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Mind-Body Bridging

by Shirley Archer, JD, MA on Oct 21, 2013

Mind-Body-Spirit News

Mind-Body Bridging [MBB] is a mindfulness-based technique developed by Stanley H. Block, MD, to improve mindful awareness. Use of the technique is growing, particularly to help people with sleep disturbances.

In contrast to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, MBB does not include meditation exercises. Instead, it cultivates awareness skills to heighten recognition of various aspects of a dysfunctional mind-body state—for example, ruminating thoughts, a small focus of awareness, body tension, and impaired mental or physical functioning—and offers mind-body mapping exercises to further raise awareness of the sources of the disharmony. Over time, with increased awareness, practitioners learn to maintain a more balanced, harmonious state.

To learn more about MBB, go to http://bridgingforlife.com/.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA IDEA Author/Presenter

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, was the 2008 IDEA Fitness Instructor of the Year and is IDEA's mind-body-spirit spokesperson. She is a certified yoga and Pilates teacher and an award-winning author based in Los Angeles, California, and Zurich, Switzerland. Two of her books, The Walking Deck and The Strength and Toning Deck, are now featured as iPhone apps. Contact her at www.shirleyarcher.com.