Jorge Armesto, PhD, Ed.M. C-IAYT, is a bilingual clinical psychologist in private practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, where he works with linguistically diverse communities. Jorge is passionate about the intersection of psychology, mindfulness, spirituality, and body-focused practices. His work seeks to understand how multiple sources of oppression and resiliency intersect and inform the lived experiences of individuals, groups, and communities. Jorge is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and Certified Yoga Therapist. Jorge is a graduate of the Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy at IMP and has a research psychologist appointment at the Providence VA. Central to Jorge’s clinical work and teaching is helping individuals and groups practice being more compassionate toward themselves and others. He believes that we transform suffering by connecting heart, body, mind, and spirit. Jorge practices in the Plum Village tradition and is a member of the Order of Interbeing. In his free time, Jorge loves to cook, dance to the Afro-Cuban rhythms of salsa, build community, and spend time with family, friends, and his poodle, Tashi.