THE AUDIO PROJECT
The Oto Float Audio Project is a partnership with psychotherapists, meditation practitioners, musicians, and sports performance experts to custom produce audio tracks designed to support the float experience. Tracks range from guided meditations, to visualization practices, to ambient and classical music.
Whether your intention is to enhance creativity, learn the fundamentals of mindfulness, deepen your current meditation practice, or simply relax, our Oto Float audio library has something for you. And of course, floating in silence is always available.
Georgia Jones, LCSW
licensed clinical social worker + founder Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy
Georgia Jones is founder and director of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy, a mindfulness-based psychotherapy practice for individuals, couples and groups with locations in Andersonville and the Loop. Ms. Jones is certified in the clinical use of mindfulness through the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, has over 20 years of experience in social work, and over 10 years of experience in crisis intervention, both as a direct practitioner and supervisor.
It was personal experience that led Ms. Jones to the work she does today. As she explains: “I had anxiety as a child, and learned how to manage it by calming my body and directing my attention, instead of believing hook, line and sinker what my thoughts were screaming at me. Since then, I’ve gotten deeper into the practice of meditation, and continually rediscover the power of just fully sinking into whatever’s happening now. Not with resignation, or as a victim, but with curious, spacious, openness.”
Read more about Georgia Jones and Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy HERE.
Jeffrey Fishbein, Psy.D.
sport psychologist + founder Fishbein & Associates Performance Consulting
Jeffrey A. Fishbein is founder of Fishbein & Associates Performance Consulting and a partner in the clinical practice of Drs. Gault, Fishbein, & Associates. Over the past 20 years, he has worked as a nationally recognized Sport/Performance Psychology Consultant and as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Fishbein has worked with middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes during his career, both locally and nationally, and is currently the sport psychologist for the Chicago White Sox professional baseball organization. As a leading performance specialist, Dr. Fishbein's approach is both proven and unique. His methodology, passion, and experiences in the field provide all who seek out his services with the knowledge and information required to excel on any level. Dr. Fishbein’s model focuses on optimal performance in a variety of settings, both on and off the playing field.
Read more about Fishbein & Associates Performance Consulting HERE.
basketball & golf coach + founder Undaunted Athlete
Eric Duffet is founder of Undaunted Athlete, a mindfulness-based training program designed for competitive athletes. Through a line of books, iOS apps, and personal coaching, Undaunted Athlete teaches mindfulness to high school and college athletes in a way that uses the language of sports and engages the competitive personality. The goal is to help athletes achieve more success on and off the field by honing their focus, taking control of their emotions, and showing resilience when faced with adversity. Mr. Duffet is also a passionate basketball and golf coach who is driven by the desire to help athletes build more confidence, joy, and resilience through mindfulness.
Read more about Undaunted Athlete HERE.
bassist & cellist + composer
Gabe Noel is a Los Angeles based musician whose work can be heard across hundreds of records, film scores, video games, world tours, and sound designs. As a bassist, cellist, and composer, he has recorded, toured, and performed with a wide range of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, Ry Cooder, Jackson Browne, Roy Harper, and Foster the People. Though primarily a bassist and cellist, he uses additional instruments to craft his unique textures—from modular synths, to manipulated folk string instruments, to processing software. Originally from Chicago, Mr. Noel studied cello from the age of 4, performed with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and toured with jazz guitarist Fared Haque while still in high school. Among other honors, Gabe is a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship recipient.
Read more about Gabe Noel HERE.
Brandon J. Acker
classical guitarist + composer
Brandon J. Acker is a soloist, collaborator and lecturer on the classical guitar and early plucked instruments like the lute, baroque guitar and theorbo. Recent achievements include two debut CDs released by Jester Recordings and a highly praised collaboration with the creators of Les Misérables in the English language premiere of their musical La Révolution Française. He’s been praised for his “Able accompaniment on the lute” in Bach’s St. John Passion by the Chicago Classical Review and his frequent lieder and lute song recitals have led the editor of Vocal Arts Chicago to proclaim that “There are few events on this calendar more beautiful or ideal than Brandon J. Acker accompanying a singer in an intimate setting." Brandon has toured through England and Scotland with Chamber Opera Chicago and performed with notable groups like the Newberry Consort, Third Coast Baroque, Bella Voce, the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble and more. In 2010, Brandon received 1st prize in the Society of American Musician’s Competition
Read more about Brandon Acker HERE.
Tazdeen Rashid (DJ TAZ RASHID) brings a high vibrational energy to any room by mixing the beats and rhythms of Love, Ancient New World, House, Kirtan, Devotional, and all the cosmic sounds. His vision is to be a channel to cause the expansion of all those around by tapping into the creative wisdom of the body and allowing them to feel, let go and awaken. He has been producing and part of creating conscious events in the midwest over the last few years and as a musician, he plays guitar, keyboard, Native American Flute, didgeridoo and hand percussion.
Read more about Tazdeen Rashid HERE
A classical harpist, Paula's music is inspired by a desire to return the busy mind to a spacious, peaceful place. Rediscovering the quiet underlying the chaos is a big focus of her work. Paula sees her life as a journey of evolution, awakening, and service. Her wish is to develop the skills and heart expansion to touch the deepest core of Self and support and empower others to do the same.
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