Tapping for animals isn’t always as successful as tapping for people, mainly because it’s not as easy to tap into what they might be feeling. But it’s always worth a try.
Sit near the animal, and if you can, be touching them. Close your eyes, relax and see if you can sense what they might be feeling. If they are injured, or sick, it will be easier to get some ideas on what to tap on. Then surrogate tap just as you would for a person.
Here’s an example:
When our Maine Coon cat was a kitten, he liked to climb. Now climbing isn’t really a Maine Coon’s forte as they are a heavy breed. But when they are young, they’re a bit more adventurous. Christo had had a few climbing adventures, but the biggest problem was usually that he could get up and then couldn’t figure out how to get down. The first time he found himself stuck up a tree, he managed to jump onto the shed roof, and then down onto the bank behind it.
But on this particular day, he’d chosen a much bigger tree with nothing nearby he could jump onto and he was really stuck. Our property is on a slope, and there was no way we could figure out to help him down. He was howling and agitated, and the only thing I could think to do was tap.
So I tapped for “Even though I, Christo, am stuck up this tree and and am scared” first. Then tapped on other aspects like “Mum and Dad can’t help me”, “I don’t know what to do”. He became less agitated, but no less stuck. Finally I put in a Choice “Even though I, Christo, am stuck up this tree and don’t know how to get down, I’m a clever kitten and can figure out a way down”. I keep tapping this for a few minutes and soon he found a way that he could get onto a tree nearby that had a sloping branch he could get down.
We’ll never know if he would have figured it out anyway, but it made me feel like I was helping! Although this adventure ended up ok, as he got bigger he realized his tree climbing days were over.
While EFT has produced remarkable clinical results, it is still be considered to be in the experimental stage and each user must take complete responsibility for their own use of it.