When it comes to an anxious mind or a meaningless life…

…most people use tools that are broken, incomplete or nothing more than mental masturbation with a box of Kleenex, a tub of brain vaseline and NO BLOODY ORGASMS 😭😭😭😭😭😭

The Rageheart Academy - Unleash The Beast

I’ve meditated (20 mins a day for almost 10 years).

Made countless gratitude lists.

Written more than a million words in my journal.

Done breath work.

Sat in ice baths until it felt like my dick would fall off.

Tried Stoicism.

Nootropics like Modafinil.



Energy healing.

Brain retraining.

Annnnnnnnnnd I’ve also charged really, really, REALLY shiny rose quartz crystal butt plugs in the pristine light of the full moon (no, really!!).

And yet…

It all paled in comparison to nervous system work.

(Actually, I never did that crystal thing because Mercury’s too damn busy drinking Gatorade in the Microwave ✨).

Don’t get me wrong –

Tools like meditation, gratitude lists and breathing have their place (especially breathing)… and they do come with proven benefits…

However, when it comes to dealing with an anxious mind or a meaningless life, they don’t usually move the needle significantly.

Why not?

Because they don’t address the root problem:

Nervous system dysregulation.

That’s why you can use any of the traditional self-help techniques and yet still find yourself dealing with the same issues that brought you to these techniques in the first place.

Think about it.

How long have you meditated, journaled, made gratitude lists and stuck shiny crystals up your butt?

Did it help?

No doubt.

But did it fix the problem?

Of course not… otherwise what are you doing here, on this page, reading these words?

You’re here because all the tools you’ve tried haven’t gotten to the bottom of things. They might’ve helped you stay afloat… but they didn’t solve the root problem.

What even IS the root problem?

When it comes to dealing with an anxious mind or a meaningless life, the root problem isn’t your anxious mind or your belief that life is meaningless. The core issue is that your nervous system is stuck in survival.

“Stuck in survival” means your nervous system is stuck in either fight-or-flight at one extreme or freeze at the other. More often than not, it’s a combination of both.

This means that your nervous system is trying to run away and/or fight someone while also trying to stay perfectly still… and it’s doing this 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Think about that for a second.

What would happen if you put your foot on the accelerator and the brake in your car at the same time and kept it there for weeks, months or years?

That’s a loose metaphor for what’s happening in most people’s nervous systems most of the time… and it’s the little-known root of anxiety, depression, insomnia, a racing mind, anger issues and so much more.

That’s where The Rageheart Academy comes in.

Sonam Zahrt-Tenzin

Sonam Zahrt-Tenzin


I feel much more present and aware. By aware, I mean more intimately connected to my body. I am more sensitive to feelings and physically embodied emotions and I am less overwhelmed because of it. Life is still busy and stressful. Still very tension inducing… but I find myself recognizing when I am tense more often, giving me more agency to tend to my bodies needs.

What Is The Rageheart Academy?

The Rageheart Academy is a crash course in how to ease your nervous system out of survival and sympathetic activation (fight/flight/freeze) and into a deep state of parasympathetic rest-and-digest.

Instead of emails like in The Daily Growl (my daily email newsletter), The Rageheart Academy is a set of 60 audio lessons (“Rages”).

Rather than give you a new technique in each Rage (60 different techniques)…

…I’ve instead approached it like I might teach you to play the guitar.

If you hired a guitar teacher for a weekly lesson, they wouldn’t teach you a new scale every week.

Instead, they’d teach you one scale one week and then you’d practice it for months after that, gradually and steadily honing it in. You’d take a metronome and slowly increase the speed. You’d riff with the scale while playing along with songs. And lots more.

Finally, after lots of practice with that scale, you’d be able to make music. Beautiful music.

The point is…

Learning to make beautiful music on the guitar (or do anything well) isn’t about knowing 1,000 different techniques.

Instead, it’s about knowing the handful of techniques that matter – and knowing them so well that they’re unconscious and automatic.

That’s how I’ve designed Rageheart.

You get 60 Rages when you sign up… but it’s not 60 different techniques.

It’s more like a few handfuls of techniques, practiced and taught in a wide variety of ways and contexts, just like you might practice a Pentatonic scale on the Electric Guitar for a while before you can make beautiful music with it.

