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.

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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 base...