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. 

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UCLA's Mindful Awareness Practice Course

  • Salt Lake City, Utah (map)

MAPS I Meditation Workshop January 11th - February 15th, 2017. 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 Wednesdays beginning January 11th, 2017 through February 15th, 2017.

***Available for 12 CEU credits through Utah's NASW Chapter 

$185 per person

**See Refund & Disclaimer Policies Below prior to registering

**20 person maximum class size. LOCATION: The class will be held at Metric Yoga in the Avenues. The address is: 88 "Q" Street in Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

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 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


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:



Earlier Event: December 13
Mindful Self-Compassion Gathering
Later Event: March 29
Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Becca Peters, LSCW is an educator in Mindfulness, Meditation, Compassion + Self-Compassion

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