Rachel had come to meet me at the bus stop, and when we entered the apartment, we discovered that both Georgie and Newie were hiding under the bed, and Ginger, who is usually shy, came out to say hello to me! Rachel thought it could be that Georgie was resistant to letting go of her behavior, and that Newie was there to support her. We tried to encourage her to come out from underneath the bed, but she just went further under the bed.
Going with the flow of the moment, the next thing we tried was to have Rachel leave the room, and I sat on the floor next to the bed, sending Reiki energy to Georgie (and to Newie as well, as they were right next to each other). I could feel a very strong flow of energy coming from my hands, feeling that she was accepting the energy. Yet at that moment she wished to remain under the bed.
After a while, I ended the Reiki session and we decided it would be best for Rachel and me to go into the other room, where I could teach her some of the basic TTouches using the stuffed cat I had brought as a model. I showed her a variety of the TTouches, including ones which will especially benefit her digestive system.
Rachel has a very natural feel for the TTouches, and without knowing it, had already been doing modified versions of a number of the TTouches. So I know she will do a wonderful job with them.
All of a sudden out of the corner of my eye I saw an orange blur go by the doorway.
I quietly went to look, and Georgie had come out from underneath the bed!
I made sure to consciously quiet my own energy, and sat on the floor near her, first approaching her by doing a few TTouches and strokes using the back of my hand. She started to be quite receptive to what I was doing, so I continued, but made sure to give her frequent breaks. I found that one of the TTouches she was especially receptive to is the Abalone TTouch, which is a circular TTouch which uses the whole hand. Since it is using a bigger surface of the hand, it can be very calming and comforting. I did the TTouches very slowly and with a very subtle circular motion, pausing at the end of each circle and a quarter. Hair slides were also very comforting for her.