Mindful Connections for Public Safety is designed to teach you skills and practices that can help you reduce stress, secondary trauma and increase your sense of wellbeing and joy. This is an evidence-based intervention that will include 3 sessions with trained and licensed therapists who will help you integrate what you are learning into your daily lives.


  • 911 dispatchers
  • EMT
  • Fire Fighters
  • Law enforcement
  • Medical examiners


  • Physical, Mental & Emotional Resilience
  • Increased Attention, Focus & Alertness
  • Healthier Cardiovascular System
  • Coping Skills Designed for Career Stress
  • Improved Sleep
  • Increased Capacity to Show Up Amidst Chaos



This class includes 9, 1.5 hour sessions and a half-day of practice, to be scheduled at each group’s convenience.


Email us to learn more and request pricing



What Our Participants Are Saying

“Mindfulness can help relieve stress, treat heart disease, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, improve mental health and a list of other health related issues. It is difficult to take care of others if we don’t take care of ourselves. We all need to open our minds and learn how to work together, nonjudgmental and open our hearts to becoming a better person. The mindfulness class has definitely made a positive difference in my life and I will always try to pass-on the knowledge and compassion to others.”

-Participant, Mindful Connections for Public Safety
Allegheny County Fire Marshal’s Office

“Working in law enforcement can be life-threatening, and not just because of violent encounters. Researchers have linked policing careers to high rates of depression, PTSD, and substance abuse, along with physical ailments like sleeplessness, diabetes, and sudden cardiac death.”

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…