In the video above I discussed my initial experience (spoiler alert I loved it!) at the Float House Abbotsford. However, since I had the pleasure of enjoying my third float session, I wanted to reflect on my experience of incorporating regular flotation sessions into my routine as a third year medical student clerk at UBC.
The simplest way I would describe flotation therapy is mindfulness or meditation on steroids. The combination of the near elimination of sensory input and the length of time are a very powerful combination that expedite learning and relaxation. In an ideal world I would do floats every two weeks but that is not realistic given my current demanding schedule. Nevertheless each float is better than the last.
I am nearing the end of my first year of medical school, which seems as if it has gone by in a flash. However, earlier in the semester, I had got a nasty bout of the flu. I think it was exacerbated by the heavy workload, and lack of sleep. I was not feeling very well and was not in the state of mind to study so I took the opportunity and space to think, and reflect. While I was doing so, I came across Oli Doyle's excellent book Mindfulness Plain and Simple.
I am a medical student who is obsessed with the Be Activated Muscle Activation Technique, mastering movement and understanding what makes humans thrive.