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The Floating Technique: For anxiety and panic disorder

Paul Foxman, Ph.D.

When working with clients facing panic disorders, treatment includes education, reassurance, relaxation and floating. But what is floating?

"Floating builds on acceptance and involves moving through the sensations of anxiety without offering tense resistance, as one would when floating on gently, undulating water." - Claire Weekes, M.D.

The floating technique includes four steps and can be used with both adults and children struggling with anxiety and panic disorder. Learn more in this short video with Paul Foxman, Ph.D.



Paul Foxman, Ph.D., is founder and director of the Center for Anxiety Disorders, a private practice and therapist training center in Burlington, Vermont. He has over 30 years of professional experience in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community mental health centers, graduate schools in psychology and private practice. Dr. Foxman is the author of Dancing with Fear (2007) and The Worried Child (2004), as well as other publications on the topic of anxiety, including a co-authored casebook, Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders (2003).

Online Course: Anxiety Treatment for Children and Adolescents


Topic: Anxiety/Depression

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