I am an energetic practitioner for animals and I teach classes in animal communication and energy healing. Here is a story about Drago the Stallion. We brought our students to a stable where we were given permission to work on several horses. Dividing the students among the horses, I was observing one group who were not having any success connecting to the horse.
Their efforts to connect with him to ask permission resulted in his turning away from them and ignoring them. I thought what a perfect opportunity to show how EFT can also be a tool for communicating and healing.
I began to tap on myself as a surrogate for Drago, saying:
Even though no one takes time to understand me and what I am feeling, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
After the second time saying that phrase, Drago whipped his head around and began nodding yes. I continued to tap and communicate what it was the students wanted to offer him to heal his emotional wounds.
Even though I don't know these people and I am afraid of strangers, I deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though they say they want to help me, and I am afraid, I choose to trust them.
Even though I feel these emotions that are so foreign to me, I choose to be open to these humans. I choose to trust...
Then I used words of trust, love, respect, honor on all the end points, tapping on myself.
After three minutes or so of tapping, he then stepped forward and began accepting the students' Reiki energy. He then proceeded to let the students stroke him. The barn staff was amazed as he was known as the wild crazy one, who had almost bit off the stablehand's finger.
The owner was so impressed with the results, she asked if the students would continue working on him. I taught the students to tap for him while employing Reiki energy. For those familiar with Reiki, they would visualize the symbols entering the areas where they tapped.
After four sessions, the horse was a different animal. We also instructed the staff not to call him names, because that hurt his feelings, and he felt he would live up to all the nasty names he was called. So we tapped that if anyone called him a nasty name, he would look at them and then ignore them for he now knew his self-worth.
We communicated to the horse through EFT, tapping while sending our thoughts and mental images to him. We let him know that, whenever he felt agitated, he might imagine someone tapping on him. We sent him our intention that when he began to feel uneasy, he was to remember us tapping and know that the anxiety would ease up.
Today he is a beautiful stallion that is magnificent in the ring.
Northern Illinois (NW of Chicago), USA
From the EFTfree Archives, which are now a part of EFT International .
Originally published on May 11, 2010.
EFT is a wonderful tool for your toolbox, I use it with almost every communication (usually i am communicating with them because of an issue).
Besides communicating with the animal, i can also assist with clearing up the issue at hand.
I developed a DVD showing how to apply EFT to animals using the Teddy Bear or the humans as surrogates. The clients usually end up wanting to learn so they can work on their animals. The secret benefit is it also helps the humans, of which they are often an integral part of the issue.
thank you for the tip. Here is one for the dogs:
Does anyone have a dog that is nervous and anxious when getting into the car? I noticed a pattern after several dogs said that it was the vibrations of the tires on the pavement that created a “weird” (their word) sensation in their belly, this in turn made them nervous and anxious.
I was at giving reading at a rescue event and a couple brought their dog. They told me they have difficulty getting him in the car, and when they do, he pants quite heavily and moans.
I became his surrogate: Even though i hate getting in the car, I deeply…..
Even though the motion makes me feel uncomfortable, I …..
Even though i feel anxious and i vomit, I …..
Tapping on the points:
I choose to release my fears, because my mommy loves me
I choose to release my fears,
I choose to believe i am safe,
and continued as other mental pictures came from the dog
When i came home that night, i found an email from them saying when it was time to leave, the dog walked calmly to the car, jumped in the back seat and slept on the way home.
I connected to him and said i was very proud of him. He replied, riding in the car is still not his favorite thing, but he no longer fears it.
Jackie Branagan says
I love this! As an animal communicator I have found a new tool, one that is gentle and really works. It’s something I use for myself and my human clients. Thank you for letting us all know that we can use EFT for our animals. Great!
Ange Finn says
An excellent example of how to use EFT with horses. I’m so glad to read this! You really nailed it with “no one takes time to understand me”. Your students learned a lot that day, and Drago found a way to calm down and restore his own confidence.
Here’s a shortcut tip with horses, to produce quick relaxation: tapping the upper lip just below the nostrils. For a nervous or mouthy horse who wants to grab your finger when you try that, or pulls away, simply tap your own under the nose point while looking at that spot on the horse.
Linda, I hope you will post more horse and other animal stories!