About Go Slowly
Go Slowly is an invitation to notice the present moment and explore the benefits of mindfulness. Our mission is to bring mindfulness-based education, consultation, and therapy to individuals, community groups, and organizations. We believe that creating safe spaces where we can connect heart, body, mind, and spirit is essential in transforming our suffering and living deeply meaningful lives.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy (PRYT) is a holistic and integrative healing practice that serves as a bridge to help us connect with the innate wisdom of our bodies. With its foundations in ancient yogic philosophy, meditation, psychology, and contemporary body-mind approaches, PRYT offers an opportunity to practice embodied present-moment awareness to enhance physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing.
In a world that is complex, fast-paced, and superficially hyper-connected, we often find ourselves longing for deeper connection with ourselves and others. Simplicity is often elusive. Yet there is an inner wisdom that we can access once we quiet the outside distractions, go slowly, and listen to our inner voice. The body is always speaking to us. Are you listening? PRYT helps us engage in a dialectal process of listening to our body, heart, and mind in a manner that honors all aspects of our experience.
KEY COMPONENTS OF A PRYT SESSION:
All PRYT sessions last an hour and offer a tailored experience that begins with a personalized intention for each session. Through assisted postures, exercises, and non-directive verbal cues, we engage in a therapeutic process where you can experience yourself more fully in body, heart, and mind. Using focused awareness, practicing presence, and working with breath, we explore what is happening in your immediate experience. This state of embodied presence facilitates a pre-verbal emotional and mental processing that can bring new awareness and clarity to your lived experience. Toward the end of our session, we then explore the possible ways this awareness connects to different aspects of your life.
PRYT is ideal for anyone that wants to reconnect with themselves and engage in a process of discovery and growth. No prior yoga experience is needed. All abilities are welcomed. Inherent in the PRYT process is a deep respect and appreciation for listening to the ways in which our bodies hold our past and current experiences. The memories that we carry in our bodies and in our hearts need careful attention. To honor this process, I work within a trauma-informed approach that emphasizes going slowly, being attuned to your nervous system, cultivating self-compassion, and offering moment-to-moment choices.
BENEFITS OF YOGA THERAPY:
Yoga therapy offers an opportunity to befriend your body, hold difficult experiences with compassion, relieve stress, and cultivate joy. Yoga therapy helps you understand unique aspects of your nervous system and use this knowledge to develop tools to regulate emotions and cultivate greater balance in your life. If you are currently working with a psychotherapist to manage grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, or process traumatic experiences, yoga therapy can be an ideal complimentary treatment to traditional talk therapy by helping the body release difficult experiences and using traditional talk therapy to help you integrate them.
WANT TO BOOK A SESSION?
I am currently in the practicum phase of my PRYT training. This 9-month practicum requires me to complete 50 one-on-one practice sessions with clients. Therapy yoga sessions are offered on a donation basis (give what you feel moved and able to offer). All sessions are in my office located at 10 Exchange Court, Apt 206, Pawtucket, RI 02860. To book an appointment you may call 781-724-9007 or email (preferred): .
Jorge C. Armesto, Ph.D., Ed.M., RYT
I am a bilingual clinical psychologist in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island, where I serve
linguistically and culturally diverse communities. Working within a Buddhist psychology and yogic perspectives, my work seeks to understand how multiple sources of oppression and resiliency intersect and inform the lived experiences of people. I am section faculty at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy yearlong certificate program (www.meditationandpsychotherapy.org) and serve as a consulting psychologist at Bristol Community College Counseling Center in Fall River, Massachusetts.
I am passionate about the intersection of psychology, mindfulness, spirituality, and body-focused practices. I believe that we transform suffering by connecting heart, body, mind, and spirit. In my individual and group work, I strive to create safe spaces that focus on deep listening and heart-felt connection. Exploring ways in which we can be more compassionate toward ourselves and others and connect with our bodies is central to my clinical practice and teaching.
In addition to my work as a psychotherapist, I offer mindfulness-based trainings, lectures, and retreats throughout New England. As a trained Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, I facilitate this 8-week program in various organizations and community settings such as The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance (www.chacmc.org) and the Providence VA Hospital. As a registered Phoenix Rising Yoga teacher and a current Yoga Therapist in Training, I incorporate body-focused practices in my clinical work and teaching. I believe that listening to our body's wisdom is essential in promoting overall health.
My spiritual practice focuses on applying Dharma teachings to help alleviate individual and community suffering. I practice in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and I am an aspirant to the Order of Interbeing. There are many ways I cultivate seeds of joy including cooking, dancing to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa, building community, and spending time with family, friends, nature, and my poodle, Tashi.
For more information about my formal training and professional experience, please click this PDF button
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Susan Fairchild, M.A., LMHC
Outside of her private psychotherapy practice, Susan Fairchild is on the faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy where she serves as a section leader for the year-long certificate program (www.meditationandpsychotherapy.org). She also completed teacher training for Mindful Self- Compassion (MSC) through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. Susan teaches MSC at The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance (https://www.chacmc.org/). She continues to participate in retreat-based meditation practice instruction, a guided practice group for healthcare providers, and individualized meditation consultation.
Susan’s experience also includes:
Engagement in the Benson Henry Institute Stress Management & Resiliency Training Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, both as a participant and peer-mentor.
Participation in the Art of Living Foundation Level 1 Meditation Course.
Teaching mindfulness, meditation, and mindful eating to faculty, staff, and students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She also worked as a psychotherapist at WPI.
She has been engaged in various mindfulness practices for over nineteen years and is conversant with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction curriculum.
In her former professional iteration, Susan worked most recently for Partners HealthCare International as a Market Director. She also led the start-up of a retainer-based healthcare practice in the UK. Her professional background leaves her well equipped to tailor programs for business professionals and employers, and her experience working and living internationally (India, UK, Peru, China, Australia), affords her some cross-cultural acumen. Susan is conversant in Spanish.
Susan's formal education includes a BA, from Mount Holyoke College and a MA, Counseling Psychology, from William James College. Her post-graduate training includes completion of a Certificate in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. She is also trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Jorge C. Armesto, Ph.D., Ed.M., RYT
10 Exchange Court, Apt 206, Pawtucket, RI 02860