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he latest research show that up to 50% of gen- eral practitioners and pediatricians in Switzerland have experienced Burnout over recent years. It also appears that the numbers are just as critical for MDs in many other countries in Europe.

A two-day Medical Conference named ‘Quality of Life 2012’ was organized on the last weekend of September in charm- ing Verbier, one of the most reputed ski resorts located in the heart of Valais, in Switzerland.

The aim of this QoL2012 Conference was to offer MDs an opportunity to experi- ence different alternative methods to re- duce stress, while one full day was dedi- cated exclusively to Burnout. The chosen methods were Emotional Freedom Tech- niques (EFT), Mindfulness, HeartMath and Mobility & Sports.

I was honored to be invited as an EFT ex- pert to participate at the Round table on the theme “Burnout, from Screening to Therapies”, and to give a two hours intro- ductory EFT workshop.

The roundtable put forward the need for a new vision of our health system, as MDs reported that much of their excess stress comes from an overload of paperwork which has drastically increased over re- cent years due to a new system (TarMed) in our country.

The workshop was well received, par- ticipants reported having enjoyed very much the experimental atmosphere. And with the help of a little humor, they also thought EFT was loads of fun!! They were very interested in the different physi- cal changes they (or their colleagues) perceived while tapping – shivers, heat waves, pain moving around from one place to another in the body… Of course, MD are wonderfully specific when it comes to describing physical symptoms!!

By the end of the workshop, two of them fell asleep sitting on their chairs, and one suddenly got the giggles… Eventually provoking general laughter amongst the participants …

Talking about relaxation!

I would like to thank my super team for that special day : Alain my husband, for helping me develop a specific program on EFT & Burnout, and Janine Portner, AAMET Certified EFT practitioner, for her kind assistance throughout the day.

Bookings have already been taken for 2013, we’re all looking forward for more EFT in Verbier!


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