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Ralph De La Rosa



Ralph De La Rosa, LCSW, is an American trauma-focused psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and author. His work as a psychotherapist blends mindfulness, trauma theory, and somatic psychology. He leads healing and meditation retreats and writes on topics of meditation, emotional resilience, activism, trauma, and mindfulness practices.

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Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels and Freak-Outs

From politics, climate change, and the economy to racism, sexism, and a hundred other kinds of biases—things have never felt so urgent and uncertain. We want to take action, but so many of us struggle with overwhelm and burnout.

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Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage: Ralph De La Rosa and Dr. Rick Hanson

Join me as I chat live with Ralph De La Rosa-a therapist, meditation teacher, storyteller, and musician. He is the author of The Monkey is the Messenger and has been featured in GQ, SELF, Women's Health, and Elephant Journal.

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The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation and What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You

“My mind is so busy, I really need to meditate.” “My mind is so busy, there’s no way I can meditate.

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Thai Boys Who Were Trapped in Cave Had a Powerful Survival Tool

It’s a captivating image: a dozen pre-teen and teen boys trapped in a cave for 10 days, only to be found by rescuers mysteriously calm, composed . . . perhaps even meditating.

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Giving Up on What We Think Meditation Is and What It’s For

Ralph himself is a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work is inspiredly the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy.

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A 5-Minute Morning Meditation Has Changed the Way I Start My Day

In the past, I’ve felt kind of foolish every time I’ve tried morning meditation. I kind of tried to keep with a regular practice but it just wasn’t working for me.

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Don’t Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage

Meditation teacher and psychotherapist Ralph De La Rosa, author of “Don’t Tell Me to Relax,” offers advice for living fully through difficult times.

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Self-Love Sounds Great, But How?

Ralph himself is a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work is inspiredly the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy.

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Working with Pain and Distress that Isn’t Yours

Some insights + a short meditation

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Inside One Teacher’s Journey from Darkness to Light

Ralph De La Rosa shares his incredible life story and explains how the answers are not outside, but inside of us.

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