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Master The Thermalist Cure® : Get the Education with Dr. Søberg

Online Education Length: 17+ hours
Curated from her pioneering research, this program offers a thorough grasp of cold, heat, and breathwork therapies. Equip yourself with expert knowledge, teach with confidence, and prioritize safety. Ideal for both seasoned instructors and enthusiastic beginners, this course is a cornerstone in thermal therapy education.

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The Modules
Module 1
Cold Exposure and Contrast Therapy

Uncover the secrets of Cold Exposure and Contrast Therapy: Discover various forms of cold exposure, unlock the "Stress up to stress down" approach, and explore the fascinating physiology behind it.

  • Discover various forms of cold exposure
  • Unlock the "Stress up to stress down" approach
  • Experience the CTRL+ALT+DEL EFFECT
  • Explore the fascinating physiology and biochemistry
  • Prioritize safety with expert guidance
  • Uncover the transformative Soeberg Principle
  • Learn how cold exposure influences immune function and metabolism
  • Dive into the art of recovery
  • Optimize your mitochondrial health
  • Achieve balance in mental and physical well-being
  • Exclusive insights from Susanna in conversation with Professor Mike Tipton on the wonders of cold exposure
Module 2
Heat Exposure and Contrast Therapy

Master the Science of Heat Exposure: Explore the world of heat exposure, delve into the physiology of heat stress, and gain insights into how heat impacts metabolism and immune function.

  • Explore the world of heat exposure
  • Delve into the physiology of heat stress
  • Master the science of heat habituation
  • Discover how heat impacts metabolism and immune function
  • Enhance your mental and physical health
  • Prioritize safety in heat exposure
  • Gain exclusive insights from Susanna in conversation with a leading scientist in sauna exposure
Module 3
The Power of Healthy Breathing

Unlock the Benefits of Healthy Breathing: Uncover the physiology and biochemistry of breathing, learn various breathing techniques for better health, and understand how breathing influences metabolism and immune function.

  • Uncover the physiology and biochemistry of breathing
  • Explore the art of balancing hyperventilation and slow breathing
  • Learn a variety of breathing techniques for improved health
  • Find relief from pain and achieve better sleep
  • Understand how breathing influences metabolism and immune function


  • Exclusive access to advanced health programs upon certification.
  • Søberg Certificate awarded upon completion.
  • Deep dive into science-backed breathing techniques.
  • Receive "The Thermalist Instructor" e-book for teaching support.
  • Join a global online community for networking and support.
  • Live calls with Dr. Søberg for content review, journal club etc. with recordings available.
  • Foundational understanding of thermal stress in everyday language.
  • 6 months to pass the tests.
  • 3-month access to the Thermalist Journal for latest health updates.
  • Featured profile as a Thermalist Instructor on the Søberg Institute website.
  • Affiliate program.
  • Yearly re-test (free)
  • Re-certification with new content every second year.
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Frequently asked questions

What are the requirements for enrolling in the Thermalist® Education?

The Thermalist® Education is open to individuals who have a passion for holistic health and a desire to enhance their knowledge. Whether you're an aspiring instructor, a practitioner, or simply someone eager to delve into the world of thermal stress and therapy, our program welcomes learners of all backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, all participants are required to have completed a first-aid course and renew it every second year.

How long does it typically take to complete the education?

The course is self-paced, so the duration can vary based on individual learning speed. However you have have 3 months to complete the education.

Is this course suitable for beginners or individuals new to thermal therapy practices?

Yes, the education is suitable for beginners. Dr. Susanna Søberg's instructor course provides comprehensive training that covers the fundamentals, making it accessible to those new to thermal therapy practices.

Will I receive a certification upon completion of the instructor education?

Yes, successful completion of the education will earn you a certification as a qualified thermal wellness instructor.

Are there ongoing support or resources available after finishing the education?

Yes, graduates of the instructor education gain access to a community of fellow instructors where we share and support each other in our work.

What kind of teaching materials or resources are provided during the education?

The education includes a comprehensive curriculum, instructional videos, study materials, and practical exercises to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to teach thermal therapy effectively.

Can this education be taken online, and is it self-paced?

Yes, the course is entirely online and self-paced, allowing you to study and complete assignments according to your schedule and preferences.

