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An evening with Luc Nicon, pedagogue, behavioural and communication expert

19/10/2015 (dd/mm/yyyy) | Barcelona

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On October 19th, the ESADEFORUM Auditorium was the venue for an event organised by the Barcelona International Chapter: "An Evening with Luc Nicon", the behavioural expert and pedagogue who created the world-famous TIPI (technique for the sensory identification of subconscious fears).

Lluís Martínez Ribes (Lic&MBA 76), professor of Marketing at ESADE introduced the talk and explained that Luc was not a very good student and left school at 16. He had a string of jobs but subsequently realised that he needed to find a way to help himself learn, and this led him to develop the ability to teach people with mental blocks like his own.

Luc began his talk by admitting that although he had been a very happy child, he did not understand anything he was taught at school and suffered a great deal as a result. Later on, whilst trying to find his own way to learn, he realised that it was important for him to move about whilst trying to study. He then incorporated emotion and movement into learning, and created a simple system which has been used in teaching in France and Holland.

The TIPI technique 

At that point, Luc began to be approached by people who frequently suffered mental blocks when trying to learn and he would try to help them with non-conventional teaching methods. One day, whilst trying unsuccessfully to help a woman, it occurred to him to ask her, "What can you feel right now? What is happening in your body?" She told him and just one minute later her anxiety had been replaced by relaxation. "Something had changed, she felt more able to learn. I didn’t do anything, but by simply identifying and enabling the feeling, it changed", said the pedagogue. This led to a great discovery that he began to apply to all sorts of emotional barriers. Over a period of five years he conducted a survey of 300 people with emotional difficulties and 93% solved their problem, most of them in just one TIPI session. "It’s very simple", explained Nicon, "You are either thinking and analysing, or you are feeling. You can’t do all this at the same time. If you pay attention to the physical feelings happening at a given moment in your body and let them manifest themselves without trying to control them, they will change".

The human body has an innate ability to deal with emotional distress (phobias, anxiety, inhibitions…) by means of physical sensations. The problem is that we learn from childhood to sideline anything that causes emotional distress, but if we simply look inside ourselves and pay attention to our physical feelings then our body and mind will recover. Nicon suggested to the audience that they use this innate ability whenever necessary in their everyday life. The world TIPI association (www.tipi.pro) does, in fact, explain how to get our mind working again.

Luc is currently carrying out new research into the psychological consequences of falling unconscious and traumatisms, and gives talks and training seminars around the globe.

After the question and answer time, professor Martínez Ribes brought the event to a close by reminding the audience that instead of focussing our mind on doing and having, we should focus more on feeling because our mind feels best doing precisely that – feeling.


Luc Nicon, pedagogue, behavioural and communication expert, and creator of T.I.P.I. (technique to identify subconscious fears) is our guest speaker at this ESADE Alumni Evenings session.

Most of our fears are subconscious and these are the fears that have the greatest impact on our relationships with other people and, generally speaking, on our whole personality. These are also the fears that cause stress, anxiety, psychological suffering and even physical malfunctions.

But how can we become aware of our fears?

This is a very important matter because most people stop taking action when they pinpoint the cause. Whether or not such fears are identified depends mainly on the exploration method chosen. In most instances we try to understand our difficulties by reasoning, but only our feelings that can lead us directly and accurately to the source of our fears.



Luc Nicon

Pedagogue, writer, behavioural and communication expert, and creator of T.I.P.I. (technique to identify subconscious fears). For 25 years, Nicon has specialised in research into the practical applications of the subconscious memory, particularly in teaching. His sensory and emotional in-roads into learning, possibly as a result of his lack of success with traditional teaching methods, led him to develop novel teaching methods for students, teachers, company executives, sports trainers, etc. Attempts to deal with people’s emotional blocks during the learning process finally led him to focus on the impact of emotional disorders upon the body. He quickly realised that what mattered was to focus on the physical response of people going through emotional difficulties. This revealed our natural ability to relive our emotional blocks through our senses as a way of linking up with our forgotten traumas and managing to come to terms with them. As a researcher he has broadened the discovery of all types of emotional disorders: fear, stress, anxiety, anguish, inhibition, phobias, irritability, anger, aggressiveness, violence and depression. Thanks to these processes, following a study between 2003-2007 of more than 300 people with emotional difficulties, Luc Nicon demonstrated very clearly the perinatal source of their distress. By exploring some events between the start of pregnancy and birth, he was able to highlight some very traumatic aspects of several intra-uterine episodes. Nicon now focuses mainly on new research into the psychological consequences of loss of consciousness. He also gives training seminars and talks around the globe. He wrote his first book "Entender las emociones" (Understanding emotions) in 2003, but became a household name following the publication of his books "TIPI" (2007) and "Revivir sensorialmente" (Sensory revival) (2013), featuring his novel findings about how we work emotionally.

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