Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Animals

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or 'Tapping' is a holistic mind/body therapy that blends Western psychology and Eastern healing methods. The underlying principle is that negative emotions are stored in the body's energy system causing a disruption or blockage which ultimately causes physical or emotional stress and disease. 

EFT is a form of acupressure, based on the same energy points used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments (except without the needles). Instead of needles, we use our fingers to gently 'tap' on certain energy points. Rather than tapping on an animal, however, we tap on ourselves. This is known as "surrogate tapping". 

EFT for animals uses precisely the same technique, but it doesn't actually involve tapping on your pet.


EFT can be done on behalf of an animal via 'surrogate' tapping. The way this works is we tap on ourselves and on behalf of an animal. Tapping is gently done with the fingertips to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on various points on the body (on ourselves, on behalf of the animal).

This 'surrogate  tapping' helps work to clear the 'block' in an animal's bioenergy system and to restore balance. The technique can produce a calming effect, and may bring almost immediate relief- physical and emotional healing. 

The use of surrogate tapping as a potential healing tool was actually discovered by a new mother with a premature baby. The mother was sitting by her tiny son's incubator, unable to touch him, and feeling helpless and distraught. She began tapping on herself while focusing on her baby's condition, and amazingly, the baby began to improve! 

In using EFT to help an animal, the focus comes from the animal's human caregiver with the attention being directed towards their animal. This helps to connect the animal's energy to us. We focus the attention on whatever issue the animal has, whether it be physical, behavioural, or emotional (ie. a physical illness, separation anxiety, lack of appetite, or whatever issue we want to help resolve).

EFT practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they prescribe pharmaceutical substances or perform medical treatment, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. 


EFT, Reiki and other energy therapies are not a substitute for medical or veterinary care.


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