Transitionnelles #2 – L’EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

De plus en plus de personnes se tournent vers les approches alternatives de soins. Lisa et Stéphanie vous proposent de découvrir ces modalités dans leur toute nouvelle émission : Transitionnelles, pour le Cercle des Volontaires.

Dès les années 1990, Gary Craig – partant de la prémisse que : « La cause des émotions négatives est une perturbation du système énergétique du corps. » – commence à développer des modalités de soins psycho-énergétiques/corporelles sous le nom « Emotional Freedom Techniques » ou EFT.

La première qu’il développe (et de loin la plus connue) est « l’EFT Tapping ». Cette modalité fait partie des thérapies méridiennes, stimulant un nombre limité de points d’acupuncture en les tapotant. En alliant techniques énergétiques orientales et thérapie occidentale basée sur la parole, le Tapping expose les émotions négatives enfouies pour en être libéré.

Il est à noter que bien que Craig ait inventé l’EFT, il n’a pas inventé le Tapping. Ingénieur de formation et passionné par des modalités de soins psychologiques alternatifs, il a rencontré et étudié avec le psychologue Roger Callahan, fondateur de TFT. Le TFT, « Thought Field Therapy », est peut-être le premier Tapping au monde. Fasciné par l’efficacité de TFT mais déplorant un peu sa complexité, Craig (en bon ingénieur) a décidé de simplifier ce protocole afin de démocratiser sa pratique.

EFT, la star des Tappings est alors née. Depuis, sa forme n’a cessé d’évoluer et sa popularité d’accroître.

Pour ce deuxième numéro, nous avons demandé à Jean-Michel GURRET, fondateur de l’IFPEC (I’Institut français de psychologie énergétique clinique – et co-fondateur de Quantum Way (, de nous parler de l’EFT Tapping.

N’hésitez pas à partager, et surtout prenez bien soin de vous !

Lisa & Stéphanie






EFT - Emotional Freedom Technique - is a relatively new discovery and a fast-evolving therapy within the area of Power Psychology which is catching the attention of healers, scientists, spiritualists and also lay people.

Commonly referred to as "Emotional acupressure", the technique works by releasing obstructions within the energy system which are the source of emotional strength and pain. These obstructions in our power system, along with testing us mentally, typically cause restricting beliefs and behaviours and a failure to live life sympathetically. Resulting signs are either emotional as well as/ or physical as well as consist of uncertainty as well as self-confidence, sensation stuck anxious or clinically depressed, or the development of compulsive and addictive behaviors. It is additionally now ultimately widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a key consider physical signs as well as dis-ease and because of this these techniques are being thoroughly utilized on physical concerns, consisting of persistent disease with often impressive results. As such these techniques are being approved an increasing number of in medical as well as psychiatric circles as well as in the variety of psychotherapies and also healing techniques.

An EFT therapy includes making use of fingertips instead of needles to tap on completion factors of power meridians that are located simply under the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and also services the ethos of making modification as basic and as discomfort cost-free as feasible.

EFT is a common sense method that draws its power from Eastern discoveries that have actually been around for over 5,000 years. Actually Albert Einstein also informed us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is made up of energy. These suggestions have actually been mostly ignored by Western Recovery Practices and as they are introduced in our existing times, human process is resuming itself to the neglected fact that every little thing is Energy and also the possibility that this offers us.

In the brief time because it's inception by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has provided countless individuals with remedy for all manner of troubles as well as conditions, frequently in startlingly quick time and after long and unpleasant durations of looking for a remedy. The variety of successful therapies have varied from trauma and abuse, anxieties, self undermining behavior patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of anxiety as well as depression, dependencies, physical illness, to name however a few.

EFT is drawing attention from the wide spectrum of healing specialists; from the researchers to the spiritualists as well as every person in between. It goes to the heart of the rejoining of the old and also brand-new standards.

EFT brings back understanding and also count on the natural recovery abilities of our body and mind, supplying ground-breaking possibilities to achieving physical as well as emotional health in a faster amount of time.

Because the techniques are so basic, they could be used properly as a self-help tool, which empowers individuals to proactively contribute to their own recovery and also growth process. This facilitates a much faster alleviation procedure, formerly believed impossible by healthcare specialists who promoted extensive (& frequently painful) hours in psychotherapeutic or treatment, commonly with minimal results. These techniques do not challenge the medical and also psychotherapeutic occupations, but instead serve to add to a holistic recovery process.

EFT functions to clear such interruptions and eliminate the resulting emotional action or strength to restore emotional harmony as well as deal remedy for physical pain.

This is done by concentrating on the details problem whilst touching with fingers on completion points of energy meridians. The mix of sending out kinetic energy to our energy system, whilst discovering and also concentrating on root causes, facilitates a "straightening" of the power system thereby getting rid of the "short circuit" to the body's found out action or negative emotion.

It began in the 1980s, with a psychologist by the name of Roger Callahan, and a person with a severe phobia of water. Mary's anxiety of water controlled her life and also maintained her from daily activities. She was incapable to take her kids to the beach and was not able to drive near the sea; she grew scared when it rained, and also might not also stand up to the view of water on TV. She had vibrant nightmares including water.

Dr. Callahan as well as Mary had actually been working on this problem with each other for over a year. Mary worked up the guts to sit within view of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's home.

Dr. Callahan had actually just recently been examining typical Chinese medicines, as well as finding out concerning meridians. Keeping in mind that there was an acupuncture factor for the belly meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, believing it might heal her tummy discomforts.

Mary touched her cheekbone as directed, and also this little action altered medicinal history! The response seemed miraculous, to both Mary as well as Dr. Callahan. Her stomach discomforts vanished. Also a lot more surprisingly, her fear of water went away, as well! She diminished to the pool and started sprinkling herself with water, enjoying her newly found freedom from fear.

Based upon this exploration, Dr. Callahan started a collection of examinations to establish as well as refine this technique, which he described Thought Field Treatment. Gary Craig trained under Dr. Callahan's tutelage in the 1990's, finding out the procedures for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some issues with TFT, facets that he saw were unnecessary issues.

TFT called for experts to touch on a certain sequence of meridians (called a formula) for each different issue. Identifying the problem called for a technique called muscle screening, where the specialist would gauge the family member strength of a muscle mass, while the patient checked out numerous thoughts or statements.

Gary Craig observed duplicated situations in which the trouble was improperly detected or the specialist touched out the meridian points in the wrong order, yet the individual was still helped. Based on these observations, he wrapped up that it did not matter in which order the meridian factors were tapped.

Gary established EFT as a simplified, boosted version of the concepts behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one basic, basic sequence of indicate touch, regardless of what the situation.

Due to this, hundreds of individuals have made use of Tapping for illnesses as well as to settle emotional problems. Tapping professionals have actually researched the techniques and also trained to handle more challenging and tough cases, as well as these devoted practitioners report more effective applications day-to-day. More and more people are uncovering and also checking out Tapping. Many are finding exactly how Tapping could alter their lives.