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Research & publications

Flotation therapy has been academically studied in the USA, Germany, and Sweden since the 1950’s. There is a wealth of published results available regarding floatation therapy and its effectiveness in a wide range of applications, particularly in a medical and sporting context. All of the clinical trials have been conducted by eminent scholars in their respective fields, running control experiments in tandem to ensure the accuracy of the results. In every instance, no matter what the scenario, subjects who have used the floatation tank prior to these tests have shown vastly superior results to those who did not float.

 

Research topics

 

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  • Physiological Effects
  • Stress and Anxiety Management
  • Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports and Athletic Performance
  • Creativity Enhancement
  • Consciousness and Spirituality
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Treatment for Smoking Cessation
  • Children with Autism
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Dieting and Weight Control

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Publications

  • Sven-Åke Bood (2007). Bending and Mending the Neurosignature: Frameworks of influence by floatation-REST. Karlstad University.
  • Hutchison, Michael (2003). The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea. Gateways Books and Tapes.Lilly, John C. & E.J. Gold (2000).
  • Tanks for the Memories: Flotation Tank Talks. Gateways Books & Tapes. Lilly, John C. (1996).
  • The Scientist: A Metaphysical Autobiography. Ronin Publishing. Lilly, John C. (1990).
  • The Center of the Cyclone. Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd.Suedfeld, P, Turner, J.W.Jr., Fine, T.H. (Eds) (1990)
  • Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. Springer. Spinger-VerlagLilly, John C. (1981).
  • The Deep Self: Profound Relaxation and the Tank Isolation Technique. Warner Books.

 

 

Physiological Effects

 

  • Barabasz M., O’Neill M. & Scoggin G. (1990). The Physiological Panic Button: New Data. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112-119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Budzynski T.H. (1990). Hemespheric Asymmetry and REST. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. Pp. 2-21. New York: Sringer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. (1990). The Presence or Absence of Light in the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.120- 133. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Fine T., Mills D. & Turner J. Jr. (1993). Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Flotation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. 205-213. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Fine T. & Turner J.W. (1985). The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.136-143. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Fine T.& Turner J.W. (1987).The Effect of flotation REST on EMG Biofeedback and Plasma Cortisol. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.148-155. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Francis W.D. & Stanley J.M. (1985). The Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Physiological and Cognitive Indices. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.40-49. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Kjellgren, A., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. (2001). Effects of flotation REST on muscle tension pain. Pain Research and Management, 6, 181-189.
  • Malowitz R., Tortora T. & Lehmann C.A. (1990). Effects of Floating in a Saturated Epsom Salts Solution Disinfected with Bromine on the Aerobic Microbial Flora of the Skin. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.139-150. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Ruzyla-Smith P. & Barabasz A. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST on the Immune Response: T-Cells, B-Cells, Helper and Suppressor Cells. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 223-238. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Schulz, P., & Kaspar, C. H. (1994). Neuroendocrine and psychological effects of restricted environmental stimulation technique in a floatation tank. Biological Psychology, 37, 161-175.
  • Steel G. (1993). Relaxed and Alert:Patterns of T-Wave Amplitude and Heart Rate in a REST Environment. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 249-260. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Turner J.W. & Fine T.H. (1985).Hormonal Changes Associated with Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.17-39. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Turner J.W. & Fine T.H. (1990). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Influences Plasma Cortisol Levels and Their Variability. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.71-78. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Turner J. Jr. & Fine T.H. (1993). The Physiological Effects of Flotation REST. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 215-222. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Turner J.W. Jr., Fine T. & Hamad N.M. (1997). Plasma Catecholamine Activity During Flotation REST.6th International REST Conference.San Francisco*
  • Turner J. Jr., Gerard W., Hyland J., Nieland P. & Fine T. (1993). Effects of Wet and Dry Flotation REST on Blood Pressure and Plasma Cortisol. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 239-248. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Turner J., Fine T.H., McGrady A. & Higgins J.T.(1987). Effects of Biobehaviorally Assisted Relaxation Training on Blood Pressure and Hormone Levels and Their Variation in Normotensives and Essential Hypertansives. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.87-109. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Turner J. Jr. , Shroeder H. & Fine T.H. (1993). A Method for Continuous Blood Sampling During Flotation REST. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 261-267. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

 

Stress And Anxiety Management

 

  • Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N. (1993). Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.113-120. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T. (1990). The Presence or Absence of Light the REST Experience: Effects on Plasma Cortisol, Blood Pressure and Mood. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.120-133. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Fine T. & Turner J.W. (1985). The Use of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.136-143. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Helmreich N.E. (1990). The Critical Role of Personality and Organizational Factors as Determinants of Reactions to Restricted and Stressful Environments. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.51-61. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Jacobs, Heilbronner & Stanely. (1985). The Effects of Short Term Floatation REST on Relaxation. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.86-102. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Jacobs G.D., Kemp J.C., Keane K.M.& Belden A.D. (1985). A Preliminary Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital Based Stress Management Program Utilizing Flotation REST Biofeedback. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.179-185. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Kuola G. M., Kemp J., Keane K.M. & Belden A., (1984).Replication of a ClinicalOutcome Study on a Hospital-based Stress Management and Behavioral Medicine Program Utilizing Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) and Biofeedback. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.127-135. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Dr. Schürbrock, (1996). Treatment of Psychosomatic Illnesses Through Mental Training and Floatations in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths, For Instance in the Treatment of Chronic Relapsing Skin Diseases (Psoriasis, Neurodermatitis) 6th International REST Conference, San Francisco.
  • Dr. Schürbrock, (1996). Zur Adjuvanten Therapie Chronisch RezidivierterHauterkrankung (Psoriasis-Vulgaris, Neurodermitis) im Magnesium-Sulfat Schwebewasser-Tank in Kombination mit UV-Bestrahlung im Therapiezentrum “Haus Ebersberg”.
  • Wickramasekera I. (1993). A Model of the Common “Active Ingredient” in Stress Reduction Techniques. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.59-74. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • O’Toole P. & Barabasz M. (1997). Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.

Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R. (1990).
  • Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility, and Depression. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.79-85. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Turner, J. W., & Fine, T. H. (1990). Restricted environmental stimulation influences plasma cortisol levels and their variability. In J. W. Turner & T. H. Fine (Eds.), Restricted environmental stimulation (pp. 71-78). Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • van Dierendonck, D., & te Nijenhuis, J. (2005). Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress management tool: A meta-analysis. Psychology and Health, 20, 405-412.

 

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

  • Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. (2007). Case studies on fibromyalgia     and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 26, 259-271.
  • Bood, S. Å. (2007). Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted environmental stimulation technique) upon well- being in patients with stress related ailments. Doctoral dissertation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. ISSN 1403-8099.
  • Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T. (2005). Effects of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) on stress related muscle pain: What makes the difference in therapy, attention- placebo, or the relaxation response? Pain Research and Management, 10, 201- 209.
  • Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., Kjellgren, A., et al. (2006). Eliciting the relaxation response with help of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique) in patients with stress related ailments. International Journal of Stress Management, 13, 154-175.
  • Borrie R. (1997). The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) in a Pain Management Program. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
  • Edebol, H., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T. (2008). Case studies on chronic whiplash associated disorders and their treatment using flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation technique). Qualitative Health Research, 18, 480-488.
  • McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr. (1997). Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
  • Mereday C., Lehmann C. & Borrie R. (1990). Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.255-259. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Shafransky D.R., McCormick B.A., Fine T.H. & Turner J. Jr. (1997). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) on Serological Markers of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
  • Turner J. Jr., Deleon A., Gibson C. & Fine T.H. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST on Range Motion, Grip Strength and Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 297-306. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Turner, J. W., & Fine, T. H. (1984, September). REST-assisted relaxation and chronic pain. Paper presented at the XXIII International Congress of Psychology, Acapulco, Mexico.
  • Suedfeld, P., & Borrie, A. R. (1999). Health and therapeutic applications of chamber and flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST). Psychology and Health, 14, 545-566.

