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088: Carly Jean (Float Poem)

Carly was part of a writer’s program put on by Float On where writer’s created poetry and short stories after spending time in a float tank. Carly presents one of her poems from that program.

Watch her performance at the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/wesTxbhcJng

087: Sahib Khalsa (Conference Talk)

Sahib Khalsa is a researcher at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research which houses the Float Clinic and Research Center, the world’s premiere float tank research facility.

Sahib presents new data showing floating’s effect on increasing interoception, the brain’s sense of the internal body. He also shows some early information from a study on floating and anorexia that is currently underway at the Float Clinic and Research Center.

Watch his talk from the 2016 Float Conference: https://youtu.be/0V7fU1181YM

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