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...]

The science of the heart

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The heart is universally known as a symbolic expression of love.  Expressions such as 'heartfelt appreciation', or that something 'came from the heart' or 'heart wrenching' show that strong emotion is felt in the area of the heart. But what most people don't know is that the heart produces the body's most powerful electromagnetic field, that can be detected several feet … [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...]

Meditation for PTSD ‘helps war veterans’

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Does meditation work for PTSD? A recent study suggests that it might. Below is a link to the study, reported by Psych Central. Date: 2nd June 2011 Source: Psych Central "A recently published pilot study suggests the practice of Transcendental Meditation reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found that Transcendental Meditation produced … [Read more...]