Becca Peters is a southern California native who has called Utah home for nearly 20 years where she lives with her husband and daughter. In addition to owning a private psychotherapy practice she works as an organizational consultant, and as an educator in the fields of Mindfulness, Meditation and Compassion. Becca is the owner of Metta Mindfulness + Meditation Center in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City where she offers individual and group classes to the community.
The combined seasoning and expertise garnered from a previous career in investment banking married with the study of evidence-based curricula in the fields of Mindfulness and Compassion provide a deep and broad platform from which Becca develops meaningful strategy for individuals, groups and businesses.
Becca serves in a variety of positions for West Coast institutions where she offers research-rich on-going courses in Salt Lake City. Her affiliation with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center includes the roles of Certified Mindfulness Facilitator, Mindful Awareness Practice course instructor as well as a professional mentor in the Intensive Practice Program all through UCLA’s school of Neuroscience.
This led to a celebrated role with The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education program through Stanford’s School of Medicine in which she teaches a Compassion Cultivation Training course co-created by Dr. James Doty & Dr. Thupten Jinpa. Her desire to study the ever-growing field of Self-Compassion led her to train with Dr. Christopher Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff which launched her into teaching Mindful Self-Compassion courses through an affiliation with UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Becca’s personal meditation practice and commitment to living with compassion and mindfulness began nearly 20 years ago and deeply informs her life; which bears the fruit of an authentic style of teaching and living embodying curiosity, courage and light-hearted wisdom. To this point she studies formally with Ethan Nichtern on the East coast and Eden Tull on the West, while she anchors herself in the community of the Great Basin where she offers a balance of both experiential and educational opportunities for growth and wellness.