Sensory deprivation: exploring the flotation tank

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I’ve been interested in altered states of consciousness for most of my life. From studying Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, to running my own hypnotherapy practice, I’m passionate about learning more about tools for wellbeing.   So when I was offered the opportunity to have another float at Calm Water, I jumped at the … [Read more...]

How visualisation can heal: one man’s story

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Date: 12th January 2015 Source: The Daily Mail Dr Michael Moskowitz knows a lot about pain. He is a pain specialist after all, but one day, he got tested to the limit. He fell and broke his thigh bone. He decided to see if visualisation can heal, and help him reduce his pain. Here is his story, first reported in the Daily Mail. 'Dr Moskowitz's strategy was simple. … [Read more...]

New Wellbeing Study at Cardiff explores meditation

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By Cardiff University Designed by researchers at Cardiff University, the Web Wellbeing Experience meditation research study will assess the impact of Loving-Kindness Meditation (LKM) and light physical exercise on the health of participants from a range of backgrounds and abilities. LKM is a meditation technique that has proven to increase positive emotions, psychological … [Read more...]

Visualisation key to improving sports performance

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The idea of visualising, or mentally rehearsing, before an event is certainly not new. Some coaches even go as far as saying that sports are 90% mental and only 10% physical, and it is no secret that seasoned athletes already employ mental techniques. World champion golfer Jack Nicklaus quoted “I never hit a shot, not even in practice, without having a very sharp in-focus … [Read more...]

Is meditation a pain reliever? Study suggests ‘stronger than drugs’

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Is meditation a pain reliever? A recent study suggests it may be 'stronger than drugs'. The study was first reported by The Telegraph: Date: 5th April 2011 Source: The Telegraph 'Researchers have found that just one hour of meditation training can reduce immediate pain by nearly half and have a long lasting effect. The technique appears to work as it calms down pain … [Read more...]