Getting in TTouch™ With Your Cat

December 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Energy Healing Systems, New Posts


Book Review by Nedda Wittels

Commentary by Violet and Sakhara


This November,  2011, just after the electricity was turned back on at my home in Connecticut, Cathy Wells spoke at the Animal Communicator Forum about Tellington TTouch™, a system based on Moshe Feldenkrais’ techniques for healing from neurological injuries.  [Cathy’s Talk] The timing was perfect for me personally, because Cathy reminded me how powerful TTouch™ is for animals.

I had first taught myself  the basic techniques of TTouch™ many years ago when Echo, my horse companion, had some special needs that nothing else was able address.  Why I never made the connection between TTouch™ and cats eludes me.  However, listening to Cathy’s program made me realize that both my feline companions, Violet and Sakhara, would greatly benefit from  this powerful system.

Cathy recommended the book by Linda Tellington-Jones called “Getting in TTouch with Your Cat.”  (If you have dogs, there is a similar book specifically for dogs.)  I am delighted to say that it proved to be exactly what I needed to help my two furry, purry gals.

What’s terrific about this book?

  • Easy to read.
  • Clear instructions on the various touches.
  • Excellent and beautiful photos demonstrating the touches.
  • Well organized.
  • Good indexing to help you find what you need in specific situations.
  • Suggestions on how to accustom your feline companion to TTouch™.

What’s missing from this book?

Unfortunately, a very basic and key piece of information is not included:

  • Instructions on how to choose the correct pressure for applying the Touch.

Despite this key missing piece, I do recommend this book to anyone who loves cats and wants to assist them.  It can help them be more comfortable in their physical body and to cope with the many challenges of life.  I dare say, from Cathy’s talk, that it would be a huge benefit to use with feral cats as well, as it includes methods for helping a cat accept touch in general.


Violet relaxing.

“I don’t like to admit it, but the nearly 2 weeks we had no heat were very stressful for me.  Nedda worked hard to take care of all of us and to keep me warm enough.  Still, that first night the sound of crashing, crying trees was so painful and the house and ground shook.  I know Nedda was up most of that night and I tried to help her stay calm, but it was a challenge for all of us.

“By the time we got the lights and warmth back into the house, I was exhausted and very tense.  I just couldn’t seem to completely let my body go and relax.  One day, Nedda started doing these weird circles on my body.  At first I didn’t like them, but then quite suddenly, my muscles started going limp on their own.

“It was like magic because I felt myself unwind.  I could stretch again.  I felt like running and jumping again.  And I did all these things.  My body relaxed at last.  Of course, by this time I was exhausted and I did get sick, but I’m sure I healed faster with these funny circles on my body.”



“I really enjoyed the time we had no lights.  It was cooler in the house and I love the cool air.  It makes me feel energized.  So I was fine during the time Nedda slept on the sofa, although it was kind of crowded for the 3 of us.

“When Nedda started doing circle movements on my body, it felt a bit weird, but basically ok.  I relaxed into it right away.  For me it was just a different way to be stroked.

“For me, the TTouch stuff helps me when I detox.  When I make energetic shifts, my digestive system does a lot of the cleansing work.  I just have to throw up the junk my body wants to get rid of.  Sometimes I need help to get rid of it.  I need to eat stuff to make me vomit.  But by then I feel really yucky.

“When I have these detoxing times, I’ve noticed that Nedda does funny things with my body.  She calls it a “belly lift” and she uses that along with the circles all over my body.  It really helps a lot to make me feel better faster.”

I can’t imagine a better testimonial than hearing from the cats themselves.


p.s.  If you don’t know how to adjust the “touch” pressure, contact Cathy Wells in Vermont.  802-985-2304