- A dog's thunder anxiety fades with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT for a sick dog
- Surrogate tapping on a dog cleared chronic ear infections
- Surrogate EFT restores ailing dog's appetite
- Surrogate EFT for an injured stray dog
- A miracle for a therapy dog with heart worm
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Bilbo the Dog
- EFT for a suffering dog, test anxiety, needle fear and death transitions
- Three cases using EFT for dogs: Two for fear and one for a swollen paw
- EFT newcomer assists with her dog's eye problem
- Did surrogate EFT help a cat accept a new dog into the household?
- How to creatively use EFT on a dog--in this case for toxic reactions
- EFT newcomer successfully uses EFT for her abused dog
- EFT for a snoring schnauzer
- Here is evidence that our pets' emotional issues and behaviors mirror ours--dog behavior changes
- Abused dog is housebroken with the use of EFT
- Two success stories of EFT with dogs: A vacuum cleaner fear and an arthritic back
- Surrogate EFT brings peace to scared animals
- EFT quieted a dog
- The sluggish beagle that suddenly turned frisky
- Did surrogate EFT for Mary's dog remove a lump?
- The mysterious vanishing growth on Marlene's dog
- The dog that used to chew everything
- Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
- An amazing recovery for a tiny dog after a pit bull attack
- Rescuing Mellie the cat from death's door
- Successful EFT tapping - cats have needs too!
- Surrogate EFT helps two cats at a distance
- Bringing peace to a cringing kitten
- The cat who was allergic to his food
- Helping my cat Noodle to walk again
- Two first class uses of Surrogate EFT for Sarah Rushton's cat
- The cat who couldn't pee
- Success with a cat
- EFT successfully handles a CAT-tastrophe!
- What my dying cat taught me about doing EFT on animals
- Surrogate EFT calms aggressive stray cat
- EFT for a scaredy cat
- EFT helps cat through surgery
- Calming down a very scared cat
- The cat who no longer has "accidents" when using her litter tray
- Some ideas about EFT for horses
- EFT calms down a "Spooking Horse"
- Successful surrogate EFT for a choking horse
- Surrogate tapping brings peace to my filly, Rose!
- Because I work with animals every day, I know you can
- Impressive EFT surrogate work helps horse with sensitive hoof and an electric fence
- Surrogate EFT removes a horse's limp
- EFT calms an injured horse and its handler
- Using "mind pictures" for the Setup while doing EFT for Marva the horse
- The horse with many fears
- Impressive surrogate work for ex-champion horse
- EFT reversed the cause of a 7 year chronic uterine infection in our mare!
- Horse with panic attacks helped with EFT
- Tapping for a horse
- Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
- EFT for the healing of our pets
- EFT for a pet
- Stunning physical healing in a baby goat
- EFT for profound grief at losing a pet -- finding a core issue
- Using EFT with animals for performance issues
- "Rainbow Bridge" tapping when you are grieving a lost pet
- "EFT helped save my Goldfish"
- Try EFT on Everything -- Even Fish!
- Two EFT cases: Reviving a gold fish ... and ... snoring
- Do you have separation anxiety when you leave your pets?
- Tapping on your own "chain of worry" before tapping on your pet's problem
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Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
Note: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated. It provides practical uses for EFT Tapping but you should also explore our newest advancement, Optimal EFT, by reading our free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™, and/or get help from a Certified EFT Practitioner.
This case by Martina Becher from Germany at first seemed to be about a dog's car sickness. But, as it turns out, Martina's intuitive approaches also provided benefits regarding family dynamics and limiting beliefs.
Otto, a seven month old puppy, suffered from terrible nausea in the car. He had vomited several times when his owner took him out in the car and by the time I was called me for help, Otto would not get anywhere near it. He even avoided getting into the garage and refused to come near his owner if she wanted to put a collar and lead on him.
