In an earlier blog titled “THE STAMMERING QUICKSAND”, Partha Bagchi  described the spiraling trap of negative thoughts in stammering. In this article titled “TOP 10 TIPS TO REMOVE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS”, Partha Bagchi, the Founder President of Stammering Cure Centre, Bangalore, suggests solutions to beat the problem he had faced as a “stammerer” and the same problem that numerous others are facing as a result of their “stammering quicksand”.

As promised, this blog is dedicated to the hand that saves a sinking person from the quicksand of negativity in stammering. Here are top 10 tips to remove negative thoughts by Partha Bagchi to beat any negative thought that arises from your stammering problem. These top 10 tips to remove negative thoughts are sure to help you combat the quicksand of stammering and will act as your own hand that pulls you out of the quicksand when you are spiraling and sinking in the negativity of your mind.

1.First and foremost, snap yourself out of the spiral and pull yourself up even if you feel it is impossible. Just showing the desire to get out the quicksand of negative thoughts is a very strong and powerful weapon to combat them.

2.Smile!!!!!!!! This is something you can always do even when you feel that you can’t. Try to smile at yourself in the mirror.

3.Try to spend some time outdoors in a park or garden or in the terrace and let the nature cleanse your mind of all negativity.

4. Believe in yourself. It is the strength and light from within you that is going to guide you further in your journey through life.

5.Very often, we are so hooked to our past that we almost lose what we have in our present. Get past your PAST and live in your present.

6.Try to stay engaged in some work or hobby as an idle mind harbours more negative thoughts.

7.Try to stay entertained with some music, television or movies that will lighten up your mind.

8.When we are low and down, we often feel that we don’t want to talk to anybody. In truth, this is the time we need to open up to someone or be with someone who understands us and can inspire us to come out of the quicksand. So try to spend time with friends, family or even strangers.

9.Any situation in life can be overcome with a little humour. Read, hear or see things that are funny or even crazily “lame”. Jokes, comedy sitcoms, comedy shows, joke books, sms forwards, anything that is available will do the trick.


10. Remind yourself over and over that “YOU ARE A WINNER” because you made it till here victorious against all odds in life and you will make it from here on…..

I am sure this blog titled “top 10 tips on removing negative thoughts” will be helpful in removing the negative thoughts which pop up in your mind.


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In this article, Partha Bagchi, the Founder President of Stammering Cure Centre, writes at length about the actual problem he faced as a “stammerer” and the same problem that numerous others are facing as a result of their stammering problem.

There are many people who think that stammering itself is the problem or the cause of the problem in life. As a result, people who stammer also grow to believe that this misconception is true. But if one tries to look a little deeper, one is likely to find otherwise. At the surface, what one sees is stammering and starts to consider that it must be the problem. What lies in the mind of the stammerer is a “fruit-salad” of humiliation, dejection, discouragement, shame, guilt, embarrassment, depression, under-confidence, resentment, loneliness and envy accumulated continuously over the numerous years of life branded as a “stammerer”.

This “fruit salad” in essence is made with these stale, rotten “fruits” in the mind of the stammerer and has the same toxic effect when one tries to eat it. The mind consequently falls sick because it has been fed this decomposed “fruit salad” of negative thoughts and feelings day in and day out. When one’s mind is filled with the toxins and stench of negative thoughts, the person is bound to develop negative attitude towards self and others as well. This bitterness and pessimism becomes a chronic “condition” that the person has to live with.

When one has to live in this toxic state or mind, the person suffers from a quicksand-like struggle. The person unaware of quicksand or its consequence, steps on it unawares and keeps sinking deeper and deeper in this negativity. The more one struggles to get out of it, the deeper he/she sinks into the quicksand. As a result of this internal struggle, the person’s speech becomes a struggle with ever-increasing stammering as he/she goes deeper into the quicksand.

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What is Stammering? This blog by Partha Bagchi, the Founder President of Stammering Cure Centre, Bangalore explains technically what is stammering, what are the characteristics of stammering, the behavior of stammerers or people who stammer (PWS).  You might be a stammerer, student, psychologist, research personnel or a general surfer, but I am sure this blog will answer the question you have googled, “What is Stammering?”



Stammering or stuttering is a fluency disorder that results in involuntary disruptions of a person’s verbal utterances when they are speaking or reading aloud (American Psychiatric Association, 1994). The tenth version of World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) Manual discusses stammering or stuttering under the section F98.5 as “speech that is characterized by frequent repetition or prolongation of sounds or syllables or words, or by frequent hesitations or pauses that disrupt the rhythmic flow of speech. Stammering should be classified as a disorder only if the severity of stammering is such as to markedly disturb the fluency of speech”. It however differentiates stammering from cluttering and tic disorder. Although stammering is listed under communication disorders as a speech fluency disorder, stammering actually is more psychological in nature than physiological.

Stammering is characterised by involuntary repetition, prolongation, blocking of syllables and words, unnatural hesitation, interjections, restarted or incomplete phrases and unfinished or broken words. Concomitant or secondary symptoms of stammering may include eye blinks, facial grimacing, jerking of the head, arm waving, etc. Shyness, chronic anxiety and social avoidance behaviour due to fear of speaking in specific social contexts is developed among stammerers as a result of this. Stammering also has various tag-along psychological conditions like anxiety, fear, alcoholism, substance abuse, family difficulties and problems, lack of good interpersonal relationships, difficulty in employment, problems getting job, depression, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.

In short, this is the standard clinical definition of stammering used worldwide for the identification of this condition and the explanation of various “symptoms of stammering” and “behaviours” associated with stammering. Although stammering can often occur along with other similar conditions like lisping, tic disorder, cluttering, etc., these are the accepted guidelines for differentiating them from stammering or stuttering. In case you are suffering from stammering, don’t be disappointed because there is a solution for stammering!!!!   Read more about it on and help spread the word to your near and dear ones who are facing difficulties and hurdles because of their stammering.

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