How To Calm Your Pet Down Using TFT

Thought Field Therapy has proven to be useful for managing everything from insomnia and weight loss to anxiety and depression. It can be used on adults and children and, believe it or not, even animals.

One of the biggest ways TFT is used is as a way to manage and overcome traumatic memories. While animals don’t remember things the same way we do, in vivid pictures, they experience trauma during their lives just like humans do and can be triggered by circumstances or even by smells. Each animal responds differently depending on their personality and their past experiences.

Here are a few examples of how dogs experience trauma:

  • A rescue dog flinches every time you try to pet her because in the past, a hand coming toward her meant she was about to be hit.
  • A cat experiences massive anxiety due to previously being in a home where the family had a dog that attacked him more than once, resulting in multiple trips to the vet for stitches.
  • A horse, after being mistreated by a male owner, is terrified of all men, frequently getting hostile when they try to come near her.

We don’t always know exactly why an animal reacts to something the way they do but what we do know is that certain behaviors and responses are a sign that an animal has experienced some type of trauma at some point in their life. Our guess is, if your pet has experienced trauma, you know (or at least have a feeling).

For most people, pets are family. You care deeply for your pet and when they hurt, you hurt. That’s why today, we’re going to tell you how to use TFT to help your pets overcome their own traumatic past.

We’ll share the basic tapping pattern for trauma with you in just a moment but first, let’s go over the two ways you can use tapping with your pets.

  1. Tapping directly on your pet: Some animals will be more receptive to this than others but if you choose to try this method, you’ll use the same meridian points you would use on yourself. Keep in mind that some of the meridians are in places that animals typically don’t like being touched so this may be difficult depending on your pet’s personality.
  2. Surrogate/Proxy tapping: In this method, you hold the animal in your lap (or right next to you, touching, for a larger animal) “tune into” or focus on the specific issue you want to work on, and use the tapping pattern on yourself. By tuning into the issue your pet is struggling with, you create a connection between your energy and his, allowing you to help your pet by tapping on yourself.

We know there are a lot of other things that you can use TFT for but we want to start you off with the basic tapping pattern for trauma. Here it is:

Step One. Focus on the issue, in this case whatever behavior or emotion your pet is exhibiting. Come up with a simple phrase or sentence that describes the problem clearly in your mind. It should be short and to the point, something like “Bella is very anxious” or “Rusty is afraid to be touched”.

Step Two. Using your fingertips, taps about 10 times each:

  • Side of hand (or paw)
  • Under nose
  • Beginning of Eyebrow
  • Under eye
  • Under arm
  • Under collarbone
  • Little finger
  • Under collarbone
  • Index finger
  • Under collarbone

Step Three. Do the 9 Gamut Series. While continuously tapping the gamut spot:

(In this case, even if you are tapping on your pet, you will do the following 9 things yourself)

  1. Close eyes
  2. Open eyes
  3. Keeping your head straight, look down and left
  4. Keeping your head straight, look down and right
  5. Roll your eyes in a complete circle one direction
  6. Roll your eyes in a complete circle in the other direction
  7. Hum a couple bars of any tune
  8. Count to 5
  9. Hum again

Step Four. Using your fingertips, taps about 10 times each:

  • Side of hand (or paw)
  • Under nose
  • Beginning of Eyebrow
  • Under eye
  • Under arm
  • Under collarbone
  • Little finger
  • Under collarbone
  • Index finger
  • Under collarbone

Step Five. While continuously tapping the gamut spot, roll your eyes from floor to ceiling slowly.

After you complete the entire sequence, evaluate how your pet is doing now compared to before tapping. If they are still exhibiting the same issue but you see some improvement, try doing the tapping sequence again.

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