For this reason, some students have complained that Rageheart moves too slowwwwwwly.

However, the magic of nervous system work is in the subtleties.

It’s in learning to feel ever more deeply… as well as let go of control and the need for the “big breakthrough experience”.

David Newman

David Newman


I’ve been doing the somatic work for quite some time, but John’s particular way of presenting the information and approaching the process resonates well with me. He just really gets it.

He provides personal examples which help to connect the work to real life scenarios, but he doesn’t impose his experience on the overall process, allowing me to use the tools provided to work through the particulars of my situation.

He is also quite attuned to minor subtleties in the process, and he doesn’t promote a one-size-fits-all approach – he emphasizes the importance of tuning in to your own felt sense and using that to determine what is most needed in the moment.

Testimonial from Jon



Hey brother hope you’re well. Figured I’d share on the heels of this email…

This morning I randomly woke up with a knot of stress in my chest that quickly snared my mind and dragged me into low key spiraling.

After a little bit of time I collected myself and dipped into my regulating resource “toolkit”. I started orienting, using multitasking awareness, and then pendulated between those resources and the sensation of the knot in my chest.

After a little bit of time I started yawning uncontrollably as tears rolled down my face. Now? Sensation is gone and I’m peacefully moving on with my day.

Thanks for sharing this work 🙂

The Rageheart Academy Is For People Who:

  • Can’t shake the feeling that there’s a piece missing from all the usual self-help strategies of meditation, gratitude lists, journaling, ice baths, etc
  • Are ready and willing to work with feeling instead of merely thinking (this means getting out of your head and into your body, out of thinking and into feeling)
  • Feel it’s time to work directly with their nervous system and survival (fight/flight/freeze) response (instead of staying at the level of the mind like most people)
  • Are willing to patiently apply the techniques even if it seems like nothing is happening at first

It’s For People Who Want To:

  • Silence their mind like never before
  • Feel more relaxed
  • Have less downs, more ups and a general sense that everything is just fine right now
  • Have more presence on a daily basis
  • Feel safe, calm and in control
  • Increase motivation by unlocking the “trapped life force” in their nervous system

…without the usual self-help techniques of meditation, gratitude lists and $49 Moleskin journals.

Jack Campbell

Elevated Consulting LTD

Rageheart has given me a few EASY tools to use throughout the day to get from a DEFCON 5 to a 4… or a 3… without having to meditate for an hour.

Logan Hobson


…harder than I expected, but once I got used to it… it silenced my mind like never before.

David Ducatenzeiler

David Ducatenzeiler

Product Manager

What more can there be said other than it works!?! It’s absolutely brilliant that many of the techniques and practices are designed to work with your eyes wide open when you are in the trenches dealing with the stress and anxieties of modern life.

Who knew that by focusing on your body and sensation it would help me get out of my head and process accumulated tension in my body? It’s so simple and obvious, yet genius! Now I understand what people mean when they say BE YOURSELF!

The Rageheart Academy Overview and Walkthrough

Want to see inside The Rageheart Academy?

Maybe you want to see what’s on the other side before you buy. What does it look like? How is the information laid out? How does the Learning System work?

If that’s you, watch the video below…

YouTube video

Now for something important:

Here’s 7 reasons why you should NOT sign up today – and if you sign up, you agree to every single one:


“I understand that there is absolutely NO guarantee that Rageheart will do anything for me at all.”

“I understand that I may feel worse before I feel better.”

“I understand that while some things in my life will get easier, some things may get MUCH harder.”

“I understand that you are NOT a therapist, psychologist, counselor, medical provider or health care specialist. I also understand that you are NOT attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental or emotional issue, disease or condition.”

“I’m willing to spend 10-30 minutes per rage/lesson and integrate the practices into my day-to-day life.”

“I understand that the lessons in The Rageheart Academy are dripped out over time (and that I cannot change the pace at which they come out).”

“I understand that there are NO refunds if I change my mind about The Rageheart Academy.”

If you’re not ALL IN yet, join my daily email list instead (or read my daily emails if you’re already on it) and get to know me first.

Don’t care? Want to join anyway? ALL IN and ready to UNLEASH THE BEAST?

