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Mind-Body Bridging

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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-Eichenberger, JD, MA

Shirley Archer, JD, MA, is an internationally acknowledged integrative health and mindfulness specialist, best-selling author of 16 fitness and wellness books translated into multiple languages and sold worldwide, award-winning health journalist, contributing editor to Fitness Journal, media spokesperson, and IDEA's 2008 Fitness Instructor of the Year. She's a 25-year industry veteran and former health and fitness educator at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, who has served on multiple industry committees and co-authored trade books and manuals for ACE, ACSM and YMCA of the USA. She has appeared on TV worldwide and was a featured trainer on America's Next Top Model.

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