Stress regulation course

What you will learn

In this course you will learn how to deal with stress. 

First we will take a closer look at what stress is and the two kinds of challenges we can have with stress; too much (hyperarousal) and too little (hypoarousal).

You will learn different techniques that can help to regulate stress.

One way of better regulating stress is developing a curious attitude towards your own stress. This might sound abstract or difficult, but it isn’t. With very practical exercises you will be stimulated to explore your own stress; triggers, patterns, cognitive/emotional/perceptual/physical effects of stress. Becoming more aware of all this, you will better be able to manage triggers and to de-identify from your stress mode (= opposite of acting out). 

Exercises are taken from the Polyvagal Theory (Porges), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden) and Somatic Experiencing (Levine).


There are 6 weekly live online group sessions. During the sessions some theory and exercises will be explained. 

In between the sessions, there are home exercises.

All sessions are recorded, so if you cannot attend a session you can watch it at a different moment.

About the trainer

The course is taught by me, Francisco Beisterveld. I’m a certified mindfulness trainer and EFT-therapist. I work also as a POH-GGZ for the student GP’s office de Uithof/Janskerkhof in Utrecht and GP’s office UT Campus in Enschede. More information about me you can find here.


  • Language: English
  • Price: free. If you have a Dutch health insurance (this includes AON) then all sessions are fully paid by your insurance company. As I offer my services as a POH-GGZ under the supervision of a GP, my sessions are billed like regular GP visits. In The Netherlands GP visits are covered by your “basispakket”, your deductible is not used for it nor will you receive a bill.
  • Location: online through zoom
  • Number of sessions: 6 + 1 optional follow-up session

For whom is this course

This course can be valuable for everyone. It can be especially valuable:

  • if you often experience high stress (= hyperarousal) or by its consequences (stress driven behavior)
  • if you often experience a state of depression/lethargy/(emotional) numbness (= hypoarousal)
  • if you are easily triggered (this is for example the case with PTSD/trauma)

Upcoming editions

20 February (Mondays)

Dates: 20, 27 February, 6, 13, 20, 27 March

Time: 15.00-15.50