relax-reflect-reset in silence

Elsbeth Ophoff (1966) Elsbeth Ophoff has worked in corporate business for 20 years. In 2009 she founded her own company Nieuwlaagje ( Elsbeth works for various international (coaching) organisations and has more than 10,000 coaching hours in international business to her name. Elsbeth is not only a coach / facilitator, but also a yoga teacher.

Reflection time', Elsbeth sees as the most important part of a healthy career and, more importantly, of a healthy life. Take a step back to see where you stand now. How you feel. Feel what you are proud of. What went well. What you want to do differently from tomorrow. What you want to focus your attention on.

I see 'reflection time' as the most important part for a healthy working environment, but far too few people reflect on a structural basis. Life constantly demands that we go faster and do more. Most people I coach find it hard to schedule a day off to reflect. They feel truant. They do not see it as part of their personal leadership”, says Elsbeth. 

Reflection day: relax-reflect-reset During her own reflection trip in Vietnam (2019), Elsbeth decided to offer 'facilitation of reflection' as a service to a wider audience. For instance with a reflection day. This way of reflection offers individuals and companies an accessible and powerful way of reflecting. No talking sessions but self-reflection from silence with support from yoga. Yoga* is interspersed with time to eat, sit, walk or journaling thoughts. Everything in silence.

We keep the structure of the day as simple as possible, no bells and whistles. That distracts too much from what reflection is really about: going inward. The reflection day is structured with the three concepts of relax-reflect-reset. 'Relax': get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Relax your body and mind. Not only to be physically present, but also with your thoughts. After this it is time for 'reflect'. You decide what you want to reflect on. With 'reset' you consciously decide what you want to focus on, what you might want to do differently.

This is a day to start or deepen your own reflection process. To listen to your inner wisdom and your body.

* yoga: restorative, yin and slow flow. This day is certainly also suitable for participants without yoga experience and participants with a physical disability or illness.

It felt like a short vacation. I am full of energy."

"Quite overwhelming to experience the space in my body."

"I have seen and felt my own hindrance. I know what I want to do with it now."

"I don't understand why I don't listen to my body in my work."