EFT for Animals and People



What is EFT?

EFT for animals and people is also known as Emotional Freedom Technique. This method was originally created to assist the psychotherapy profession. For many people, it has greatly reduced the therapy time to just minutes or hours. EFT addresses emotional causes or energy disruptions in the body and traditional medicine does not really focus on this aspect.

Just as in people, animals can have emotional problems that are expressed through disruptive behaviors or health issues, especially those that have been through a traumatic experience such as a fire, hurricane, car accident, mental or physical abuse, or loss of a beloved human or animal friend. Most people are familiar with the terms acupuncture and acupressure, where certain points are stimulated on the body. EFT is done by tapping on energy meridian points with your fingers.

What are the benefits of EFT for animals and people?

EFT has the ability to help animals and people diminish or eliminate issues such as:
  • Anxiety due to being separated, going to the vet, etc.
  • Known or suspected past mental or physical abuse
  • Known fears such as thunderstorms or fireworks
  • Unknown fears
  • Aggression towards people and other animals
  • Depression
  • Health issues
  • Pain relief
  • Relationship problems
  • Training and focus problems

  • How is EFT for animals and people administered?

    EFT is very simple to learn, even a child can do it. There are only 8-9 main points on the body that are used (see the above diagram). EFT for animals and people can be administered:
  • By tapping on the person or animal directly
  • By a person tapping on themselves as if they were the animal
  • By tapping on a doll or stuffed animal as if it were the person or animal


  • The surrogate method (tapping on a person or a stuffed animal) is best when an animal does not want to be tapped on or is not able to be because of the situation (such as an aggressive or scared animal). EFT bears are perfect for this. They can also be used for Reiki and other energy work.

    It may be hard to believe, but because EFT is energy based, it can be done successfully by distance, whether you are doing it from across the room, city, state, or country.

    How quickly can someone see results with EFT for people or animals?

    During the tapping sessions, statements are made to help release the emotional blockages. Often, one session of EFT is all it takes to get results. The more specific you can be with the details of the situation, the better the results will be. Depending on the situation, you may need to do daily sessions for several days or a week or more before you achieve the desired outcome.

    How can I learn more about Emotional Freedom Technique for animals or myself?

  • Take an EFT for animals and people workshop. To learn more about the workshop and see the schedule, please click here.
  • If you are interested in EFT for yourself, we highly recommend Helen Racz.
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