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 fairly new discovery as well as a fast-evolving therapy within the field of Power Psychology which is capturing the interest of therapists, scientists, fortune-tellers and lay individuals.

Typically referred to as "Emotional acupressure", the technique works by releasing obstructions within the energy system which are the resource of emotional strength and also discomfort. These clogs in our energy system, in addition to challenging us mentally, frequently lead to restricting ideas and also behaviors as well as an inability to live life sympathetically.

An EFT treatment includes making use of fingertips rather than needles to tap on the end points of power meridians that are situated simply underneath the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and deals with the values of making adjustment as basic and also as discomfort cost-free as possible.

EFT is a sound judgment technique that attracts its power from Eastern explorations that have actually been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein additionally told us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is made up of energy. These suggestions have been mostly neglected by Western Recovery Practices and as they are revealed in our existing times, human procedure is resuming itself to the forgotten truth that every little thing is Energy and also the potential that this uses us.

In the brief time because it's inception by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has given thousands of people with relief from all type of troubles and also conditions, frequently in startlingly quick time and also after lengthy and also unpleasant periods of searching for a treatment. The variety of successful therapies have ranged from trauma as well as abuse, phobias, self undermining behavior patterns, to deep collection emotional conditions of anxiousness and anxiety, addictions, physical health problem, to call but a few.

EFT is upstaging the wide spectrum of recovery specialists; from the scientists to the spiritualists and also every person between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old and also brand-new paradigms.

EFT restores awareness as well as trust in the natural recovery capabilities of our mind and body, providing ground-breaking opportunities to achieving physical as well as emotional well-being in a faster time frame.

Because the techniques are so easy, they can be utilized efficiently as a self-help tool, which encourages people to proactively add to their very own recovery as well as development process. This promotes a much faster alleviation process, previously believed difficult by medical care specialists who supported lengthy (& usually agonizing) hours in psychotherapeutic or medical care, often with limited outcomes. These techniques do not challenge the medical and also psychotherapeutic occupations, however rather offer to contribute to a holistic healing process.

EFT functions to clear such disruptions as well as get rid of the resulting emotional reaction or intensity to bring back emotional harmony as well as deal remedy for physical pain.

This is done by concentrating on the specific problem whilst tapping with fingers on the end points of energy meridians. The combination of sending kinetic energy to our power system, whilst uncovering and also concentrating on origin, helps with a "correcting" of the energy system therefore getting rid of the "brief circuit" to the body's found out reaction or adverse emotion.

It started in the 1980s, with a psychotherapist by the name of Roger Callahan, as well as a patient with a severe phobia of water. Mary's worry of water controlled her life and kept her from day-to-day tasks. She was not able to take her youngsters to the coastline as well as was unable to drive near the sea; she grew fearful when it drizzled, and also might not even withstand the sight of water on television. She had dazzling headaches including water.

Callahan as well as Mary had actually been working on this trouble together for over a year. Lastly, Mary developed the guts to rest within sight of the pool at Dr. Callahan's house. Also doing this triggered Mary severe distress, and though she found ways to manage the intense worry and emotional discomfort, she did not conquer her anxiety. They discussed her issue, as well as the best ways to overcome it, but without success.

Dr. Callahan had recently been studying conventional Chinese medications, and discovering about meridians. Bearing in mind that there was an acupuncture factor for the stomach meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to touch there, assuming it might cure her stomach discomforts.

Even much more amazingly, her anxiety of water vanished, as well! She ran down to the swimming pool and also started splashing herself with water, celebrating in her newly found freedom from anxiety.

Based on this exploration, Dr. Callahan started a series of investigations to create and improve this technique, which he described Thought Field Therapy. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutelage in the 1990's, discovering the treatments for TFT. As time passed, Craig started to observe some troubles with TFT, aspects that he saw were unnecessary complications.

TFT needed professionals to tap on a certain sequence of meridians (called a formula) for each various problem. Detecting the problem called for a technique called muscular tissue screening, in which the specialist would certainly measure the relative strength of a muscle, while the patient explored numerous ideas or statements.

Gary observed duplicated circumstances in which the issue was incorrectly identified or the specialist touched out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the patient was still aided. Based on these monitorings, he ended that it did not matter in which order the meridian factors were touched.

Craig established EFT as a streamlined, boosted variation of the principles behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one fundamental, easy sequence of indicate tap, no matter what the situation.

As a result of this, countless people have utilized Touching for ailments and to fix emotional issues. Tapping specialists have actually examined the techniques and educated to tackle extra difficult as well as challenging situations, and also these committed practitioners report even more successful applications day-to-day. An increasing number of people are finding and exploring Tapping. Several are uncovering exactly how Tapping could alter their lives.