Ralitsa Ivanova 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. Ralitsa’s passion for Mindfulness started when she first came across Mindfulness Based Interventions for treating Anxiety and Depression while studying for her degree in Psychology. Ralitsa’s confidence in the benefits of mindfulness comes mainly from her own meditation practice.
A mother of two grown up daughters. Also Ralitsa has an authentic understanding and compassion for the challenges of being a parent and juggling with pressures and demands of everyday life. Having lived all over the world, Ralitsa has also experienced the power of acceptance, open-mindedness and letting go. It helped her develop awareness not only of cultural differences, but also in what unites us as human beings.
Ralitsa Ivanova Class
For Executive Minds
Is life a little too fast-faced these days? Come to slow down, address your breath and dissolve that intensity. Walk out feeling aware, focused and grounded.
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.