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When Thoughts Scream: Healing the Inner Critic

Ralph  De La Rosa

Ralph De La Rosa

3/16/2019 10:00 AM 4:00 PM  at   East Hollywood Meditation Center, (4300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90029) (Map It)

Too many of us wrestle with intrusive and self-judging thoughts cycles. In spite of our efforts to cultivate self-love and self-acceptance, we find ourselves stuck in narratives about how we’re not good enough; that we’re imposters, failures, and unlovable. We might find we resist the very things we want so badly -- like taking the steps to actualize a dream or a new career or a meditation practice. Or we finally fall for someone but are so freaked out by the vulnerability that we fight against it. It’s as if our mind has a mind of its own.

You can shift your experience of these voices permanently. What’s needed is clarity about why those voices are there to begin with, the logic that these voices are obeying, and a compassion-based approach to relating to these voices directly.

Drawing from Tibetan Buddhism, neuroscience, the “parts work” of Internal Family Systems, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, and evolutionary psychology, this daylong retreat will give you a three-step method for engaging with these inner voices that will, over time, heal your relationship to these inner energies completely. You’ll also learn evidence-based methods for settling the mind that go beyond the modern mindfulness approach and techniques to use when panic and anxiety attacks strike.

Cost:

This class is a "dana" or donation based class. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Dana means giving. The suggested donation for this class is $65 dollars.

Please give generously. Your act of generosity is significant. The Buddha taught that all of the beautiful qualities of heart and mind begin with generosity: Generosity dissolves the separation of self and other...Giver, receiver and gift intertwined. Everyone has a role to play in supporting the whole community practicing to their fullest potential.


At InsightLA, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and welcome, open and equitable community that stands firmly against all racial, gender, economic, or religious bias.

InsightLA works to protect the safety of all students. We reserve the right to remove any student from any class, sitting group, retreat, or any event if the student is disruptive to the safe learning environment we maintain for all.

Financial support or work exchange opportunities may be available for this program. There is special funding allocated to People of Color (POC), Queer people, folks with serious medical conditions, and young adults (age 18-24). Funding is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Financial support is budgeted per class, retreat or event and because of high demand, can run out quickly. For more information, please contact: financialsupport@insightla.org

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