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Helena Kubicek Boye

Wild Swimming - Bok

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What is it really that attracts with cold outdoor baths? Could it be the opportunity to land and have a moment to meet oneself? To feel brave, free and strong? Getting almost intoxicated by the energy and endorphin boost? Regardless, several voices in the book Wild Swimming - swim for life testify to both physical and mental health gains. What they all have in common is that they have become pleasure-filled depending on their baths at beaches and from cliffs, at small forest lakes and from jetties close to the city.

In beautiful and atmospheric Wild Swimming - swimming for life, winter swimmer and psychologist Helena Kubicek Boye examines what happens in both body and soul when we swim all year round. She explains the mental strategies you can use when it feels daunting to face the cold, gives tips on equipment and how to quickly get the heat back up after the bath. But it's not just about the baptism itself, but the feeling of being one with nature for a while and turning off the noise of everyday life. An intense period of mindfulness quite simply.

Helena Kubicek Boye is leg. psychologist, CBT therapist, mindfulness instructor, sleep expert and author of both fact books and thrillers. She is also a passionate wild swimmer and has not had a cold since she started cold swimming.