WHY STUDENTS SHOULD FLOAT
Students commonly face many stressors in their day to day lives, ranging from assignments, exams, personal relationships, juggling school, sports and various other activities and demands.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed, have anxiety, lose sleep, and perspective.
Moreover, children’s and young people’s minds are becoming increasingly crowded by technology, making it more important than ever to integrate alternative strategies that help calm the mind.
“Twenty years ago, when children walked to school they would be looking around and stopping to look at a dog, or watching out for puddles. Now they are plugged in and receiving multiple inputs from a range of sources on their phones like news. Their headspace can be so chaotic and full” (Herald Sun).
WHAT IS BEING DONE?
Progressive schools in Victoria recently started implementing wellbeing and mindfulness programs teaching students how to meditate and are already reporting positive results, with improved academic learning, classroom dynamics and student confidence.
Floatation can provide an effective solution to all of the above.
The environment of the float tank is excellent for achieving deep states of relaxation is equivalent to many hours of deep meditation and even sleep is perfect during exam times and for those with a busy schedule.
Floatation can help students leave feeling stress-free and ready to accomplish difficult papers and exams.
It will help disconnect young people from the constant sensory overload and help develop skills and strategies to deal with challenging situations.
It can help them recognise and understand feelings of stress and anxiety and learn how to manage them so that they don’t become overwhelming.
After your float, you will enjoy the calmness and clarity of your thoughts. You will feel your senses are honed and it will leave you able to focus on what is important for you. There is no noisy brain, only a simplicity and softness that guides you towards a more productive and enjoyable purpose.