- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- "Rainbow Bridge" tapping when you are grieving a lost pet
- Using EFT with animals for performance issues
- Try EFT on Everything -- Even Fish!
- "EFT helped save my Goldfish"
- Do you have separation anxiety when you leave your pets?
- Two EFT cases: Reviving a gold fish ... and ... snoring
- 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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Did surrogate EFT help a cat accept a new dog into the household?
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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As you will see in this well written article by Arinda Davis, her cat's animosity toward the new dog appeared to subside with EFT. Because of the passage of time, we cannot clearly conclude that EFT did the entire job here. However, Arinda's approach and the way she tuned into her cat supply a useful model for doing surrogate EFT with our pets.
I wanted to share this tapping experience with you all because it involves surrogate tapping and reinforces what I've always thought about others' right to have their feelings and to be who they choose to be.
Recently we got a dog and brought her home to introduce her to the cat we've had for over three years. I knew the cat wouldn't take it well because she's very territorial and we've had problems with her hissing and scratching at my daughter's friends.
Well, after the dog had sniffed her way around the house, I went to the sliding glass doors to let the cat in from outdoors. The dog followed and watched through the door as the cat walked across the lawn. The cat came trotting up the stairs, glanced inside, and froze, as she found herself nose to nose with the dog, with only a thin pane of glass between them. Immediately, every hair on her body stood on end and she arched her back. My husband called the dog away from the door and I let the cat in. She was incensed. She growled, hissed, and lashed out at the dog, who was uninterested and just wanted to make herself at home. The cat continued this behavior and the dog continued to ignore it. Finally, the cat just disappeared.
After awhile, the cat came out to eat, but when she discovered the dog still there, she made a point of hissing and growling. This went on for a few days with no signs of letting up, so I decided to do some surrogate tapping on the cat.
Most of the time when I do surrogate tapping, I imagine myself tapping on the person or animal, but this time I sensed that I should tap on myself as if I were the cat. I tuned in to her and tapped on my KC point, saying, "I am Kitters" three times, then began. I've learned a few things in the newsletter articles and in forum discussions that have really resonated with me, and as a result have changed some of the tapping wording, as well as adding the top of the head point at the beginning of the tapping round. I began with:
"Just because I'm so infuriated with my people for bringing a dog (said with lots of venom) into the house, I am still a great cat and my people love me". The reminder phrases were: I am infuriated, I am so angry, How could they do this, This anger, etc.
I did another round on the anger until I felt it start to dissipate. I stopped before it was gone because I felt she still wanted to keep some of it around. She was feeling like she was entitled to it.
I cast around for what to work on next, and felt that she didn't understand why we would need another pet. We had gotten the dog because our house had been broken into the day before, so I tapped on, "Just because I don't understand why they would think they need a dog, I am still queen of the house (her words) and my people love me".
The reminder phrases went like this: I don't understand, Why do they need a dog, I'm perfect, Don't they love me?, They shouldn't need a dog. At this point, I felt her start to soften, so I began to tap in the reason we had gotten Molly: But dogs bark, Maybe she would scare away people like the one who was in the house yesterday (Kitters had been in the house when the man broke in and knew he didn't belong there), Maybe there could be a good reason to have a dog, Maybe she would protect me, too, Maybe she'll be okay. I just kept tapping until I could feel understanding settle in.
At this point, I could sense that she was still upset at the thought of living with a dog, and that it was going to take her some time to adjust, but that she would be willing to if we gave her some space to do it her way.
I tapped on: "Just because I've been blindsided by this dog and I'm still angry, I can accept her when I'm ready to and I'm still a great cat that my people love very much".
The reminder phrases were: I'm still angry, I need my space, I'll come around when I want to, I need to tell her (the dog) who's boss, I need to make my place here again with this new creature in the house, I need to come around when I want to, I'm still the queen, My people still love me, I'll come around when I decide to.
At this point, I felt that we were done. That was all she would accept. I left it at that, and let things evolve as they would. Not much changed immediately, but two days later, my husband remarked that the cat had all of a sudden started to calm down. From that day on, she behaved a little better towards the dog every day until she finally started to allow her to be in her space without hissing. Now they share the same water bowl and both wind around my legs in the morning, waiting to be fed. As they are both rather large for their species, and I and my kitchen are on the small side, this is a sometimes clumsy dance, but I'm glad to do it, and to see our animals enjoying each other.
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