About Go Slowly
We named our practice, Go Slowly, as 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.
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 perspective, 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 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, 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.
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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
845 North Main Street, Suite 6, Providence, RI 02904