Luc Nicon was born in 1954 in the Creuse region of France.

He struggled at school and left when he was 16 years old. He took up low-skilled jobs to get by and became an autodidact, taking responsibility for his own schooling and developing teaching methods that suited his own way of learning.

From the age of 20 he worked as an accountant, chief accountant and then finance officer of a media group and eventually ended up running a management consultancy firm.

In parallel, he was a successful writer for theater and cinema.

His drive and passion for education meant he developed innovative teaching methods wherever he worked: he opened a theater school, trained politicians in oral communication, initiated experimental projects with several public and private schools, worked with sports federations, collaborated with professional organizations and several training services for large companies.

At 35, he consolidated all the knowledge and experience he had accumulated over the years and created a consulting agency in pedagogy and behavioral communication.

In addition to consulting, he also conducted research on the cognitive faculties of human beings, specializing in particular on the role of sensory and emotional memory in the learning process. During his research he brought to light a natural capacity to permanently regulate emotional difficulties: fear, stress, anxiety, anxiety, blockage, inhibition, phobia, irritability, anger, aggressiveness, violence – and also, spectacularly, depression. This ability can be used by anyone, independently, when they connect to their physical sensations. It’s simple, fast and definitive. Truly revolutionary! Click on the link to find out more about the origin of emotional regulation 

In 2003, he published “Comprendre ses émotions” (“Understanding Emotions“,) his first book on the subject, and he created the Tipi Association to undertake a large study of nearly 300 people experiencing emotional difficulty. Although he applied protocols that were still, at that time, rather vague, the results of the study corroborated the existence and the effectiveness of emotional regulation (only 7 people did not completely overcome the difficulty they were experiencing). The full study report is set out in the book “Tipi”, published in 2007.

Although “Tipi” was published and distributed on a small scale, it was a big success and attracted the attention of many therapists. Luc responded to their requests by setting up, through the Tipi Association, a series of professional training programs. He applied all his knowledge of teaching methods to create courses that effectively communicated his findings. Today, more than 3,000 professionals have been trained around the world and the professional practice of emotional regulation is widespread in many countries (Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Japan, Morocco , etc.).

But, above all else, Luc wanted to make his findings accessible to everyone. Wherever he was invited to in the world, he always presented his work in meetings and conferences and gave free trainings (see Tipi Association: Volunteer Services) to teach a wide audience how to use emotional regulation for oneself, in the moment we are in emotional difficulty.
To this end he published “Sensory Reliving” in 2013 which is effectively a manual, setting out how to regulate emotions in the moment we are experiencing them. He followed this up in 2019 with an  illustrated book, “Not afraid anymore!”, for children aged 5 to 10 years old to help them use their natural capacity for emotional regulation.

In recent years, Luc has pursued his research projects: in a new book, soon to be published, he sets out the far-reaching possibilities of emotional regulation as applied to behavioral and physical disorders (see Psychosomatic Difficulties). In highlighting the interdependence between the physical body and emotions, Luc gives us a profoundly new and global vision of our physical and mental health.


Luc Nicon’s books are available at Éditions Émotion Forte