Can EFT Be Used with Animals?

Question: I know that acupuncture can be used with animals. Do animals have comfort spots as well and can we use EFT with them?

 
Answer: Yes and some people are doing this with great success.  To do so involves a certain degree of understanding and rapport with your animals but obviously many pet owners have this already.  You use words and phrases said in a comforting voice to the animal.  It doesn’t seem logical to most people to suggest to the animal that they deeply and completely accept themselves, but rather just to tell them that you love them. The animals seem to readily sense the meaning of what you say even if they don’t comprehend the exact words. 

 

The tapping points used with animals are usually the inner eyebrow spot, the under eye spot and the under arm spot (the “under arm” for an animal being the back of the top of their foreleg).  Some people who have used EFT with animals have found it more calming to the animal to simply hold the comfort spot or rub or stroke it gently rather than to tap (which may alarm a frightened or nervous animal).  I have seen EFT calm animals remarkably quickly, and I think that this is a use of the method which we are going to see a great deal more of in the future.

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