At CEL Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being a People Before Profits company that prioritises the well-being of our staff, including their morale and mental health. We believe that happy staff equals happy clients, equals happy profits. That’s why we regularly offer staff opportunities to take part in activities outside of their job roles, such as empowerment sessions designed to inspire and encourage our female staff, as well as group activities and days out.
In February, we organised a special session for our staff at a local float tank facility. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, a float tank is a large pod filled with warm water and Epsom salts, allowing the body to float effortlessly. The tank can be sealed to create a soundproof and lightproof environment.
Float tanks, also known as isolation tanks or sensory deprivation tanks, are designed to reduce external stimulation and promote a deep state of relaxation, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety. As a result, our staff members were able to enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, which we believe is essential to maintaining their overall well-being. At CEL Solicitors, we are committed to supporting our staff and creating a positive and healthy work environment.
Feedback from staff members
“I went into a very calm state of mind where I was able to review every aspect of my life in great detail. I used this as the perfect way to figure out everything, from what kind of person I want to be to the kind of life I want to leave behind someday.
I think it’s a great way to just spend time with yourself and get to know yourself a little bit more.” – Dominic Lewis (First Response Advisor)
“The float tank was definitely good for my mental health. I felt in control of my mind and I had a great experience” – Matthew Kinsley (First Response Advisor)
“It was nice to switch off from everything and relax for an hour in a quiet environment. It was a very relaxed, great environment to do it in. I would recommend doing it again” – Harry Phillips (Legal Advisor)
“Float planet was probably one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had. I completely switched off, just me and my thoughts. I was completely at peace and felt chilled out for the rest of the day. That night I had the best night’s sleep. I’m going to make it a part of my routine now!” – Daniel Lynn (Fraud Paralegal)
“After stepping out, I felt like a new man. Spent the entire time contemplating what it is to be alive and what it is to be conscious… then I hallucinated purple faces for some reason. I’ll definitely be going back very soon, crazy what the human body does when it has nothing to focus on but its own thoughts.” – Zachary Edwards (Legal Advisor)
“I felt like a reborn man; I found the experience enjoyable, and during a time of transition in my life it was nice to reflect and have an hour to not be concerned about time.” – Alexander Jenkinson (Fraud Paralegal)
“I thought it was a good experience, not something I would have done myself, so I glad I went this time.” – Filipe Da Silva (Fraud Paralegal)
“I had a really great time in the float tank and found it incredibly relaxing and peaceful. My one worry was that I would fall asleep and be woken up by a member of the float tank staff banging loudly on the door to wake me up after several hours. Very glad this didn’t happen!” – Daniel Keeling (SEO Executive)