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picture31 Mar 2014 @ 16:13, by Gerald Vest

Sensory-deprivation-tanks for Vets

"Because we lack the resources to respond effectively to pain, our emotions can easily override our reason and back us into a dark corner of despair. When Life experiences become overwhelmingly painful, we may even choose to end our lives prematurely: the final gesture of avoiding realities we have never trained ourselves to confront."
(Tarthang Tulku, Knowledge of Freedom - Time to Change)

Our Southern New Mexico Alliance is exploring the use of the Dr. John Lilly "Emersion-Isolation Tank" for returning warriors and families. We would like to talk with you about your experience and/or interest in participating in this enlightening experience. Please respond if you share our interest.

Dr. John Lilly's floating deprivation tank research is available. I definitely believe that this experience will help our injured warriors returning from the wars. It's been my experience that it offers an opportunity to transcend all pain and suffering while in the tank; provides a learning lesson on allowing the mind to heal and restore with meditation practice; and, may well prevent suicides once the participant experiences this glorious and joyful experience of the void. [link]

Looking for organizations to bring this opportunity to the vast number of active and retired in our Southern Area of NM where we have WSMR, Holloman AB and one of the largest military bases in the World....FT BLISS. Just an hour in this Tank is like taking your next breath as we join with our Internal, very slow breath...much like "Being is Breathed and Breathing with All that Is." Offers such hope and encouragement knowing we can be free of our pain and suffering with a 'blink of the eye' as floating in Space beyond description.

"Organization Leader, Southern NM Injured Warrior Alliance; Injured Warrior Health Practitioner; TRICARE Provider--Individual, Couple, Family and Group--Served as Senior Social Worker, Ft. Bliss Restoration and Resilience Trauma Center (3 years) and Ft. Bliss Health Promotion Trainer, US Army Community Services (25 years)

Professor Emeritus, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88005

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31 Mar 2014 @ 22:56 by jerryvest : Please share your Tank
experiences with me. I was inspired with my experience and want others, especially our Injured and Wounded Warriors to have such a complete experience in the Void.  

1 Apr 2014 @ 12:42 by fiskedavid : Tranquility tank
I recently had one in Toronto. It was wonderful. I am a long time meditator (50 years) so it was easy to immediately let go and feel like I was suspended in an eternal space, bodiless but conscious. I do wonder if people arriving with repressed trauma might not panic inside.  

1 Apr 2014 @ 12:59 by jerryvest : Thank you, David....yes, my experience
much like yours. You raise a good question that we will have to consider as we prepare vets for the tank. Breathing strategies are introduced throughout our work with our participants....will continue to consult with others about this risk. I think that without the gravity, sound, and other senses out of the picture, participants may not experience panic....again,appreciate your question and hope others share here also.  

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