Sat, Oct 22: Floating And Weight Loss – How Does It Work?

Losing Weight Through The Ultimate Relaxation Method

by Micah Saccomanno

Unwanted weight gain can come from a variety of different reasons and, likewise, the many paths to weight loss are just as varied.

Quite often, putting on weight can be rooted in an out-of-control habitual behavior similar to that of an addiction or a neurosis. Over eating or eating too much of the wrong thing can be the product of some sort of coping mechanism that is deeply ingrained in our psychology.

How does laying in a dark room with no sound while floating in a super-saturated solution of epsom salts relate to losing weight?

The Restricted Stimulation Environment of the float room allows the user to approach the problem of weight loss in three different stages:

Self-Awareness and Exploration

The float tank gives you a LOT of information about yourself.  The Relaxation Response that the tank illicit allows one to become more psychologically balanced, so that when stress is relinquished, one can have a calmer and clearer understanding of the self. By just having the space to observe and reflect one’s self, a floater will soon understand all the elements that contribute to their unwanted habits. Knowing one’s triggers, emotional states, bodily sensations, coping mechanisms, is of utmost value when attempting to change one’s behavior. This stage is also useful in understanding if there is even an actual NEED to lose weight. Eating disorders are one of the significant pathologies known to benefit from floatation therapy and understanding the reality of one’s situation can allow one to see if this is possibly the case with them.

Setting Goals

Knowing all this information will allow the floater to clearly understand how to set reasonable goals and milestones in his or her effort to lose weight. The clarity of the tank gives one the power to understand which self-expectations are reasonable and which are unrealistic. Making plans around your triggers and known emotional weak spots can lead the floater to great success.

Resolve, Motivation, and Visualization

When confronted with a challenge with food outside of the tank, the floater who has visualized their success with that particular situation is more likely to succeed. Deep reflection and access to one’s inner self allows one to create a real resolve to lose weight and find the motivation that may be missing from just a passing idea to lose weight. Behavior Visualization, which is one of the float tank’s greatest assets, has been shown to help all in all manner of performance and is an incredible way to internalize and transform one’s interaction with food.

Floating may not work for everyone because everyone has their own particular process that works for them. But a large number of people have used floating for weight loss to great effect. Changing one’s bad habits through floatation therapy brings great rewards in large part because the change that you make comes from a genuine part of yourself. Your habits and your happiness are no longer at the mercy of the chaos of your day and when change comes from within, the change is long lasting and real.

Don’t Miss Our Lecture on this subject this Saturday, October 22nd at 9:00am here at Rise Above:

How Weight Loss Visualization

Works In the Float Tank.

with Rachel Mahan from RAY OF SOLACE

One of the potential benefits of floating is weight loss when done in conjunction with visualization training. On October 22 at 9:00am, Rachel Mahan of RAY OF SOLACE Premier Coaching will be here to discuss and hold a Q&A on eating psychology and the Relaxation Response. 

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