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Positive stress

Positive Stress

Stress is mostly associated with negative experiences, but stress can also be positive. Positive stressors, or ‘eustress’, is actually good for your body. Eustress is a product of the nerves, and can emerge from experiencing exciting things, such as receiving a promotion at work, starting a new job, or taking a vacation. Eustress generates feelings of excitement, wellbeing, and satisfaction. Furthermore, when you challenge yourself, eustress makes you feel confident and motivated. For that matter, bringing about positive stress is one more reason to keep challenging yourself. Learn everything about the positive stress you can get out of the Wim Hof Method in our online free Wim Hof Method Mini Class.

How can positive stress help you?

To go out of your comfort zone and experience positive stress is a good thing, but only for a short duration. When the ‘positive’ stress lasts too long, the body gets overwhelmed, and the stress becomes negative. That is why you have to be careful with too much stress. If you experience too much stress for a prolonged period of time, you have to get some rest and take a step back.

A healthy level of positive stress empowers you in three ways. First of all, eustress helps you emotionally: positive feelings of motivation, inspiration, and confidence increase. Secondly, it helps you psychologically, namely the eustress helps you build independence and optimism. Last but not least, positive stress brings you benefits on a physical level: it helps you build up and strengthen your body.

Usually, you already experience the effects of eustress in your life. Nonetheless, it is good for your mental health and body to find ways to make eustress a common part of your everyday life. For example, you can challenge yourself by learning something new every day. This does not always have to be a big thing. Also, smaller things enable the desired effect. Put yourself outside of your comfort zone, and keep practicing. In addition, it helps to set some personal and professional goals to challenge yourself!

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The Wim Hof Method helps you to manage positive stress

Did you know that the Wim Hof Method also helps to manage and increase your positive stress? Taking a cold shower, or having an ice bath, will instantly make your level of eustress rise. The exercises of the method teach you to focus, and calm yourself down from the immediate stress of the cold. When you practice often, and get your body under control, you will notice that you also become less affected by other stressors. After you finish your exercises, you will immediately feel more confident, motivated, and stronger. With the Wim Hof Method you can challenge your body, and increase the level of eustress to boost your immune system!

Practice the Wim Hof Method

Do you want to know more about the Wim Hof Method? In our step-by-step video course, Wim himself teaches you how to practice this unique and scientifically underpinned method, and thus how you can increase the level of eustress in your body. In an easy to follow online video course, Wim Hof guides you to a healthier lifestyle. You can start practicing today, within the comforts of your own home! The Wim Hof Method video course is available in English, with subtitles in Spanish, Dutch, German, and French.

The three pillars

The Wim Hof Method is based on three pillars, which are exposure to cold, breathing exercises, and commitment. Combined, these three pillars help you to challenge yourself, and live a healthier life. When you challenge yourself with the exercises that are part of the Wim Hof Method, you will increase the level of eustress in your body. Many scientific studies have shown the positive effects of the WHM on the overall health. Worldwide, already thousands of people have experienced health benefits by practicing the Wim Hof Method. Start your journey today!

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

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...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.