What a value has Wim Hof Method for its price?
Price of Wim Hof Method video course is $199 or €179. Isn’t it too much? There is just an advice to breath, meditate and touch some ice in the WHM.
If you are gonna have a fun day at the beach, buy it! The bigger the price of WHM the bigger the immediate pleasure. Don’t miss it. Enjoy it!
Guys of Wim Hof’s Method have done great job of attracting people’s attention to WHM. Climbing mount Everest just in shorts isn’t a cheaply arrangeable event. It costs 30,000 $ as the very minimum doing it wearing just shorts of course. Medical research also isn’t a low cost entertainment.
If you are gonna to make the long shoot, and to become the owner of the beach, not just a one who have some fun at it, than don’t buy it. Value is in what you become not what you buy. To become better with Wim Hof’s method you’ll have to implement particular actions as everyday’s habits.
Get more Wim Hof about on wikipedia or read the book Becoming the Iceman by Wim Hof.
Wim Hof Method is a way to suppress body’s stress reaction.
Most of the people are over reactive to stress situations. They waste their steroid hormones – cortisol and testosterone in seconds by diving into anaerobic catabolism of glicogen. So they are gonna die in the cold water or ice in a blink of an eye. And it is how they feel it. Staying in ice longer than an hour is mostly a marketing trick, as ice is a good heat insulator, liquid whater doesn’t. It would be a bit harder to swim in the icy water that long time of 80 minutes, as Wim Hof did to make the record.
Stress management methods are:
- Exposure your body to icy water, cold shower taking for example. However openair swimming is much enjoyable.
- Slow motion and balancing exercises, joga for example.
- Practicing stillness in stressful situations, holding breath for example.
- Give your muscles a workout. Swimming, running and bar exercises are the best.
Taking cold shower is a good way to normalize your cortisol and dopamine level. It makes cold mind literally. Cold water creates huge spike of cortisol to handle the shock. Body learns to calm down to keep its energy in cold environment. Long term result of icy shower is impressive stress resistance in everyday’s life. Cold shower also stops you from binging on dopamine boosting habits and keeps your motivation in optimal range.
Do not take cold shower if
You are exhausted or feeling sick. Fatigue says your cortisol resource is already depleted. Adding a shocking stress to tiredness may leave you with dangerously low steroid hormone level after. It opens a time window for viruses and bacteria to activate and attack your body.
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Social Dominance lab has created the Emotion wind-mill model to help visualize and understand anxiety and how to avoid it. Model also gives a clues of influence of other people. How to protect yourself from emotional harm. And how to be socially successful and happy at the end of the day.
Faster the speed – stress to a particular blade, bigger the imbalance of the emotional system. High speed and balance is possible only with steady wind on all blades and optimal tail work to catch the wind (focus attention).
For example: Eating sweets creates stress on dopamine blade, than to serotonin blade. When the blood sugar drops – to cortisol blade. As stress isn’t simultaneous to all three blades, imbalance occurs. It progresses to anxiety by next attempts to eat more sweets to reduce bad feelings of rising cortisol and so on.
Overall balance of emotion system
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- [toggle title=’Keep your blood sugar low (normal).’] This would keep you out of unnecessary spikes of all neurotransmitters and hormones what might lead to physical and mental imbalance.
- Avoid any product containing sugar and sugar itself.
- Avoid bread and all breadstuffs.
- Avoid coffee.
- Avoid baked vegetables, potatoes.
- Do not eat anything 3 hours before sleep.
- Take 16 hour fast during the 24 h cycle.
- [toggle title=’Exercise for physical and mental balance.’] This would optimize cortisol dosage on stress triggers. And also might help to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.[/toggle]
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Playing status will allow consciously adjust low or high status attitude to a particular people according to your aims. Also it allows to notice when your autopilot and prevailing behavior takes over. [/toggle]
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- Change their attitude towards you by getting attention.
- Leave them.
- [toggle title=’Be a good leader.’] Be steady and balanced, give guidelines, rewards and attention to your followers.
- Expose yourself, be a star, catch the attention
- Give guidelines – oxytocin
- Create some stress – cortisol
- Give rewards – dopamine
- Give attention – serotonin to followers
- [toggle title=’Create stress to others.’]Steady, mild and lasting stress would force them to build trust to you if done properly.[/toggle]
- [toggle title=’Be still and stand out’] Let make focusing attention on you easier. This would help to build trust to you.[/toggle]
- Activity (Cortisol)
Cortisol is the main steroid hormone. It is scarce resource. You might pull up a car and go without sleep and rest for days. So, saving this rocket fuel is highly significant.
- Take the cold shower or swimming. This is the hard way to put your stress reaction back on track.
- Motivation (Dopamine)
Aims for balancing dopamine focuses mainly on reducing it by putting limits on binge, obsessive and addictive behavior.
- Practise moderation. Avoid binging on anything.
- Stick to plan and order
- Confidence (Serotonin). The aim of serotonin is to get social status. The more attention you get the higher your status feels.
- Get the attention.
