Wednesdays in November -- UNSTUCK : How to Heal Every Part of You
REBEL HEART ACADEMY
Redefining Self-Love: A Deeper LovingKindness
with Ralph De La Rosa
November 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th
Note: we will not be meeting the week of Thanksgiving // No Drop Ins for this class , you must sign up for the full series.
The disruptive negative emotions and repetitive patterns in our lives are not our enemies. They are messengers, sounding the alarm from deep within us that something longs to be healed at our core. Every extreme emotion we experience is directly linked to a core hurt that lives insides of us. Our habit may be to distract ourselves from or numb out these troublesome parts, but sooner or later we must reckon with them or else things will only get worst. Too many of us live in the dark about how to do just that in a way that effective, holistic, and non-judgmental.
It is possible to get right to the root of all that holds us back and to resolve these matters relatively quickly. This series will give you the inner technology to do so. Utilizing the wisdom of Internal Family System therapy, Tibetan Yoga, neuroscience, and modern mindfulness meditation, you will learn evidence-based methods for self-process that result in clarity, growth, self-realization, and the deepening of radical self love. The best part: you can engage in these practices on your own, without a therapist, and experience deep, abiding change.
Please bring pen and paper. Please come prepared to meditate lying down. All workshops recorded in case you miss and class, and so you will have our guided meditations to use at home forever.
Beginners to meditation welcome.
Those who have previously found meditation to not work for them are encouraged.
Those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues also encouraged. This will be a safe(r), trauma sensitive space.
Exchange: $180 / No Drop Ins
Ralph is a psychotherapist, life coach, meditation instructor, musician, and the author of the forthcoming book, The Monkey is a Messenger: What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You (Shambhala Publications, 2018). His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women's Health, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, and several other publications and podcasts.
Ralph is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Services. He specializes in helping people to safely access the depths of their emotional lives in order to work directly to resolve the source of their troubles at the root. He is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic,Internal Family Systems, Co-Active Coaching, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Ralph has taught weekly classes that blend meditation, psychology, and neuroscience since 2008. He is a mentor to trainees in MNDFL's meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver's online community, The Daily Dharma Gathering. Ralph is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki. His teaching style has been called, "Raw, utterly honest, and relatable," (Lila Donnollo, Horizontal with Lila podcast).
Ralph is the creator of Rebel Heart Academy, which offers three intensive curriculums: AMPLIFY: a meditation teacher training; INNER REVOLUTION: a three month comprehensive training in meditation, breathwork, and contemplative practices for healing trauma; and THE HERO'S BURDEN: a daylong healing and educational intensive for helping professionals who experience burnout and compassion fatigue.
Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for16 years and has studied Buddhism since 2005. He is currently a student within both the Shambhala and Dharma Ocean lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
Ralph is a survivor of trauma, depression, and addiction. His work is inspired by the tremendous healing he's been fortunate enough to experience. You can listen to (or read) his story on the Embodied Philosophy podcast episode, "Inside One Teacher’s Journey From Darkness to Light," here.
Ralph lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry.