Becca Peters

BECCA PETERS is a therapist in private practice and an educator and consultant in Mindfulness and Compassion Training for public and private organizations. 

The Field: Free Weekly Meditation Sitting In Downtown Salt Lake
Nov
14
to Feb 13

The Field: Free Weekly Meditation Sitting In Downtown Salt Lake


A weekly drop-in meditation group. The hour is mostly silent, but relational (speaking) practices will be offered. Please come with your own meditation cushion and an open-heart. We will gather in community to practice bringing Compassionate Awareness to whatever arises in the field of awareness. All levels of practitioners are welcome. Please arrive at 5:45pm to settle in. The session will begin promptly at 6pm and the doors will close at that time.

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 Love In Action: A Day-long Retreat with Zen Buddhist teacher, Deborah Eden Tull
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Love In Action: A Day-long Retreat with Zen Buddhist teacher, Deborah Eden Tull

Save the date: October 13th for LOVE IN ACTION: a day-long meditation retreat led by guest speaker and Becca’s personal teacher in the Zen Buddhist tradition, Deborah Eden Tull.  

When: Saturday October 13th,  from 10-4pm
Where: Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown SLC
Cost $85 per person
Scholarships are available for those who need it.  Email mettaslc@gmail.com for scholarship requests. 

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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A Daylong Retreat with Deborah Eden Tull


We all struggle at times with how to bring our meditation practice into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. Relational Mindfulness helps us to bring presence, compassion, investigation, and clear-seeing to how we relate — whether we are at work, with family, in conflict, on a date, or engaging with world issues. We can erase the myth of separation. And we can remember the intrinsic interconnection that is who we really are. This transformative practice is a means for remembering that the quality of every relationship we will ever have stems from the quality of our relationship with ourselves. 

The principles we will explore are:

  • Intention
  • The Sacred Pause
  • Deep Listening
  • Inquiry and Clear Seeing
  • Turning Towards, Rather Than Away
  • Transparency
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Not Taking Personally
  • Compassionate Action

Based on Eden’s newest book, RELATIONAL MINDFULNESS, this restorative and experiential retreat offers illuminating and heart-opening practices that can be integrated into every moment of life. It involves meditation, relational practices, writing, and facilitated group discussion. With Eden and others, return to a simple understanding — that the subtlest form of love is attention — something we can only remember when we are present.

Please wear comfortable clothing for meditation and bring a journal.

 

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CLASS IS FULL: Art and Mindfulness Camp this Summer for Girls ages 9-12.
Aug
13
to Aug 17

CLASS IS FULL: Art and Mindfulness Camp this Summer for Girls ages 9-12.

Attention Parents! Stella and I will be hosting an art and mindfulness camp this summer for girls ages 9-12. Stella will be teaching art classes about fashion illustration, vision boarding, and painting, and Becca will start the day with Mindfulness + Meditation.


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Feb
18
1:30 PM13:30

Afternoon of Mindful Self Compassion

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Join Becca Peters for a liberating afternoon of self-care.

We will practice Mindfulness Meditation followed by simple + effective ways to bring Self-Compassion into daily life, making room for greater ease + joy.

If you are a new or seasoned meditation practitioner, we welcome you!

Cost $40

*Registration in advance is highly recommended as space is limited.

***Those wishing to book for more than a single person should email Becca at mettaslc@gmail.com

Please bring a journal and writing instrument. Wear comfortable clothing and a meditation cushion if you have one.

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Feb
11
1:30 PM13:30

Kundalini Yoga + Meditation (with becca + khushbir)

Join us Sunday, February 11th for this meditation and kundalini yoga class with Khushbir Singh and Becca Peters.  Khushbir Singh (see his bio below), will start the session with a 1.5 hour physical wisdom and breath work focused Kundalini yoga class.  Becca Peters will close the class with a guided thirty-minute Mindfulness Meditation.

Cost $40  

1:30-3  Introductory Kundalini yoga class with Khushbir Singh

3-3:15 Break

3:15-3:45 Guided Meditation with Becca Peters

$40 for the full session

Beginners and all levels of practitioners are welcome! 

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Khushbir loves to share what he has experienced in his over 25 years of practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga all over the world and is always learning more in the process.   He teaches in teacher trainings, and travels to teach and take workshops worldwide.  Some of his specialties include teaching students breathing techniques, Postural alignment and physical yoga, and mantra.  Khushbir is a member of the Kundalini Research Institute’s Aquarian Teacher Training Academy, he has a Level 2 500 hour Teacher Certification, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a focus on the nature of consciousness.

