When Thoughts Scream: Transforming Inner Critics and Intrusive Mindstates

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When Thoughts Scream: Transforming Inner Critics and Intrusive Mindstates
with Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW
Sunday, July 28th, 2019 | 10:00am to 5:00pm

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 tothese 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.


Please register at the highest level that your generosity offers.
Explanations of levels follow below.

Registration Fees include Teacher Support

New York Insight Meditation Center has streamlined the registration fee levels. Members of our Circle of Friends are eligible to receive 20% off of the Sustaining Rate via a code provided in the email confirming membership, which you can enter after clicking the Sustaining Level registration.

*Benefactor Level: Supports NYI’s ability to offer the Subsidized Base.

**Sustaining Level: This level reflects the actual costs to support this program. Circle of Friends members eligible for 20% discount with code. Click here to join.

***Subsidized Base: Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor Level above and other donations to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.

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If you are unable to pay the Subsidized Base Fee, you can learn about volunteering to offer work exchange and letting us know how much you are able to pay for this program by emailing registration@nyimc.org.



Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW

Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW is the author of the #1 best selling The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You. He is a trauma-focused psychotherapist in private practice in NYC and seasoned meditation instructor. He began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught since 2008. He was a student of Amma’s (Mata Amritanandamayi) for 16 years and began studying Buddhism in 2005. His work has been featured in The New York Post, CNN, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, and many other publications and podcasts. He regularly leads immersive healing retreats at Omega Institute, Spirit Rock, and Kripalu. Ralph himself is a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work isinspired by the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy. He is currently traveling the world while he works on his second book.