- 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
- Two success stories of EFT with dogs: A vacuum cleaner fear and an arthritic back
- Surrogate EFT brings peace to scared animals
- Abused dog is housebroken with the use of EFT
- The sluggish beagle that suddenly turned frisky
- Did surrogate EFT for Mary's dog remove a lump?
- EFT quieted a dog
- Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
- An amazing recovery for a tiny dog after a pit bull attack
- The mysterious vanishing growth on Marlene's dog
- The dog that used to chew everything
- Surrogate EFT for a sick dog
- Surrogate tapping on a dog cleared chronic ear infections
- A dog's thunder anxiety fades with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT for an injured stray dog
- A miracle for a therapy dog with heart worm
- Surrogate EFT restores ailing dog's appetite
- 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
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Bilbo the Dog
- Success with a cat
- The cat who couldn't pee
- What my dying cat taught me about doing EFT on animals
- EFT successfully handles a CAT-tastrophe!
- EFT for a scaredy cat
- Surrogate EFT calms aggressive stray cat
- EFT helps cat through surgery
- The cat who no longer has "accidents" when using her litter tray
- Calming down a very scared cat
- Surrogate EFT helps two cats at a distance
- Rescuing Mellie the cat from death's door
- Successful EFT tapping - cats have needs too!
- 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
- Impressive EFT surrogate work helps horse with sensitive hoof and an electric fence
- Surrogate EFT removes a horse's limp
- Using "mind pictures" for the Setup while doing EFT for Marva the horse
- EFT calms an injured horse and its handler
- Impressive surrogate work for ex-champion horse
- The horse with many fears
- Horse with panic attacks helped with EFT
- EFT reversed the cause of a 7 year chronic uterine infection in our mare!
- Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
- Tapping for a horse
- 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
- 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
- EFT for the healing of our pets
- EFT for a pet
- Stunning physical healing in a baby goat
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Success with a cat
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.
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Maureen Cram from South Africa blends surrogate EFT with creative approaches to give us ideas that are useful for the various fears that animals develop. She sets the stage regarding her cat's specific fear by saying, "In the past, when I went into the bedroom and opened the dresser where the dreaded hair dryer lives, she [my cat] would leap off our bed in absolute panic, even if she had been asleep, and fly out of the room as fast as she could."
After reading in your Newsletter about Sarah Rushton’s success with her cat and the vacuum cleaner I decided I would try EFT on one of my cats, Matewis (it is an Afrikaans word and is pronounced Ma-teeah-vis) for her fear of the hair dryer.
In the past, when I went into the bedroom and opened the dresser where the dreaded hair dryer lives, she would leap off our bed in absolute panic, even if she had been asleep, and fly out of the room as fast as she could. Like many of us, we use EFT for ‘big things’ but on small things such as Matewis’ fear of the hair dryer it had not previously occurred to me to help her fix her fear with EFT.
I started off by not even opening the drawer in the dresser but watched her asleep on the bed and started tapping for her (surrogately).
Even though I hate that black thing … the noise it makes … it really hurts my ears … I am a great cat.
Even though that black thing is out to get me, I am a great cat.
Even though that black thing makes a terrible noise and I can’t stand it … I am a great cat.
EB: I hate that black thing.
OE: I can’t stand the noise.
UE: I know it is out to get me.
UN: How come the other cats sleep through it?
UC: It must hurt their ears.
CB: Maybe I am more sensitive than they are.
UA: I am the only girl around here.
TOH: I hate the noise it makes.
Then I did another round while she was still sleeping on the bed.
Even though I feel embarrassed when I leap off the bed and rush off, I am still a great cat.
Even though even Uti is OK with the black thing and I can sit outside in the thunder and he can’t, I am still a great cat. (Uti is our ginger cat and the one who has had the most EFT as he had the most issues in the past)
EB: I feel embarrassed about this.
OE: I am supposed to be the queen cat and look at me.
UE: I need to do something about this but what?
UN: Maybe I can ignore the noise.
UC: Maybe I can act like the other cats and ignore that nasty black thing.
CB: I can do anything I want to, I am the great Matewis.
UA: I am in control here.
TOH: I can safely ignore the black thing.
I then opened the drawer and carefully took out the hair dryer. Matewis opened her eyes and looked at me. Then she closed them again and went back to sleep. Great improvement! I waved the hair dryer around … nothing happened. I plugged it in … turned it on low by the side of the bed away from her and she looked up. Then she stretched and walked off the bed and sauntered out of the bedroom. Round one to EFT!
She is not always in the bedroom asleep when I want to dry my hair but over a period of a week or so I would continue to tap on her when she was on the bed. The next time I took out the hair dryer and placed it on the bed. She just sat and looked at it. I went and tapped on her between her eyebrows, saying:
Even though I don’t like that black thing I am the brave Matewis.
Even though I was embarrassed by the black thing I can ignore it and the noise it makes.
Even though I am the only one who seems bothered by the black thing, what if I wasn’t?
I then tapped on myself surrogately for the points.
EB: I am the brave Matewis
OE: I can do whatever I want
UE: I can safely ignore the black thing
UN: I am just as good as the other cats so I can do the same as they do
UC: I know the black thing will not get me
CB: It hasn’t got me yet
UA: It hasn’t got any of us
TOH: I can do this right now
I plugged in the dryer and began to dry my hair. She sat there and during the course of drying my hair three other cats got up and sauntered off and Matewis did the same. The last lot of EFT I did for her was as follows:
Even though I’m still not sure about that black thing, I am the great Matewis.
Even though I wish it would go away, I am the great Matewis.
Even though it might get me one of these days, I can decide to be in control here.
When I had a fear of claustrophobia about putting on my dry suit for water skiing in cold water, my EFT therapist tapped with me on using the words ‘the dry suit is my friend’… and that worked really well. I used the same idea.
EB: The black thing is my friend
OE: I am fine with the black thing now
UE: The black thing is my friend
UN: I am in control
UC: The black thing is my friend
CB: I can safely tune out and ignore the noise
UA: The black thing is my friend
TOH: It is easy and safe for me to ignore the black thing right now
Today I opened the drawer, took out the hair dryer, put it on the bed. She meowed hello at me so I patted her and told her how brave she was. She sat there and I plugged it in. I sat on the bed, petting her with one hand and turned on the hair dryer with the other. She was fine. I stopped petting her and kept the dryer on. She looked at me, tucked her paws under her and went back to sleep while I finished drying my hair.
Later I was using my electric razor in the bedroom and she actually came back into the room, jumped on the bed and went to sleep while the razor whined on! I continue to be amazed at the ‘things’ EFT can do!
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