Did you know that you can use EFT to help your pets? It’s very effective and fast and can bring great relief to your animals AND your checkbook.
Essential: First Calm Yourself
Unless it’s such an emergency that there’s no time to do this, take a minute to use EFT on yourself first. Clear (or at least reduce) your issues about your pet’s problem. These might include:
- Worry or anxiety about your pet’s injury or condition
- Anger at a person or circumstance contributing to the problem
- Guilt that you contributed to it or didn’t notice it sooner
- Doubt that tapping can help
In my experience, if you’re too upset, that negative energy can block the success of EFT healing for your pet.
NOTE: If there’s no time to do EFT on yourself, at least take a deep breath and visualize setting your own concerns on a shelf until later. It works!
If Your Pet Lets You Tap
Some animals have no resistance to your tapping on them. If that’s the case, do it! Some people tap on points equivalent to our own points. That’s not always possible, however. Most pets respond to gentle tapping up and down their spine, so you can try that. The top of the head is another place that’s generally easy to get to and is effective.
When You Can’t Tap On Them
There are reasons why it won’t work to tap on your pet. For example:
- You can’t dive into the fish tank.
- Your pet is too upset (or stuck in a tree).
- You’re already at the vet and can’t physically tap on your pet.
Now you can tap on yourself on behalf of your pet. It’s called surrogate tapping or proxy tapping. You just pretend you’re the animal and tap on yourself, saying what the animal might say.
Here’s a sample of how I helped my cat who was hiding in a corner with a large cactus thorn in his mouth, and a piece of cactus stuck to his inner thigh. I skipped the setup.
Then I just tapped around the points on my own face and body, saying:
This really hurts and I don’t know what’s going on. Mom loves me and she’s helping me now. I can trust Mom to help me. I’m feeling calm now and my breathing is slowing down. It’s safe for me to let Mom help me. I know she loves me. I can feel all the love right now. It’s OK for me to let Mom come close [he can be very stand-offish}. I can relax now and let Mom help me. It’s OK for Mom to tap on my head. It will feel really good to let Mom tap on my back.
He calmed down and let me remove the cactus without resisting — amazing for his personality! And he allowed me to tap a little bit up and down his spine. Then he walked away, breathing much more slowly than before and appearing normal.
I went back to tapping on myself as if I were him, saying:
I ask my body to heal itself quickly. I don’t need any reaction, so I let go of any swelling. I ask my body to easily let go of any thorns that might be left. I feel like my old self, and I’m ready to enjoy life again. I love being tapped on and I love Mom to help me if I’m hurt. I’ll remember this next time I get myself into trouble.
Who knows? Maybe he will!
Other Animal Examples
Some other ways I’ve used it are:
- To help a cat heal from a coyote bite wound on his leg
- To calm an old dog who freaks out when her owner leaves the house
- To clear some unknown obstruction in the throat of a coughing cat
- To calm a lizard down so I could catch it to put it outside
- To get a yellow jacket to leave our picnic table!
Animal EFT Experts
There are tapping practitioners that specialize in working with animals, who go far beyond these simple guidelines. You can easily find them online through Google or at emofree.com.
In the meantime, this is a great way to help your pets when they’re in trouble — and to enjoy your picnics more. Just trust yourself, knowing you have the animal’s best interest at heart. Say whatever comes to mind. Give it a try and let us know how it goes by posting a comment below.
And for tap-along help with other issues, click here to check out our Breakthrough EFT Audios.