 

Sports and Athletic Performance

 

  • Baker D.A. (1990). The Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Bond J. (1997). “To float or not to float”… is that the question? How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.
  • McAleney P. & Barabasz A. (1993). Effects of Flotation REST and Visual Imagery on Athletic Performance: Tennis. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.79-86.New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Richardson S. (1997). Enhancing Rowing Ergometer Performance Through Flotation REST. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*
  • Stanley J., Mahoney M.& Reppert S. (1982). REST and the Enhancement of Sports Performance: A Panel Presentation and Discussion. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.168-183. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Wagaman J. & Barabasz A. (1993). Flotation REST and Imagery in the Improvement of Collegiate Athletic Performance: Basketball. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.87-92. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Other Atkinson R. (1993). Short-Term Exposure to REST: Enhancement Performance on a Signal-Detection Task. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.93-100. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. (1997). REST Effects on Human Performance. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*
  • Melchiori L.G. & Barabasz A.F. (1990). Effects of Flotation REST on Simulated Instrument Flight Performance. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.196-203. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • O’Leary D.S. & Heilbronner R.L. (1985). Flotation Rest and Information Processing: A Reaction Time Study. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.50-61. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Janson, L., Archer, T., & Norlander, T. (2005). Achievement of timing at the highest competitive level: The necessity of a “driving conviction.” Athletic Insight, 7(2).

 

Creativity Enhancement

 

  • Baker D.A.(1987). The Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving. 2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications
  • Metcalfe J. & Suedfeld P. (1990). Enhancing the Creativity of Psychologists Through Flotation REST. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.204-212. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Vartarian O.A. (1997). The Effects of Flotation REST on Musical Creativity. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*
  • Mahoney, M. J. (1990). Applications of flotation REST in personal development. In J. W. Turner & T. H. Fine (Eds.), Restricted environmental stimulation (pp 174-180).
  • Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press. Martindale, C. (1990). The clockwork muse: The predictability of artistic change. New York: Basic Books.
  • Martindale, C., & Dailey, A. (1996). Creativity, primary process cognition, and personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 20, 409-414.
  • Neisser, U. (1967). Cognitive psychology. New York: Appleton Century Crofts. Norlander, T., Bergman, H., & Archer, T. (1998). Effects of flotation REST on creative problem solving and originality. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 399- 408. 655 The Qualitative Report December 2008
  • Raab, J., & Gruzelier, J. (1994). A controlled investigation of right hemispheric processing enhancement after restricted environmental stimulation (REST) with flotation. Psychological Medicine, 24, 457-462.

 

Consciousness and Spirituality


  • Breakey, W. R. (2001). Psychiatry, spirituality, and religion. International Review of Psychiatry, 13, 61-66.
  • Dittrich, A. (1998). The standardized psychometric assessment of altered states of consciousness (ASCs) in humans. Pharmacopsychiatry, 31, 80-84.
  • Fallot, R. D. (2001). Spirituality and religion in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery from mental illness. International Review of Psychiatry, 13, 110-116.
  • Griffiths, R. R., Richards, W. A., McCann, U., & Jesse, R. (2006). Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance. Psychopharmacology, 187, 268-292.Anette Kjellgren, Francisca Lyden, and Torsten Norlander     654
  • Grof, S. (1975). Realms of the human unconscious. Observations from LSD research. London: Souvenir Press.
  • Grof, S. (1996). Theoretical and empirical foundations of transpersonal psychology. In S. Boorstein (Ed.), Transpersonal Psychotherapy (pp. 43-64). New York: State University of New York Press.
  • Jessen, W. E. (1990). In-tank floatation therapy. In J. W. Turner & T. H. Fine (Eds.), Restricted Environmental Stimulation (pp. 152-157). Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Karlsson, G. (1995). Psychological qualitative research from a phenomenological perspective. Stockholm, Sweden: Almqvist & Wiksell International.
  • Kasprow, M. C., & Scotton, B. W. (1999). A review of transpersonal therory and its application to the practice of psychotherapy. Journal of Practical Research, 8, 12- 23.
  • Kjellgren, A., & Norlander, T. (2001). Psychedelic drugs- A study of drug induced experiences obtained by illegal drug users in relation to Stanislav Grof’s model of altered states of consciousness. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 20, 41- 57.
  • Kjellgren, A. (2003). The experience of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique): Consciousness, creativity, subjective stress, and pain. Doctoral dissertation, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden. ISSN 1101- 718X.
  • Tart, C. T. (1972). States of consciousness and state-specific sciences. Science, 176, 1203-1210.
  • Lilly, J. (1972). The center of the cyclone. New York: Julian Press. Lilly, J. (1977). The deep self. New York: Simon & Schuster. Ludwig, A. M. (1990). Altered states of consciousness. In C. T. Tart (Ed.), Altered states of consciousness (pp. 18-33). San Francisco: Harper Collins.
  • Metzner, R. (1992). Therapeutic application of altered states of consciousness (ASC). In M. Schlichting, & H. Leuner (Eds.), Worlds of consciousness (Vol. 5, pp. 185-193). Berlin, Germany: VWB.
  • Norlander, T., Gård, L., Lindholm, L., & Archer, T. (2003). New age: Exploration of outlook–on–life frameworks from a phenomenological perspective. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 6, 1-20.
  • Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T. (2001). The experience of floatation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience of altered states of consciousness. Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 20, 161-178.
  • Pramling, N., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. (2001). Moral expression in six-to-seven-year- old children’s stories in Sweden, Hungary, and China: A phenomenological study. Childhood, 8, 361-382.
  • Pramling, N., Norlander, T., & Archer, T. (2003). Conceptualization of the unknown by 6-, 9-, and 14-year-old children: In search for a “heffalump.” Childhood, 10, 379- 392.
  • Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Strassman, R. J., & Barbanoj, M. J. (2001). Psychometric assessment of the hallucinogen rating scale. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 62, 215-223.

