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Wim Hof Method One Day Workshop with Hong Noe
October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT| €159
Organized by: Hong Noe
Where do you find yourself?
What is before you?
(i.e., your workload, your finances, your deadlines, your relationships, your health, etc.)
How do you feel?
Do any of the above trigger any “stressed-out” feelings in you? (anxiety, fear, ill-ease, etc.)
If so, you’ve lost self-control.
When you (me) find yourself responding (emotionally, psychologically, physiologically, etc.) in ways you’d rather not, you’ve lost self-control. I’m not talking about self-control in the sense of externally self-imposed behaviors (to abide within the laws of society), but in how you find yourself feeling (reacting) based on a stimulus of an external circumstance. I’m also not talking about “control” as when in a fear-based (needing & trying to control) internal state.
If you, too often, find yourself losing self-control (in ways I posed above) by the dictates of external circumstances and situations, it’s because you’ve had a lot of repetitions practicing those tendencies (for whatever reasons), consistent with a neural plasticity saying that goes, “neurons that fire together, wire together.”
Applying WHM as an effective practice toward working on your habitual emotional, psychological, and physiological responses to the external stimuli of your everyday life encounters, I will go into how you can (steadily, relentlessly) work toward “breaking up and rewiring” your undesired neural patterns (your “goto” responses — psychologically, emotionally, and physiologically — that arise whenever things appear uncertain, unfavorable, discouraging, etc.). In other words, you will begin to actively apply, practice and work to expand YOUR comfort zone, toward a stronger & more resilient emotional/psychological constitution.
But if you’ve had a lot of practice (repetitions) reinforcing your now-ingrained neural patterns with your thoughts and behaviors, it’ll require work & awareness from you to start establishing new desired patterns, to be willing to persevere even during periods without external (visible) positive reinforcements.
During my workshop, the three pillars of the Wim Hof Method will be explained and explored: mindset/focus, breathing & cold exposure, with their ramifications for your health, both psychological & physiological.
We will practice facing & dealing with our stress responses.
We will practice facing & dealing with pain & discomfort stimuli & our responses to them.
We will practice cultivating an internal space that encourages diminished inner resistances (where positive growth may take “root”).
We will practice breathing with attention.
We will tie the practices together with discussions on physiology of mind & body.
The course is suitable for beginners, intermediate & beyond (getting more into the psychological aspects: fears, anxieties & training our body-mind responses to them, etc.) within the WHM.
Accomplish at least ONE thing you’ve been PROCRASTINATING about (to facilitate you toward getting into a better mindset during the workshop as well as to apply practicing overcoming signals of mental resistance in our everyday lives).
We will practice facing & dealing with the pain/discomfort stimuli of ice immersion for the hands & feet. You may find the pain/discomfort quite intense & deep: most unpracticed/unprepared individuals cannot tolerate more than 30~40 seconds of it. I will guide you to face & use it toward expanding YOUR comfort zone.
We will not have a full-body ice immersion in this workshop.
I will still present the full content as my other 1-day workshops.
Comfortable clothes, TOWEL, sandals, & MAT for sitting/lying on floor
It is best to eat lightly.
Bring signed liability waiver & health declaration sheets (available with study materials upon registration).