How does this course differ from other thermal wellness instructor programs available in the market?

Dr. Susanna Søberg's Instructor Course is founded in her pioneering research, the Søberg Principle. Her passion for and many years of studying the physiology and biochemistry of thermal stress, Susanna has trained winter swimmers and is, herself, a practitioner. The educational program offers an unparalleled depth of knowledge in thermal therapy, underpinned by scientific rigor and unwavering commitment to safety. This distinctive approach sets the courseware apart, making the source materials a trusted choice in the field of thermal therapy education. Dr. Søberg's primary goal is to make this form of fitness accessible to everyone, empowering individuals to prevent lifestyle diseases through informed learning and responsible application and practice.


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Susanna Søberg
Thomas Daniels
United States
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5 out of 5 ! The bite-size nature of the video instructions made it really digestible and easy to pick up in manageable learning modules. Good balance of the scientific background and research to underpin the benefits and practical applications. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in improving their physical and mental health through the most natural and readily accessible heat and cold therapy. This could be genuinely life-changing for those willing to commit the three weeks needed to create new habits that lead to the Thermalist lifestyle. Brilliant!
Such a pleasure taking this course!! Just brilliant presented and easy to follow and do. I rate it 5 out of 5! I love the bite-size library of content. I could do it in my own pace, and rewatch, which fit my worklife. Dr. Soeberg really made a well-balanced course of both theory and practice - you know why this is good and then how to do it. The thermalist cure is really a lifechanging approach! Eye opening course. Thanks to Dr. Susanna Soeberg for everything you do.
— William
The work you are doing is very important. As an interventional pain management physician I am always looking for non invasive ways for patients to improve their health and pain.
— Matthew Pouliot
Dr. Søberg you have helped me so much with my new cold water plunge routine. I look forward to learning more about the optimum time to increase my metabolism, eliminating weak mitochondria and more. Thank you!
— Mark Strauss
Thank you from Australia! I am excited to learn more and love the work you are doing. I have started cold plunging for the past 10 weeks and noticing benefits but also dealing with problems such as reynauds and chilblains. I hope I can learn more to help me on my journey
— Lisa
Thank you for making the science of beath, cold and heat so accessible. Looking forward to becoming your first instructor from South Africa.
— Ronen
My husband and I love your work. We've done Bikram since 2008 and now I'm teaching it. Your work in cold is of great interest and you've inspired us to put in a cold plunge. Thank you!
— Karen
I am fascinated by your knowledge of metabolism and all things hot and cold. I am on my own wellness journey that includes nutrition, cold plunge and infrared heat.
— Daniel
I find your work really interesting. It supports my work as a cold water therapy coach, breathing coach and menopause wellbeing practitioner. I'm interested in your Thermalist Instructor Course as well, so want to keep up to date with your work. Thank you
— Marianne
Thank you for providing us with more science and information. I really hope to in the future join your courses and become a thermalist myself.
— Laura Graversen
The principles that you endorse have proven very effective for our family's health and physical performance
— Mark
I first learned of you from Peter Attila's Podcast. I was so intrigued by your work. Thank you!
— Sharon
Thank you so much for all of this incredible information you put on. From the first time that I erased myself in an ice bath I went in to total shock and had no idea about the physiological effects that were occuring. After reading your first book and listening to many of your podcasts I now use this information to help men tackle mental health issues in my Men's group events.
— Daryl
Love your story, heard you on many different podcasts and you got me talking cold showers and talking about it to many of my patients. Keep up the great work!
— Mayoor
I love how you really care about people's health
— Jack
Glad to support your work as it has already made mine and my families life better!
— Dave
I run a sauna and cold plunge business in New Zealand and love your work. Thank you for sharing this knowledge in a digestible way.
— Cameron
I'm sincerely hoping your information on the thermal therapy will help my wellness journey post pulmonary embolism
— Jayme
I'm excited to learn more about the cold water immersion and breath work. Looking forward to learning more about the instructor program.
— Vicky
You have changed my life and I'm hoping I can change others using your information. Thank you
— Sam
Thank you for sharing such vital data in actionable ways!
— Melanie
I love your thoroughly evidenced approach while communicating effectively without scientific jargon. Thank you
— Stu

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