4 Weeks left, what do you need-to-know-about-the-Dutch? We do really, really love Orange. The colour of the nation brings all of us together for any occasion to celebrate anything. So go orange!
30 days to go! Here's our latest newsflash too, enjoy!
Fluency Through Acting Program
To have stutterers to experience human interaction from the perspective and belief that listening is more important than speaking, seeing is more important than being seen, and giving is more important than receiving. To these ends a variety of acting exercises will be introduced and practiced. We will also work with participants on honesty - expressing the truth of the moment, always revealing whatever you’re thinking and feeling underneath or before your blocks. Fluency by the end of the workshop is NOT the goal. Instead, we will plant seeds that may cause a shift in consciousness over time, resulting in greater self esteem, compassion for and interest in others, and a decreased emphasis on fluency. And yes, we won’t mind if some people DO become more fluent and want to continue in acting as a result of this workshop.
This workshop will be offered FREE OF CHARGE to selected participants and will be in
a small group format so if you are interested please let Eugene know immediately.
Participant’s requirements and selection process:
You must be over 18.
Your stuttering must be mild to moderate.
You must commit to finishing the course.
You must want to connect with others and take chances on an emotional level.
You should have a desire to act or speak in front of others.
Each candidate will submit a two- minute video introducing him/herself. The video should include name, profession, stuttering history, life challenges as a result of stuttering, as well as dreams and aspirations. Once the video is received and viewed by Eugene Buica, Artistic Director of the Acting Corps, and a former stutter who has recovered through acting, a telephone or in person interview with Eugene will be arranged. Video links should be sent to: Eugene1564@gmail or call him personally at 818-209-6409. The videos will be uploaded to YouTube with passwords on them or as private links so they cannot be seen by anyone else.
Date and time of workshop:
Thursday, June 26th though Sunday, June 30th from 2-5 pm daily
The Acting Corps
5508 Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Note: As this initial offering is a pilot program, we will be looking for feedback from participants. Also, given that portions of the workshop will be filmed, all participants must agree and give written consent to be filmed and interviewed.
And another need-to-know-about-the-Dutch-tip: We eat our fries with mayonaise (or peanutsauce)(or mayonaise, spicy ketchup and onions all at the same time), we have chocolate sprinkles on our sandwich (hagelslag), and we eat herring straight up, headless, but with onions. Curious about the frikandel, kroket, kaassouffle, stamppot, rookworst, bolus, kibbeling and oliebol? Come and eat, we have it all :)
Anita Blom Not to mention Dutch liqorice, syrup wafels, crushed mice and "puffies". :-)
April 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm
Mario D'hont and the beers ? ;)
April 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm
The weekly need-to-know-about-the-Dutch-tip: 'Gezelligheid is the Dutch nirvana. Its meaning includes everything from cozy to friendly, from comfortable to relaxing, and from enjoyable to gregarious.' We like 'gezellig', we need 'gezellig', no one else has a word for it. Be 'gezellig' and we will love you!
Norbert Lieckfeldt "no one else has a word for it" coughgeselligcough :-)
April 20, 2013 at 11:19 am
Alida Engel I am Dutch and now live I the USA, love this word and use it all the time. So sorry I will not be with you guys at the conference. I can't believe we can't schedule our stuttering conferences any better than we have. I am going to Croatia at the end of May and can't afford to wait around for a week for the ISA conference begin. Will miss you all. Alida Engel
April 20, 2013 at 12:51 pm
"The ISA has three admins, we..." on their own status.
"Dritan Kiçi, do you mean the..." on their own status.
What do you expect the ISA to do for you or stuttering in your country?
Brad Straz ISA: Communicate, educate, advocate. Don't delude yourself that you can do more.
I would love to find a cure, but I expect to die with the world still in the same sociopathic state of using the "lower life forms", including the stutterer, as a convenient outlet for their hostilities.
This may be a new concept for many, but the analysis is well thought out and developed. Sociopaths cannot abuse most of the people in their lives as that would risk the loss of their manipulative and parasitic lifestyle, but they feel free to abuse those who cannot supply them with their desired outcomes.
April 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm
International Stuttering Association The ISA has three admins, we all respond from time to time, if you want to speak to a specific person, please check the ISA website. We are not a secret organization, just volunteers and volunteers may change in time.
April 20, 2013 at 8:22 am
The April eNewsflash is available here! The membership meeting agenda is included, hope you can make it, but please, remember to register separately if you will be attending the meeting on 9 June. You can register for the membership meeting at the World Congress at http://www.demosthenes.nl/wc2013/index.php/program/isa-membersmeeting. Don't forget, early bird to register for the World Congress finishes 1 May!
"But are you coming to the 10th..." on their own link.
