About Dr. Peters' Mindfulness Journey
As a passionate social worker, I created Human Systems in 2016 to address excessive burnout and turnover in human service organizations and nonprofits. I focus on increasing psychological safety in organizations through effective conflict management and emotional competence – using employees’ emotions to create positive change in organizations.
During the pandemic, as you might imagine, my work slowed down a great deal as organizations and employees were struggling to survive and did not have the time or capacity to focus on extra services for burnout prevention. Like many people, the additional layer of anxiety produced by a pandemic forced me to examine my approach to self-care and mental health because what I was doing before was no longer working.
With the extra time afforded by work being slow and minimal opportunities for doing things outside of my home, I decided to concentrate on healing my wounds – both old and new – and:
Renewed my yoga practice,
Expanded my art practice by teaching myself how to work with watercolors,
Attended at least one meeting a day in multiple 12-step programs,
Took an 8-week Lightworkers’ course (to learn energy work and positive visualizations),
Started working A Course in Miracles (a quiet, but powerful worldwide spiritual practice),
Studied several spiritual books, including the Tao Te Ching, The Zen of Recovery, The Four Agreements, One Truth, One Law, and many others.