For anyone who’s ever “taken a trip” in a flotation tank, this comes as no surprise.
I’ve been enjoying the benefits of floating over the last four years. My first forays into the tank were unremarkable, albeit relaxing.
Paul Selig is a psychic medium whose work is channeled as dictation from spiritual guides that speak to him with the goal of teaching and shepherding humankind into an awakening of our divine nature or true self.
Three misconceptions that hold people back from using this effective form of therapy.
“But what if I’m claustrophobic?”
This is probably the most common fear that stops people from starting. To dispute this concern, let’s look at claustrophobia and floatation tanks.
This is the first of a 3-part blog series dedicated to the new floater. In part 2, we’ll cover preparing for your first float, and in part 3 we’ll discuss the learning curve and accumulating benefits of floating.
In a recent episode of the Real Vancouver podcast, hosts Andy and Mike Zaremba started off their "Vancouver Survival Guide" with a bang. They sat down with Connor Beaton, founder of Man Talks, to discuss how local businesses and entrepreneurs could be leveraged to make their communities a better place. Beaton talked at length about the origins of Man Talks and how personal and professional development for men should always be a priority.
Piggy-backing on this day known to be the most depressing day of the year, tying in the concept of people taking a proactive and personally responsible approach to maintaining optimal mental health seemed like an excellent idea!
So I thought...
As our stress levels increase or as we are chronically in a stressful (fight-or-flight) state our mind's ability to be easily triggered and reactive increases. We may say and think things that we normally wouldn't say or think if we were in a calmer state. Actively practicing stress management can allow us to be a "better" version of ourselves when dealing with others.
Women and men alike are starving for the reconnection and integration, they just don’t know how to do it.
Floating allowed me to experience my body, for the first time in a long time. It allowed me to be present to how I was feeling, not how I think I should feel. It powerfully encouraged me to reconnect.
Recently, we launched a new industry-wide campaign, #WhyWeFloat, to help you share personal and powerful stories to help promote floating to the world, so more people can benefit from this practice and improve their lives. Tell your story using #WhyWeFloat and you will be entered to win a trip for 2 to Kauai, Hawaii! Click through to find out more.
As an avid floater and hair stylist, I understand a big concern out there in the float world is damage to the hair and color fading due to the salt water. I would suggest waiting a few washes after your fresh color to float as with most semi/demi permanent hair colors out there, the color molecules are large and sit on the surface of the hair. This means the first initial layers of color are likely to wash off the most in the first few washes. Here are my Top 5 tips to take care of your hair before & after your floats to maximize your color & keep your hair looking shiny and healthy!
If there was to be a major theme taken from all of my floats, it would be time. Time is always on my mind, whether I'm in or outside the tank, so it makes sense that my thinking would be focused on it throughout my floats. All of these thoughts and more flow throughout my mind, but what the sensory-deprived environment of the floatation tank allows me is a space where I can start to examine these thoughts and where they may stem from. Why am I so focused on and anxious about time?