Floating Science

There’s a lot of research on flotation therapy and the applications of floating and sensory deprivation. We’ve listed publications below in chronological order, but to find a specific topic use the search box to filter on keywords.
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Edebol, Hanna; Nordén, Tommy; Norlander, Torsten.Behavior Change and Pain Relief in Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder Grade IV Using Flotation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique: A Case Report.Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 206-216.2013
Dr. Roderick Borrie and Dr. Tamara RussellFloatation REST Therapy Results in Pain Relief and Relaxation for Fibromyalgia Patients2011
Jacobs, T.The effect of the floatation version of restricted environmental stimulation technique (REST) on Jazz ImprovisationMusic and Medicine, October 2011 3(4), p. 234-2382011
Roderick Borrie, Ph.D.A Proposal for an International Floatation Project2010
Roderick Borrie, Ph.D.A Proposal for an International Floatation ProjectThis proposal was developed as a cooperative effort by the participants of the 2010 Floatation Summit in London. That this proposal materialized is a statement of the high level of cooperation that occurred at this meeting.2010
Roderick Borrie, Ph.D.Toward Wider Clinical Use of Flotation RESTThis paper was presented September 25, 2010 at the 2010 Flotation Summit in London, UK.2010
Edebol, Hanna; Bood, Ake Bood, Sven; Norlander, TorstenChronic Whiplash-Associated Disorders and Their Treatment Using Floatation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique)Qualitative Health Research2008
Kjellgren, Anette; Lyden, Francisca; Norlander, TorstenSensory Isolation in Flotation Tanks: Altered States of Consciousness and Effects on Well-beingThe Qualitative Report Volume 13 Number 4 December 2008 636-6562008
Bood, S. Å.Bending and mending the neurosignature. Frameworks of influence by flotation-REST (Restricted environmental stimulation technique) upon wellbeing in patients with stress related ailmentsDoctoral dissertation, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden. ISSN 1403-8099.2007
Åsenlöf, K., Olsson, S., Bood, S. Å., & Norlander, T.Case studies on fibromyalgia and burn-out depression using psychotherapy in combination with flotation-REST: Personality development and increased well-being.Imagination, Cognition and Personality2007
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T.Effects of REST(Restricted Environmental Stimulation technique) on Stress related muscle pain: Are 33 flotationsessions more effective than 12 sessions?Personality and Behaviour, 35, 143-1562007
Bood, S.A.Floating Effective for Stress and Pain, Research SuggestsScience Daily (Nov. 6, 2007)2007
Landström, A., Bood, S.Å., Kjellgren, A., & Norlander, T.Treating stress related pain in a clinical sample with flotation-REST:A further report on improvementson pain assessed by the Pain Area Inventory (PAI).Social Behaviour and Personality,35, 1279 12802007
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Norlander, T., Nordström, L., Nordenström, K., Kjellgren, A., et al.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, 154-175.2006
Bood, S. Å., Sundequist, U., Kjellgren, A., Nordström, G., & Norlander, T.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 Mangement; 2005 Winter;10(4):201-9.2005
Van Dierendonck, Dirk; Nijenhuis, Jan TeFlotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysisPsychology and Health, 20, 405-412.2005
Norlander, T., Gård, L., Lindholm, L., & Archer, T.New age: Exploration of outlook–on–life frameworks from a phenomenological perspectiveMental Health, Religion, & Culture, 6, 1-20.2003
Kjellgren, AnetteRelaxation in a floatation tank brings peace and quiet, increased well-being and reduced pain.The Swedish Research Council 05.11.20032003
Kjellgren, AnetteThe Experience of flotation-REST (Restricted Environmental Stimultation Technique): Consciousness, Creativity, Subjective Stress and Pain.Doctoral dissertation, Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sweden. ISSN 1101- 718X.2003
Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T.The experience of flotation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience of altered states of consciousness.Imagination, Cognition and Personality2001
Norlander, T., Kjellgren, A., & Archer, T.The experience of floatation-REST as a function of setting and previous experience of altered states of consciousness.Imagination, Cognition, and Personality, 20, 161-178.2001
Hu Pei-Cheng, Wang RR, Shang ZHFlotation therapy in treatment of patients with primary hypertensionClinical Psychology Journal (China) 2000; 14: 414-4162000
Hill, S.; Eckett, M.J.H.; Peterson, C.; Harkness, E.F.A pilot study to evaluate the effects of floatation spa treatment on patients with osteoarthritisComplementary Therapies in Medicine1999
