Floating can increase creativity, energy levels and motivation. It provides an environment for problem solving and lateral thinking, alongside the more obvious relaxation and stress-relieving benefits.
We are all stressed. Last year, the government’s Health and Safety Executive published their annual findings on the effects of stress, depression and anxiety on the UK work force. It found that:
• Over half a million people suffered from stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17. • 12.5 million working days were lost due to these health issues • Those working in health and social work, public administration and education had the highest rates of stress, depression and anxiety
The relaxation and stress relieving benefits of a regular float practice offers those suffering from these conditions almost instant relief, and with an inner calm they can take back to the office, helping to overcome professional obstacles with a more grounded view. We want to use floating to make the UK’s workforce a happy, healthy workforce.
The deep state of relaxation you reach in the pod continues long after your session finishes, and a regular float practice can help you focus on being in the moment when you need it. Like nailing that job interview or giving you the steadier, upper hand in a negotiation.
Business Insider’s Rob Price visits Floatworks in Vauxhall
With life’s multitude of distractions left outside the pod room door, floating offers a unique environment to re-evaluate all manner of professional challenges. If you ever feel like you’re trying to put a square peg in a round hole, you’ll be amazed at what focusing on that impossible challenge during a float can achieve.
[TALKING HEAD: Mel Larsen: “The ability to be clear and present is not only valuable in life, it’s so important in business. If you’re negotiating, if you’re selling, it’s essential. And floating is perfect for that.”]