 

 

Behavioral Therapy

 

 

 

  • Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M. (1993). Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical Disabilities. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-296. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Cahn H.A. (1985). Sensory Isolation used with Cognition Modification Training to Restore Medically Declared Unfit Persons to Duty and Reduce Absenteeism in City of Phoenix Maintenance Workers. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.167-178. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Grunberg N. E. (1990). Potential Applications of Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy in Behavioral Health. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.36-50. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Ramirez C.E., Suedfeld P., Remick R.A. & Fleming J.A.E. (1990). Potential Beneficial Effect of REST on Patients with Electroconvulsive Therapy. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.188-195. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Rzewnicki R., Wallbaum A.B.C., Steel H. & Suedfeld P. (1990). REST for Muscle Contraction Headaches; A Comparison of Two REST Environments Combined with Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.245-254. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Dr. Suchurbruck, Dr. Berman & Tapprich J. (1997). Treatment of Psychosomatic Illness Through Mental Training and Floatation in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.
  • Tikalsky F.D.(1990). Restricted Environmental Stimulation, Relaxation Therapy, Social Support and Mental Imagery as a Treatment Regimen in Breast Cancer. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp267-271. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.

 

 

Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

 

  • Adams H. (1988).REST Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. Journal of substance Abuse Treatment. Vol.5, pp. 77-81.USA.*
  • Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R. (1993). Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3, 6, 12, and 24 Hour Sessions. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.163-173. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Cooper G., Adams H.& Scott J. (1988).REST and Alcohol Consumption. Journal of substance Abuse Treatment. Vol.5, pp.59.USA.*
  • David B. (1997). A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers. 6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.*
  • DiRito D. (1993). Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull’s Model. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.157-162. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

 

Smoking Cessation  (Quitting Smoking)



 

  • Barabasz M. & Barabasz A. (1993). Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.145-
156. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Fine T. & Bruno J. (1985). Floatation REST and Smoking Cessation: A preliminary Report, Health and Clinical Psychology. North Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.*
  • Ramirez C. (1985). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Techniques in Smoking Cessation in a Latin American Country. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.152-166. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

 

Children with Autism

 

  • Harrison J. & Barabasz A. (1993). REST as a Treatment for Children with Autism. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 269-280. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Suedfeld P. & Schwartz G. (1980). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) as a Treatment for Autistic Children. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Vol.4, #3, pp. 196-201. William & Wilkins Co.

 

 

Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)

 

  • Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E. (1990). Flotation Effect on Premenstrual Syndrome. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.260-266. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Jessen W. (1993). The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 281-288. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

 

 

Dieting

 

  • Barabasz M. (1993). REST : A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.121-126. New York: Springer-VerlagNew York Inc.
  • Borrie R.A. (1985). Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction. First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.144-151. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M. (1993). Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.127-144. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

 

Other REST Literature

 

  • Barabasz A.F. & Barabasz M. (eds.) (1993). Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. (Based on the 4th International Conference on REST) New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. (eds.). (1990). Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. (Based on the 3rd International Conference on REST). Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.
  • Suedfeld P. & Turner J.W. & Fine T.H. (eds.). (1990). Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST New York : Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. (eds.). (1985). 2nd International Conference on REST. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.
  • Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. (eds.). (1983). First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.

 

 

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