PRACTICING WITH A WHOLE HEART
Joy is more than a feeling. It is a state of being that has room for things that we don’t consider so joyful: sadness, self-loathing, anxiety, anger, regret. Self-love is more than deeming ourselves “good enough,” worthy, and lovable; it is a condition of the heart that knows how to embrace our experience of ourselves unconditionally. Presence is more than merely paying attention, it is an experience drenched in empathy, warmth, and humor.
Blending the insights of neuroscience, Tibetan Buddhism, psychoanalysis, and Internal Family Systems therapy; this will be a weekend of deep practice, lively discussion, and emotional resolution.
Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.
THE MONKEY IS THE MESSENGER:
WHAT YOUR BUSY MIND IS TRYING TO TELL YOU
Embark on a deep and enlightening journey into self-love that offers new clarity and tools for becoming your own healer. In this program, Ralph De La Rosa introduces insights and evidence-based processes for engaging with your whole self and uncovering the wisdom that lies behind all neurosis. Blending meditation, neuroscience, Tibetan Buddhism, evolutionary psychology, psychoanalysis, and Internal Family Systems therapy, he teaches you how to
• Settle the mind and go deeper in meditation with somatic mindfulness and easy breathwork techniques
• Understand and compassionately resolve difficult emotions
• Rest and restore your nervous system in a safe and supportive environment.
Through lively talks and discussion periods, Ralph shows how the noise of the mind follows repetitive patterns. There are specific emotions we experience again and again; patterns in our behaviors and relationships that repeat themselves. We tend to meet these patterns with disdain, viewing them as obstacles that don’t serve our higher purpose.
Yet, the self is an ecosystem in which all parts act in service to the whole. This program offers ways to relate to difficult parts of ourselves, bringing about surprising transformations and opening new avenues for joy and compassion.