CST produces emotional and academic benefits

This is a case history about a 17 year-old boy who was referred for help with relaxation, and who discovered an unexpected benefit from the sessions.

Relevant early history: When Paul was 2 or 3 months old, he fell back in a chair and fractured his skull. He had been in special education classes since he was in the 2nd grade. He was diagnosed as being dyslexic when he was in the 5th grade. He said that his friends started making fun of him when he was diagnosed as dyslexic. He used to get very depressed about being teased because he felt that he was different than everyone else. During the initial session, he stated that he always felt stressed because of his dyslexia.

After his first CranioSacral Therapy session, Paul reported feeling much more relaxed and less anxious. He also noticed that his spelling was a little easier. He was aware of being able to think better and clearer. He gave a speech in class and was able to be more relaxed than usual.

After his second CST session, Paul said that he found himself reading signs when he drove. He used to not pay attention to signs because they were hard for him to read. He also said that reading for homework was getting easier.

Following the third CST session, he reported that he noticed a slight improvement in cognitive functioning.

After the fourth and final session, Paul reported feeling much calmer and having much better self-control. He was very pleased with the improvement in his dyslexia.

This high school student had chronic low self-esteem from being in special education since the second grade and from getting teased about his dyslexia and learning difficulties.

Paul reported a decrease in his anxiety as well as an unexpected improvement in his dyslexia after the first CST session, and he showed continued improvements in both of these areas after each CranioSacral session. After the CST sessions were completed, Paul began counseling with a school counselor to address other issues.