Is your beloved feline friend suffering from separation anxiety? Being owned by cats for as long as I can remember, I know it is heart-wrenching to see your furry companion distressed when you must leave the house.
Help is here. Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as EFT tapping, offers a gentle and effective solution. EFT tapping is a unique therapeutic approach that combines ancient Chinese acupressure with cognitive behavior therapy to alleviate emotional distress. And I have witnessed how EFT has transformed the lives of many cats and their humans.
EFT tapping is a gentle and effective method for soothing your cat’s separation anxiety. By addressing the emotional component of their anxiety, you can help your cat feel more secure and relaxed when you’re not around. Whether your cat experiences anxiety when you leave for work, travel, or during thunderstorms, EFT tapping can provide them with a sense of security and well-being.
Discover the power of EFT tapping and help your furry companion feel calm and content, even when you’re not around.
Casper, a 5-year-old tabby, was notorious for his excessive meowing and destructive behavior whenever his human left home. In search of a solution, Casper’s human reached out, and we discussed how EFT tapping is a solution worth exploring. Within a few weeks of consistent tapping sessions, there was a noticeable difference in Casper’s anxiety levels. His meowing decreased substantially, and he could now spend time alone without destroying the furniture.
Separation anxiety in cats is a common challenge. Cats can feel distress when they are left alone for extended periods. Jenny, a pretty calico, found her human family when the pandemic had put a halt to normal life. So when the time came for her human to return to work, Jenny was faced with a situation she had not experienced before – the fact that her human would be away for hours and sometimes days. She resorted to shredding paper and cloth and was more withdrawn.
Some common signs of separation anxiety in cats include excessive vocalization, destructive behavior, inappropriate elimination, excessive grooming, loss of appetite, and withdrawal. It’s important to note that these symptoms can also be indicative of other underlying medical or behavioral issues, so it’s essential to consult with a veterinarian to rule out any potential health concerns.
Separation anxiety is not a reflection of your cat’s behavior or personality, but rather a response to an underlying emotion of anxiety mixed with fear.
In the Chinese Medicinal system, there is a set of meridians that run through our body. These meridians are associated with physical organs and also our emotions. There are some key points along these meridians, and by tapping on these points while focusing on specific emotions, we can free up blocked emotions and help shift emotions, which can also lead to physical well-being.
EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, involves tapping on a series of points on the body (mostly around the face, hands, and near the collarbone).
EFT tapping can be a valuable tool in managing separation anxiety in cats. By addressing the emotional aspect of the anxiety, tapping can help release blocked energy and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. The gentle tapping on specific meridian points can stimulate the body’s energy system, helping to restore balance and reduce anxiety. In my distant EFT sessions with anxious cats, I typically see the cats yawning, relaxing, and often curling off to deep sleep. Jenny, the cat who would shred stuff in her human’s absence, took to EFT right after the first session. She felt that in her new world, she was quite comfortable knowing that her human was away for a specific period and would be back.
Luna, a 3-year-old cat, was terrified of thunderstorms and would hide under the bed, trembling uncontrollably whenever a storm approached. Luna’s human, determined to help her find relief, introduced EFT tapping during thunderstorms. With regular tapping sessions, Luna’s fear gradually diminished, and she became more relaxed during stormy weather. Now, instead of hiding, Luna calmly rests in her favorite spot, knowing that she is safe.
EFT tapping offers several benefits when it comes to alleviating separation anxiety in cats. Firstly, it provides a non-invasive and drug-free approach to managing anxiety. Additionally, EFT tapping helps to promote a sense of calm and relaxation in cats, allowing them to cope better with being alone.
Another benefit of EFT tapping is that it can be easily incorporated into your cat’s daily routine. The technique can be performed in just a few minutes, making it a convenient option for everyone. Furthermore, EFT tapping can be used alongside other anxiety management strategies, such as environmental enrichment and positive reinforcement training, to provide a holistic approach to addressing separation anxiety in cats.
To start EFT tapping for your cat’s separation anxiety, find a quiet, distraction-free area where you and your feline friend can relax. Keep treats or toys handy to reward your cat for their cooperation during the tapping session.
Begin by gently stroking your cat’s body to help them feel more at ease. Using your fingertips, begin tapping in a light and rhythmic motion. Focus on each point for a few seconds before progressing to the next one. Pay close attention to your cat’s reaction and adjust the tapping pressure and speed accordingly.
EFT tapping is safe for cats of all ages and breeds. Introduce the technique gradually, observe your cat’s response, and reach out to a certified practitioner if you need support.
The time it takes to see results with EFT tapping may vary from cat to cat. Some cats may respond positively after just a few sessions, while others may require more time. Consistency is key, so it’s recommended to incorporate EFT tapping into your cat’s daily routine for at least a few weeks before assessing its effectiveness.
Yes, EFT tapping is meant to be used as complementary support and not a replacement for prescribed medications.
If you’re looking for additional resources to help manage your cat’s separation anxiety, here are a few recommendations:
1. Books: Joan Ranquet’s “Emotional Freedom Technique for Animals and their Humans” and “Energy Healing for Animals” are excellent references that offer extensive knowledge and practical advice on how to work with EFT tapping.
2. Professional help: If your cat’s separation anxiety persists or worsens despite your best efforts, it may be beneficial to seek professional help from a certified EFT practitioner. I also include Animal Communication in my sessions. It helps me gain insights into your cat’s take on the situation and what they are feeling.
Separation anxiety can be a challenging issue for both cats and their humans. However, with the gentle approach of EFT tapping, you can provide your beloved feline friend with the emotional support they need to alleviate anxiety and create a sense of calm and security. By understanding the underlying causes of separation anxiety, and introducing EFT tapping into your cat’s routine, you can help them navigate their anxieties. Remember, patience and consistency are key when it comes to addressing separation anxiety in cats. With time and dedication, you can make a positive difference in your cat’s emotional well-being.
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