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The autonomic nervous system controls and regulates all the functions of our internal organs, and even some muscles. Furthermore, this system controls our immune system. Most of the time, we are not aware of our autonomic nervous system. For example, we do not sense a high blood pressure, or an unhealthy heart rate, but both can be very damaging for our bodies in the long term. Therefore, a healthy nervous system is essential. For a long time, we believed that the autonomic nervous system could not be voluntarily influenced. However, Wim Hof has scientifically proven to be able to control the autonomic nervous system with the Wim Hof Method. Follow our free Wim Hof Method Mini class to get acquainted with the method.


Breathing is a part of the process within the autonomic nervous system, and it can be controlled to achieve various positive results. With the right technique, you can learn how to manipulate your breath to your advantage. The breathing techniques of the Wim Hof Method help you to keep your autonomic nervous system in shape. You will be able to take control over your autonomic nervous system and live healthier, happier and more relaxed.

With extensive training and exposure to cold (which leads to an artificial stress response created by the body), Wim Hof has developed the ability to control his breathing, heart rate and blood circulation. Results of a scientific study show that, with the techniques of Wim Hof, the nervous system and immune system can be voluntarily influenced. One example of where this is very useful is in the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Because it is the brain that creates the artificial stress response, everybody with a brain should be able to learn how to control their autonomic nervous system. It is just a matter of using the right method and dedicated training!

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Worldwide, thousands and thousands of people are already experiencing the benefits and health improvements created by practicing the Wim Hof Method. With consistent practice it is possible to control your autonomic nervous system, which will lead to a stronger immune system, a lower blood pressure, reduced levels of stress and an overall improved well-being.

The commitment, cold therapy and breathing exercises that are part of the Wim Hof Method make you able to take control over your body. Combined, these components form a very powerful tool that will bring you to extraordinary achievements.


Learning how to properly practice the Wim Hof Method can take place from within the comforts of your own home, just by following our Fundamentals video course. Wim Hof himself will teach you, in an easy-to-follow and step-by-step video course, his scientifically proven method. With interactive videos Wim Hof guides you to a healthier wellbeing and the ability to control your autonomic nervous system. You will gradually become familiar with principles and exercises that help you take control over your body. The video course is available in English, with subtitles in Dutch, Spanish, German and French. You can watch some testimonials from people who already use the Wim Hof Method here.


The Wim Hof Method is founded on three pillars, which are exposure to cold, breathing exercises and meditation. Together these three pillars provide you with the means to take control over your body and improve your health. Many scientific studies have shown that with the Wim Hof method you can take control over your autonomic nervous system. Lots of celebrities, professional athletes and other people that live demanding lives have already incorporated Wim’s method into their daily routine. So, take control over your body & mind and join us today!

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Wim Hof Method References

Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof

Franco, USA

Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof

Matthew, Australia

I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof


I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof

Per Kristian, United Kingdom

After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof

Arthur, USA

I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof

James, USA

I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof


After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof

Mino, Germany

Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof

Monic, The Netherlands

It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof

Aivar, Estonia

I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof

Albert, The Netherlands

For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof

Tineke, The Netherlands

I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof

Georg, Germany

Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof

Grant, Australia

I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof

Raúl, The Netherlands

From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.