Then sign up to The Rageheart Academy below and let’s get to work…

Best Value

$396 / year

14-Day Free Trial

60 Audio Rages


Welcome Call

Email Support

Monthly Rumble

After free trial, annual subscription is $396 USD and automatically renews each year.

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$198 / quarter

7-Day Free Trial

60 Audio Rages


Welcome Call

Email Support

Monthly Rumble

After free trial, quarterly subscription is $198 USD and automatically renews every quarter.


$99 / month

7-Day Free Trial

60 Audio Rages


Welcome Call

Email Support

Monthly Rumble

After free trial, monthly subscription is $99 USD and automatically renews monthly.

If this resonates with you, I’d love for you to join me on the inside (Kleenex and brain vaseline not required).

“Beast” wishes,

John Wood

John Wood, Founder of Rageheart

P.S. If you’re still unsure, read some of these testimonials and see how you feel…

Testimonial from Christine, a nurse



I’m in awe at how effective this work is!

I have done some form of orienting but never like I did in the rumble today. I came in with hip pain and by the end of the hr it was gone. I had been dealing with it for 2 weeks. No explanation. I think I realize now this is related to trauma/ stress/ gripping.

In the Rumble, John made it easy and fun to do these exercises. Because of past trauma, I have often felt afraid to do orienting and if I do it is only for a few minutes. Having others do it with me and having a facilitator there to guide, made me feel much safer.

I now realize how much my body is speaking and craves to feel safe again.

Thank you John for your work and creating a space to heal and feel again.

Testimonial from Logan Hobson

Logan Hobson


This works 10x better than meditation for me.

If you’re like me and into the self-help and mindfulness worlds, you’ve probably tried a lot of things to find productivity, inner peace, clarity, or escape from your trauma.

I’ve tried breathwork, transcendental meditation (yes, I learned it from a Master here in Tokyo), and so much more, but nothing really did much. Like I’d feel at ease for a few minutes, and then the same stress or lack of focus would come back if I wasn’t spending half my day doing some kind of mindfulness exercise.

That was until I heard the idea of ‘survival stress’, why it matters more than anything else you might have been told, and how to get rid of it. This is a whole ‘nother take on how to deal with your feelings without suppressing them or trying to push them away like so many meditations do.

Rageheart is a free newsletter that has really changed my outlook on self-help, mindfulness, and life in general. I highly recommend anyone to sign up and see if anything that John Wood has to say resonates with the way you’ve been feeling or feel has been lacking from what you’ve been trying.

I was one of the first people to join in last year, and can’t recommend it enough.

Testimonial from Maria, Doctor of Audiology


Doctor of Audiology

I just became a baby beast … working the program.

I woke up this morning with zero plans.

Sat down at the computer to create a new blog article.

Next thing I know I’m in a great conversation with ChatGPT. One thing leads to another and darn if I didn’t just create a new novel business that has never been created on the face of the Earth. What? Yes.

In half a day I created the entire business structure, business plan, and business name. Also in that same half a day I created the framework an entirely new online course to complement the business.

My life for the past two years has been in nervous system over function and burnout. Suicidal? Yes, I’ve had those thoughts.

Only by doing your Rageheart Academy has my nervous system calmed down enough to allow functioning at a level not known for decades.

I cannot thank you enough for you, for what you have been through in life, and your intellect to create a program for me to get my life back on track.

I stand in awe of what can happen if we just listen to our bodies.


Maria Wynens
Baby Beast


Sonam Zahrt-Tenzin


Hi John, ​

I’m still taking things slow lesson-wise, but for me, this pace is working well as it’s giving me ample time to integrate. ​

I wanted to share an interesting thing that I found myself doing this last week: ​

I’ve been practicing holding space for my emotions as they arise. Then as the emotions start to dissipate on their own (after giving them attention or expression) I close out with a following my impulse “session” (Rage 9).

I found myself pulled to the ground. Exploring that impulse further, lead me to close up inspection of the ground… dirt, rocks, bugs, grass, etc… ​

And it was a very grounding (pun intended), nostalgic and magical experience. It’s such a youthful, curious thing to do. I remember doing it all the time as a kid… but at some point, I just stopped doing it. ​

After the first time this week, I’ve been repeatedly drawn to this careful up-close inspection of little things that I normally don’t pay much attention to, and it’s been incredibly enjoyable 🙂 ​

Just wanted to share this little, newly (re)discovered joy. ​

Thanks for Rageheart. ​

– Sonam

Gayla E Testimonial

Gayla E.