Tina, his owner, has three young children, the eldest being 7 years old, the youngest 3 years old. When I first met Otto I was taken by his charm and puppy love. As he was all over me licking and showing his affection I noticed the sadness in Tina´s eyes. She explained that the motion sickness was his only problem so I made a note in my head about her sad eyes for further investigation when the time would be right. Then we started tapping for Otto´s sickness.
Even though I am afraid of the car because it makes me ill, I know I am a good dog doing the best I can and I am safe with Tina.
After a few rounds of tapping on these lines I got the notion that Otto felt very unhappy in himself, as if he was wondering what might be wrong with him. I sensed a great loneliness in his heart and got the message that he did not feel at home at all in this family. I shared my impressions with Tina who said that he loved everybody but her. Otto would not come to greet her in the morning, would not sit and cuddle with her in the evening whilst he enjoyed playing with her husband and their children.
Talking about her relationship with Otto Tina told me that she would never allow him to lick her nor the children - which is almost impossible for a puppy. If he tried licking her she would simply turn away from him, ignoring him – a method she had learned from her dog trainer. When I informed Tina that licking is a very important way of expressing adoration and affection she suddenly understood why he had begun to almost compulsively lick himself. So I asked her why she was so strict on this – her mother had told her that dogs pass on infections and worms to people when licking. So we tapped surrogately:
Even though Otto is passing on worms and infections in his saliva I know he is a good puppy doing the best he can.
Even though dog worms cause great problems and I hate them…
After a few rounds of tapping on infections and worms and mothers not allowing dogs to lick, Tina had a massive shift, saying, “I am not really particular about this, I don´t really mind, I am not overly clean or fussy.” Tina continued to tell me that she often felt overwhelmed by looking after her children and the puppy and more than once had thought about having to give him another home.
She had also been very strict on him, saying she was stressing him because she wanted him to be obedient and no danger to her children. So we tapped on her need to control her pup which, as it turned out, originated from her own childhood experience when the family dog had more than once severely bitten her sister and could never be trusted. After taking the history we decided to treat Otto´s motion sickness first and her traumatic experience as a child later.
When we resumed tapping on the car sickness surrogately, Otto watched us closely and then went to sleep. The next step took us to the car to test the result. Otto walked up to it and even allowed me to lift him into the car where Tina was already sitting. We continued tapping there until Otto calmed down, stopped drooling and went to sleep. This session was finished by a short ride in the car with Otto panting a little but not drooling at all.
Our next session started off in the car, Otto being fairly calm and did not seem to mind. Again, we tapped for him surrogately and took him for a short ride together with my own dog. Otto who enjoyed the company of the much older dog was neither sick nor nervous whilst I was tapping for him.
On our third meeting, Tina told me that Otto had been out on a ten minute ride in the car, all calm and collected. He had not tried to avoid the garage and had allowed Tina to lift him into the car which had been impossible before the treatment.
To advance even further, we tapped on his remaining motion sickness and went for a 15 minute ride to go for a walk with the dogs. Otto was calm, neither panting nor drooling. Whilst walking in the forest, Tina and I started working on her issue. I instructed Tina to tell me about her experiences with her childhood dog, using the Tell the Story Technique.
After all her distress about her sister having been bitten by mother´s dog and her mother not doing anything about it had gone Tina realized that she had treated Otto harshly because she was afraid that he would turn against her own children. We tapped for a few rounds on:
Even though I am afraid that Otto will bite my children one day and then I´d have to give him up… and I choose to see Otto´s real character.
Even though I have not allowed myself to really love Otto in case he might turn against my children and I would have to give him up I choose to give him a fair chance.
Our walk ended on a very happy note with Tina allowing herself for the first time ever to really feel her love for Otto. Otto in turn was quite content to get back into the car; he was well and happy all the way home.
A few weeks later, Tina phoned me to let me know that she and Otto had become a great team, and Otto´s car sickness and nausea had never returned. Imagine how happy I was to hear about this. Thanks to EFT, this wonderful puppy´s life had taken a complete turnaround.
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