Licensed   Level                              $149

Intern Level                                      $129

Student Level                                  $69

​Half of the day will be in a classroom setting and the second half will be experiential. Stay tuned for more information

Workshop Goals

This workshop will provide a quiet-reflective space to support you: 

  • 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).                                                     

This workshop is informed by the wisdom of Dr. Steven C. Hayes ( Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Dr. Viktor Frankl (Logotherapy), Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living), Dr. Ronald Siegel (Mindful Psychotherapy), Dr. Charles L. Figley (Treating Compassion Fatigue) , David Lencioni (Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team), Stephen Batchelor (Secular Dharma),  Dr. Howard Gardner (Good Work: When Excellence Meets Ethics), Dr. William James (Pragmatism)


Workshop Goals

Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening in the present moment without judgement.  This workshop will be both didactic and experiential

You 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.

Some of the learning points: 
1. You will have a working understanding of mindfulness.

2.    You will have a direct experience practicing mindfulness.

3.    Best of all, you will have mindfulness tools to share with clients!

December 6, 2019


Enhance your awareness, resilience,

                  compassion & enthusiasm




experiential retreat workshop


The Details

Mindful Therapy:

Information at this site is provided solely for the user’s information and, while we strive to be accurate, all information is provided strictly “as is” and without warranty of any kind. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for mental health advice from a qualified mental health professional or legal counsel from a qualified attorney. Mental Health Peer Connections, formerly MFT Peer Connections, a non profit organization, its agents or board members, will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, or lost profits arising out of your use of information provided at this site, or information provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site.



Kathy Schwerin, LMFT

Dharma Zephyr Insight Meditation  Community Leader


Tom Lavin, LMFT, NCAC

Clinical Faculty, University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine, Psychiatry, & Behavioral Sciences​

Mental Health Peer Connections

Afternoon Session

The Art of

Mindfulness & Therapy

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


Morning Session

“My heart goes out to you!"

​​Not burning out, but enhancing our resiliency and enthusiasm as we support people in addressing their critical life challenges-and create our workplaces to be healthy, kind, respectful and supportive.                                     


8:30                        Registration

9am-12pm         Compassion Fatigue

12pm-1pm         Lunch

1-4pm                   The Art of Mindfulness & Therapy


​6 CEUs/6 Hours

CEU applications sent to the governing board of MFTs, CPCs, SWs, and Drug/Alcohol Counselors and RNs and the Psychological Examiners Board.