Suedfeld P.; Borrie, R.A.Health and Therapeutic Applications of Chamber and Floatation Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST)Psychology and Health, 1999, Vol. 14, pp. 545-5661999
Richardson, Sean O.Imagery, Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Enhancing Mental Training and Rowing Ergometer Performance through Flotation REST.doc1999
Hu Pei-Cheng, SU YingThe origin and status quo of flotation therapyClinical Psychology Journal (China) 1999; 7:248-252.1999
David B.A Pilot Test of REST as a Relapse Prevention Treatment for Alcohol and Drug Abusers1997
McCormick B.A., Shafransky D.R., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr.Effects of Flotation REST on Plasma Cortisol in Rheumatoid Arthritis6th International REST Conference. San Francisco1997
O'Toole P. & Barabasz M.Effects of Rational Emotive Therapy and REST on Social Anxiety6th International REST Conference. San Francisco., Washington State University, Pullman, WA1997
Richardson S.Enhancing Rowing Ergoer Performance Through Floatation REST6th International REST Conference. San Francisco1997
Turner J.W. Jr., Fine T. & Hamad N.M.Plasma Catecholamine Activity During Flotation REST6th International REST Conference.San Francisco1997
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A.REST Effects on Human Performance6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.1997
Shafransky D.R., McCormick B.A., Fine T.H. & Turner J.W. Jr.Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy (REST) on Serological Markers of Inflammation in Rheumatoid Arthritis6th International REST Conference. San Francisco1997
Borrie, R.A.The Benefits of Flotation REST (Restricted Environmental StimulationTherapy) in a Pain Management Program.6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.1997
Borrie R.The Benefits of Flotation REST in a Pain Management Program1997
Vartarian O.A.The Effects of Flotation REST on Musical Creativity6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.1997
Bond J.To float or not to float... is that the question? How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.How to maximise your use of the Sport Psychology float tanks.1997
Dr. Suchurbruck, Dr. Berman & Tapprich J.Treatment of Psychosomatic Illnesses Through Mental Training and Floatations in Oxygenated Magnesium Sulfate Saturated Baths6th International REST Conference. San Francisco.1997
N/AHealth Standards and Guidelines for Sensory Deprivation TanksAlberta Health1996
Dr. SchürbrockTreatment 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)1996
Peter Suedfeld & Eric EichAutobiographical Memory and Affect Under Conditions of Reduced Environmental StimulationJournal of Environmental Psychology1995
Raab, J., & Gruzelier, J.A controlled investigation of right hemispheric processing enhancement after restricted environmental stimulation (REST) with flotationPsychological Medicine, 24, 457-4621994
Suedfeld, P.; Steel, G. Daniel; Wallbaum, Alistair B.C.; Bluck, Susan; Livesey, Nigel; Capozzi, LoriannaPsychology Explaining the Effects of Stimulus Restriction: Testing the Dynamic Hemispheric Asymmetry HypothesisJournal of Environmental Psychology (1994) 14, 87-1001994
Rand Walker, W. Freeman, R.F., Christensen, D.K..Restricting Environmental Stimulation (REST) to enhance cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder with schizotypal personality disorderBehavior therapy, Vol 25(4), Autumn 1994, p.709-7191994
Turner, John Jr.; Gerard, William; Hyland, John; Nieland, Pamela, Fine, ThomasEffects of Wet and Dry Floatation on Blood Pressure and Plasma CortisolClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 239-248. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Turner J. Jr., Shroeder H. & Fine T.H.A Method for Continuous Blood Sampling During Flotation RESTClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 261- 267. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Wickramasekera I.A Model of the Common "Active Ingredient" in Stress Reduction Techniques. Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives1993
Mee, S.A Neo-Dissociation Conceptualization of RESTClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives pp. 1-161993
Barabasz M., Barabasz A. & Dyer R.Chamber REST Reduces Alcohol Consumption: 3,6, 12 and 24 Hour Sessions1993
Barabasz A.F. & Barabasz M.Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives1993
Fine, Thomas; Mills, Donna; Turner, John Jr.Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Floatation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitudepdf1993
Fine T., Mills D, Turner J. Jr.Differential Effects of Wet and Dry Flotation REST on EEG Frequency and Amplitude.Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.205-213. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Barabasz A., Barabasz M., Dyer R. & Rather N.Effects of Chamber REST, Flotation REST and Relaxation on Transient Mood State1993
