Updated: Aug 27
Every day, there seems to be a new self-improvement craze sweeping the nation. From Reiki and detox juice cleanses to acupuncture, it can be hard to know which wellness trend is worth investing your time and energy in. But what if we told you there was a practice that could benefit both you and your pet and is free?
EFT tapping, or emotional freedom technique tapping, is a stress-relieving technique that has been shown to provide benefits for both animals and humans.
Basics Of Using the Technique Of EFT Tapping
Gary Craig created EFT Tapping in the 1990s. EFT tapping is a stress-relieving technique that has been shown to provide benefits for both animals and humans. There are over 100 studies that demonstrate its effectiveness. It is based on the premise that our bodies are energy systems and that imbalances in our energy can lead to physical, emotional, and behavioral issues. EFT Tapping uses pressure and acupressure points on these meridians to help release emotions that are trapped in the body. This can be done by tapping with your fingertips on different parts of your body. By tapping on specific points on the body, we can help to re-balance the body's energy and reduce or eliminate these issues.
How To Use EFT Tapping With Your Pet
Now that you know a little about EFT tapping let's explore how you can use it with your pet. The first step is identifying the issue you want to address with EFT tapping. Once you have identified the issue, the next step is to find a quiet place where you and your pet can sit or lie down comfortably, free from distractions.
If your pet is comfortable with being touched, you will want to gently tap on specific points on their head and body while focusing on the issue at hand. As you tap on each point, say aloud or to yourself phrases like "even though _____ (issue), I deeply and completely love and accept myself/my pet."
You will want to tap on each of the following points for about five seconds in the order below and then move to the next point. The points you will want to tap on are:
- the top of the head
- between the eyebrows
- side of the eye
- under the eye
- under the nose
- on the chin
- under the arm
You can find a list of the specific points you want to tap here.
After you have tapped on all the points, take a few deep breaths and relax. You can repeat this process as often as needed until you feel the issue has resolved itself. You may also want to try incorporating some EFT tapping into your daily routine, such as before meals or during walks. With a bit of practice, you'll be amazed at how this simple technique can help your pet feel calmer and more balanced.
Extra Tips to Keep In Mind While Practicing EFT With Your Animal.
Find a quiet place where you and your pet can be alone and free from distractions.
Start by gently tapping on your pet's head and neck while saying positive affirmations out loud.
If your pet seems anxious or resistant at first, be patient and continue tapping gently until your pet begins to relax. You, the pet parent, must also stay relaxed and breathing.
Try incorporating EFT tapping into your daily routine, such as before meals or during walks.
EFT tapping can be an alternative for emotional and physical conditions. Much research shows its effectiveness in anxiety, depression, and PTSD in humans. While more data and analysis can be beneficial for use in pets, EFT tapping is a simple but effective technique that can provide many benefits for both animals and humans. By taking the time to tap on specific points on the body, you can help to re-balance your pet's energy and reduce or eliminate any physical, emotional, or behavioral issues they may be experiencing. With a bit of practice, EFT tapping can become a part of your daily routine and help your pet feel calmer and more balanced.
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