Emotional Freedom Techniques for Dyslexia: A Case Study

doi:10.9769/EPJ.2012.4.2.FMEmotional Freedom Techniques for Dyslexia: A Case Study

By Fiona McCallion, BA


Dyslexia is a developmental condition, often inherited, that interferes with the acquisition and processing of written language. Sequencing issues, disorientation, and emotional issues can all be successfully treated separately.

This case study details the use of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to address these issues separately with a single client over 3 connected sessions: addressing 2 specific events concerning teachers, prebirth issues, and the birth process, respectively.

By the end of the 3 sessions, the client was able to read easily and fluently, sequence, and understand sequences. The disorientation associated with her dyslexia had reduced to the point where it was no longer an issue. Whether this formula can be applied to all people with dyslexia, however, is not clear and requires further study.

Keywords: dyslexia, EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), case study, autism spectrum disorders

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