McAlenay P. & Barabasz A.Effects of Flotation REST and Visual Imagery on Athletic Performance: TennisClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.79-86. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Turner, John Jr.; DeLeon, Anna; Gibson, Cathy; Fine, ThomasEffects of Flotation REST on Range Motion, Grip Strength and Pain in Rheumatoid ArthritisClinical and Experimental RestrictedEnvironmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 297-306.1993
Ruzyla-Smith P. & Barabasz A.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.1993
Wagaman J. & Barabasz A.Flotation REST and Imagery in the Improvement of Collegiate Athletic Performance: BasketballClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.87-92. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Borrie R., Dana J., Perry S., & Friedman M.Flotation REST, Physical Therapy and Psychological Intervention in the Treatment of Physical DisabilitiesClinical and ExperimentalRestricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 289-2961993
DiRito D.Motivational Factors in Alcohol Consumption: Extending Hull's Model1993
Steel G.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.1993
Harrison J. & Barabasz A.REST as a Treatment for Children with AutismClinical andExperimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp.269-280.1993
Ballard E.REST in the Treatment of Persistent Psychophysiological InsomniaClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments andPerspectives. pp. 187-2031993
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A.REST: A Key Facilitator in the Treatment of Eating Disorders1993
Barabasz, A., Barabasz M., Bauman J.Restricted environmental stimulation technique improves human performance: rifle marksmanshipPerceptual and Motor Skills, 76, 867-873.1993
Atkinson R.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.1993
Brownfield C.Slow REST or Fast Drugs: Meditation or Medication1993
Suedfeld, P.Stimulus and Theoretical Reductionism: What Underlies REST Effects?Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 3 - 9. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Suedfeld, P.Stimulus and Theoretical Reductionism: What Underlies REST Effects?1993
Jessen W.The Effects of Consecutive Floats and Their Timing on Premenstrual Syndrome1993
Barabasz, A. F. and Barabasz, M.The effects of consecutive floats and their timing on premenstrual syndrome; Jessen, Walter.; Clinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation1993
Turner, John Jr.; Fine, ThomasThe Physiological Effects of Flotation RESTClinical and Experimental Restricted Environmental Stimulation: New Developments and Perspectives. pp. 215-222. New York: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.1993
Barabasz M. & Barabasz A.Treatment of Trichotillomania and Smoking with Hypnosis and REST1993
Dyer R., Barabasz A. & Barabasz M.Twenty-Four Hours of Chamber REST Produces Specific Food Aversions in Obese Females1993
Forgays, Donald G.; Forgays, Deborah K.Creativity Enhancement Through Floatation IsolationJournal of Environmental Psychology1992
Wagaman, J.D., Barabasz, A.F., Barabasz, M.Floatation Tanks Enhance Visualization EffectsPerceptual and Motor Skills1991
Wallbaum AB, Rzewnicki R, Steele H, Suedfeld P.Progressive muscle relaxation and restricted environmental stimulation therapy for chronic tension headache: a pilot studyInt J Psychosom. 1991;38(1-4):33-9.1991
Bross, MichaelA Cybernetic Model of Restricted Environmental Stimulation Effects1990
Mahoney M.J.Applications of Flotation REST in Personal Development.Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.174-180. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press1990
Hunt, TerryBody-Centered Therapies: A Holographic Paradigm for Understanding REST1990
Coren, S., Suedfeld P.Data vc Drama: Introductory Psychology Textbook’s View of REST ResearchRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary pp. 62-691990
Suedfeld, P.Distress, No Stress, Anti-Stress, Eustress: Where Does REST Fit In?1990
Foster D.S. Ph.DEEG and Subjective Correlates of Alpha Frequency Binaural BeatsStimulation Combined with Alpha Biofeedback.6th International REST Conference1990
McAleney, P. J., Barabasz, A. & Barabasz, M.Effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation on intercollegiate tennis performance.Perceptual and Motor Skills1990
Malowitz R., Tortora T. & Lehmann C.A.Effects of Floating in a Saturated Epsom Salts Solution Disinfected with Bromine on the Aerobic Microbial Flora of the SkinRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.139-150. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Norlander, T., Bergman, H., & Archer, T.Effects of flotation REST on creative problem solving and originalityJournal of Environmental Psychology, 18, 399- 408.1990
Melchiori L.G. & Barabasz A.F.Effects of Flotation REST on Simulated Instrument Flight Performance1990
Miller M.F. & Barabasz M.Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Inversion PerceptionRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.86 - 93. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press1990
