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EFT eliminates lifelong stuttering and avoids colon surgery

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Big thanks to Tom Masbaum for sharing the details of this remarkable 2-for-1 EFT result. Note how both the stuttering and the colon problem simply vanished (even though 3 doctors insisted that colon surgery was required).

Hugs, Gary

By Tom Masbaum, BS, EFT-ADV

Dear Gary,

Here is another EFT success story involving stuttering, a severe colon problem and public speaking.

Jane Masteller, a Speech Pathologist working in the Chicago school system attended one of my EFT Introduction workshops.  Jane and I discussed using EFT for the children in her care who stuttered.  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 with her stuttering. 

After our EFT session with Robin, Jane put her thoughts in writing for us to use.  Here is Jane’s email to me.  I will comment again after the email.

“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”

This is me again, Gary.  When we 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 and I looked at each other as we knew where some of the tapping was going to be headed.  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 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 basic recipe (and Jane & I Borrowing Benefits by surrogately tapping for Robin), 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 the Collarbone 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.” 

Love and Light.

Tom Masbaum


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