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Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

2.5 Hour Meditation and Kundalini Yoga (with becca + kushbir)

Join us Sunday, January 21st for a very special 2.5 hour class.  Becca Peters will start the session off with a fort-five minute guided meditation and Khushbir Singh (see his bio below), will follow with a 1.5 hour introduction to Kundalini yoga class. 

Cost $40

1-1:45pm Mindfulness Meditation with Becca

1:45 to 2pm Break

2-3:30pm Introductory Kundalini yoga class with Khushbir Singh

$40 for the full session

Beginners and all levels of practitioners are welcome! 

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Khushbir loves to share what he has experienced in his over 25 years of practicing and teaching Kundalini Yoga all over the world and is always learning more in the process.   He teaches in teacher trainings, and travels to teach and take workshops worldwide.  Some of his specialties include teaching students breathing techniques, Postural alignment and physical yoga, and mantra.  Khushbir is a member of the Kundalini Research Institute’s Aquarian Teacher Training Academy, he has a Level 2 500 hour Teacher Certification, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a focus on the nature of consciousness.

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Jan
7
1:30 PM13:30

AWAKE: Meditation + Yoga Retreat

 

Join Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher, Becca Peters, on Sunday, January 7th, 2018 for a 2.5 hour mini-retreat "AWAKE.” Becca will lovingly guide you in meditation and reflective mindfulness exercises to support you living life with greater self-compassion, authenticity and joy. The final hour will be led by Nikki Breedlove who will offer an hour of kundalini yoga to integrate body, mind and spirit.

 

$40 per person

Location: Avenue’s Yoga

68 K Street 

SLC, UT 841

Sunday, January 7th from 1:30- 4  pm.

Please bring: a bottle for water, a yoga mat if you have one, a meditation cushion (if you do not have one there will be a select number available for your use), warm socks and a light blanket. Light gluten-free, vegan snacks will be provided during the break. 

 

Schedule:

1:30-3pm guided by Becca

3-4pm Kundalini yoga with Nikki

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Beautiful Holiday Shopping at Metta Mindfulness + Meditation Center
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Beautiful Holiday Shopping at Metta Mindfulness + Meditation Center

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Join us December 9th for facial peels by Kim Sevy, fresh holiday looks and makeup application by stylist and yogi, Nikki Breedlove and items thoughtfully selected by Meditation and Mindfulness teacher Becca Peters, proprietress of the shoppe to include beautiful yoga and meditation supplies,  from the Metta SHOPPE including self care products, cashmere, candles, jewelry and more.  Ali Burgess of Stilo Stream will be parked just outside in her amazing airstream boutique.

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One Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat at Red Butte Garden
Nov
19
9:00 AM09:00

One Day Meditation & Yoga Retreat at Red Butte Garden

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Please join us on Sunday, November 19th  for a day-long meditation and yoga retreat to re-boot your Self-Love practice and to remember how it feels to slow down, set aside the worldly to-do list, and to rest in self-care.

REGISTER HERE

Our day together will be held in the stillness and splendor of Red Butte Gardens where nature reminds us of the changing seasons and the beauty of simply being present to witness our own transitions + natural rhythms, together, in community. I will guide you through an afternoon of reflection, weaving together meditation and experiential mindfulness practices to support your health and wellness. I am so excited to share with you my own daily practices that have supported me over the years to treat myself with compassion and finding peace and ease in the journey. My beautiful friend, Nikki Breedlove, will guide you in an extended yoga practice that is suitable for all levels of practice. Nikki’s approach to yoga is gentle, wise and through a sequence of breath and asana practices she guides you back to yourself, to the natural rhythm of your life.

Logistics:

Location: Red Butte Gardens: 

Red Butte Garden & Arboretum
300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

(801) 585-0556

Check-in: 9 am

Morning Session will begin promptly at 9:30am to 12:30pm

Silent Lunch Break: 12:30 to 1:30pm

Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4pm

Cost: $100 per person due at the time of registration.

