Make decisions that make you happy - daily!! Josephine Worseck
About me and my life
After completing my PhD in molecular biology (June 2012), it was clear to me that neither an academic career nor a career in the pharmaceutical industry would fulfill me. In order to find a new purpose and to recover from Burnout symptoms that arose due to the exhausting pressure during my PhD, I decided to take a break. I traveled South-East Asia for nearly a year. In northern Thailand I came into contact with meditation for the first time - in retrospect, I am sure that this was the first step in the right direction and towards a healthier future ...
After my return I worked for a biotechnology company in business development (February 2014- September 2017). During these years my desire for more freedom, for more space for development and personal growth grew steadily - but also my courage. I reduced my weekly working hours and completed my yoga teacher training. In April 2016 I founded my own company to teach the relaxation techniques that have helped me to deal better with work-related stress.
There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do – Freya Stark
the Healing Power of the Cold
I wrote a book about the many benefits of cold exposure!! Currently it is only available in german.
My publisher "Riva" is looking for an interested english publishing group.
So if you are lucky there will be a translation soon ;)
On Instagram and Facebook I share my knowledge in english.
I am happy if you follow me on the social media platform of your choice ;)
P.S. You will love these blog posts - written by my partner in love & crime, Douwe van den Berg:
1. - 7. Februar // 5,5-Tage Wim Hof Travel
Ice-cold Adventure (english)
Where: Przesieka (Poland)
When: 1st till 7th of February 2021 (Monday - Sunday)
Instructors: Josephine Worseck & Douwe van den Berg
Join us for a Wim Hof Method Adventure in the magical Polish nature; surrounded by forests, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, ice & snow...
ABOUT THE WEEK
This special WHM travel experience is somewhere in between an adventure trip, a retreat and a holiday with friends. Its a gift to yourself and a beautiful way of connecting with yourself, nature and others. Expect awesome people from all around the world - you will breath, move, play, icebath, meditate, relax together and challenge yourself. The aim is to learn, grow and to have fun :)
What we will do:
- Wim Hof breathing
- Yoga and other forms of movement
- All kind of cool adventures including icebathing in the waterfall
- Hiking up a mountain in shorts
- Getting comfortable outside of the comfort zone
- Increasing body awareness and body intuition
- Connecting deeper with your body and mind
- Having a good time
About Douwe: This dutchmen had his first cold challenges in a kung fu school in China and became one of the first WHM instructors. Douwe is a senior WHM instructor (Level 3), breath coach and movement teacher. As WHM instructor he is teaching retreats internationally including ‘teaching the teachers’ for the WHM Academy. Douwe teaches people in a playful way to explore body and mind. An emphasis on breathing, safety, body awareness and body intuition.
About Josephine: In a former life Josephine was a molecular biologist. Her fascination about science and the human body brought her to the Wim Hof Method. Apart from being a WHM instructor (Level 2), she is a yoga teacher, naturopath and author of a book about the cold. She is internationally teaching workshops and retreats. While she focuses on the feeling in her teaching, there are few people who understand the science behind it as well as she does.
The location: We are staying in a big house that can host up to 16 guests in Przesieka. Przesieka is a small village in Polish nature, close to the German and Czech border. It is a 3-4 hours car drive from Berlin and Leipzig (Germany) or Prague (Czech Republic). To plan your trip by train to Jelenia Gora (the next city with a train station), please use the website of Deutsche Bahn (https://reiseauskunft.bahn.de). Unfortunately Google Maps does not show the most convenient train connections. A taxi from Jelenia Gora to Przesieka costs around EUR 15.
Dates and time: The dates are 1st till 7 of February 2021 (Monday - Sunday). Check in is at Monday (4pm). The program ends at 12am on Sunday.
Contraindications: Please contact me before booking if you have problems with the heart (e.g. angina pectoris, panic attacks), blood pressure and / or kidneys, asthma, epilepsy, cold urticaria or Raynauds syndrome. If all of this is not the case, you can book this adventure directly... Please also contact me in advance if you are pregnant.
Price: 1490,- EUR, this price includes dormitory in shared rooms, all meals (vegan, vegetarian) and the adventure of a lifetime :) The price does not include your travel to and from the location. Please contact us for a students/ low-income discount or for payment in installments.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of participation must be made in written form at least fourteen days before the start of the trip. If you withdraw in time, 50% of the travel costs will be reimbursed. If the trip is canceled within two weeks before the start of the trip, no refund is possible. In both cases, you as a participant have the opportunity to independently use a suitable substitute for your place. Due to COVID-19 we recommend travel insurance.
Questions: Please write a mail to email@example.com
Packing list and tips for preparation will come later!
We are happy if you are joining!
Josephine & Douwe
P.S. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, you can get our IBAN & BIC on request
P.P.S: Please contact us for payment in installments, or a students/ low-income discount