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UPDATE: AS OF MONDAY, MARCH  16th, The Mindfulness Center IS NOT PROVIDING IN-PERSON SERVICES  to support the mental health needs of our campus community while mitigating COVID-19 risks in our department.  Therefore, relaxation chairs are not available for use. 


What we offer


Mindfulness workshops

Coming Fall 2021: Mindful Resilience Workshop

“Mindful Resilience” is a free four-week virtual workshop series that is intended for all members of the University of Utah community.  This workshop was designed with the intention of supporting ourselves and others as we navigate stressful situations that are increasingly apparent in our lives.  We will focus on developing resiliency through mindfulness practices as we focus on emotional intelligence, stress management, and radical self-love.

For more information, please contact This workshop can be used as a generative follow up to “Feel Better Now” or can be used on its own.  Please stay tuned for offerings coming your way in Fall 2021.

Drop-in Mindfulness Sessions

Drop-in for a FREE facilitated 30-minute meditation session starting May 17, 2021. 

Tuesdays @ 12:30 PM

NO registration required, just join our zoom meeting.  Participants can attend as many times as they like so long as they are a student, faculty, or staff of the U. See our drop-in mindfulness flyer for information for how to join.

Drop-in meditation sessions are led by a rotating group of facilitators who are staff of the University Counseling Center.  Sessions are not conducted during semester breaks or university holidays.  

Coping With COVID Chaos

Thursdays, July 1 - 15, 11 AM. 

This FREE workshop for undergraduate and graduate students is designed to help students gain skills to manage distress and low mood, increase self- compassion, strengthen relationships, and connect with others dealing with the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The workshop consists of three modules, and it is highly recommended that participants start with module one, though the modules can stand alone and be attended at any time.  Participants do not need to be University Counseling Center clients to attend this workshop.  For more information, please contact ganstadt@sa.utah.eduAll participants must register online to attend See the Coping with COVID Chaos flyer for more information.   

Feel Better Now

Learning how to cope with anxiety & depression (FREE)

Register for a Workshop 

This is a FREE 4-week workshop is offered by zoom meeting (invitation provided after registration). It is for U students, staff, and faculty.

The series schedule is as follows, excluding holidays and breaks. 

  • Series 1: Tuesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 5/18 - 6/8.
  • Series 2: Wednesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 5/26 - 6/15.
  • Series 3: Tuesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 6/15 - 7/6.
  • Series 4: Wednesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 6/30 - 7/21. 
  • Series 5: Tuesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 7/13 - 8/3.

Unless otherwise specified, this workshop series includes a set of 4 modules that are covered over the course of 4 weeks.  We recommend that participants start attending the workshop at module 1, but the modules may be attended in any order, and may be repeated.  Participants will learn a variety of effective and practical skills they can use to cope with stress, anxiety, and depression as well as the distress of these challenging times.  See our Feel Better Now overview for more information about the content and the dates/times of each workshop.  All participants must register online to attend

Mental Coaching for Success

For neurodiverse students

Tuesdays, 3:30 PM - 5 PM.

  • Series 1: June 8 - June 29
  • Series 2: July 6 - July 27

This FREE workshop for undergraduate and graduate students is designed to help students gain practical skills to help with planning, organization, time management, focus, and avoiding procrastination. This workshop meets for 4 weeks, and it is highly recommended that participants start at module one, if possible.  However, participants can join at any time and may repeat the series, as desired. Students do not need to be University Counseling Center clients to attend this workshop.  For more information, please contact  All participants must register online to attend.  See our Mental Coaching to Succeed flyer for information.  

Mindful Work/Life Balance

Fridays, June 4 - June 25, 11 AM. 

This FREE 4-week workshop is offered by zoom meeting (invitation provided after registration) for U faculty, staff, and graduate students.  The workshop is designed to introduce participants to mindful strategies for balancing work-life stress.  Come learn effective coping tools for navigating the responsibilities of different life roles as well as techniques for managing stress and anxiety.  All participants must register online to attend.  See our Mindful Work/Life balance flyer for more information. 

Radical Self-Compassion for BIPOC Students

Thursdays, May 26 & June 2, 1PM. 

This is a FREE 2-day workshop series for U of U BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) graduate and undergraduate students.  Workshops will focus on using mindful self-compassion as a source of healing & resistance.  For more information, please contact  contact and or check the flyer for more information.  All participants must register online to attend.  


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Last Updated: 6/11/21