How “Floating” Could Change Your Life with Sensory Deprivation Expert Shane Stott
Greetings, Superfriends, and welcome to this week’s show!
This week, I’m excited to think that I might just introduce you to a health practice that you’ve never heard of. It’s called “floating.” Well, more scientifically speaking, it’s called sensory deprivation. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe, like myself, you’ve experimented with it in the past and seen very interesting and encouraging results.
Either way, in this episode, we’re going to talk to one of the experts on sensory deprivation, and learn not only the powerful benefits it can have for your mind and body, but more importantly, how you can actually do it… after all, most of us don’t have massive sound-proof saltwater chambers just… like… lying around. At least, I don’t. We’re also going to talk about everything from Magnesium supplementation to anxiety and depression… we even talk about the possibility of aliens having landed on Earth. It’s a fun episode, and I know you’re going to enjoy it.
In this episode with Shane Stott, we discuss:
- What the heck is “floating,” or sensory deprivation, exactly, and how does a sensory deprivation tank work?
- How Shane got into sensory deprivation as a means to overcome severe and chronic anxiety
- How does sensory deprivation compare to traditional meditation?
- What are the major benefits of sensory deprivation?
- The idea of starting small and validating your entrepreneurial idea vs. diving in head-first
- The ratio of different brainwave frequencies – and the power of theta waves
- The power of learning to function from a very calm, relaxed mindset
- How practical (and costly) is it to have a float tank at home?
- How often does Shane Stott float, and how often should you float?
- Incredible stories of people healing themselves with sensory deprivation tanks
- What are Shane's other health habits and routines?
- Thoughts on why diet soda sucks
- The idea of writing a book because you have to get the information out of your head
- Sleep deprivation, stress, and recurring bouts of depression
- The role of magnesium in sleep and stress reduction, and how it's absorbed trans-dermally
- The problem with topsoil depletion and micronutrient deficiency
- Why Shane Stott believes that aliens have visited earth (!)
- What is the best $100 Shane Stott has ever spent?
- Which books have most impacted Shane's life?
- Thoughts on the law of attraction
- Personal branding, and how to build a strong internet brand
Resources Mentioned in This Episode on Sensory Deprivation:
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
- Our previous episode with cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Hill
- Shane's new book, The Float Tank Cure (Or get a free chapter at TheFloatTankCure.com)
- Calm, a popular and high-quality magnesium supplement (and another option I take)
- Creatine supplements
- Our previous episode with Kickboxing world champion Adi Rotem
- Cosmos by Neil Degrasse Tyson
- Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner's $100M fund to find alien life
- Recommended Books:
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
- The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
- The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
- Essentialism by Greg McKeown
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
- The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
- The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
- Shane's home floatation tank company, Zen Float Company
- Shane Stott's personal website
- My new course, Branding You™: How to Build a Multimedia Internet Empire