Frances Nijssen holds a Master degree in language, literature and sociology and studied organizational psychology and management of change. She was a senior lecturer at HAN, University of Applied Science, is coach and professional supervisor and teaches at several national institutes for Leadership. She also studied at the Berlin Institute for Core Energetics and specializes in guiding processes of transformation and change. Since 1994 she practices (Tibetan) Buddhism and guides Buddhist study and meditation groups. She acquired the degree of Semrig Thablam Mawa (STM) in Unity in Duality, Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology.