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Taming stress, building resilience and practicing mindfulness

University Counseling Center’s Skills Workshops and Mindfulness Programs continues to offer services — with a few exceptions — to all students, faculty and staff of the University of Utah community through the end of October 2023. Services are free, available by Zoom (excluding holidays and breaks), and require participant registration to attend. Please, visit for information about content and registration. Flyers and summaries of content are provided via embedded links in each of the listed workshops. Please share with your colleagues and students, and JOIN US!

Drop-In Mindfulness are 30-minute virtually facilitated meditations are held on:

Mondays | 11 a.m.
Fridays | 1 p.m.

Drop-ins are ongoing and registration is not required.

Taming Stress is a 4-week (in person, SSB 344) skill building workshop series, which are offered on:

Series 1: Thursdays | 4–5 p.m. | 8/31–9/21
Series 2: Mondays | 3–4 p.m. | 9/11–10/2
Series 3: Thursdays | 4–5 p.m. | 9/28–10/26

Participants will learn effective and practical skills they can use to cope with stress, anxiety and depression, as well as the distress of these challenging times.

Building Resilience is a 4-week (in person, SSB 344) skill building workshop series offered on:

Series 1: Thursday | 1–2 p.m. | 8/31–9/21
Series 2: Tuesdays | 4–5 p.m. | 9/12–10/3
Series 3: Thursday | 1–2 p.m. | 9/28–10/26

Participants will learn and practice ways to increase their ability to recover successfully from life difficulties. While Building Resilience is a standalone workshop, its participants may greatly benefit from taking it as a follow-up to the Taming Stress workshop; however, this is not a prerequisite.

Cultivating Connection is a 4-week (online) skill building couples workshop series offered on:

Wednesdays | 5–6 p.m. | 9/6–9/27

Participants will learn to increase closeness by replacing ineffective conflict behaviors with positive interactions within their partnerships.

Trauma Triage  is an online supportive virtual workshop series offered in collaboration with the Center for Student Wellness. It is provided either as a series of 4 weekly sessions on:

Thursdays | 4–5 p.m. | 9/21–10/19

Workshop is designed to empower participants with skills and knowledge to manage the impacts of difficult events they have personally experienced. This can be a first step before accessing longer-term supportive services or as a refresher for folx who may want to increase their supportive resources.

Mental Coaching is a 4-week (in person, SSB 350) skill building workshop series, running on:

Wednesdays | 4–5:30 | 9/6–9/27

The workshop is for neuro-diverse students wanting to improve planning, follow through and time management.

Mindful Work/Life Balance is a 4-week online workshop series, which is for U faculty, staff and graduate students is offered on:

Wednesdays | 1–2 p.m. | 9/6–9/27

The workshop introduces participants to mindful strategies for managing work/life stress.

Do It Scared: Tackling Social Anxiety is a 4-week (in person, SSB 350) skill building workshop series, which are offered on:

Series 1: Wednesday | 2–3 p.m. | 08/30
Series 2: Thursday | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | 09/07
Series 3: Tuesday | 3–4 p.m. | 09/12
Series 4: Wednesday | 1–2 p.m. | 09/13
Series 5: Tuesday | 3–4 p.m. | 09/19
Series 6: Wednesday | 1–2 p.m. | 09/27
Series 7: Thursday | 9:30–10:30 a.m. | 09/28

Participants will learn effective and practical skills to better understand social anxiety, cope with it, and access resources to get further support.

Skills Workshops and Mindfulness Programs also offer programs, including providing mindfulness workshops in your office that may be relevant to your colleagues, staff and/or team members. Please request a presentation. Please see for more information, resources for enhancing resilience, mindfulness practices and more.