Rageheart Rocks! I love listening to the Rageheart podcast. John Wood is brilliant in the way he presents and teaches about nervous system healing. John adds a level of fun creativity unsurpassed by any other podcast.

Also, I was ‘dead’ and now I am ‘alive’ since joining Rageheart Academy and signing up for the Daily Growl.

Feeling safe in my body now has changed my life in so many ways because of Rageheart!

I highly recommend all of John Woods creativity.

Testimonial from Jon



​Hey brother hope you’re well. Figured I’d share on the heels of this email…

This morning I randomly woke up with a knot of stress in my chest that quickly snared my mind and dragged me into low key spiraling.

After a little bit of time I collected myself and dipped into my regulating resource “toolkit”. I started orienting, using multitasking awareness, and then pendulated between those resources and the sensation of the knot in my chest.

After a little bit of time I started yawning uncontrollably as tears rolled down my face. Now? Sensation is gone and I’m peacefully moving on with my day.

Thanks for sharing this work 🙂


Massage Therapist

Burn Your Self-Help Books… Get Rageheart Instead

The tools and exercises inside Rageheart changed my life in huge ways. I used to have PTSD and panic attacks, and struggled to find my purpose in life. I tried all the typical tools: CBT, journaling, SSRIs, yoga, meditation, vitamins, exercise, diet changes – but these things only scratched the surface.

By using the tools in Rageheart, I was able to release the fight-or-flight energy from my nervous system and finally feel safe, relaxed, and go after what I wanted in life.

Rageheart is honestly a game-changer.

In my opinion it beats all the other tools out there, because it helps you get to the root of what you’re feeling so you can release it. 10/10 most effective program I’ve found in the mental health space by far!



I have completed my rage 5 or the beginner stage and I have to say, it’s a great programme helping me learn how to be in my body. I just did the pendulum and I experienced interesting sensations. Thank you for your work.

Testimonial from Maria, Doctor of Audiology


Doctor of Audiology

I’ve been working with the Rageheart program for the past 6 months.

I’m just now starting to have hope that I might be able have a relationship again. I’d given up hope. I’ve known that my nervous system would never allow me to have another relationship. I stopped feeling safe in my romantic relationships a long time ago. I actually 100% disassociated from my body during a date, and was locked in flight/freeze for days afterwards.

So nice to realize I’m not the only one, and to realize that as my nervous system is healing I’m feeling safer dating and finally have some hope. I have Rageheart to thank for that new hope.

Thank you John.

Gayla E Testimonial

Gayla E.


Hi John, So sorry I missed the Rumble yesterday.

I was able to listen to it last night and I will probably listen again tonight.

The work you are doing with the Rageheart and Rumble is invaluable to me.

Thank you so much!

I have spent 30 years trying every meditation technique out there and nothing has helped me like Rageheart and The Rumble has over the last five months. (not years)!!

I am very grateful.


Testimonial from Maria, Doctor of Audiology


Doctor of Audiology

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

I just finished the Rage on Annihilation and my life has been forever changed in the best way possible.

Not the easiest, not the least painful, but the best for my life.

It is so obvious now that all the “stuff” I’ve been feeling for decades and decades is anger. Just like you I was proud of my lack of anger.

I’ve convinced myself that my anger is hurt, or sadness, or something else acceptable.

As a kid I was sent to my room and not allowed out until I could turn my anger into happiness. Even if I displayed anything close to anger I was sent to my room. Obviously I spent a lot of time in my room until I was old enough to learn how to shove that energy down and put on a smile.

After working with the Rage today and energy is coming up I’m realizing it’s just anger. And when I’m able to acknowledge it truthfully as anger … this tremendous peace comes over me. So deeply profound I have no words for it.

This new ability to reprocess energy just might be the best thing to truly let me live a peaceful life. A life I had given up hope on having.

Such a profound realization and wouldn’t have happened without you and Rageheart.

As always I stand in awe of the work.

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