And we have: Netherlands, Spain, Kuwait, Belgium, Mauritania, Canada, US, Ireland, Australia, Germany, UK, Russia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Nigeria, Croatia, Finland, Poland, Austria, Argentina, Japan, Iceland, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Israel, Denmark and Switzerland. Wow. 28 different countries. Who else wants to join?
Richard Bourgondien Not yet, but they are more then welcome ;)
April 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm
Akbar Khan looking forward to that....
April 5, 2013 at 3:09 pm
Need-to-know-about-the-Dutch Fact 2: ''Discussing what you earn or how much you spend will elicit far deeper disapproval than admitting what you might get up to in bed''. This could get very interesting during Open Mic sessions...
Norbert Lieckfeldt In my experience neither topic features much in Open Mike sessions...
April 5, 2013 at 1:56 pm
"Thanks Harry :), see you in..." on their own link.
For the people attending the Worldcongress in the Netherlands: We will provide a useful need-to-know-about the-Dutch-people-tip every week. This week, and very suitable as I might say: ''One of the most original Dutch traits is the tendency to let in a little evil in order to keep the big evil out''. Let a little sweet stutter exist, to keep the big evil stutter out. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil! Join in, early bird till the end of April!!
Harry Dhillon "Let a little sweet stutter exist, to keep the big evil stutter out. " Love it!!!!
March 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm
International Stuttering Association Thanks Harry :), see you in June, bye, Maartje
March 28, 2013 at 2:22 pm
Brad Straz " Let a little sweet stutter exist, to keep the big evil stutter out.": Very nice saying, and very applicable.
However, I have to add that "Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil!" doesn't have anything to do with stuttering, is meaningless regarding stuttering, and is worse than lame as a slogan. Was it only chosen because it includes the word "speak"? What is evil about stuttering? What does "hear" and "see" have to do with anything?
Yes, I can imagine a convoluted reasoning to justify those words, but that phrase is REALLY weak to use as a slogan. Catchy and memorable, but WAY off message.
April 15, 2013 at 12:00 am
One Voice 33 is now on the website, follow the link to read. Enjoy!
Hey Guys!!! If you're interested in buying one of our "Keep Calm and Stutter On" shirts but haven't yet, you can still buy one through PayPal! Just send us an email ASAP and we'll send you an invoice. All proceeds go directly to Youth Day/Speech Party at USF on March 23rd! :) Thank you!!
<3 NSSLHA USF Officers
What a brilliant program! A very special opportunity to see beautiful films!
Julia Strijland At the filmfestival we will also show a preview of a creative documentary on stuttering. Three people who auditioned for playing a character role in Dutch commercials and virals will be followed from the audition towards the final broadcasting of the commercials. The film will show an in depth portrait of three totally different stories. More information you can find on http://www.speaknoevil.nl. Soon we will have an English version too.
March 8, 2013 at 10:50 am
"Hi Harry, Go for it. Keith" on their own link.
"When Japan registers, Japan..." on their own link.
And we have: Australia, Belgium, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Israel, US, Norway, UK, Russia, Switzerland and Denmark. Who will follow??
Dritan Kiçi Albania will be there too!
February 22, 2013 at 9:17 am
Jaqueline Carmona Portugal also
March 14, 2013 at 7:49 pm
"You have to have a written..." on their own link.
The ISA will have a members meeting at the 10th Worldcongress for PWS, anyone want a place on its board? Check with your national association to stand for election and sign up!
Harry Dhillon I'm thinking of applying for this. I looked at the web-site yesterday, and the application date is open till April. Does the national association (British Stammering Association in my case) have to do anything to validate my application? Or can I simply submit the application myself? I have massive plans for what I want to do in the stuttering world :-)
February 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm
International Stuttering Association You have to have a written letter (or email) from the BSA to apply, but that's usually easy to get if your intentions are ok :) The BSA board has to give it for you to speak for them within ISA, so just ask and I'm sure it'll work out. ISA is really looking for boardmembers, please join!
February 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm
International Stuttering Association Hi Harry, Go for it. Keith
February 21, 2013 at 11:29 am
If Winston Churchill was still alive, would he sign up? Visit the Netherlands, join the Worldcongress for PWS!
May – October 2013
See the website http://www.cross2013.info/ for more details.
The 10th World Congress is organised by the Dutch stuttering association Demosthenes. Please visit the website http://www.stuttering2013.com/ for all of the details for this upcoming event.
You can read more about the upcoming Speech Pathology Australia Conference at this link http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/news-and-events/2013-national-conference
NSA Conference http://www.nsastutter.org/
The 16th Annual FRIENDS Convention will be held July 18-20, 2013. Keep an eye on this link as more details are added.
See full details at http://www.campourtime.org
See http://www.campshoutout.org for full details of this event.
Join us for this once-a-year event to talk about all things stuttering, at isad.isastutter.org!