Instructors: Susie Fairchild and Jorge Armesto
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC): Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations). Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. MSC is co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a senior adviser of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. Click here to read more about MSC!
Open to: individuals with all levels of mindfulness and meditation experience, including beginners.
Time: Monday Evenings 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (break included)
Orientation: February 4, 2019
8-Week Course: February 11 & 25 (skip a week due to February school vacation on the 18th), March 4, 11, 18, & 25, April 1 & 8
Retreat: Saturday, March 23, 9:30 – 1:30 PM
Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143, 2nd Floor Community Room
Early Bird until December 21, 2018: $600 Registration from December 22 – February 11, 2019: $650
POC and Need-Based Scholarships Available – complete the application at www.chacmc.org/scholarship
50% Discount Available in partnership with CHA Wellness for CHA Patients and Staff – contact [email protected] to learn more
Susan Fairchild, MA, is a psychotherapist and meditation facilitator in private practice and on the staff at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). At WPI she teaches a 7-week mindfulness curriculum, as well as mindful eating and drop-in meditation. She is also on the faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as a Section Leader for the year long certificate program. Susan completed teacher training in Mindful Self Compassion through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.
Jorge Armesto, PhD, Ed.M., is a bilingual clinical psychologist in private practice in Providence, Rhode Island, where he works with linguistically diverse communities. Jorge’s work seeks to understand how multiple sources of oppression and resiliency intersect and inform the lived experiences of people. He is a former graduate and current section faculty in the Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy at IMP. He is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. Jorge is also a graduate of the foundations in Buddhist contemplative care training through the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. His spiritual practice focuses on applying Dharma teachings to help alleviate individual and community suffering. He practices in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition. Jorge loves to cook, dance to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa, build community, spend time with family, friends, and his poodle, Tashi.