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Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren

Meet therapist Lauren Malone

We’d like to introduce you to Lauren Malone. 

Lauren is a hypnotherapist and coach.  She has been supporting people to make significant changes in their lives from Float in the Forest since July 2019.

Master Practitioner

Lauren has always been passionate about working with people to make positive change within their lives.

She was introduced to Neuro Linguistic Programming through her work as a trainer in Primary Care.  She then went on to qualify as a Master Practitioner in Hypnosis, TimeLine Therapy and NLP Coaching.

Lauren started offering hypnosis, TimeLine Therapy and coaching through her business Lemon Tree Coaching and Development at the start of 2019.

Why does she do it?

Like us at Float in the Forest, Lauren understands the power of the mind-body connection and has demonstrated, with her clients, how change can happen when negative emotions and limiting beliefs are released.

Within the last 6 months Lauren has supported a number of clients with a number of different problems, from crippling anxiety to weight management, to phobia removals and more.  Lauren offers specific programmes for some problems, e.g. a 28 day smoking cessation programme, and also bespoke programmes for more complex issues.

Why Float in the Forest?

We asked Lauren why she chose Float in the Forest as a venue for her therapies:

“The moment you walk into Float in the Forest you are transported to a place of calm, relaxation and self-care. This positive energy is so important in my work in supporting my clients to make positive changes and release negativity from their past. Shari and Will are clearly so passionate about what they do and the incredible effects of floating and this matches my passion for my therapies.”

Get in touch

You can find out more about Lauren, her therapies and programmes for change on the Lemon Tree Coaching & Development website or her Facebook page.

Meet Katy

Meet Katy

Meet therapist Katy Davies Introducing therapist Katy Davies, who has been providing awesome therapies at Float in the Forest since August 2019, so we thought it was about time to tell you a bit more about her! From sport to sport massageKaty...

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Meet Karen

Meet Karen

Meet therapist Karen Hopes Introducing Karen of Karen Hopes Aromatherapy, who makes the gorgeous moisturiser bars and melts we are now stocking in the float centre... As a child, Karen remembers soaking rose petals in water in jam jars to make ‘perfume’....

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Float stories – Angharad

Float stories – Angharad

"I left like a new woman", by Angharad Does this look like the face of a stressed out woman? A woman on the edge of some sort of episode? One that's installed two hot tubs in the rain, driven across country at breakneck speed, was 40 minutes...

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Now open!

Now open!

Your float centre is now open Wow - what an amazing few weeks we have had since our last blog! It was Float in the Forest's soft opening on Tuesday 19th February 2019, and we've had 69 people float with us in the first two weeks! We really...

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The float pods are in!

The float pods are in!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Tues 5th Feb 2019   THE FIT-OUT IS APPROACHING THE END The majority of the fit-out has been done now... exciting times! The plumbing, ventilation, carpentry and second fix electrics are all now finished. ...

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Getting closer!

Getting closer!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 18th Jan 2019 Ventilation In our last fit-out blog, we mentioned that we were starting work on the ventilation system for the float centre. We've been having fun putting this system together - it's made progress, with...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 4th Jan 2019Time for paintingWe hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break.Over the festive period our construction team took some well earned time off.  This meant we could get stuck into painting the float...

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Getting quieter

Getting quieter

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 21st Dec 2018 Lots of progress Since our last blog lots has happened in the float centre fit out, and we have been so impressed with how hard the team are working. The first fix electrics are now done, and...

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Getting warmer

Getting warmer

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Fri 23rd Nov 2018 New ceilings in the float centre The basic building has very high ceilings, which would make it a hard space to heat. Your float centre is going to be a cosy and comfortable place, so we are...

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Christmas shopping

Christmas shopping

Dare we mention the 'C' word? Ok, so maybe it's still a bit early, but we're getting in the festive mood! We'll try not to overdo it for those of you who aren't ready yet. Getting festive It's possible that you're starting to think about...

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The walls are up!

The walls are up!

Float in the Forest fit-out blog Thurs 8th Nov 2018It's amazing how much can be achieved in under 2 weeks, when you've got the right team. Signage Before the fit-out began, we had our lovely signs created and installed, thanks to Pete at...

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What if I get claustrophobic?

What if I get claustrophobic?

"What if I get claustrophobic?" Concerns about getting claustrophobic are probably our most frequently asked question. Sometimes the question comes in different forms, for example: "How big is the pod?""Are you shut in it?""Are you locked...

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Can’t I just float in my bath at home?

Can’t I just float in my bath at home?

