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Hypnagogia "Waking dream" redirects here. It is not to be confused with daydreaming. Hypnagogia is the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep. In opposition, hypnopompia denotes the onset of wakefulness. Mental phenomena that occur during this "threshold consciousness" phase include lucid dreaming, hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. Definitions and synonyms[edit] Other terms for hypnagogia, in one or both senses, that have been proposed include "presomnal" or "anthypnic sensations", "visions of half-sleep", "oneirogogic images" and "phantasmata",[2] "the borderland of sleep", "praedormitium",[3] "borderland state", "half-dream state", "pre-dream condition",[4] "sleep onset dreams",[5] "dreamlets",[6] and "wakefulness-sleep transition" (WST).[7] History[edit] The advent of electroencephalography (EEG) has supplemented the introspective methods of these early researchers with physiological data. Sights[edit]

Sensory Deprivation: An Altered State of Mind Video Transcript for Sensory Deprivation: An Altered State of Mind mind altering, possibly even life changing experience and all you need is water and salt? Fans of the hot new trend are spending time in isolation tanks where they say a dip can help ease your physical problems and maybe even mental ones. Here's ABC's reporter. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. Time Out: The Rise of Sensory Deprivation Tanks As it gets harder to live in the moment, without distraction, some swear by a forced shutdown. It's an environment entirely stripped of stimuli. Even gravity feels nonexistent, inside a tank filled with nearly a foot of water and just about 800 pounds of Epsom salt. To experience complete sensory deprivation is, ideally, to delve into one's psyche. Comedian and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan has been effusive in his praise of the tank. Rogan got into sensory deprivation in hopes of achieving psychedelic experiences without taking actual drugs. The experience in the tank, though, can be "brutal and unflinching in its portrayal of you and your reality," said Rogan. He's not alone in describing that untethered feeling as a potentially intense emotional experience. "It can be uncomfortable in the sense that you really can't run away from any of the things that are subconsciously troubling you, but I love that," Rogan said. Dr. Floating isn't just about facing the negative aspects of life.

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology. “This study demonstrates that changes in brain structure may underlie some of these reported improvements and that people are not just feeling better because they are spending time relaxing.”

Doctors’ Testimonials | The Galim Floatation Center Click HERE for our customers testimonials Dr. Peter Suedfeld – on R.E.S.T therapy in the floatation tank In the 1960’s systematic research programs appeared exploring effects of basic psychological and psychophysiological processes. During the next decade the 1970’s attention also moved to the use of the technique in psychotherapy, health psychology and behavioural medicine. It is an unusually powerful tool in smoking cessation, even more so when paired with another effective treatment and reduces relapse rates dramatically. It reduces phobic reactions; it is effective in weight reduction among over weight subjects. 1970’s were also the decade when floatation rest became prominent after John Lilly invented the (float) tank in which dissolved Epsom salts allowed people to relax in shallow skin temperature water. You all know how the tank works but you may not all be aware of its established uses… here’s a list of effects found in anything from one to a dozen or more studies: Dr.

We Tried All the Best Pinterest Marketing Tips. Here's What Worked. Is your brand—personal or professional—on Pinterest? Seventy million people are, with a large number of those being bloggers, companies, brands, and businesses. The opportunities to expand your reach and meet your audience are many on Pinterest, and they come in many unique ways. Though falling under the umbrella of social media marketing, Pinterest has its own special notes and best practices that help make it an extremely fun, exciting place to test, iterate, and add value to those on the network. We’re quite new into our Pinterest marketing strategies, and we’re keen to keep improving what we pin and share so that our followers find things as useful and helpful as can be. We’re grateful for the large amount of Pinterest marketing tips out there. Here’s what worked for us. Looking to improve your presence on Pinterest? All the Pinterest Marketing Tips We Tried and Tested … … and which ones worked best! We’re happy to share the full list and results from our Pinterest experiments. 1. 2. 3.

FLOATESSENCE - Home Workplace floatation tank schemes could reduce sick leave absence | News & Blog | HealthyPages Researchers from Karlstad University in Sweden have found that flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) treatments effectively reduce stress, anxiety and depression and significantly increase optimism and sleep quality in healthy employed adults. The research article, Beneficial effects of treatment with sensory isolation in flotation-tank as a preventive health-care intervention, a randomized controlled pilot trial, was published last month in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Lack of sleep, depression and anxiety are strong contributors to sick leave absence from work. Previous research into the effects of flotation-REST has focused on individuals suffering from various ailments. 65 participants took part in the study, which was organised as part of a cooperative health project by the companies that the participants worked for. Common stress related symptoms include fatigue, burnout syndrome and gastric complaints.

Fibromyalgia syndrome: management in primary care Peter Glennon GP, Stafford Issue 7 (Hands On Series 6) Autumn 2010 Download pdf What is fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)? The essence of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is the presence of chronic widespread pain, often combined with other multiple symptoms, in the absence of any currently demonstrable pathology. Although traditionally the remit of the rheumatologist, and often a diagnosis of exhaustive exclusion, it is vital for GPs to be able to manage FMS because it is common, chronic, sometimes controversial and often severely disabling for patients. Furthermore, its optimal management requires a comprehensive biopsychosocial approach with a strong, consistent, trusting and long-term doctor–patient relationship, attributes ideally suited to a primary care environment. One of the controversies surrounding FMS is whether it is a discrete condition at all. Natural history and epidemiology of FMS FMS is about seven times more common in women than men. How to diagnose FMS View TABLE 1. Pathophysiology

Float Center Lessons Learned from #Authority2015 A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Copyblogger’s Authority Rainmaker Conference in Denver, Colorado. As a self proclaimed marketing nerd, this was an opportunity to mingle with my people. I believe no matter how much experience you have in something, there is always room to learn more. Especially when the direction of an industry (like marketing) can change at the drop of a hat. So for three days, I talked shop with fellow marketers, shared best practices, and heard some inspiring and educational talks about how to improve my existing marketing skills. This was a conference about marketing, but I was able to pull away several lessons that float center owners can specifically use to improve their marketing efforts. Dan Pink – The new ABCs of Selling – Attunement, Buoyancy, Clarity Dan Pink is the acclaimed author of “To Sell is Human” and “Drive.” In the past we talked about selling in a float tank center. Dan introduced us to his version of the ABCs of selling.

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