Ralitsa Ivanova is a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and Mindfulness in Schools Project “.b” curriculum facilitator. She is currently on a Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher training pathway with Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
Having started her professional life with a degree in Economics and a corporate job, Ralitsa decided to pursue her life-long interest in human behaviour, graduating with a first class BSc(Hons) in Psychology.
Ralitsa first came across mindfulness based approaches for treating anxiety and depression while studying for her degree. Since then, what started as an intellectual curiosity became a way of life. Ralitsa’s confidence in the numerous benefits of mindfulness comes mainly from her own practice. In her teaching, she is mostly excited about helping people to relate more skilfully to the stresses and the demands of everyday life, to make wiser choices for better health and wellbeing and to live more engaged, vibrant and appreciative life.
As part of her ongoing professional development, Ralitsa regularly attends various mindfulness retreats and teacher trainings. The biggest Thank you! that she can say to her teachers is sharing their wisdom with others.
Ralitsa Ivanova Class
MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)
MBSR is an 8-week evidence based, scientifically researched program which was developed in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at The University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Since then it became the gold standard in Mindfulness Based Interventions helping people to build stress resilience, improve focus and concentration and live more vibrant, appreciative and engaged life. Many studies are showing the benefits of the program for better management of chronic pain and illness, anxiety and depression.
During the weekly sessions participants engage in various experiential practices, group discussions and exercises, such as mindful movement and mindful walking. The course is primarily experiential and draws on the combination of the universal contemplative practices from the Buddhist tradition, on one hand, and The Western Medicine and Psychology on the other.
In order to best benefit from the course, apart from the 2.5 hours weekly sessions and the all-day retreat, participants are assigned daily home practices and exercises, which are assisted by MP3 guided recordings of the practices, comprehensive Participant Handbook and Home Practice Sheets.
Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction
Train your mind to pay attention to the here and now, to step out of automatic pilot and to relate more skillfully to difficult emotions and thoughts. Through simple practices and tools, learn how to respond rather than react automatically to stressful situations and people. Leave feeling grounded and disconnect from a busy day to find that clarity and peace of mind.