"Can't I just float in my bath at home?" When some people hear that floating involves Epsom salt, they wonder whether they can't just recreate the experience at home in their bath.   So we would like to ask you the following questions: ...

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How long does a float last?

How long does a float last?

"How long does a float last?" The length of a float can vary between different float centres.  But the most common in the UK is one hour, and that's how long a standard float is at Float in the Forest.  You may not be used to dedicating this...

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Take your own route to the flow state

Take your own route to the flow state

"Sick of being left holding the spare water bottle, puncture repair kit and warm post ride clothing?? Come and relax instead at Float in the Forest... The antithesis of a black ATB bike ride!"   These words came from a wise friend of mine, and they got me...

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We got the keys!

We got the keys!

Float in the Forest venue updateWe got the keys! Here is a sneak peek at what will become your floatation centre... Make sure you're signed up to our email list, to be kept updated on progress towards launch. We can't wait to host your float!...

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Groundbreaking float research

Groundbreaking float research

Anxiety and depression Anxiety and depression are the two most common mental health disorders. Their cost to the individual and to society is huge. Pharmaceutical treatments are not always effective, and can have unpleasant side-effects. Laureate Institute...

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Planning permission granted!

Planning permission granted!

We have some exciting news...We got planning permission!! The property is in the south of the Forest of Dean, between Whitecroft and Bream, about 5 minutes' drive from Lydney.We've really appreciated everyone who has stuck with us through the journey so far.  In some...

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What do I wear while I’m floating?

What do I wear while I’m floating?

"What do I wear while I'm floating?" This is a common question Many people wonder what to wear when floating, and we realise the answer may not be obvious. If you look at photos of people floating, including on this website, some of them show people wearing swimming...

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How do you make sure the water’s clean?

How do you make sure the water’s clean?

"How do you make sure the water's clean?" Sanitation and hygiene are very important to us at Float in the Forest. Everyone must shower Everyone is required to have a shower and wash themselves thoroughly before they get into the float pod. This...

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One giant leap for floatkind

One giant leap for floatkind

Venue updateWe have some exciting news... we've got a new potential location!We've been researching it for a while, but didn't want to say anything until we were sure this could be a great place for Float in the Forest.Hopefully we will be in a unit on the...

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The peace of time alone

The peace of time alone

Do you get enough time alone? Privacy is a rare commodity these days. Many people feel like they spend all their time either at work or travelling to and from it, and are still with other people when they get home. Parents of young children may feel like...

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I can’t swim… what if I sink?

I can’t swim… what if I sink?

"I can't swim... what if I sink?" You may be surprised to hear that this is actually quite a common question in relation to floating.  Many people can't swim, and that is fine. Never had the opportunity Some people may not have been lucky...

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What has Float in the Forest been up to in 2017?

What has Float in the Forest been up to in 2017?

A rollercoaster year Phew! 2017 has been a rollercoaster year for us. Let's make no bones about it - we had hoped that our float centre would be open and we'd be floating you guys by now! The first thing to say is that we greatly appreciate your patience,...

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What if I fall asleep during my float?

What if I fall asleep during my float?

"What if I fall asleep during my float?" There seem to be a few concerns behind this question. Embarrassment We often feel like we shouldn't let go in a 'public setting', as if it might be embarrassing or we might lose our dignity.  Have you...

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Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind, Body & Spirit

Mind, Body & SpiritA couple of weeks ago we spent an interesting day on our stand at the Mind Body Spirit Show.  The event was at the Chepstow Racecourse.  We'd never been there before, but it was a good venue for this sort of event.  It was warm and comfortable....

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Re-charge your batteries

Re-charge your batteries

What if we recharged ourselves as often as we recharge our phones? Do you ever feel depleted? We all have days when we feel depleted.  Sometimes we know we're pushing ourselves too hard, or not giving ourselves the fuel we need to function at our best. We may feel...

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Venue update

Venue update

News from Float in the ForestIt's time for an update on our progress.It felt like a quiet time over August, as we waited for the planning outcome, and lots of people were away on holiday.Float newsA float pod manufacturer came a long way for his first visit to the...

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Overcoming anxiety

Overcoming anxiety

Update from the author *** Update - the research described below has now been completed and published.  Read the published LIBR research here. *** Anxiety is a common problem Have you ever had that feeling where you're lying in bed, you should be able to...

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How does floating feel?

How does floating feel?

How does floating feel?If they say a picture speaks a thousand words... then what about a video?It can be hard to express the wonderful sensations associated with floating.  So with this in mind we teamed up with a wonderfully creative guy called Andy, of Squiff...

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