Seven Minutes to Breakthrough (The Bright Spots Strategy)

Watch Tony Robbins do a masterful job of assisting a PWS in the overcoming of his fears about stuttering which led the PWS to unbelievable fluency. These results were obtained in just one session or demonstration to a crowd of participants. In this presentation, Tony shows his superb skill at using NLP skills in bringing about the reframing of old limiting beliefs into new, powerful resources. It is a masterpiece …

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Why Do Stutterers Not Stutter When Singing

by Bob Bodenhamer

Over the years I have been asked many times, “how is it that a PWS does not stuttering when singing?” I have heard several explanations such as the value of “cadence” in the music makes it possible to structure the PWS’ voice with the beat of the song and this helps fluency.  I have heard others speak about the “flow of air” through the vocal cords while …

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How to Create a Good Dose of Stuttering

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
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In the field of Neuro-Semantics we recognize the cognitive-behavioral principle that every experience has a structure. The facets of our mind-body-emotion system come together as variables in a system. This has many ramifications.

For one thing, it says that we can model the structure of experience. After all, if we can identify the component elements, arrange …

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Challenging, Provoking, Teasing, and Mastering The Experience Of Stuttering

L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.
Meta Reflections 2011 – #16
April 5, 2011
A Practical Application regard Semantic Reactions

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The very first time that Bob Bodenhamer and I used The Matrix Model to model was the experience of speaking dis-fluency called “stuttering.”  I initiated that as I had followed the work of speech pathologist, Wendell Johnson.   In his book, People in Quandaries, he wrote …

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Mastering Blocking & Stuttering – Presentation Handout for National Stuttering Association – June 2003

Presentation Handout for National Stuttering Association – June 2003 Nashville Tennessee by Bobby G. Bodenhamer

The “Structure” of Blocking & Stuttering

Looking at Blocking & Stuttering Through the Eyes of Neuro-Semantics®

June 27, 2003

Nashville, Tennessee

Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D. Min.

“John, say you have times when you stutter?”

“Yes, there are times when I do; but; most of the time I am OK. I speak fluently at …

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Meta-Yes Meta-No Pattern: Say “No” to Fear/Anxiety and “Yes” to Courage and Faith

Beliefs (#5)

Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
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Do We Now Have a 10 Minute Belief Change Pattern?

After I learned about the Meta-States Model (Hall, 1995, 1996) and began to see and experience its power in making changes in people’s lives, I began to think that Graham Dawes’ review of Dragon Slaying (Anchor Point, June 1997) made a serious point when he described the …

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Embodying Negative Emotions: Guess Where a Stutterer Embodies His or Her Emotion?

Guess Where a Stutterer
his or her Emotions?

Bobby G. Bodenhamer, D.Min.
With L. Michael Hall, Ph.D.


  • Can we get negative emotions actually installed in our body?
  • Is it actually possible to em-body and in-corp-orate negative emotional states in our muscles and nervous tissue?
  • Could it be that the feelings that correspond to and drive stuttering and blocking have gotten into the breathing and speaking muscles?

We …

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Suggestions for new PWS to the NLP/NS Model

By Bob Bodenhamer
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Information for the PWS new to the Model

Over the years in working with PWS, I have summarized what I believe to be the foundation of what “triggers” stuttering and some techniques/ patterns to assist the PWS in gaining more fluency. As you enter into this new way of thinking about stuttering be patient for it will no doubt be …

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