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EFT Practitioners for Your Animal Companions

An EFT practitioner for animals is a much-needed ally for anyone searching for effective holistic wellness options for their animal companions. An EFT practitioner for animals can help your companions shift from challenging behavior patterns and find relief from emotional distresses.
I have seen EFT (also known as tapping) bring about extraordinary shifts in numerous cats, dogs, horses, chickens, and other animals. As an EFT practitioner for animals, I have seen nervous dogs calming down, a dog who was afraid to go out for walks becoming active again, grieving cats recovering, and much more.

What is EFT?

EFT, or the Emotional Freedom Technique, was developed to address human mental health and wellness and uses a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicinal (TCM) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). An EFT practitioner for animals harnesses this powerful modality to benefit our animal companions.

A Closer Look at Tapping

Tapping goes back to the Traditional Chinese Medicinal System (TCM). In the TCM system, there are 12 meridians that run through the bodies of both human and non-human animals. Each of these meridians is associated with a physical organ as well as an emotion. For instance, the lung meridian is related to the emotion of grief.

Each meridian has specific key points, and applying pressure on these meridian points has a healing effect on the physical and emotional aspects associated with them. This is used in techniques such as acupressure and acupuncture to help with specific conditions. Similarly, there are certain meridian points around the face, shoulder, chest, and head. Tapping on them with a light pressure leads to freeing up any underlying energy blockages. And as the blockages are cleared, so are the associated emotions.

Tapping for Scared Cats

To take an example – if I am working with scared cats, chances are that their kidney meridian needs support. However, as EFT practitioners for animals, we will tap on all the points instead of singling out one. The benefit here is that any underlying layer of emotion will also be released, and there is an overall sense of balance and relaxation. The cat that was scared is no longer scared, or the dog that was grieving is no longer suffering.

A Closer Look at CBT

As EFT practitioners for animals, we combine tapping with exposure to the emotion that is causing distress. Exposure can happen by recalling a situation, or repeating certain words and sentences almost as if we are living through that triggering situation again. As the emotion comes to the surface with exposure, it is released with tapping. And then we bring in a powerfully transformative positive statement or imagery. The concept is just as practiced in EFT Tapping for humans.

Recall and Release

For instance, if you are dealing with a phobia, an EFT practitioner will help you feel into the fear using words or imagery. And as you tap on the meridian points with the emotions, they are released. It is the same for an EFT practitioner working with an animal. Let’s take a cat at a shelter who has been rescued from a traumatic situation. As I tap with the cat, who is already in great distress, the emotions start getting freed up. And as the release happens, there is a sense of relaxation and calm. This is the powerful transformation an EFT practitioner for animals can bring into your life.

A Happy Ending

And as the emotions start shifting, we replace that with a powerful life-affirming statement and imagery. We do not end by creating a void with an older emotion gone. Instead, we create something to look forward to. I prefer using imagery because nothing conveys the message better than visual images. Some EFT practitioners use this statement as they guide their clients through the tapping – “Even though I feel <insert emotion>, I love and accept myself.”

What Does an EFT Practitioner for Animals Do Differently?

And as the emotions start shifting, we replace that with a powerful life-affirming statement and imagery. We do not end by creating a void with an older emotion gone. Instead, we create something to look forward to. I prefer using imagery because nothing conveys the message better than visual images. Some EFT practitioners use this statement as they guide their clients through the tapping – “Even though I feel <insert emotion>, I love and accept myself.”

Knowing the Emotions

And this is where the need for specialized EFT practitioners for animals becomes clear. An EFT practitioner with specialized training in working with animals will typically tune into the animal to find out the animal’s perspective of the situation. I rely on telepathic animal communication to do this. Once, I was approached because a dog refused to go for walks. The surmise was that the dog was scared. In the communication session, the dog revealed that he felt exhausted at all times, and it turned out he was struggling with a physical challenge. Sometimes, all that is needed is to talk to the animals and find out what’s going on.

Tuning into the Emotions

Once we know what is going on and what the underlying emotions are, we get to the second question – how do we tap along with the emotions? The key here is again to tune into the animal and feel the emotions while tapping. Susie, the cat, was scared of the doorbell – she would go berserk and try running away on occasion. Once I connected and felt her fear, I tapped with Susie on her meridian points and, at the same time tuning into her. I was able to sense what she was feeling. After a few rounds of tapping, I felt the intensity going down several notches, and I felt a sigh. And Susie, who was lying in front of me, yawned and stretched her kitty paws.

