What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is being present in the moment, without considering whether this moment is the way we expected. Which sounds simple… however the practice isn’t necessarily easy. Research suggests that our minds are not attending to the present moment about half the time! But research also suggests that learning mindfulness skills can lead to significant physical and emotional benefits, improve our sense of wellbeing and increase our quality of life!

Mindfulness Classes

We offer Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes at our multiple locations. Class is for adults 18 years or older.

Upcoming Ogden Classes

Upcoming Park City Classes

Upcoming Utah Valley Classes

Upcoming Salt Lake Classes

Upcoming St George Classes

Learning to Breathe, Mindfulness for Teen Girls

Learning to Breathe, Mindfulness Group for Teen Boys

MBSR graduates are welcome to join weekly MBSR meditations on Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the McKay North Campus Medical Building, 4th Floor. These meditation sessions are led by Valerie Bentley.

Class Tutorials

Our Expert

Bentley Valery PHD

Valerie Bentley, PhD

Dr. Bentley is a psychologist and the Mindfulness Program Coordinator for Intermountain Healthcare. She has been a part of the Intermountain Behavioral Health team for over 25 years and has been teaching mindfulness classes since 2013.

Mindfulness Resources


Mindfulness Books for Adults

10 Percent Happier by Dan Harris

The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark G. Williams

Mindfulness for Beginners by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John Forsyth & Geogr Eifert

The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness by Andy Puddicombe


Free Apps for Mindfulness Practice

(Please note that while all of these apps are free, many have in app purchases)

Insight Timer


10 Percent Happier

Stop, Breathe and Think

Mindful Moments by Cleveland Clinic Wellness


Mindfulness Resources for Children and Adolescents


Sitting Still Like a Frog Mindfulness Exercises for Kids and their Parents by Eline Snel

Breathe like a Bear by Kira Willey

Mindful Games Activity Cards: Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens by Susan Greenland

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens by Gina Giegel

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety: A workbook… by Christopher Willard