Metcalfe J. & Suedfeld P.Enhancing the Creativity of Psychologists Through Flotation RESTRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.204-212. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press1990
Goldstein D.D. & Jessen W.E.Flotation Effect on Premenstrual SyndromeRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 260-2661990
Mereday C., Lehman C. & Borrie R.Flotation For The Management of Rheumatoid ArthritisRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 255-2591990
Suedfeld, P. & Bruno, T.Flotation REST and imagery in the improvement of athletic performanceJournal of Sport and Exercise Psychology1990
Budzynski T.H.Hemespheric Asymmetry and RESTRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST. pp.2-211990
Jessen, W. E.In-tank floatation therapyRestricted Environmental Stimulation (pp. 152-157).1990
Grunberg N.E.Potential Applications of Restricted Environmental Stimulus Therapy in Behavioral HealthRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.36-50. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Ramirez C.E., Suedfeld P., Remick R.A. & Fleming J.A.E.Potential Beneficial Effect of REST on Patients with Electroconvulsive TherapyRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.188- 195. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
McGrady, A.Psychophysiological Regulation of Blood PressureRestrictedEnvironmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 29-351990
Rzewnicki R., Wallbaum A.B.C., Steel H. & Suedfeld P.REST for Muscle Contraction Headaches: A Comparison of Two REST Environments Combined with Progressive Muscle Relaxation TrainingRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.245-254. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Suedfeld, P.Restricted Environmental Stimulation and Smoking Cessation: A 15-Year Progress ReportThe International Journal of the Addictions, August, 25(8), 861-881990
Turner J.W. & Fine T.H.Restricted Environmental Stimulation Influences Plasma Cortisol Levels and Their VariabilityRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.71-78. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Tikalsky F.D.Restricted Environmental Stimulation, Relaxation Therapy, Social Support and Mental Imagery as a Treatment Regimen in Breast CancerRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp267-271. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W.Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary1990
Suedfeld P., Turner J.W. & Fine T.H.Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Theoretical and Empirical Developments in Flotation REST1990
Pudvah M.B. & Rzewnicki R.Six Months in the Tank: The Long-Term Effects of Flotation Isolation on State Anxiety, Hostility and DepressionRestricted Environmental Stimulation:Research and Commentary. pp. 79-851990
Helmreich N.E.The Critical Role of Personality and Organizational Factors as Determinants of Reactions to Restricted and Stressful Environments1990
Adams, H.B.The Incredible History of REST TechnologyRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.11 -28. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press1990
Barabasz M., O'Neill M. & Scoggin G.The Physiological Panic Button: New DataRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp. 112-119.1990
Barabasz M., O’Neill M., Scoggin G.The Physiological panic Button: New DataRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.112-119. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press.1990
Ewy G., Sershon P., Freundlich T.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.1990
Baker D.AThe Use of REST in the Enhancement of Sports Performance-Tennis. Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and CommentaryRestricted Environmental Stimulation: Research and Commentary. pp.181-187. Toledo, Ohio: Medical College of Ohio Press1990
Borrie, R.A.The use of restricted environmental stimulation therapy in treating addictive behaviors.International Journal on Addiction, 1990-91;25(7A-8A):995-1015.1990
Barabasz, A.F.; Barabasz, M.Effects of restricted environmental stimulation: enhancement of hypnotizability for experimental and chronic pain control.International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis: July 1989; 37(3):217-31.1989
Suedfeld P, Ramirez CE, Remick RA, Fleming JA.Reduction of post-ECT memory complaints through brief, partial restricted environmental stimulation (REST).Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 1989;13(5):693-700.1989
Turner JW Jr, Fine T, Ewy G, Sershon P, Freundlich T.The presence or absence of light during flotation restricted environmental stimulation: effects on plasma cortisol, blood pressure, and mood.Biofeedback and Self-Regulation, 1989 Dec;14(4):291-3001989
Adams, H. B.Arousability and the Nature of Alcohol and Substance Abuse1988
Cooper, G.D., Adams, H.B., & Scott, J.C.Studies in REST I: Reduced Environmental Stimulation Therapy and Reduced Alcohol ConsumptionJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment1988
