sir.So there were 4 […]

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My Stammer Personified

One of my really good friends and Person-Who-Stammers (PWS) suggested an activity that was all about creating a short story of your stammer as if it were a person/friend/pet under the activity name “Stammering Personified”. Well, frankly speaking, at first it seemed a little ridiculous and childish, but after being open minded, it opened other […]

Living in Present #PresentMomentFactor

Right now, Most of us are living in our past … Some of us are living in future … And a few of us are living in present moment …only these a few people are happy in their life … Also said in kung fu panda movie ##Must Watch But why we are living in […]

Two faces of stammering

Last week I had a chance to interact with two young pws in a counseling context. I received two very different reactions; So much so, I was quite puzzled and kept on thinking about the incident for quite some time. Amit, the first pws was 13, a class eight student in a village. His father […]

Are you a Rogerian?

I just discovered that our approach in TISA is very much like that of Carl Rogers, who gave birth to Humanistic Psychology. This was a rebellion against Psychoanalytic and Behaviouristic schools. Psychoanalyst believed that our current behaviour was controlled by what happened long time back in our childhood- dark, unhappy things. Behaviorist believed that environment […]

A sweet and TRUE story..

Parents of CWS often ask: how can I help my child? Answer is simple: encourage your child to read bed-time stories and LISTEN seriously! This father is doing the same- but the other way around: He is reading (with his stutter) and the daughter is listening so attentively! Bed time stories are a great way […]

Yaadein..

I remember a story shared by a therapist working with children who stammer. She was shocked one day, when during a session, the child said: My father slaps me whenever I block! The therapist decided to confront the father. But the father refused to have ever done that. The family too confirmed that father had […]

Acceptance – Rising Above Stammering

     Many PWS have asked or have been asked about acceptance of stammering. What is acceptance? How to accept my stammer? Many have also wondered why have I not yet found true acceptance.      I myself have been very much attracted towards the concept of acceptance stammering, but have frequently asked myself have […]

Big leap From Vishal Yeole…

(Challenging meeting at home town!) Hi everyone, As I declared to arrange 1st ever shg meeting at my home town chikhali, dist Buldhana, Maharashtra on 29th oct. We met 3 pws and 5 non-pws. So we started with introduction round where everyone had to tell his name, address, mb no, family, job,etc. Then we did […]

Young minds…

I had an invitation to talk about discrimination and diversity to a group of students doing Diploma in Health Assistance, in the local hospital. After initial hitch, which technology almost always throws at you tauntingly – we were off to a good start. Multimedia was working. I introduced the theme quickly in a few lines […]

People with disabilities?

Recently some one has given the PWD a new name: Divyang. Interesting. While doing a recent study about livelihood options for PWD in the hills, I came across a riddle: While GOI offers positive discrimination – 3% reservations for PWD in all services, barring Andhra Pradesh, few states report full utilization of this quota. Why? Why […]

A day from the past

When I was in 9th standard, There was a story told by my class teacher. I remember the traces of it but will try to tell in my own words. The story goes like this…. There was once an old man who lived in a city. He lived in a very posh area. There lived […]

Wellness at a cost!

Friends check this link: http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/ulverston/Swarthmoor-family-forced-to-pay-thousands-to-get-help-for-daughter-with-stammer-6004785a-2cc8-4fee-afd2-a7a8226eb6f4-ds I had mixed feelings: Happy that someone found at last what she was looking for… Then, the Community health person inside me said: but why at such a cost? Is wellness, health, happiness not our birth-right? I think, the story is very familiar to many of us- but we can […]