Dose of Depth

Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Float Tank Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Christy Gardner

June 30, 2022 Deborah Lukovich, PhD Season 1 Episode 23
Dose of Depth
Exploring the Deeper Meaning of Float Tank Experiences: A Conversation with Dr. Christy Gardner
Show Notes

In this episode, I chat with Dr. Christy Gardner about float tanks and float therapy. You might have heard about it or even tried it out, or maybe it’s a regular part of your self-care. For many, it’s a great way to relax or even escape from the over-stimulating nature of living in today’s world. 

But you know me. There’s something deeper going on in that float tank and looking at it through the lens of depth psychology is a great way to explore what that deeper part of you might be trying to communicate through the experience. 

Christy shares her story about how a childhood preoccupation with water and fears about the swimming pool drain led to exploring some hidden trauma related to her birth experience, how she was led to floating and eventually being called to study depth psychology and research the deeper aspects of the experience.

In addition to being a scholar, Dr. Gardner is a freelance copyeditor for the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles journal: Psychological Perspectives, and a dissertation editor. Christy says she enjoy guiding students with their concept papers, proposals, dissertations, and other academic writing through the final manuscript.

More information:

Instagram: @psychesbath
Twitter: @psychesbath
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christy-lee-gardner-phd-169b175/

Prague Conference Link: (not sure which link is best so included both the bio/abstract and actual video link of the lecture)
Abstract/Bio: https://www.itcprague2017.org/speakers/christy-lee-gardner.html
Video/Lecture: https://slideslive.com/38903285/psyches-bath-flotationrest-as-a-journey-toward-wholeness?ref=folder-9336

The Deep Self, by John Cunningham Lilly

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Deborah Lukovich, PhD 

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