- Automaticity: use colors, symbols, and sounds.
- Framing: use tradition, repetition and create scarcity
- Disruption: disrupt, like Mr. Bean for example 🙂
- Reward: give rewards and prizes, solve people’s short-term problems, boost their dopamine.
- Reputation: show reputable leaders as your leaders.
- Mystery: Create a little mystery, suspense, and uncertainty.
- Acknowledgment: help people to become acknowledged what is opposite to ignorance.
- Ignorance. Ignore target people. Don’t do this at home! This is an evil one. Easy and innocent way to completely imbalance someone’s emotion system.
- Eye contact: Get the eye contact.
- Try to spot opponent first.
- Wait until opponent stares away giving you dominant position.
- Stare away to expose submission to opponent.
- Protect your attention. Do not allow to be plugged to wrong kind of things. This would develop your social status.
- Growth and expansion (Endorphines)
- Take more space. Do not allow others to block you if possible. This would suppress stress reaction and give nice endorphin and testosterone happiness.
- Block spatial expansion of others.
- Take tall and dominant posture like a tree. Legs together! Wide position of legs exposures your nervousness and imbalance, thus you aren’t dominant.
Explanation of Anxiety overcoming tips
We are currently working on explanation for each of the Anxiety prevention tips above. Some of them requires special training and knowledge to apply properly and harmlessly. It’s about making real emotion magic with socially affectable chemistry provided by mother nature.
- Loretta Graziano Breuning “I’mammal“
- Cesar Millan “Be the Pack Leader“
- Keith Johnstone “Impro“
- Ben Parr, “Captivology“
- . . .
The comfort zone is a psychological state in which a person feels familiar, at ease, in control and experiences low anxiety and stress. In the zone a steady level of performance is possible. If you feel bored, it might be the right time to squeeze your adrenal glands out, and rise your steroid hormone levels. The time to nudge your sleepy motivation creating a dopamine spike.
Changing Social Comfort Zone
- Put your personal work out in the world so that it’s potentially vulnerable for negative comments. A video on YouTube, a piece of writing online – anything that can be complimented or critiqued, which will either boost your confidence or thicken your skin.
- Make a new friend. No – that doesn’t mean add a random person on Facebook! At work, in class or when you’re out, start a conversation IN PERSON, and make friends with someone.
- Allow a friend to make plans for you, giving them creative control of a night filled with unknown festivities. Comfort is all about knowing what to expect and having limited surprises, this will be a unique change of scenery.
- Enter a competition in which the odds are stacked against you. Failure isn’t always a bad thing, especially if it’s utilized properly. By losing and feeling a letdown, you should become thirsty to try again or at least feel the glory of winning and success.
- Perform some type of public speaking, such as a poetry or reading at an open mic night.
- Say “yes” to every single opportunity that presents itself, big or small. From an invite to an event you typically wouldn’t attend, to a job promotion in a different city. Some things are life changers, and they should be embraced with open arms instead of shot down without consideration.
- It’s not always easy to express our feelings to the people we love the most. Make time for the people you consider yourself closest to, and vocalize your care for them, despite how much easier it can be to think “I love you” than to say it.
- Go on an adventure and explore a surrounding city or an area you’re unfamiliar with, using no GPS or assistance from your phone. Enjoy being lost and getting around only by investigating for yourself, and asking others for directions.
- If you’ve grown comfortable doing things solo, start doing those activities with a friend. If you only do things with friends, try going it alone. Trust me, seeing a movie by yourself is surprisingly pleasant.
- Choose one of your fears and confront it head-on. Don’t like heights? Try skydiving, hiking a mountain or going on a rooftop – whatever you can do, as long as the idea of it makes you uneasy.
- If at all possible, spend time around people more successful than you. Being surrounded by individuals who’ve accomplished more than you can be beneficial if used as inspiration and motivation.
- Do something over-the-top embarrassing to make a fool of yourself. Take part in a dance-off, test out cheesy pickup lines, make preposterous requests at restaurants.
Changing Personal Comfort zone
- Take a cold shower or a swim into icy water. This would drastically optimize your stress reaction outside the comfort zone.
- Set a colossal ambition that will require you to discipline yourself and accomplish smaller goals first. e.g. Running a marathon that will require weeks or months of training.
- Read a book from a section you’d normally never set foot in. If auto-biographies are normally your thing, check out a Teen-Fiction novel or Humor piece. Whatever is outside of the norm and your comfort zone.
- Pickup a new hobby that you currently have very little ability to do. Musical instruments, cooking, painting, writing, dancing, etc.
- Go to a restaurant you’ve never actually been to and order something unique off of the menu. No cheeseburgers or salads, nothing you’ve had several times – and preferably something you struggle to pronounce.
- Take an improvement class to get comfortable with unscripted interaction which, most of life consists of.
- Switch up your daily routine drastically. If you’re a night owl, try hitting the hay early and waking up at sunrise. If you’re an early bird, explore the wee hours of the night for a change.
- Limit your television watching. Replace that newfound time being active and living your life, as opposed to watching others.