**No refunds will be given for cancellations after November 12th. 

Device free zone: One of the benefits of day-long practice is to completely unplug from the demands and distractions of our day-to-day lives. Please make arrangements that will allow you to turn off your cell phones for our entire day of practice together. You are welcome to reach out to me if you have a unique circumstance + we will find a way to support your needs without impacting the group.  ♥

What to bring:

Yoga Mat

Yoga strap or long scarf

Warm socks

Clothing + shoes for walking in the garden

A blanket or wrap for meditation + yoga

A journal + a pen

A meditation cushion, (if you have one)

A mug for hot tea if you choose

You, yourself, just as you are. Nothing fancy, just your authentic + beautiful self.

What will be provided:

Meditation Cushions (for those of you who need to borrow one)

Vegan lunch + snacks, water + hot tea

A whole lotta love.  ♥

**The SHOPPE at Metta Mindfulness will have items available for purchase from 9 - 9:30am onsite to include meditation cushions, journals, malas, books, essential oils and more.

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Mindful Self-Compassion Gathering
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful Self-Compassion Gathering

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Mindful Self-Compassion Gathering

Tuesday, December 13th

Cost: $25

From 6pm to 8pm

Location: Metta Mindfulness + Meditation Center 316 West 200 South #108 SLC UT 84101

**Registration must be completed by December 1st to confirm your seat.

Anyone who has already completed the 8-week MSC course is welcome to attend

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Dec
5
8:00 AM08:00

Monday Morning Meditations

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Join us for a guided meditation from 8 - 8:30 am Monday morning.  Cost is $10 and participants must pre-register to attend.  

*We also offer a Monday lunch hour meditation from 12 pm - 12:30 pm

BOOK YOUR CUSHION

*New to Metta Mindfulness?  Attend your first meditation class FREE by sending us an email of the time and date of the class you'd like to attend. 

 

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    Nov
    28
    12:00 PM12:00

    Monday Midday Meditation

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    Join us for a guided meditation from 12 - 12:30 pm on Monday.  Cost is $10 and participants must pre-register to attend.  

    *We also offer a Monday morning meditation from 8 am - 8:30 am

    BOOK YOUR CUSHION

    *New to Metta Mindfulness?  Attend your first meditation class FREE by sending us an email of the time and date of the class you'd like to attend. 

       

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        Nov
        28
        8:00 AM08:00

        Monday Morning Meditation

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        Join us for a guided meditation from 8 - 8:30 am Monday morning.  Cost is $10 and participants must pre-register to attend.  

        *We also offer a Monday lunch hour meditation from 12 pm - 12:30 pm

        BOOK YOUR CUSHION  

        *New to Metta Mindfulness?  Attend your first meditation class FREE by sending us an email of the time and date of the class you'd like to attend. 

         

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          Monday Midday Meditation
          Nov
          21
          12:00 PM12:00

          Monday Midday Meditation

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          Join us for a guided meditation from 12 - 12:30 pm on Monday.  Cost is $10 and participants must pre-register to attend.  

          *We also offer a Monday morning meditation from 8 am - 8:30 am

          BOOK YOUR CUSHION

          *New to Metta Mindfulness?  Attend your first meditation class FREE by sending us an email of the time and date of the class you'd like to attend. 

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            Compassion Cultivation Training
            Sep
            30
            to Nov 25

            Compassion Cultivation Training

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            Compassion Cultivation Training™ Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

            September 20th -November 15th, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm.  **No class on October 18th

            This training will be led by Becca Peters, LCSW and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. This course is offered publicly, once in 2017. If you wish to privately host the course at your organization please email mettaslc@gmail.com

            **Space is limited 6:30 – 8:30 pm LOCATION: Metric Yoga 88 “Q” Street SLC, UT 84103

            Cost: $400

            Description: A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and can become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The training includes:

            Coursework: Two-hour weekly classes that include lecture, discussion, and in-class listening and communication exercises with partners and small groups.

            Meditation: Daily meditation, visualization, and breathing practices to develop loving kindness, empathy, and compassion.

            Assignments: Real-world homework to help you practice compassionate thought and action.

            Who Attends:

            People working in a wide range of professions and life contexts can benefit from this program. Everyone is welcome. A commitment to attend each session is requested. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of the training. The group room is upstairs and requires walking up a flight of stairs.

            More about Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT):     

            For Compassion training extends beyond helping one feel more empathy and concern for others. It includes the development of the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. These qualities support a wide range of goals—from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world. Preliminary research suggests that the CCT course and similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others. This course was developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences.

