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Summary to Bood, Sundequist, Kjellgren, Nordstrom, Norlander, 2005

In Research by Estelle Carr

Bood, Sundequist, Kjellgren, Nordstrom, and Norlander sought to examine the effects of attention-placebo on flotation tank therapy. Different relaxation techniques lead to specific psychological and physiological changes labeled the ‘relaxation response’ (RR). The RR is associated with physiological markers of reduced sympathetic nervous system activity and metabolism, as well as lowered heart rate, blood pressure respiratory rate. At the psychological …

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Summary of “Flotation restricted environmental stimulation therapy (REST) as a stress-management tool: A meta-analysis”

In Research by Estelle Carr

A meta-analysis of 27 studies covering REST was published in 2005 by Dierendonck and Nijenhuis to evaluate the effects of flotation REST as a stress-management tool and focused on three aspects: The first aspect was complementing positive outcomes of other relaxation techniques through lowering blood pressure and cortisol levels. The second aspect was the effects on reduction of heightened emotions …

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Biography of Jan te Nijenhuis

In Research by Estelle Carr

Jan te Nijenhuis studied at Groningen University and worked at his Ph.D. at the Free University of Amsterdam and at the Dutch Railways. He collaborates with researchers from US, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Portugal, Croatia, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Japan, China, and the Netherlands. …

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Biography of Dr. Dirk Van Dierendonck

In Research by Estelle Carr

Professor Dr. Dirk Van Dierendonck received his Ph.D. from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and specializes in human resource management, leadership and leadership development, positive organizational scholarship, and measurement development at Rotterdam School of Management. Professor van Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Human Resource …