WITH RALPH DE LA ROSA
It seems a cruel irony that toxic stress can be a natural by-product of working to help others. Most of us made a commitment to compassionate action not expecting to be faced with this reality. The truth is, if we desire to be great healers to others, we must become even better healers to ourselves first.
Drawing from the wisdom of neuroscience, Tibetan Buddhism and Internal Family Systems Therapy, this workshop will teach you:
It is one thing to practice self care, and quite another to develop a nourishing and effective system of well-being that will transform and empower your client work, and become an integral part of your healing gift to the world.
ABOUT RALPH DE LA ROSA
Ralph De La Rosa is a therapist, meditation teacher, transformative life coach, writer and musician. His work has been featured in Elephant Journal, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Embodied Philosophy, TimeOut NY, AFAR, and New York Yoga + Life Magazine.
Ralph is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. He is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), and his work incorporates psychoanalytic, somatic and mindfulness-based approaches.
Ralph is a teaching mentor at MNDFL’s meditation teacher training program, and a regular contributor to Susan Piver’s Daily Dharma Gathering. In 2008, he started Rebel Heart Meditation, a weekly class that blends meditation, psychology, and neuroscience to form discussion about the transformative potential of our messy modern lives. He is a certified yoga instructor, having also trained in Breathwork and Reiki.
Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 within the bhakti yoga tradition and became a student of Amma (Mata Amritananda Mayi) in 2000. He began studying Buddhism in 2005 and currently practices within both the Shambhala and Dharma Ocean lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.
Ralph currently lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman and Henry.