#20: Kiki Bosch – The Queen of Ice: Overcoming Rape, Anxiety and PainFeb 05, 2019
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Kiki Bosch is an Ice Water Freediver, adventurer, practitioner, and coach at The Wim Hof Method. Having gone through rape, anxiety and pain she knows how to deal with the darker sides of life. She use these experiences to be positive light where she helps people break through barriers and overcome trauma in the journey of becoming happy, strong and healthy. She loves searching for truth and beauty in the world and helping others to do the same.
In this episode, Kiki’s takes us through some of her most incredible encounters with life and nature. She also shares her journey, and how the cold helped her overcome her past traumas, depression, and how you might be able to do the same. She also shares why ‘Disturb the Comfort’ is her life’s mantra.
“For me, the big shift is being able to shift my mindset…it is the constant reminder of the person I want to become.”
What do you want to hear from the Growth Island podcast?
01:59 – Kiki’s transformation journey through her travels, how it helped her define herself
02:36 – Finding her calling through freediving, feeling that it was something she needs to do
05:13 – Being raped by a colleague and how that caused her anxiety, pain, trauma and massive questioning of her purpose
07:44 – Regaining strength and health through The Wim Hof Method, how the cold therapy helped her find herself and live her present moment
10:58 – The mindset shift she had despite her bad experience
12:12 – The ice bath experience as your life’s mirror, experiences in the cold being a big mirror for life
13:41 – The tool in the toolbox: The Wim Hof Method benefits and component
16:57 – The power of being present in the moment, surrendering the pain and breathing technique, how Kiki handled her broken wrist and calmly bringing herself to the hospital
26:42 – Teaching the Wim Hof Breathing Method
27:57 – Embracing nature and being the nature and seeing nature in everything
29:57 – Compassion for her abductor, her perception on why he did the wrongdoing towards her and other victims
33:34 – Rewiring the brain through The Wim Hof Meditation, different ways to perceive life
33:45 – Forgiving and accepting, how to set boundaries and to be aware of people’s pattern of behavior
35:32 – Working and training elite athlete Mauricio Salazar. Helping him train for his challenges and events using the Wim Hof Method
42:15 – Visualization as a training routine to mentally prepare the body for the worst
46:06 – Kiki surviving a near-death experience
53:55 – Kiki’s parting words: “Stay focused, stay connected.”
Final recommendations from Kiki:
- Focus on yourself and how you fell
- Compassion for everyone and everything around you
- Know how much potential you have, realize how powerful you truly are
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