Cecel Roebuck and Amy Lemley join the crew to talk about a new conference they’re planning: the International Therapeutic Floatation Conference. Cecel shares that his hope is to bring floatation therapy to a broader audience, especially including alternative health and similar medicinal practitioners. He envisions filling the audience with float center owners who can help share knowledge with the other service providers who attend. [Read more…] about International Therapeutic Floatation Conference w/Cecel & Amy
It’s the 100th episode of the podcast! This week we present the final recording from this year’s Float Conference, the Float Tank Association discussion, presented by Shoshana Leibner. Audio from this recording isn’t the highest caliber, but well worth an attentive listen. Important points, including regulations and how the FTA will be evolving are covered during this very open discussion.
The second half of the Soul of the Industry recording is reeled out in this week’s episode, where discussions get more in-depth. Some folks share stories of co-advertising with neighboring float centers and ideas on how to bolster collaboration between float centers. Things get deep when they begin to explore implications of involving health insurance companies with floating. Tales of success pepper the spread of reasons not to go down this route. If you feel strongly either way, or even if you’re on fence about pairing health insurance with floating, there’s some really interesting perspectives that deserve an attentive ear(or two.) At the tail end, another controversial, yet popular, topic arises – the coupling of floating and cannabis.
Things are moving at that familiar slower-than-expected pace with the second float center ‘round Nashville, TN. Permits aren’t quite submitted for, and choosing a contractor is still on Amy’s to-do list. She talks about what it was like to interview three very different candidates and how this process has helped her consider what qualities could have hidden benefits, or have the potential to piss her off! One good thing about this process being slow as molasses… getting to know the neighbors! [Read more…] about Soul of the Industry Part 2
We all feel a bit like Lewis and Clark at times, mapping out otherwise uncharted territory as we navigate the world of float center operation, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had access to some sort of handbook? Or a wise mentor that we could call up anytime, day or night? Well that’s pretty much of what the Float Collective, a largely Canadian not-for-profit organization, offers – a continually growing, members only, verified and diverse community of fellow float professionals. The only price you pay to join is a bit of time, the screening process is understandably a bit backed up! In this week’s episode, we tear into the first half of the recording from the Soul of the Industry discussion, hosted by the Float Collective. You’ll learn more about who they are, what they do, and why they do it – and what they’re talking about when they say the ‘soul’ of the float industry. This is an open discussion that naturally flows from various people’s perspectives, who are working to identify what’s at the root of common, persistent problems that float centers face. There’s a very productive conversation about why educating our communities on floating presents itself as such a challenge, and how we can better approach that. Slides from the discussion are below! [Read more…] about Soul Of The Industry Part 1 (Float Conference Workshop)
We’ve got a big, juicy Float Conference episode ripe for the pickin’! Can’t beat the feelgoods that come from a long weekend of hanging out with inspiring, like-minded people and talking about why we do what we do. Super cool new float tank designs, electrifying presentations on float research, and tons of motivation to stay on course with improving people’s lives. Some things at Float Conference, we plan on, but loads of experiences happen throughout the event that could never been anticipated. Dylan and Brian share some highlights of this year’s gathering, and Amy joins in reminiscing about conferences in years prior. She’s definitely attending next year – we have her word! [Read more…] about Post Float Conference Glow 2017