086: Colleen Wohlrab (Conference Talk)

Colleen Wohlrab is the lab manager at the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art float tank research facility housed within the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

Colleen discusses the different devices and sensors they use to take physiological measurements while people are floating, and presents some of the initial data they’ve gathered from them at the research lab.

Watch her talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/M_v4X5YvMnY

085: Gary Ferguson (Conference Talk)

Gary Ferguson is the founder of Pathways for Veterans, an organization focused on helping veterans get help putting their life on track after returning from service. Pathways has started to incorporate float tanks into the tools his organization uses.

Gary speaks at the 2016 Float Conference about his introduction into the float industry, and the impact the float tanks and the people in the industry have had on his life.

Watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/K7S1dAgr-Os

084: Michael Harding and Bek Houghton (Conference Talk)

Michael is an Australian veteran who was having very little luck with the conventional treatments prescribed for PTSD. It was not only affecting him, but hurting his partner, Bek, as well.

Bek and Michael describe how they came across floatation in their search for alternative treatments, and the profound impact it’s had on both of their lives.

Watch their talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/2c5CxbYfzT4

083: Peter Suedfeld (Conference Talk)

Peter Suedfeld is one of the fathers of float tank and REST research.

He speaks at the 2016 Float Conference on floating’s effect on creativity, exploring what we know through scientific research, what we know through anecdote, and what we can attempt to deduce from looking into environments similar to floatation that have been mentioned by creatives throughout history.

Watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/r-LUVmQQ0jU

082: Nick Janicki (Conference Talk)

Nick Janicki is the founder of the float tank manufacturing company Float Pod Technologies, and of True REST, now the largest float franchise in the world.

Nick talks about the expansion of True REST centers in the US, as well as some strategic partnerships with companies like LA Fitness.

Watch his sponsored talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/7qDOwT6F4DU

081: Justin Feinstein (Conference Talk)

Justin Feinstein is the head researcher of the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art floatation research facility housed in the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

In this talk, Justin presents the results from the first fMRI study ever done on floatation.

Watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/kACzQUO0uVo

080: Colin Stanwell-Smith (Conference Talk)

Colin Stanwell-Smith is the manufacturer of the Floataway tanks. In 2013 he was asked to make custom float tanks for the Float Clinic and Research Center, a state of the art float research facility that is part of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research.

Colin presents on the custom requirements the research center needed for their tanks, and some of the ways he went about developing them.

Watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/XGFh1h9iuyU

079: Kirsten Gerrish and Lena Kilic (Conference Talk)

Kirsten and Lena run both a birth center and float center up in Alaska. They use floating to help their clients through their pregnancies with great results.

Kirsten and Lena talk about the benefits floating can have for pregnant women, and discuss what risks may be associated with floating while pregnant.

Watch their talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/g9oZhbSMtSQ

078: Jim Hefner (Conference Talk)

Jim Hefner is one of the founders of Just Float, the largest float center in the world. Just Float has 11 float tanks and is located in the Los Angeles area.

Jim shares his story of opening Just Float, and his views on what will help the industry grow further.

Watch on his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/R7VS4nul81o

077: Justin Feinstein & Pan Lin – LIBR

Justin Feinstein is the head researcher at the Float Clinic and Research Center, a float research facility that is part of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. He joins the podcast with his newest team member, Pan Lin, who just moved to the US from China to analyze the fMRI data that is coming out of the lab. They chat about the current state of their research, and where they hope it goes.

Dr. Feinstein and his team have been highlights of previous conferences and last year a series of talks were based on their preliminary research.

You can watch these videos and more on the Float Conference YouTube channel:

Justin Feinstein (intro): https://youtu.be/xZxwFqSSIPA
Sahib Khalsa: https://youtu.be/Osoqygmeih4
Kyle Simmons: https://youtu.be/4LEvqj6BB00
Justin Feinstein (fMRI): https://youtu.be/4IOwBs2TpYA

Dr. Feinstein also appeared on previous Float Conference podcast episode 37.