Date & Time
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Ralph De La Rosa
Even though difficult emotions can overwhelm us, they are not our enemies. Rather, they are like messengers sounding an alarm, calling us to look deeper within ourselves, longing for us to heal. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Ralph de la Rosa will draw from Buddhism, cognitive therapy, Internal Family Systems, and somatic and mindfulness based approaches to teach us meditation practices to relate to our emotions in new ways. You’ll learn on-the-spot methods for working with the inner critic and intrusive thoughts, anger, anxiety, childhood hurts, and sadness, in order to unburden these parts of yourself—clearing more room for joy, calm, and connection.
Note: No experience with meditation or therapy required. Please bring pen and paper. Sessions will be recorded and handouts provided so you can revisit the material at anytime with guided audio practices to continue your journey.
A Weekly Class
(4 Sessions) Wednesdays
February 14 – March 7, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Members $100/ Nonmembers $120
New York Open Center
Ralph De La Rosa is a psychotherapist, meditation and yoga instructor, musician, and the author of a forthcoming book about working with trauma in meditation, The Monkey is a Messenger: What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You. He is a mentor to trainees in MNDFL’s meditation teacher training program, a regular contributor to Susan Piver’s online community The Daily Dharma Gathering, and a student of Tibetan Buddhism.