EFT Eliminates Lifelong Stuttering IssueEFT Manual by Dawson Church

Dear EFT Community,

EFT Master, Tom Masbaum, shares the details of this remarkable 2-for-1 EFT result. Note how both the stuttering and the colon problem disappear, even though 3 doctors insisted that colon surgery was required.


By Tom Masbaum, EFT MAS-3

Jane Masteller, a Speech Pathologist working in the Chicago school system attended one of my Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) introduction workshops.

Jane and I discussed using EFT for the children who stutter. After we exchanged a few emails and phone calls, Jane arranged for a meeting for us with a counselor at one her schools.

"Robin" (not her real name), the school counselor who is in her fifties, stuttered all of her life. She told us how during her many years rising to her position in the school system, she would hold back from participating in discussions, or debates with her peers, for fear of being embarrassed.

After our EFT session with Robin, Jane emailed me the following:

“I am a speech-language pathologist working in the Chicago Public School system. EFT was administered to a co-worker of mine to address her stuttering as well as help to improve her health, particularly her colon.

Following the EFT technique, she has reported that she is not stuttering anymore and she is not avoiding talking. People that stutter often report avoiding situations or avoiding certain words due to fear of stuttering, she has reported she does not feel the need to avoid or escape speaking situations since using EFT.

Before EFT was administered, she was concerned that she was going to have to endure surgery for her colon based on her doctor's recommendation. Post EFT, her doctor reported that it is not necessary to perform surgery, as she is improving now.

I have personally used EFT as a relaxation technique, to lessen or eliminate common ailments (headaches, muscle soreness), and to release painful memories.  I have found it easy and efficient, and I teach it to as many people as possible.  I have been using it with some of my students during speech-language treatment, and they have reported that they feel more relaxed and happy post EFT administration.

I would highly recommend for people to learn EFT, particularly professionals working in a therapeutic atmosphere.”

Jane Masteller, MA SLP CFY”

When we had first arrived at the school, Robin started to tell us how she just switched doctors because her previous 3 doctors were insistent upon her having an operation to remove a large section of her colon.

When she said this, Jane remembered my statements in the workshops relating to colon problems. I had stated that in my 30 plus years of moderating discussion groups and leading EFT workshops, I had innumerable times heard a connection with colon problems and the person having a strong emotional memory or problem relating to their father or father-figure.

In the past, all I could do is to blandly suggest that they “clean it up” in their mind with their father. With EFT, I can offer them a pure blessing.

In taking Robin through the EFT Basic Recipe, Robin’s first painful memory came down from an intensity level of 8 out of 10, to a 4, and stayed there awhile. Without telling us what that one was, she started to relate a memory about her Dad which brought on a great sadness, even to the point of tears for Robin.

We all tapped before she went any further, and after she brought those memories about her Dad down to a zero, Robin related some of the sad memories, but without the negative emotion. 

For a few of the Dad-related memories that stayed stuck, we used a deep breathing technique, but for the most part, we stayed with the Basic Recipe, as I wanted Robin to really remember the routine for her use after we left.

She also told us that the first memory she worked on also went down from that resistant 4 to a zero out of 10, so we went on to the stuttering. After about 30 minutes more, I used my cell phone to call her office number, about 10 feet away from us. Robin didn't notice that I was calling her, as I just excused myself to make a quick call.

Robin got up and answered the phone with, "Hello, this is Miss -----." She said that was the first time in 50-some years that she could say "hello" as the first word when she answered the phone. Since then I have heard her answer the phone a number of times like that without a stutter.

In a conversation with Robin about six weeks after our meeting, she said she is very excited that she just doesn't stutter anymore.

When I asked her what her husband, a university professor, said about her not stuttering, she laughed and said, “Men! He hasn't noticed it yet.” I told her that he will probably one day notice that something is different and ask her if she changed her glasses or her hairstyle.

When I asked her about her colon problem, she said, “It’s much, much better.  Actually, Tom, it’s gone.”

Nine months later, Robin asked for another session of EFT as she had to speak in front of 500 incoming freshman students AND their parents, and she was nervous about it.  Later on, she reported back that her presentation was “flawless”, thanks to the EFT.

As to her colon, Robin said, “I have a surprise for you, Tom.  You have been calling me every month asking me to go back to my doctor about my colon.  Well, I did and they took x-rays and told me to come back again in 6 months to check again.  They couldn’t believe that they could not find anything.  As I’ve been telling you, Tom, the problem is gone.”

EFT for Conquering StutteringEFTU For Workshops AD-1

By Summer Boone M.S.W., RSW

A young female client of mine was a stutterer, I will call her "Amy." She was referred to me for depression and her inability to make a decision.

