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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Cerebral Palsy

Citation: Look, C. (2009). Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) for Cerebral Palsy, International Journal of Healing and Caring, 9(3), Click here to read Abstract and Full Paper http://goo.gl/m8MVly

Abstract

Zachery, a 24 year-old man who was born with cerebral palsy, suffered from speech impairment and weakness with poor coordination on the left side of his body, plus garbled hearing in his left ear. He had physiotherapy, speech therapy and surgically-induced deafness in his left ear, all of which produced helpful but only modest improvements. His auditory processing and speech were so impaired that he was placed in classes for the hearing impaired. At age 22 he learned Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), which produced marked improvements in his abilities to coordinate the left side of his body and to communicate verbally and through sign language.

Editor’s Note

This is a fascinating case study performed by Carol Look, which includes additional notes and feedback by a young man born with cerebral palsy. Formidable improvements were made through using EFT with regards to improved equilibrium, coordination, enhanced communication sign languaging skills, all resulting in a greater ease in social  and group settings which were maintained at his 21 month follow up.