So that is the primary difference for an EFT practitioner for animals. We need to tune into them in whatever way works best and feel the emotions and the shifts.

When Can an EFT Practitioner for Animals Help?

The Grieving Cat

Zoe was grieving the loss of her littermate, and they were closely bonded. Her appetite was low, and she started showing signs of a respiratory infection. In a communication session, Zoe showed a broken heart and how she missed her playtime with her big brother. We tapped on her sadness, the great loss, how much she missed having her brother around, and how she had trouble with her new routine. We tapped on an earlier incident this had brought up for her, and she was tired of losing cats and humans. After a while, I felt the emotions easing off. So we replaced that with a positive statement. In Zoe’s perfect world, she would always feel connected to the ones she lost. In fact, she was already connected to them, and she could feel the connection too.

Common Scenarios

These are some common scenarios where working with an EFT practitioner for animals can result in a positive transformation:
Freedom from grief over the loss of a loved human or animal
• Helping skittish cats learn to trust their humans
• Healing from old traumas, especially for rescues at shelters
• Helping a new cat or dog settle into the household
• Comforting cats and dogs with separation anxiety, especially when you are out on travels.

In short, EFT practitioners for animals can help with any emotional challenge that your beloved animal companion is faced with. And tapping can help with physical challenges as well. Remember that the meridians are also associated with a body organ; besides emotions. Tapping can free up any energy blockage irrespective of whether the manifestation is physical or emotional.

EFT Practitioners for Animals Work over Distances Too!

As much as it sounds like hocus-pocus, as EFT practitioners for animals, we can work over distances without our animal friends being physically present. The meridians are related to the flow of subtle energies, and in any form of energy work, geographical distance is just a mental construct. Distant energy healing works because, in the end, we are all energy, and we are interconnected. This article has more information on how distant healing works.

Tuning in from a Distance

And just as I can tune into a cat on the other end of the Pacific Ocean, I can also activate tapping on the meridian points from a distance. All it needs is the intention to connect and acceptance from the animals and their primary caregivers. So, when I tap on a cat in faraway California, I do not need the cat to be physically present in front of me to be able to tune into his fear because his human has gone somewhere, and he does not like the sitter. The sense of fear and anxiety I get is the same, whether it is my cat sitting in front of me or the cat in California.

EFT Practitioners for Animals can help the skittish ones without the need for physical touch

When my cat panics because he knows a vet trip is coming up, I tap with him sitting in the other room (primarily because I do not want to intrude into his safe hiding places during the tapping).
Distant tapping comes in handy for EFT practitioners for animals when working with highly sensitive ones, including the skittish cats. Some animals are not comfortable with being touched. I know of some cats where tapping involves holding against their will and running the risk of being scratched.

How Do EFT Practitioners for Animals Tap From A Distance?

So how do I tap remotely if an animal is not present before me? There are a few options here:

Signs that Your EFT Practitioner for Animals Have Done A Good Job

You will know an animal is responding to the EFT practitioner, and there will be some immediate signs of release that you can see. Release happens when an emotion is freed and released from the system. These are some of the common responses:

EFT practitioners, however, cannot change an animal’s personality. I have worked with cases where the challenge lay in what was being expected from the cat or dog. Through the animal communication and tapping session, the humans showed a shift instead. They started developing a greater appreciation for their animal companions.

How Do You Find An EFT Practitioner for Your Animal Companion

There is an increasing demand for EFT practitioners for animals. Tapping can bring enormous relief in a very short period. And there are specialized courses and practitioners who specialize in EFT for animals. My favorite is Joan Ranquet’s Communication with All Life University (CWALU) (not just because I trained in Joan’s Animal Mastery Program, but because this is the real deal). Joan teaches EFT tapping for animals, has loads of resources readily available, and you can contact one of the CWALU practitioners for help with your animal companions.

EFT is emerging as a much-needed holistic wellness option for our animal companions. Once you experience the power of EFT, you will be hooked for life.

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