We used Emotional freedom techniques (EFT) to begin the work on her depression and her inability to trust herself. Near the end of our first session Amy began to tell me a story.

Amy spoke of her last year in high school.

She recalled how she had run for student body president, and was competing against a girl who had previously been a very close friend of hers (the year before the two women had a falling out). Midway during the campaign for presidency, Amy began to lose hope of winning.

Her former best friend had most of the student body support.

Amy said she felt anger at the possibility of losing, and that this feeling was heightened because she also felt betrayed by the other woman over the course of the past year. Amy then became emotional and explained that after school, in moments of weakness and anger, she defaced and destroyed the campaign posters and materials of her opponent.

Amy described the guilt and embarrassment she felt.  

She related that she was the first to be questioned about this incident by her principal, teachers, friends, and later her parents, but that she held fast to the lie that she was innocent.  She adamantly denied having had any involvement in the destruction of the campaign materials.

Amy admitted, "By being one of the more popular girls in my grade, eventually people believed me. My parents were the first to stand behind me, and when no evidence came up, the whole thing was dropped.”

Amy convinced people that she had also been victimized and eventually gained support because she had manipulated the situation. Amy went on to win the election.

However, she described the resulting pain at having to continue the lie; and how in fact she had never told anyone the truth about the event.

Using EFT, we worked our way through these issues and memories.

Some of the setup statements we used were:

Even though I lied to everyone and myself, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I didn’t get caught for my actions, and didn’t confess, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I used my power of status to hide the truth, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Amy began to feel some relief from the burden of her secret, and was able to suggest set up statements. 

She used:

Even though I used my parents to get out of trouble, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I hid the truth and did something awful, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Amy left the first session saying she felt lighter and happier.  It was not until she returned for her next session that I noticed that she was stuttering less.  She immediately agreed and said that others in her life had noticed the same in the last two days.

Amy explained that it wasn’t until after her graduation from high school, that she slowly developed the stutter.  She remembered the stutter starting when she would be excited or nervous and trying to express herself.  

Amy could not remember when the stutter had become a full-time part of her speech, but she estimated that she had it for about six years.

Amy related that she had further noticed that she continued to lie to the people in her life to get her way.  We began again on the same high school memory with Amy naturally and enthusiastically going deeper into the aspects.

She tapped:

Even though I am angry with myself for lying to everyone and never having told the truth, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I continue to lie, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I use people, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I hate myself, for how I treat people, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I can’t trust myself because I didn’t make the right choice, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I manipulate people to get my own way, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I don’t want to give up getting my way, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though the guilt of this memory has possibly created a stutter, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though the stutter represents my need to control every single word that I say, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I might be punishing myself for all the lies I tell, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I am scared to tell the truth, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I refuse to trust myself because I have lied in the past, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I might still lie in the future, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I am not perfect and never will be perfect, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I don’t think I know how to be a good person, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I hide my true feelings, I deeply and completely accept myself.

Even though I am scared that people won’t like me for who I am, I deeply and completely accept myself.

We ended this intense session, and when she returned the next week, she was no longer stuttering.  We did some follow-up work to bring down her aspects, which were at a level of intensity of between 3 to 1 on a scale of 0 to 10 down to 1 or 0 out of 10.

We had one more follow up visit a month later, and Amy still wasn't stuttering.  She had also lost her feelings of depression and she was feeling more confident.  

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EFT for Stammering

Hi Everyone,

John Blosse writes us with his success in using EFT to remove the emotional blocks that led to a stammering problem. 

-Will M.

By John Blosse

I have stammered for as long as I can remember. I did a fantastic speech course which really helped me, but after a while I realised there were still issues from the past that I hadn't cleaned up. EFT has helped me deal with a lot of these issues.

Advice such as 'talking slower' doesn't really help when you're full of the fear of stammering. The way to get over a stammer is to become more assertive about your speech even when you do stammer. Realise that it's not the end of the world. The following are a few of the affirmations that helped me:

Even though I have this stammer and it holds me back I can choose to give it a hug.

Even though I have always seen my stammer as a monster it's really there for a reason and even if I don't know the reason why I'll give my monster a hug anyway.

Even though I have this stammer and am embarrassed by it because I don't speak as well as other people I choose to realise I can do some other things better than other people, nobody's perfect.

Since becoming an EFT therapist I have found that tapping on acknowledging my stammer and giving the stammering monster a hug has really helped me.

I feel that my stammer has been a blessing in some ways because it has allowed me to empathize better with other people. I feel my speech has benefitted so much from EFT when using the method on memories and negative beliefs.

It has given me a lot more confidence and has definitely made me a better therapist.

All the best,


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