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Pain Management

We saw the swelling subside in front of our eyes.

Important Note: This article was written prior to 2010 and is now outdated. Please use my newest advancement, Optimal EFT. It is more efficient, more powerful and clearly explained in my free e-book, The Unseen Therapist™.  Best wishes, Gary

Hi Everyone,

Catherine Driscoll brings to our attention some surrogate tapping experiences with dogs--one of them quite dramatic. I asked her why dogs seem to respond so well to surrogate tapping and she told me, "Animals are VERY responsive to energetic therapies, such as acupuncture, homoeopathy, Bach flower remedies, etc. As dogs are very much ruled by feelings, I guess they respond well to energies." It could also be that Catherine's keen love for dogs aids the process. To me, our results with surrogate tapping are evidence of a spiritual oneness that connects us all. In time, we may learn that the more we involve love in the process, the better results we will get from our surrogate (or intentional) tapping.

Hugs, Gary

by Catherine Driscoll

Hi Gary

I wanted to share an "optical illusion" with you. My 14 year old Golden Retriever, Sophie, has had arthritis since she was six. We've helped her with nutrition, herbs, homoeopathy and acupuncture, but it stays in the background. Last week her front right paw swelled up so much that it became deformed. I tapped on myself (surrogately) for her .... "Even though Sophie has a painful swollen paw" and "Even though Sophie has arthritis". I couldn't believe my eyes. The paw went down as though it were a balloon letting out air. It was like a horror story special effect in reverse.

Not trusting myself not to have imagined it, Sophie was good enough to manifest the swollen paw while my sister was visiting. I again tapped surrogately while she and my husband looked on. Again, we saw the swelling subside in front of our eyes.

You couldn't have more positive proof that surrogate tapping works. My sister hurried home to tap on her own dogs. Before she left, I had her tap on, "Even though I'm not worthy of attention ..". I hope she'll be tapping on herself before long!

Also, thought you might be interested in the dog I treated yesterday. Nials is a 10 month-old Bull Terrier who became epileptic one week after his vaccine shot. Lots of scientific evidence linking epilepsy in with vaccines.

I couldn't get him to sit still, he is very hyper, so I walked around with him, surrogately tapping on fits, excitability, vaccine damage. Had an insight, so also tapped him for worrying about his 'mummy and daddy' worrying that he has fits. I taught the owners how to tap (they looked rather surprised as this was a referral and they weren't really expecting to be tapping themselves and singing happy birthday!).

At one point, I was sitting on the floor and the puppy flung himself at me to play and started skitting around, and the man said that he was about to go into a fit (his jaw started trembling, which was an indicator). So I surrogately tapped on Nials' fits. He settled down and started eating a bone, no fits.

The owners went away saying that although they found it strange at first, they were going to practice tapping. I suggested they tap on their own anxiety about the fits, so that if it happened again, they would have less emotional charge. They are going to let me know how it goes. The puppy was fitting at two to seven week intervals, so it will be interesting to see if it lessens. As this puppy is on high doses of steroids, I sincerely hope so. I advised them to tap if they thought he was about to fit, and also if he was in a fit.


Catherine Driscoll

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