Flotation Therapy for Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

“Promising effects of treatment with flotation-REST (restricted environmental stimulation technique) as an intervention for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a randomized controlled pilot trial” (Jonsson et all,2016)

This randomised trial from 2016 sampled 46 volunteers, they were treated with either 12 flotation therapy sessions or put into a waiting list control group.

37 % of the treatment group reached full remission at post-treatment. Significant beneficial effects were also found for sleep difficulties, difficulties in emotional regulation, and depression. All improved outcome variables at post-treatment, except for depression, were maintained at 6-months follow. No negative effects were found.

Do you suffer from anxiety? Flotation therapy may just be worth a go…



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