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 brand-new exploration and a fast-evolving treatment within the field of Power Psychology which is capturing the attention of therapists, scientists, spiritualists and lay people.

Typically referred to as "Mental acupressure", the technique works by launching obstructions within the power system which are the resource of emotional intensity and pain. These clogs in our energy system, along with challenging us psychologically, commonly bring about restricting beliefs and also behaviours as well as a lack of ability to live life harmoniously. Resulting symptoms are either emotional and/ or physical and also consist of uncertainty and also self-confidence, feeling stuck distressed or clinically depressed, or the development of compulsive and addictive behaviours. It is additionally now lastly widely accepted that emotional disharmony is a vital factor in physical signs and dis-ease as well as for this reason these techniques are being extensively made use of on physical problems, including persistent disease with often amazing outcomes. Thus these techniques are being approved more and more in medical and psychological circles as well as in the range of psychotherapies and recovery techniques.

An EFT therapy entails the use of fingertips as opposed to needles to tap on completion points of energy meridians that are located just under the surface area of the skin. The treatment is non-invasive and also services the principles of making change as basic and also as pain complimentary as feasible.

EFT is a sound judgment technique that draws its power from Eastern discoveries that have actually been around for over 5,000 years. Albert Einstein likewise told us back in the 1920's that every little thing (including our bodies) is composed of power. These ideas have actually been mainly ignored by Western Recovery Practices and as they are revealed in our existing times, human process is resuming itself to the forgotten reality that every little thing is Power and the possibility that this provides us.

In the brief time since it's beginning by Gary Craig in the 1990's, EFT has supplied countless people with remedy for various issues and conditions, frequently in startlingly double-quick time and also after lengthy as well as painful durations of searching for a cure. The diversity of effective treatments have varied from injury and misuse, anxieties, self messing up behaviour patterns, to deep set emotional conditions of stress and anxiety and also depression, dependencies, physical ailment, to name but a few.

EFT is drawing attention from the broad spectrum of healing professionals; from the researchers to the fortune-tellers as well as everyone in between. It is at the heart of the rejoining of the old as well as brand-new paradigms.

EFT brings back awareness and also count on the all-natural healing capacities of our mind and body, offering ground-breaking opportunities to attaining physical and also emotional well-being in a faster amount of time.

Because the techniques are so simple, they could be utilized properly as a self-help device, which encourages people to actively contribute to their own healing and also development procedure. This promotes a much faster alleviation process, formerly believed difficult by health care professionals who supported lengthy (& frequently unpleasant) hours in psychotherapeutic or medical care, frequently with limited outcomes. These techniques do not discredit the medical as well as psychotherapeutic professions, however instead offer to contribute to a holistic healing process.

EFT works to remove such disruptions and get rid of the resulting emotional reaction or strength to restore emotional consistency as well as offer relief from physical discomfort.

This is done by concentrating on the specific issue whilst tapping with fingers on the end factors of energy meridians. The mix of sending out kinetic energy to our power system, whilst revealing as well as focusing on source, facilitates a "correcting" of the energy system therefore getting rid of the "short circuit" to the body's found out reaction or unfavorable emotion.

It started in 1980, with a psycho therapist by the name of Roger Callahan, and also a patient with a severe anxiety of water. Mary's fear of water controlled her life and maintained her from day-to-day tasks.

Callahan and also Mary had been dealing with this issue together for over a year. Mary worked up the guts to sit within view of the swimming pool at Dr. Callahan's home. Also doing this triggered Mary extreme distress, and also though she located ways to deal with the intense worry as well as emotional pain, she did not conquer her fear. They reviewed her issue, and ways to conquer it, however without success.

Dr. Callahan had lately been researching traditional Chinese medicines, and also learning regarding meridians. Remembering that there was an acupuncture factor for the stomach meridian on the cheekbone, he asked her to tap there, assuming it could cure her belly pains.

Even much more amazingly, her phobia of water vanished, too! She ran down to the pool and started spraying herself with water, being glad in her newly found freedom from concern.

Based upon this exploration, Dr. Callahan began a series of examinations to develop and also fine-tune this technique, which he labelled Thought Area Treatment. Gary Craig educated under Dr. Callahan's tutelage in the 1990's, discovering the treatments for TFT. As time passed, Craig began to observe some issues with TFT, facets that he saw were unnecessary complications.

TFT called for experts to tap on a certain series of meridians (called a formula) for each and every various issue. Identifying the issue needed a technique called muscle mass testing, in which the professional would certainly determine the relative stamina of a muscle, while the person explored different thoughts or statements.

Craig observed repeated scenarios where the trouble was improperly identified or the professional tapped out the meridian factors in the wrong order, yet the patient was still assisted. Based on these observations, he concluded that it did not matter where order the meridian factors were touched.

Gary established EFT as a simplified, improved variation of the concepts behind Callahan's TFT. EFT has one basic, straightforward sequence of points to tap, whatever the scenario.

Due to the fact that of this, thousands of people have utilized Touching for ailments and to fix emotional issues. Touching experts have actually researched the techniques and also educated to take on a lot more challenging and tough cases, and also these devoted practitioners report even more successful applications everyday.