What is Tapping
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an complimentary/alternative support for physical pain and emotional distress. It’s also referred to as Tapping or psychological acupressure. EFT helps to restore balance to one’s energy body thus helping to reduce symptoms of pain or a negative emotional state. Reduction of stress and anxiety supports the body’s innate ability to heal high stress and/or anxiety which can influence disease or illness. EFT makes use of meridian points to help balance the body’s energy flow in a similar way as acupuncture but through the use of fingertips rather than needles.
EFT involves tapping on a sequence of selected acupuncture points (acupoints) while the individual doing the tapping states emotionally-evocative, personally-relevant phrases. The core principle behind tapping on acupoints has to do with sending deactivating signals to the nervous system thus reducing the body’s threat response while activating signals that can enhance greater relaxation. EFT can support managing challenging mental states, working with emotions that contribute to illness as well as tuning into inner resources to promote healing.
What is Tapping for Animals
Tapping can effectively be used to support the health and wellbeing of our animal companions. It can provide the same stress reducing, health promoting benefits as it does for humans. There are several ways to use tapping for animal. The main three ways that tapping can be used for animals are: tapping on the animal, acting as a surrogate for the animal and energetically connecting with the animal and tapping for their highest good.
How I Use Tapping
I use heart connection/energy connection between the person and their animal companion as a way to bring tapping to animal companions (unless there is no animal guardian of record or the guardian is unable to tap then I am the heart connection with the animal). If I am the heart connection for the animal, my sessions are distance sessions.
My sessions include two parts: 1) guiding a tapping session with the person to reduce their heightened emotions surrounding the animal’s issues and 2) guiding the person in creating the heart connection and tapping for their animal companion. Having the human and their animal companion connect supports the bond between the two. Guiding the person through the tapping process reduces stress and anxiety they may be experiencing due to the state of the animal which then brings greater calmness and sense of strength to the tapping session for the animal.
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