Many of you may be familiar with sensory deprivation, otherwise known as Floatation-REST or Isolation. Vicky Campion is a Master's student in
Christchurch, New Zealand who, as part of her Master's Thesis, is hoping to investigate the benefits of Sensory Deprivation on members of her
community suffering from anxiety resulting from the recent earthquake that the Christchurch community recently went through.
I see sensory deprivation as having amazing potential to provide an alternative to the current conventional psychopharmaceutical trends within the
psychology and psychiatric community that are harsh on both mind and body and as more accesible than other forms of relaxation like yoga and
Unfortunately Vicky's University cannot provide all of the funds she requires to purchase a tank.
It would be great to see research initiatives like this get off the ground and pave the way for further inquiry into how this technology can benefit
all of us. Vicky has set up a fundraising platform here
if anyone is passionate about the cause
and interested in contributing or further spreading the word to friends and family.
And the link again www.indiegogo.com...
edit on 7-1-2013 by leprapom because: more info