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. 

Compassion Cultivation Training January 2018
Jan
7
to Feb 24

Compassion Cultivation Training January 2018

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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.

Course will be held on Sundays from January 7th to February 18th,  2:30-4:30pm with the final class on Saturday, February 24th from 1:30-3:30pm

Cost $450

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

**Space is limited 2:30 – 4:30 pm LOCATION: The location of the class will be determined by class size and will be offered at Avenues Yoga in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 Gathering
Dec
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
8:00am 8:00am

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

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*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
    12:00pm12:00pm

    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
        8:00am 8:00am

        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
          12:00pm12:00pm

          Monday Midday Meditation

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          midday meditation

          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
            6:00pm 6:00pm

            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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