Wim Hof Method
Tools for stress reduction
Tools for stress reduction

Tools for stress reduction

Everyone experiences stress once in a while. After all, stress is the natural way for your body to respond to certain threatening situations. However, our bodies cannot tell serious threats apart from common difficulties such as traffic jams, standing in line, and an unexpected work-related deadline. This puts you at risk of sending unnecessary stress signals to your body. To prevent a chronic state of stress, you can use several tools for stress reduction. Get access to them by practicing the Wim Hof Method. Already, thousands of practitioners from all over the world report benefits regarding their stress levels. Join them today!

Stress reduction tools

It is not always possible to control your stressors, but you can control how you respond to them. There are various stress reduction tools you can use to do this. Please keep in mind that what works for one person might not work for someone else. Therefore, it is convenient to have a variety of stress reduction tools at your disposal. Below, we listed four stress- relieving activities for you to try out.


When practicing meditation, you train your brain to think of absolutely nothing, and to fully experience the present moment. Understandably, this might be challenging at first. Nonetheless, with the meditation techniques the Wim Hof Method uses, you learn how to fully enjoy your meditation sessions as you gain control of your body and mind.

Breathing exercises

The control you gain over your body and mind by doing meditation is helpful during breathing exercises. That is because when performing mindful breathing exercises, you are actually modifying your breathing pattern. By changing the way you breathe, you send a message to your brain to activate its calming response. In just a couple of minutes of deep breathing, you will feel that both your body and brain are relaxed. Try out the Wim Hof Method breathing by following this step-by-step breathing exercise.


Another tool for stress reduction is exercise. When exercising, you stimulate the release of endorphins. Your autonomic nervous system produces these endorphins to get you through pains and stress. Additionally, exercising helps you to keep your body healthy, which provides thorough protection against the effects of stress. Activities such as walking, gardening, and biking already bring you the benefits of exercise. Of course, if you want to get more out of your workouts, the Wim Hof Method offers you excellent tools for your sports performance training.


Yoga connects mindful breathing, meditation, and exercising flawlessly. It is the perfect combination of all of these stress reduction tools. Unfortunately, many people focus on the movement of yoga and forget about proper breathing. As a result, yoga sessions end up being pretty exhausting. So, if you want to try yoga, it is crucial to keep breath yoga in mind.

Stress reduction tools

Stress reduction with the Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method is a powerful tool and offers various health benefits, including stress reduction. This simple yet powerful method combines several elements such as breathing exercises and regulated exposure to cold. Over the years, these elements helped Wim to achieve some extraordinary stunts. For instance, Wim broke various Guinness World Records and completed a half marathon in the Arctic on his bare feet. Scientists from all over the world are uncovering the potential benefits of The Iceman’s method. Already many scientific studies yield eye-opening results and new insights into the workings of the human body.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

Many people from all over the world already benefit from the Wim Hof Method. It is not difficult to start practicing, as you can even do it from within the comforts of your own home. During our step-by-step online video courses, you will learn everything you need to know about this powerful method. You start with breathing exercises, meditation, and gradual exposure to low temperatures by taking cold showers. You will feel more energetic, less stressed, and better rested within just a couple of weeks. Do you want to try it out before joining a course? No problem! Download our Wim Hof Method app and enjoy free instructional videos for breathing, cold showers, and several yoga exercises.

The three pillars

With its three pillars, the Wim Hof Method helped many people improve their physical and mental health. The first pillar, which is exposure to cold, helps to boost your immune system and reduces inflammation. Breathing is the second pillar and improves your energy level and detoxes your body. Last but not least is commitment, which you need to unleash your inner power. Together, these pillars provide you with the tools for stress reduction, among many other things.

three pillars

Wim Hof Method References

The scientifically underpinned Wim Hof Method proves itself valuable time after time. Not only does the method evoke a controlled stress response, but it also offers many other benefits like helping you sleep better, improving your metabolism, and increasing your willpower. Its easy-to-apply approach makes the Wim Hof Method a practical way to start living a happier, healthier, and more powerful life. Start your practice today by signing up for one of our online video courses or download our free mobile app.

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.