Videos

Here at Breathe Stretch Float, we believe in evidence-based therapies.  The following videos and articles contain more information on some of the services we provide in our wellness centre, the first-hand results of scientific studies conducted over many years and a better understanding of how they may work for you.

 
 
Dr. Justin Feinstein - Floating with Anxiety/PTSD/Depression - Float Conference 2017
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Float Conference

Dr. Justin Feinstein - Floating with Anxiety/PTSD/Depression - Float Conference 2017

Dr. Justin Feinstein is Director of the Float Clinic & Research Center (FCRC) at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR). The FCRC’s mission is to investigate the effects of Floatation-REST on both body and brain, as well as explore its potential as a therapeutic treatment for promoting mental health and healing. Anxiety and depression are the two most common psychiatric conditions, affecting over a quarter of the population, and representing the leading cause of disability, worldwide. Recent meta-analyses and large-scale clinical trials suggest that only about half of patients improve with treatment, with substantially poorer outcomes and adherence in patients with comorbid anxiety and depression. Given the poor treatment response and adherence to currently available therapies, it is imperative to explore new ways of helping individuals with anxiety and depression. This presentation unveils the results from the first float study ever conducted in a large group of patients spanning the spectrum of different anxiety and stress-related disorders, including PTSD, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, and Generalized Anxiety, with many cases also experiencing comorbid unipolar depression. The findings detail the clinical and physiological changes induced by the float experience, along with a discussion about safety considerations with this population. Research papers based on the findings presented in this video have since been published, and can be viewed here: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0190292 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2018.02.005
Float therapy helping veterans with PTSD
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LOCAL 12

Float therapy helping veterans with PTSD

AUSTIN, Texas (WKRC) -- Nearly 20 percent of veterans who have returned from Afghanistan and Iraq have post-traumatic stress disorder. Some have found help with an alternative treatment called "float therapy." Army veteran Cody Austell grew up on Fort Hood, the son of a Blackhawk chopper pilot. He joined the infantry in 2007. But after he came home from a 16 month deployment in Iraq his life took an unexpected turn. Cody said, "I felt like no one really had any answers for me. I was diagnosed with PTSD and here recently I was diagnosed with chronic PTSD." The young vet pulled away from friends and family, "I would just disappear for months at a time. My friends used to say I was like a ghost," Cody explained. At one point he had prescriptions for more than a dozen anxiety and depression medications. Over the last three years doctors put Cody on several different medications. Then Cody's brother encouraged him to try an alternative treatment called "float therapy." The Zero Gravity Institute in Austin, Texas specializes in sensory deprivation tanks. Kevin Johnson with the Zero Gravity Institute said, "You're lying down in about 12 inches of water. Its got 1200 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved in the water so you're very buoyant, you're gonna float right on top of the water." "When I come into here I literally just, it allows me to not be distracted by everything else around me and purely focus on what's going on with me," Cody said of the experience. "I came in here and I did my first float and it was very amazing to me. I was able to put in line 3 years' worth of stuff that was trapped in my head in pretty much an hour session." Cody wasn't alone. The Zero Gravity Institute sees a lot of veterans and many suffering from PTSD and hyper-vigilance. While Cody's VA doctors wouldn't say the float tank was a cure-all, they have seen improvements. "I'm more inclined to learn. I'm more inclined to be in a positive mood. It's really something amazing that they have going on here," Cody said. CLICK HERE for more information on "float therapy." Follow Adam Clements on Twitter @aclementswkrc and LIKE him on Facebook
The Amazing Thing That Happens When You Disconnect | Dr. Justin Feinstein | TEDxSalem
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TEDx Talks

The Amazing Thing That Happens When You Disconnect | Dr. Justin Feinstein | TEDxSalem

NOTE FROM TED: Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. While some viewers may find this content helpful as a complementary approach, float-REST therapy is an emerging field of study. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf Dr. Justin Feinstein shares how float therapy can help disconnect the nervous system from life's constant stream of stimulation, and in the process help individuals reconnect to themselves, especially those who suffer from stress and anxiety. Dr. Justin Feinstein is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Director of the Float Clinic and Research Center at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research. His laboratory investigates the effects of Floatation-REST (Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy) on both the body and the brain, while also exploring its potential as a therapeutic treatment for promoting mental health and healing in patients who suffer from anxiety and stress-related disorders. Dr. Feinstein joined the faculty of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research and the Oxley College of Health Sciences at the University of Tulsa in 2013, after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. He earned his undergraduate degree in cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and completed his clinical internship at the San Diego VA hospital with a focus on the treatment of veterans with PTSD. https://www.clinicalfloatation.com/ This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
What is Havening and how does it work?
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Tam Johnston | Fresh Insight Coaching

What is Havening and how does it work?

❗ If you are attuned to the sound and the music of this older recording is distracting (old tech - sorry!) there is another 'background free' version now available at https://youtu.be/o4CyBkkReUM VIDEO CONTENT We explore the neuroscience of Havening Techniques and behind how we can become traumatised. We then look at what Havening therapy does and how it can help with conditions such as traumatic memories, anxiety, stress, PTSD WANT TO DO IT USE IT FOR YOURSELF? Discover my super-valued, DIY course to start using Havening for yourself at https://programs.tamjohnston.com/how-to-do-havening/ UPDATE - English subtitle checked and edited for accuracy. Hopefully they should translate well to other languages. Press CC below the video to see whats available for you. If you enjoyed this video let me know and leave a comment below (it's so appreciated as it encourages me to make more!) SUBSCRIBE to my videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0wmaan-7jzGLZ1rm9VirQ?sub_confirmation=1 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tampjohnston/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TamPJohnston/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TamPJohnston WEBSITE: https://tamjohnston.com Published with permission and agreement of Havening HQ. Please note: This video was originally made as an explanatory resource for my personal clients. Given the level of interest in it, I have shared it publicly so it can be of help and resource to others. Disclaimer: The explanations in this video are taken directly from the educational materials and hypotheses provided by the Developers of the Havening Techniques and are not my own. These theories are speculated from their years of study, ongoing research and clinical experience of its psychological effectiveness to date. Further enquiries in relation to this or general Havening enquiries can be directed to them over at Havening.org