Adams, H. B.Studies in REST III: REST, Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuseJournal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 5, 77-811988
Barabasz A.F., Barabasz M.Controlling Experimental and Situational Demand Variables in Restricted Environmental Stimulation ResearchSecond International Conference on REST, pp. 110-1211987
Turner, John W. Jr.; Fine, Thomas H.; McGrady, Angele; Higgins, James T.Effects of Biobehaviorally Assisted Relaxation Therapy on Blood Pressure and Hormone Levels and Their Variation in Normotensives and Essential Hypertensives2nd International Conference on REST. pp.87-109. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1987
Suedfeld, P., Metcalfe, J. & Bluck, S.Enhancement of scientific creativity by flotation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique)Journal of Environmental Psychology (1987) 7, 219-2311987
Adams, H. B., Cooper, G. D., & Scott, J. C.REST and reduced alcohol consumptionProceedings of 2nd International Conference on REST1987
Suedfeld, P.REST Research: The Past Few Years & Perhaps the Next Few2nd International Conference on REST. pp.1 - 21. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications1987
Suefeld, P. & Baker Brown, G.Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy of Smoking: A Parametric StudyAdditive Behaviors, 12(3), p. 263-2671987
Adams, H. B.Studies in REST: Arousability and the nature of alcohol and substance abuseReport for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service1987
Suedfeld, P.; Mocellin, Jane S.P.The "Sensed Presence" in Unusual EnvironmentsEnvironment and Behavior, Vol. 19, No. 1, 33-52 (1987)1987
Fine T.& Turner J.W.The Effect of Flotation REST on EMG Biofeedback and Plasma Cortisol2nd International Conference on REST. pp.148-155. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1987
Baker D.AThe Effects of REST and Hemispheric Synchronization Compared to the Effects of REST and Guided Imagery on the Enhancement of Creativity in Problem-Solving2nd International Conference on REST. pp.122-126. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications1987
Lee, A. B. & Hewitt, J.Using visual imagery in a flotation tank to improve gymnastic performance and reduce physical symptoms.International Journal of Sport Psychology1987
Suedfeld, P., Ballard, E. J., Baker-Brown, G. & Borrie, R. A.Flow of consciousness in restricted environmental stimulation.hnagination. Cognition and Personality', 5, 219-2301986
Forgays, Donald G.; Belinson, MJIs Floatation Isolation a Relaxing Environment?Journal of Environmental Psychology1986
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W.2nd International Conference on REST1985
Jacobs G.D., Kemp J.C., Keane K.M.& Belden A.D.A Preliminary Clinical Outcome Study on a Hospital Based Stress Management Program Utilizing Flotation REST Biofeedback1985
Taylor T.Enhancement of Scientific Creativity by Floatation REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy)Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation1985
Fine T. & Bruno J.Flotation REST and Smoking Cessation: A Preliminary Report1985
Turner J.W. & Fine T.H.Hormonal Changes Associated with Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy.First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.17-39. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1985
Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr.Rest-assisted Relaxation and Chronic PainProceedings of the III International Congress on Psychology1985
Borrie R.A.Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy used in Weight Reduction1985
Suedfeld, P.Restricted Environmental Stimulation: Technique/Therapy/Transcendence1st International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.1-16. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1985
Cahn H.A.Sensory Isolation used with Cognition Modification Training to Restore Medically Declared Unfit Persons to Duty and Reduce Absenteeism in City of Phoenix Maintenance WorkersFirst International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.167-1781985
Taylor, T.The effects of flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy on learning: subjective evaluation and EEG measurementsFirst International Conference onREST and Self-Regulation. pp. 76-851985
Francis W.D. & Stanley J.M.The Effects of Restricted Environmental Stimulation on Physiological and Cognitive IndicesFirst International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. pp.40-49. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1985
Perry, G. and Perry, L.The personal nature of the REST experienceIn T. H. Fine and J. W. Turner, Jr. (eds), Proceedings of the First International Con['erence on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo: Mcdical College of Ohio, pp. 194-1971985
Fine T. & Turner J.W.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.1985
