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FLOATING FOR ADDICTION
Scientific evidence suggests that the unique benefits of floating can help individuals overcome substance abuse issues. And unlike most medications, floating does not come with a lengthy list of possible side effects. Here’s how floating can help:
Floating and Changing Behavior
Much research touches on how the relief from stress and anxiety, increased focus, and meditative qualities helps people change their behavior. Consciousness shifts to a less defensive and more receptive state. Many people turn to things such as cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs to provide comfort during times of emotional distress. Addicts may feel as though they cannot find relief anywhere else. When those struggling with addictive behaviors engage in REST, they find that comfort and safety in a completely different manner. That discovery leads to a disruption of habits and increased feelings of control that can be key to behavior change.
Floating and Smoking Cessation
Much of the research around floating and addiction has been specifically regarding quitting smoking. REST has been studied as a part of smoking cessation since the 1970s with positive findings. It was found that former smokers who utilize REST in conjunction with anti-smoking messages were less likely to start smoking again than those who didn’t.
Floating Enhances Known Treatments
In addition to its own inherent benefits, floatation therapy can help combat addiction and weight loss by enhancing other avenues of treatment. For instance, meditation has been shown to reduce both substance abuse. Floating is known to complement regular meditation practices which reduce stress.
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