A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada


Mental Health Peer Connections

Tom Lavin, LMFT, LCADC
Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Psychiatry, & Behavioral Sciences​

​Jane Kingston, LMFT

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Afternoon Topic:    The Art of Mindfulness and Therapy
Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening in the present moment without judgement.  This workshop will be both didactic and experiential.  Participants can expect to have direct experience of what it means to be mindful in various settings, whether alone or in relationship with clients, as well as how to introduce mindfulness skills to clients for their use in healing.


  • Learn what mindfulness really means.
  • Participate in a direct experience practicing mindfulness.
  • Learn to implement mindfulness tools to share with clients.

Morning Topic:     “My Heart goes out to you" 

​Learn to not burning out, but enhance your resiliency and enthusiasm as you support people in addressing their critical life challenges. Understand how to create your workplace to be healthy, kind, respectful and supportive. 


  • Identify your current experience of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue. 
  • Pinpoint possible distress in 6 dimensions of your life.  Develop your personal, holistic, resiliency plan.           
  • Respond rather than react: being grounded, centered and balanced: identify “triggers” and use the mindfulness informed Vision-Decision-Action paradigm to consciously respond to “triggers” based your core values.                                   
  • Become aware of how your organization may be creating a “compassion fatigue” environment.  
  • Learn what healthcare organizations can do to minimize compassion fatigue and encourage and enhance clinician efficacy, wellness, and satisfaction (which can lead to improved clinician health and morale, enhanced clinician retention, increased patient satisfaction).      


6 CEUs

State of NV Board of Examiners for MFT/CPC, RNs, Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

Mindfulness. What does that really mean for us who work with clients/patients? If we don't practice self care and mindfulness in our own lives, can we be doing our best to help others who are in crisis?  Are you burned out? Do you experience real mental and emotional fatigue?     Get renewed!   

Join us for a day of learning about life balance and resiliency.

Kathy Schwerin, LMFT
Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation  Community Leader

Moana Nursery Training Center, Reno, NV

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Mindfulness/Mindful Therapy: Enhancing your awareness, resilience, compassion & enthusiasm about your work