Matthias is a passionately curious neuroscientist who is always questioning commonly held beliefs and trying to find new answers to modern life challenges. He holds a PhD in psychology and has research expertise in the functional neuroimaging of music, language, cognitive conflict, emotion, and sexuality.
To resolve the physical, mental and spiritual exhaustion of stress is surely the crucial marker for health in modern societies. Especially when looking at reports that signal increasing rates of depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disorders.
After years of interviewing experts in his podcasts and learning various techniques, Matthias developed the concept of ‘stress hacking’. In ‘stress hacking’, Matthias combines the body-hacking advantages of the Wim Hof Method with functional medicine analyses as well as modern coaching techniques that are based on self-acceptance and the discovery of one’s own needs and desires against the socio-cultural odds. The goal is to use stress positively, helping people learn how to transform it for themselves by using adrenaline for their health, and literally “hacking” it!
Matthias hosts workshops for groups and offers one-to-one sessions for people who want to accelerate life changes. By combining the most effective methods, he coaches peak performers in sports, music and multiple other disciplines to attain higher levels.
Currently, he is supervising a research project in Hannover, Germany in which people who have a chronic fear of flying in an airplane are successfully treated in as little as 50 minutes!
Together with his wife – Dina Wittfoth – he hosts the podcast Science on the Rocks, in which he sheds light on the science behind experiences with the Wim Hof Method.