            Disclaimer:

            Compassion training courses are educational and are not meant to treat psychological disorders. Participation in the course requires regular attendance and adhering to basic classroom policies.

             

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            Mindful Self-Compassion Course- REGISTRATION CLOSED & CLASS IS FULL
            Sep
            20
            6:00 PM18:00

            Mindful Self-Compassion Course- REGISTRATION CLOSED & CLASS IS FULL

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            September 20th -November 8th Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm   **A 4-hour mini-retreat will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 1-5pm. There are no make-up classes for this series. 

            **See Refund Policy below.

            The Mindful Self-Compassion course will be offered in an 8-week format:

            The 8-week format consists of eight weekly, 2 ½ -hour sessions with 15 min breaks in a classroom/discussion group format, plus a 4-hour retreat. This class is often most easily integrated into our lives and offers an extended opportunity to deepen and solidify our practice.

            This training will be led by Becca Peters, LCSW and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator.  

            ***Space is limited to 20 participants. The course will be held at the Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown Salt Lake City. The half-day retreat will be held at Red Butte Gardens.

            Cost $450

            How do you typically react to difficulties in life—work stress, feeling rejected, physical problems, or financial hardship? As human beings, most of us instinctively fight negative experiences and find fault in ourselves when things go wrong: “This shouldn’t be happening!” “What’s the matter with me!?” Unfortunately, this tendency just adds stress to our lives and the critical self-talk defeats us before we know what’s happening. For example, the more we struggle to fall asleep, the harder it is to sleep; fighting with anxiety makes us feel worried all the time; and blaming ourselves for feeling bad just makes us depressed. But what would happen if, instead, you took a moment to calm and comfort yourself when you felt bad, just because you felt bad—much like you’d do for others? In other words, what if you learned the art of mindful self-compassion?

            Self-compassion is a skill that can be learned by anyone, even those who didn’t receive enough affection in childhood or who find it embarrassing to be kind to themselves. Self-compassion is actually a courageous mental attitude that stands up to harm—the harm that we inflict on ourselves every day by overworking, overeating, overanalyzing, and overreacting. With mindful self-compassion, we’re better able to recognize when we’re under stress and face what’s happening in our lives (mindfulness) and to take a kinder and more sustainable approach to life’s challenges. Self-compassion gives emotional strength and resilience, allowing us to recover more quickly from bruised egos to admit our shortcomings, forgive ourselves, and respond to ourselves and others with care and respect. After all, making mistakes is part of being human. Self-compassion also provides the support and inspiration required to make necessary changes in our lives and reach our full potential.

            Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help you stick to your diet and exercise routine. And it’s easier than you think. Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that’s required is shift in the direction of our attention—recognizing that as a human being, you, too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

            In this program, you will learn:

            •  How to stop being so hard on yourself
            •  How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
            •  How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
            •  How to transform difficult relationships, both old and new
            • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
            • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
            • How to become your own best teacher

            Disclaimers:

            Training courses are educational and are not meant to treat psychological disorders.

            Participation in the course requires regular attendance and adherence to basic classroom policies.

            Participants who miss more than two classes or otherwise disrupt the learning environment may be asked to withdraw from the course without a refund.

            Refund Policy:

            Full refunds may only be issued if we receive your cancellation request two (2) weeks prior to the first class session.

            A partial refund (minus a $75 processing fee) may be issued if the cancellation request is received between 2 weeks and 3 *business* days before the first class session.

            No refunds may be issued if your request is received 2 or fewer business days before the first class session. All refund requests must be sent by email to: mettaslc@gmail.com

            NOTE: We recommend that if your schedule will not allow you to attend the first session, or prevents from attending any two sessions of the course, that you consider waiting until the next offering of the program.

            The course includes handouts, guided meditations and instruction and is offered for $450.

            *Becca Peters will be a teacher in training for this course.

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            Jan
            5
            to Feb 10

            REGISTRATION CLOSED - CLASS IS FULL Compassion Cultivation Training January 5th through February 23rd, 2016

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            Compassion Cultivation Training™ Learn how to train your mind to intentionally choose compassionate thoughts and actions and develop skills that help you relate to others—and yourself.

            January 5th -February 23rd Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm.

