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“You wake up as a human being. All with a first thought and a first role, such as a parent or partner, with all the accompanying habits. Your mood that arises here inevitably influences your work and your professional performance.”
– Erik Wegewijs, owner of SFTJO
With a passion for human behavior, Erik Wegewijs and Bas Kremer founded Special Forces Tussen je Oren (SFTJO). SFTJO focuses on fundamental human capacities such as consciousness, autonomy, and adaptability, which flourish when the individual is in balance.
SFTJO offers a practical toolbox for resilience based on years of experience in the Special Forces and insights from both ancient Eastern philosophies and modern Western sciences. This holistic approach forms the core of their beliefs.
Bas and Erik, blending these pillars with their unique experiences, crafted an accessible online platform where well-being and progress seamlessly intertwine. Their aim is to facilitate a journey that bridges the realms of philosophy, communication, and psychology, allowing individuals to realize that their approach is universally applicable. Through this, both professionals and organizations can effectively attain their goals.
Bas states that we are often inadequate in managing our own 'chemical factory' - our body. A staggering 70% of individuals operate in survival mode, and over a million people in the Netherlands struggle with autoimmune diseases. The root cause? Imbalance. Notably, even children are more familiar with their phones than with the workings of their own bodies in today's age.
On their platform, SFTJO provides a self-development program designed to break the cycle of imbalance and encourage well-being and progress. Anyone for enduring change, recognizing the importance of retaining what is learned. As individuals grasp how to navigate inner challenges through awareness, mindset, courage, and discipline, a realm of possibilities unfolds.
In addition to Bas and Erik's philosophical perspective, you gain practical insights into applying their principles. Combine this with their theoretical explanation, and you have the transformative tools of Special Forces at your fingertips.
“We are trying to convey a certain mentality. In practice, we have seen that this can even help people with PTSD.”
- Bas Kremer, owner of SFTJO
“Motivation alone is not enough. Motivation might spur you on, but as soon as the alarm goes off at 6 am, it can just as easily disappear.”
- Erik Wegewijs, owner of SFTJO
No one seems to be born with a built-in compass to gauge whether you are truly balanced. However, as the architect of your inner state, you can regulate your mood. Seize control by deliberately choosing where you direct your attention and taking full responsibility for your choices.
This transforms you from a mere bystander into the director of your own life, influencing how swiftly external stressors knock you off balance. Consider how factors like lack of sleep, sorrow, natural disasters, wars, loss, and even everyday tasks like shopping and caring for children impact your inner world.
Bas and Erik consciously opted for a learning platform to share their beliefs and approach, as it ensures the message sticks more effectively. If they merely aimed for passive listening, they'd put their story on YouTube. They emphasize the significance of their message because the quest for balance often goes overlooked from one generation to the next.
“We're all human, and by chance, we each have a profession. Given the substantial time we invest in our work every week, it makes sense for your chosen profession to align with your goals and for the values of the company to resonate with your own.”
- Erik Wegewijs, owner of SFTJO
The focus often shifts to education and work, leaving a gap in understanding ourselves as living beings and how we can make the most of our potential. Genuine comprehension of the human mind often arises when individuals confront burnout and seek help from a psychologist. Bas and Erik stress that you have the keys to your own well-being and health. If you're looking to enhance your quality of life, why wait? Take a meaningful step toward personal growth and invest in the SFTJO platform.
Your chance to grow as a person and as an organization.