Bruno, J. J., Heilbronner, R., Fine, T, H. & Turner, J. W.The use of subjective reports from REST: towards a developmental systems framework.Proceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-regulation.1985
Delmonte, M.M.Psychological Responses During Meditation and RESTBiofeedback and Self-Regulation, 9 (2), 181-2001984
Turner, J. W., & Fine, T. H.REST-assisted relaxation and chronic pain.Paper presented at the XXIII International Congress of Psychology,1984
Jacobs GD, Heilbronner RL, Stanley JM.The effects of short term flotation REST on relaxation: a controlled study.Health Psychol. 1984;3(2):99-112.1984
Budzynski T.H.A brain lateralization model for RESTPaper read at the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver, March.1983
n/aA Brain Lateralization Model for RESTPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Perry, Glenn A., and Lee PerryA Discussion of the Use of Floatation Tank in Public Settings for Commercial UsesPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Cahn, HaroldA Novel Application of Sensory Isolation: Tank Training to Reduce Sickness Abstenteeism in City of Phoenix EmployeesPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Deaton, JEEffectiveness of isolation in the reduction of cigarette smoking[no source provided]148:750-753.1983
Barabasz, Arreed E.Effects of Brief and Long Term REST on Conformity of Perception of Figure InversionPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Turner, John Jr.; Fine, ThomasEffects of relaxation associated with brief restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) on plasma cortisol, ACTH, and LH.Biofeedback Self Regulation; March 1983; 8(1): pp.115-1261983
Fine T.H. & Turner J.W.First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation1983
O'Leary, Daniel S., Robert L. HeilbronnerFloatation REST and Information Processing: A Reaction-Time StudyProceedings of the First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation. Toledo: Medical College of Ohio, pp. 50-611983
Brockmeyer, ArthurFloating and Asthma Reduction: A Case Study and Baseline Study FormulaPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Turner, John W.Hormones and REST: A Controlled Study of REST-Assisted RelaxationPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado1983
Taylor, Thomas E.Learning Studies for Higer Cognitive Levels in a Short-term Sensory Isolation EnvironmentPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado1983
Ramirez Monzon, CarmenzaREST and Smoking Cessation in a Latin American CountryPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Belden, Allen, and Gregg JacobsREST in a Hospital-Based Stress Management ProgramPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Janda, LouisREST in the Treatment of ObesityPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
NAREST: Technique. Treatment. TranscendenceAddress delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado1983
Wickramsekera, IanSensory restriction and Self Hypnosis as Potentiators of Self-RegulationPaper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado1983
Suefeld, P. & Kristeller, J.L.Stimulus Reduction as a Technique in Health PsychologyHealth Psychology, 1, 337 3571983
Stanley, John M., William D. Francis, and Heidi BerresThe on Cognitive TasksPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado1983
Jacobs, Gregg, Stanley, John M., Heilbronner, RobertThe Short-Term Flotation REST on Relaxation: A Controlled StudyPaper Delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self Regulation, Denver, Colorado. pp.179-1851983
Tenerowicz, DavidThe Tank Center: A Culture Turns Inward.Paper delivered at First International Conference on REST and Self-Regulation, Denver. Colorado1983
Suedfeld, P., Ballard, E. J. and Murphy, M.Water immersion and flotation: from stress experiment to stress treatment.Journal of Environmental Psychology, 3, 147-155.1983
Suedfeld, P.Behavioral Applications of the Restricted Environmental Stimulation TechniqueSocial Psychology and Behavioral Medicine1982
Schwartz, G.Integrating Modern Physics, Psychobiology and REST: an AmusingSynthesis Derived from Systems Theory2nd International Conference on REST. pp. 22-481982
Stanley J., Mahoney M., & Reppert S.REST and the Enhancement of Sports Performance: A Panel Presentation and Discussion2nd International Conference on REST. pp.168-183. Toledo, Ohio: IRIS Publications.1982
Suedfeld, P., Roy, C., Landon, P.B.Restricted Enviornmental Stimulation Therapy in the treatment of Essential HypertensionBehavioral Research Therapy, Vol 20 p. 553-559, Great Britian1982
Barabasz, A. F.Restricted environmental stimulation and the enhancement of hypnotizability: pain, EEG alpha, skin conductance and temperature responsesInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 30, 147-166.1982
Fine, Thomas; Turner, John Jr.The Effects of Brief Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy in the Treatment of HypertensionBehavioral Therapist, 1982, 250, 567-5701982
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