About me

Hi, my name is Francisco Beisterveld. I’m a certified mindfulness trainer and therapist.

I work as a POH-GGZ and mindfulness trainer at the GP office Janskerkhof/de Uithof in Utrecht and GP office UT Campus in Enschede and as a therapist at Oh my mood. Next to that I have my own private practice.

Find below more about my background. You’re always welcome to contact me at francisco@mindandemotions.nl if you have any further questions.


  • Postgraduate program Client-centered Psychotherapy – Leuven University (2022-2026)
  • Masterclass Complex trauma – Eftin (2022)
  • Pesso therapy I – Rino (2022)
  • Masterclass Focusing – Eftin (2021)
  • Person-centered Experiential Psychotherapy – Apanta (2021)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy III – SoCal (2021)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy II – Focus on Emotion (2021)
  • Masterclass EFT for GAD – Eftin (May 2020)
  • Mindfulness advanced teacher training (November 2019)
  • Emotion Focused Therapy I – Eftin (October 2019)
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga, introduction – Esther van der Sande (June 2019)
  • KOP-model – Rino Utrecht (May 2019)
  • Mindfulness teacher training – Seetrue (2018)
  • Mindfulness workshops (Inner resistance, Mindfulness for youth, Mindfulness & movement, Trish Bartley, Inquiry intensive)
  • Burnout prevention ‘Mindful-2-work’ – Seetrue, Anne Formsma
  • ADHD & High Sensitivity coach – ADHD Centrum Nederland (2018)
  • Master clinical psychology – Leuven University (2017)
  • Biodynamic Breathwork and Trauma Release – BBTR institute (2016)
  • Master Psychological research methods – Groningen University (2005)

What drives me

I strongly believe in the combination of methods:

  • the combination of psychological methods and mindfulness. I use exercises and insights from classical mindfulness methods (like Jon Kabat-Zinn’s), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and client-centered therapy (mainly Emotion Focused Therapy).
  • the combination of more mentally focused exercises/methods and more body centered (like yoga or bio-energetic exercises)
  • the combination of individual exercises and exercises which you do together with other people

I have a specific interest in working with unprivileged people. About 8 percent of the people who suffer from psychological problems receive psychological assistance. These 8 percent are mostly white, middle class and highly educated. This feels unfair to me. 

What clients/participants say about me

“He radiates calm energy! Will feel safe in his hands!”
“A nice authentic teacher with much love (‘hart’) and experience”
Sabine van der Horst
“Francisco’s way of explaining, feedback and interaction is very pleasant, clear and comforting.”
Behzad Sanati