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Mindful Self-Compassion + Moral Injury with Jorge Armesto & Susan Fairchild

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CHA Central Street Care Center

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Mindful Self-Compassion and Moral Injury: Reflections from Teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Civilian and Military Populations

with Jorge Armesto, Ph.D. and Susan Fairchild, M.A

Acts of perceived moral transgression can lead to debilitating guilt, shame, loss, and even trauma in individuals. In this presentation, we will explore the role of mindful self-compassion as an intervention to address some of the psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of moral injury. Specifically, we will focus on the potential benefits and challenges of teaching self-compassion interventions to help repair moral injury.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Understand how perceived moral transgressions can lead to guilt, shame, loss, and trauma.

2. Explain how Mindful Self-Compassion can help heal wounds caused by moral injury.

3. Identify the benefits and challenges of teaching self-compassion in the context of moral injury.

Jorge Armesto, Ph.D., 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.

Susan Fairchild, M.A, LMHC 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.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. We don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone, so please choose "Pay what you can" for reduced-price tickets. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

Directions:

The Community Room is located at 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143 on the second floor of the CHA Central Street Care Center.

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Parking:
Free Visitor Parking is available in the lot directly across from the clinic which is shared with the Greek Orthodox Church. Please note: parking on the streets in the surrounding area is limited to Somerville residents with parking permits.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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