Archive for April, 2011


Floating into Evolution

  Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Changes in Self-Definition Second, since the environment is not impinging on the floater in its normal manner, the self is less automatic in its responses, and therefore in how it chooses to define itself.  Self reference is now […]

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Floating in Plasticity

  Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Plasticity The experience of the creative process has several characteristics.  First, it takes place in a timeless or time-free environment.  Not only is the sense of clock time altered, the floater has the ability to mentally travel backwards into […]

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Floating into re-Invention

          Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Creativity Normally, the body is barraged by stimulation from the environment that impinges upon the senses.  Well worn voluntary and involuntary muscular patterns, learned behaviors and habits, neural and hormonal responses and more are […]

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Floating into Awareness

      Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by  Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist   Awareness The experience of flotation is one of heightened awareness of mental, emotional and physical processes.  The floater experiences an intensified consciousness of the body.  Not only is there a heightened perception of tension, patters […]

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Floating into Consensus

  Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Conclusion The nature of change as experienced in a flotation tank is a creative process in the fullest sense, one that actively touches all parts of our mental, physical and emotional selves.  In the changing of the self, […]

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Floating into Infinity

    Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Disappearance In an environment where there is minimum external stimulation, there comes a time for most floaters when they experience an inner stillness.  Body functions are at rest.  The mind is more peaceful, and emotional symptoms begin […]

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Floating into the Light

      Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Creating the Future Fourth, the floater experiences his body not only as a repository of images about its past, but as a resource for creating experiences that alter the future.  That is, change (in this case […]

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SpaceShip – PathFinder – FlotationTank

        Excerpts from the Article “Flotation and the Nature of Change” by Walter E. Jessen Ph.D. and Psychotherapist Since change is the crucial component of successful therapy, most psychotherapists, especially brief therapists, have been keenly interested in the process of change, and committed to learning how change comes about with their clients.  Their […]

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