            This training will be led by Becca Peters, LCSW and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator. This course is offered publicly, once in 2016. The next offering will be in January of 2017. If you wish to privately host the course at your organization please email mettaslc@gmail.com

            **Space is limited 6:30 – 8:30 pm LOCATION: The location of the class will be determined by class size and will be offered either at Metta Mindfulness Center or at an alternative venue in downtown Salt Lake City if necessary to accommodate a larger class size

            Description: A compassionate attitude can greatly reduce the distress people feel in difficult situations and can become a profound personal resource in times of stress. Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an 8-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and others. CCT combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research to help you lead a more compassionate life. Through instruction, daily meditation, mindfulness, and in-class interaction, you can strengthen the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The training includes:

            Coursework: Two-hour weekly classes that include lecture, discussion, and in-class listening and communication exercises with partners and small groups.

            Meditation: Daily meditation, visualization, and breathing practices to develop loving kindness, empathy, and compassion.

            Assignments: Real-world homework to help you practice compassionate thought and action.

            Who Attends:

            People working in a wide range of professions and life contexts can benefit from this program. Everyone is welcome. A commitment to attend each session is requested. No previous meditation experience is required, although willingness to practice daily meditation is a key component of the training. The group room is upstairs and requires walking up a flight of stairs.

            More about Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT):     

            For Compassion training extends beyond helping one feel more empathy and concern for others. It includes the development of the strength to be present with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action and the resilience to prevent compassion fatigue. These qualities support a wide range of goals—from improving personal and work relationships to making a positive difference in the world. Preliminary research suggests that the CCT course and similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and enhance connection with others. This course was developed by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine. CCARE investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences.

            Disclaimer: 

            Compassion training courses are educational and are not meant to treat psychological disorders. Participation in the course requires regular attendance and adhering to basic classroom policies.


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            Sep
            22
            to Oct 27

            THIS CLASS IS FULL & REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Mindful Awareness Practice Course September 22-October 27th, 2015

            MAPS I Meditation Workshop September 22nd-October 27th, 2015 Becca Peters, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and owner of METTA Mindfulness Center is offering a: 6-week Mindful Awareness Practice Course (MAPs I), created by Diana Winston & Dr. Sue Smalley of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles. The 6-week course will be held on Tuesdays beginning September 22nd through October 27th, 2015.

            $185 per person

            **Space is limited 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: METTA Mindfulness Center

            360 West Broadway #206 SLC, UT 84101

            Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs I) Class Overview: Mindful Awareness Practice classes are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles. These six-week class series are open to the public for registration. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an on-going basis.

            Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 20-30 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

            Class Structure:

            MAPs classes meet weekly for two hours per week for six-weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice Audio File and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston.

            Students will learn Mindful concepts that include:

            Overview of Mindfulness

            Mindfulness of the Body

            Obstacles to Mindfulness

            Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain

            Working with Difficult Emotions

            Cultivating Positive Emotions

            Working with Difficult Thoughts

            Mindful Interactions

            Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them.

            Practices taught include:

            Sitting meditation

            Eating meditation

            Daily life meditations

            Relational mindfulness

            Walking meditation

            Standing meditation

            Movement meditation

            Practices to develop positive emotions

            ***Available for 12 CEU credits through Utah's NASW Chapter http://www.utnasw.org/?page=approvedceus

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            Oct
            28
            to Nov 4

            October 28th-December 9th MAPS Meditation Workshop

            October 28th- December 6th 6-week Mindful Awareness Practice Course Rebecca Peters, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and owner of METTA – The Mindfulness Center is offering a:6-week Mindful Awareness Practice Course (MAPs I), created by Diana Winston & Dr. Sue Smalley of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles The 6-week course will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 28 through December 9th

            **No class on November 25th

            $185 per person **Space is limited

            6:30 – 8:30 pm

            Location: METTA – The Mindfulness Center

            360 West Broadway #206

            SLC, UT 84101

            Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Classes Overview Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles. These six-week class series are open to the public for registration. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis. Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 20-30 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over. Class Structure MAPs classes meets weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston. Students will learn Mindful concepts that include: Overview of Mindfulness Mindfulness of the Body Obstacles to Mindfulness Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain Working with Difficult Emotions Cultivating Positive Emotions Working with Difficult Thoughts Mindful Interactions Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include: Sitting meditation Eating meditation Daily life meditations Relational mindfulness Walking meditation Standing meditation Movement meditation Practices to develop positive emotions



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