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EFT for a scaredy cat

EFt Tapping Outdated ImageNote: This is one of 3,000 articles written prior to the updated Gold Standard (Official) EFT Tapping Tutorial™. As a result, it is likely outdated.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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Hi Everyone,

JoAnn SkyWatcher's cat responds nicely to surrogate EFT. This simple idea has wide use for animals of all kinds.

Hugs, Gary


By JoAnn SkyWatcher

Ginger is a sweet cat even though she's been a scaredy-cat. Her mother was mostly feral and taught Ginger to be afraid of humans. Ginger's mother disappeared a year ago, most likely munched by a bobcat that was living near our pond at the time. We've had Ginger for 2 1/2 years, and she's a hardy outside cat who ruthlessly (hey, she's a cat! What do you expect?) keeps down the mice population in our home.

Even though we feed Ginger, and she loves being petted (though only by us), she hasn't liked us picking her up or putting her on our laps. She's gotten a lot friendlier in the year since her mother vanished.

Just the other day, I really wanted Ginger on my lap. I was outside sitting in a lawn chair, and Ginger walked over to me. I tried picking her up and she jumped out of my hands. So, I thought I would try surrogate EFT, on her. I didn't even have to physically tap on my cat. She's way too skittish for that. Here is how I did it. I imagined that I was Ginger. I tapped on my karate chop point saying:

Even though my mother taught me not to trust people, I'm an OK cat.

Even though I've been afraid of people, including JoAnn, and I'm an OK cat.

Even though I'm a scaredy-cat, and my mother taught me to be leery of people, I'm an OK cat.

I tapped on my meridians for one round saying "scaredy-cat" as a reminder phrase. Then I did another round, saying things like:

My mom taught me not to trust people

Maybe I can trust JoAnn, she's been feeding me for my whole life JoAnn hasn't hurt me.

Maybe I can trust her.

Maybe it's okay for me to get on her lap. I can trust JoAnn.

It is okay for me to get on her lap. I feel safe on JoAnn's lap.

After I finished, Ginger let me pick her up. She didn't struggle at all. I put her on my lap and didn't feel any resistance. I started to pet her and she let me. She stayed on my lap for 10 minutes, purring as I stroked her fur.

EFT is an amazing tool! Gary Craig says try it on everything, and that includes even a scaredy-cat named Ginger.

JoAnn SkyWatcher

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