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Whether you are doing research, interested in doing it, wishing it were being done, or just wondering whether it's useful - this is the place to share your ideas and issues and questions.

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Comment by Carolyn Nash on September 8, 2009 at 12:21pm
I have been thinking about doing research about a few different programs that I do in the water.....swimming and infant development, watsu and attachment or nervous system impact. I actually have a lot of ideas, but I haven't gotten started. Has anyone started formal research or at least a pilot or qualitative research? If so are you doing it with a school or on your own?
Comment by Basia Szpak-Borst on September 8, 2009 at 2:11pm
Carolyn, I wrote a book about infant development in water. However because it was only one or 2 cases done for the 1st six months with daily water training.It was not considered a study. To order the book "Fluid Begininnings" Check www.aquabodywork.com
Comment by Carolyn Nash on September 8, 2009 at 3:14pm
Very interested in the book. Figuring out how to order.....with Euros to dollars and then shipping to the US.....Do you have an electronic version? Beautiful pictures on your site. Thanks Basia!
Comment by Aly Waibel on October 7, 2009 at 3:53pm
Does anyone here have contact with the Miami Touch Research Institute? They have conducted lots of research on massage and other forms of touch therapy, but so far there is nothing about aquatic bodywork. http://www6.miami.edu/TOUCH-RESEARCH/about.htm
Are there other research agencies like this in the US?
Comment by Diane Tegtmeier on October 11, 2009 at 12:16am
I'm very interested in research, but daunted by what it takes to get a research program going: good research designs for the variable parameters we work with, money, measuring instruments, money, people with experience writing and administering grants, money, etc. I just read of two instruments that measure symptoms of PTSD, which I want to follow-up on. Let's keep up the conversation on resources for doing research. It'll take a team of folks with different skills to do this. Anyone know anyone connected to resources for working with veterans?
Comment by Diane Tegtmeier on December 12, 2009 at 4:42pm
I'm happy to let you know that I met some wonderful people in Sedona last weekend who were measuring the effects of Reconnective Healing (which I was studying there) on batches of water placed around the room. Previously they've measured the effects before, during and after people participated in the semnar. So what this means is that they know how to measure subtle energy effects on water and people and can measure the effects of what happens when they come together and do good things in water.

They will be part of a large experiment March 22, 2010 (World Water Day, declared by UN) where many Reconnective Healers (see www,thereconnection.com for description of the work) will gather at a lake in Japan, reconnect with the higher frequencies of light coming to earth and work with the lake. These researchers will measure the change. Sound good?

I talked with the researchers after the seminar and told them of our interest in doing research on the effects of aquatic bodywork on the water and each of the healing partners before, during and after a session. His eyes got all bright and interested. He was swamped with the work he was doing at the seminar, but suggested we get together later to talk plans. I told him we are good at doing the work and formulating research questions, but need help with experimental design, money and tools for measurement. Don't know about money, but he definitely has the other two elements.

I'll stay in touch with them and report back to you folks.

He like the idea of doing the research here at this ancient healing place, studying the water, etc. Stay tuned
Comment by Sara Firman (Sulis) on December 13, 2009 at 8:43am
I'm curious as to how they were measuring the subtle energy effects in this case Diane? As part of my preparation for my presentation on intuitive aquatic bodywork in Chicago recently I reviewed recent studies of how water may be affected by consciousness, including ways of measuring this. It would be great to compare/contrast/connect all these separate studies somehow.
Comment by Diane Tegtmeier on December 13, 2009 at 7:22pm
I don't know exactly how they were measuring, but they were using a device called a GDV (www.gdvusa.org) which is an advancement of Kirlian photography which can be used to measure subtle energy changes in humans, plants, liquids and inanimate objects.
Comment by Carolyn Nash on December 16, 2009 at 12:19pm
I woke up this morning with ideas in my head for research (design and such), so I thought I would share. I just moved and got pregnant there after so I don't have a pool now - but I love research so here are the ideas... Research can be a between groups design with before and after measurements of the typical body states, although I think that the types of measures could be varied (as you were both saying...subtle energy can be measured as well - and the measurement depends on the focus/purpose/population explored). I think this basic and typical research design could be effective for many kinds of aquatic research. My first and foremost idea this morning was to use it with baby's exposed to water in a class foremat that includes both floating and swim techniques to study the effects of early exposure to water on infant development. It would also be interesting to start a WATSU or aquatic Bodywork study with a qualitative pilot study followed by a quantitative study. Also, FYI, there are grants to apply for with different regulations. In grad school, for example, this is how people get their projects covered. And then published. I was thinking i would look around for some research companies just to check out what is out there because research is also done privately as we know. But it is helpful to have advisors and such to help with research eval (flaws in design making the project more invalid) and with Stat analysis (making judgement calls with Stats so that it is as Statistically sound as possible). ....
Comment by Carolyn Nash on December 16, 2009 at 12:45pm
In my research I found an interesting article (stating nothing new) but quoting some other research. It is published by the parks and rec weirdly enough - because it is focused on Recreational Therapy aquatic therapy. It does mention WATSU as a method. I am going to try to find the article/research that they kept quoting....take a look...
http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-6072680/Research-update-wat...

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