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Stress management and reduction

Stress is a normal part of life, but when stress becomes overwhelming, it can keep you from being the strong, happy, and healthy person that you were born to be. It is therefore important to manage your stress, in order to keep it at a moderate level. The Wim Hof Method will give you the tools you need to take control over your thoughts, over your emotions, and ultimately over your body. Many people from all over the world already benefit from the Wim Hof Method, utilizing it as an effective, powerful tool to stay in control. The breathing exercises and controlled exposure to cold can help you to relieve both physical and emotional stress.

Ways of reducing stress

There are a number of things that you can do to reduce your stress level. Generally, these things include avoiding situations that cause stress, altering your behavior in stressful situations, adapting to stressful events, and accepting that you cannot change everything.

Some examples of behaviors that are related to these principles are listed below:

  • Accept that you cannot control everything in life, especially the actions of other people. Instead of worrying about others, focus instead on how you respond to them.
  • Learn to say no, and create clear boundaries. Without boundaries, you will invariably take on more than you can handle, which ultimately leads to stress.
  • Get enough sleep. Sleep restores your body and your mind, and it helps you keep your mind clear and focused.
  • Try to adjust your expectations to a reasonable level. Always demanding perfect results is a major source of stress.
Ways Of Reducing Stress

Wim Hof Method stress management

The Wim Hof Method is a powerful tool that can help you take charge of your mind, your body, and your life as a whole. Built on three powerful pillars —breathing technique, commitment, and controlled exposure to cold— the Wim Hof Method helps reduce mental stress caused by a multitude of factors, including those outlined above, and helps with recovery from bodily stress caused by physical exertion. There are numerous known benefits associated with the Wim Hof Method, ranging from better sleep to relief from symptoms caused by various health conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and meditation has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. When practicing the Wim Hof Method, you will soon see the results. Scientists from all over the world have begun to uncover the physiological mechanisms behind the Wim Hof Method, and many scientific studies have been conducted over the past few years, yielding eye-opening results and valuable new insight into the workings and limits of the human body.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is a simple yet powerful set of techniques that you can learn by following our Fundamentals video course. This course was developed by Wim Hof and his devoted team, to give you and everyone else in the world the opportunity to benefit from the same forces of nature that enabled Wim to set 26 World Records. When you sign up for the Fundamentals video course, Wim will teach you everything there is to know about his method. You can watch the videos at your own pace, and at a time and place that best suits your life. Many followers of the Wim Hof Method experience the first positive effects within weeks after starting the course. Among them are celebrities and professional sports athletes who live very demanding lives with lots of stressors.

The three pillars

The three core principles of the Wim Hof Method —breathing technique, commitment, and controlled exposure to cold— have very powerful effects when they are combined. Practice and master the complete method to achieve the full range of benefits, including better sleep, a focused mind, greater willpower, and reduced stress.

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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.