EFT Tapping Training

by Jean Hofve, DVM EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), or "Tapping," is one of the most amazing healing modalities ever discovered. It's free to learn, and easy to apply. I recommend it for both people and animals, and both together! Here's a 4-minute video on where and how to tap: You can find lots of information and examples of applying EFT to animals in the EFT category on this site, but today I'd like to talk about how it works in people, and to encourage you to learn and apply it in ...

2017-02-26T09:57:37-07:00

Indoor Enrichment for Cats

Cats are smart, and they naturally know everything they need to know about being a cat. However, they do not know about things like cars, dogs, infectious diseases, and other outdoor hazards. Like young children, cats need to be protected from dangers they can't anticipate or handle. That's why Little Big Cat recommends that cats be kept indoors, and not allowed to roam loose outside. (See our article "Indoors or Outdoors" for more information.) Now, many people think that this is cruel. They say that Nature intended for cats to ...

2018-02-20T11:56:06-07:00

EFT in Practice: Help for Separation Anxiety in a Cat

By Colleen Flanagan Reprinted with permission from www.eftuniverse.com. I hope this case study helps people understand that animals have excellent memories, especially for traumatic events.  Also, many pets can see the pictures in our minds and will send pictures to us as a form of communication.  Some critters can even see spirits as their clairvoyance, unlike ours, is pure and unblocked.  EFT is an effective tool to release an animal’s fears of distressing memories, upsetting sights and strangers - even celestial ones - in its home. “Jackie” called me for ...

2013-02-23T08:17:11-07:00

Double the Fun, Double the Territory!

By Jackson Galaxy Michael, Patty, their toddler Pandora, and most of all, their cat Tess, had a big problem*. As Pandora was becoming more and more mobile, Tess was getting increasingly irritated. The problem culminated a few days before they called me, when Tess took a swipe at Pandora and broke the skin near her eye. Michael was in a true panic, since Tess had already been surrendered to the local shelter for her behavior, where she promptly turned absolutely wild. When Michael learned that Tess was to be euthanized, ...

2014-01-13T20:12:10-07:00

Pet “OCD”

Dr. Nicholas Dodman, director of the Behavior Clinics at the veterinary school at Tufts University, recently spoke about compulsive behaviors in animals at the conference of the The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. "Like people with compulsive behaviors, such as famously washing their hands until their skin is raw," said Dodman, "animals can have similar behaviors." He said that pet OCD is thought to affect about 5% of pets. Compulsive behaviors in animals include cribbing and windsucking in horses; wool-sucking and fur-pulling in cats; and in dogs, fly-snapping and ...

2018-06-09T13:44:29-07:00

Play Therapy

by Jackson Galaxy As you pass innocently by a doorway, your cat pounces fiercely on your ankle, gnawing and clawing until blood is drawn, and then bolting away under the bed...Two littermates, now six years old, suddenly start fighting and can’t be in the same room together anymore...Perhaps your cat is vocalizing so loudly at 4:00 A.M. that you seriously wish that you had become a tropical fish enthusiast somewhere along the line. Strange as it may seem, these unpleasant activities may have a common cause—and a common solution: regular, ...

2017-07-02T19:54:29-07:00

EFT Tapping for Animals

Tapping, Meridian Therapies, or "Energy Psychology, including EFT (Emotional freedom Techniques) are techniques based on points along traditional Chinese acupuncture meridians. Sometimes these are referred to as "tapping" because they involve stimulating certain points by tapping them with the fingers. EFT was developed by Gary Craig. Other techniques include EMDR, TAT, TFT, and BSFF. The basic theory behind these therapies is that "the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system." Negative emotions can give rise to physical and behavioral problems. By tapping on specific ...

2017-02-26T10:08:07-07:00

Flower Essences for Animals

By Jean Hofve, DVM Flower essences (remedies) are specially prepared extracts of the flowering parts of certain plants. They work through energy fields to heal stress and disease from the inside. Flower essences were first developed by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician who gave up his busy practice to study and prepare the 38 flower essences which now bear his name. We frequently use essences to help with emotional, physical, and behavioral problems in animals. Since Dr. Bach's time, many other essences have been created around the world, not ...

2016-08-27T02:55:26-07:00

Squirt Bottles, Punishment, and Cat Behavior

By Jackson Galaxy The scenario plays out with cat guardians everywhere: the cat is always getting into something, like jumping onto counters, climbing up screen doors or drapes…and the list goes on. It seems like everyone these days is armed with a handy squirt bottle or squirt gun; sometimes, as I've seen in clients' homes, in every room of the house. Somewhere along the line, this punishing tool has become as prevalent and acceptable as just saying a loud "NO!" In response, we've had many queries, both on line and ...

2012-07-04T07:42:44-07:00

EFT in Practice: EFT Helps Aggressive Stray find Love and a New Home

by Maureen Cram, Stuffbusters Article reprinted with permission from www.emofree.com (now www.eftuniverse.com/). Maureen Cram from South Africa completely shifts the life of a stray cat by using surrogate EFT. Of interest here is how she "tunes in" to the cat. Many people (perhaps everyone) can do this. We can also tune in to each other and this ability brings with it superb healing potential. By Maureen Cram Hi Gary, I wanted to tell you about my use of EFT with animals here in South Africa.  My husband and I have ...

2015-11-16T09:05:30-07:00