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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. 


  • Online pre-recorded guided meditations.
  • Self-help resources.
  • Once registered for workshops, our facilitators provide participants with a link for a live zoom meeting and a participant packet via email before each meeting.
  • Live facilitated mindfulness meditations.

Stay tuned for more information and check out our social media updates (InstagramFacebook, Twitter). 


Drop-in for a FREE facilitated 30-minute meditation session starting January 19, 2021. 

Mondays @ 3:30 PM
Tuesdays @ 12:30 PM
Wednesdays @ 3:30 PM
Thursdays @ 12:30 PM
Fridays @ 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.  


Mondays, March 30 - April 13, 3 PM. 
Registration available Febrary 22. 

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 registration windows are provided. 

  • Series 9: Fridays from1 PM - 2 PM, 3/5 - 3/26
    Registration available 2/11
  • Series 10Mondays from 4 PM - 5 PM, 3/1 - 3/22  Registration available 2/22
  • Series11: Thursdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 3/18 - 4/8 Registration available 3/5
  • Series 12: Tuesdays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 3/16 - 4/6 Registration available 3/5
  • Series 13: Wednesdays from 4 PM - 5 PM, 3/24 - 4/14 Registration available 3/12
  • Series 14: Mondays from 4 PM - 5 PM, 3/29 - 4/19.
    Registration available 3/12
  • Series 15: Fridays from 1 PM - 2 PM, 4/3 - 4/23. Registration available 3/12. 

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


peaceful landscape


For Neurodiverse Students

Tuesdays, March 23 - April 13, 5 PM - 6:30 PM.
Registration Available March 4.

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.  


Wednesdays, March 17 - April 7, 12 PM. 
Registration available February 23. 

“Mindful Resilience” is a free four-week virtual workshop series that is intended for all students, staff, faculty, and post docs at the University of Utah.  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 All participants must register online to attend. Please see our Mindful Resilience flyer for additional information. 


Fridays, April 2 – April 23, 11 AM. 
Registration available March 12.

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.  

Queering the Conversation:

Fostering Healthy Queer Relationships

Tuesday, April 6, 6 PM.
Registration available March 23. 

In this one night event, participants will learn a variety of effective and practical skills to identify signs of an unhealthy queer relationship while also learning valuable skills, rooted in psychological research, to help foster healthy queer relationships.  Participants will learn mindfulness-based techniques specifically to help handle conflict in relationships. Queering the Conversation is open to all students, staff and faculty of the University of Utah.  All participants must register online to attend.  Please see our flyer for more information.  


Thursdays, May 26 & June 2, 1PM. 
Registration available March 12. 

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 and for more information.  All participants must register online to attend.  


Last Updated: 3/22/21