Mindful Connections for Helping Professionals is Awaken Pittsburgh’s proprietary, evidence-based 20-hour program designed especially for those who work in service to others or those whose profession may cause high levels of stress or burnout. It can be adapted to meet your specific setting and scheduling needs.

This intensive curriculum includes training in mindfulness meditation, emotional intelligence, communication, conflict resolution, and various resourcing and resiliency building skills.

You’ll learn self-care strategies and greater self-awareness, improved impulse control, and greater social awareness, which will give you a new positive vision for your life.


You will learn how to:

  • Decrease burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Increase empathy
  • Increase effective communication skills
  • Decrease occupational stress
  • Increase work satisfaction
  • Increase well-being, health and immunity


Email us to learn more and request pricing


upcoming courses


Exploring the Tree of Contemplative Practices series

Join us on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10:00 AM – Noon as we engage with the “Relational” branch, through an interactive workshop on Contemplative Storytelling, led by Britt Dorazio.

This is a hybrid event. Please join us in-person at the Squirrel Hill JCC, or on zoom.


Learn more about the Tree of Contemplative Practices Series here.

We hope to see you there!


In-person and on-line Guided Mindfulness Meditation

Awaken Pittsburgh is offering three monthly guided meditations open to anyone! This is a chance to practice in community together.

Each session follows the same format: introductions, a period of guided meditation, and then a chance to support one another, discuss how our meditations are going at home, and ask any questions we have about practice.

Pre-registration, via the links provided, help us to prepare and ensure that we have room for everyone.
Our schedule is as follows :

1st Tuesday of each month, 1:00 – 2:00 PM – South Hills JCC


2nd Saturday of each month, 8:30-9:30 AM – Squirrel Hill JCC


3rd Monday of each month, 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Squirrel Hill JCC


Our in-person venue requires that you are fully vaccinated to enter. Please arrive early with your vaccination card to register on your way in.

There is no charge for attending, but donations to support our work are appreciated.

We hope to see you there!

Some of the organizations we’ve worked with include…

“The instructor and the workbook were excellent! I liked that the course was 9 weeks in length because it needed to be for a full understanding and use of mindfulness techniques and reflections.”

“I think mindfulness will help me pause before reacting in my interactions with others. I also feel it will help me to be more aware and grateful. I believe it will help me to focus on my values and live with purpose.”

-Participants, Mindful Connections for Helping Professionals
Children’s Institute