Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety

Course Outline

Clients with anxiety may find it difficult to navigate the challenges of everyday life-especially if they suffer from panic attacks, phobias, or social anxiety. Mind-body bridging is a proven-effective approach that shows clients how to regualate the thoughts and emotions that can trigger anxiety.

About the Authors

Stanley H. Block, MD, is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is the coauthor of Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, Mind-Body Workbook for Anger, and Come to Your Senses.

Carolyn Bryant Block, is coauthor of Bridging the I-System, Come to Your Senses, mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, mind-Body Workbook for stress, and Mind-Body Workbook for Anger. she is the codeveloper of mind-body bridging.

Andrea A. Peters, is an educator certified in mind-body bridging. She guided the organizational development of mind-body bridging material.

Learning Objectives

Chapter 1 Use Your Senses to Reduce Anxiety

  1. Compare the Identity system and the powerful self.
  2. Describe mind-body mapping
  3. Describe thought labeling.
  4. List methods of quieting your Identity system.

Chapter 2 Start Self-Healing Anxiety by Recognizing Requirements

  1. Describe how the Identity system works.
  2. Discuss requirements of your Identity system.
  3. Describe triggers.
  4. Describe your body as a compass.

Chapter 3 Take Charge of Your Depressor and Self-Heal

  1. Define powerless self, depression and storyline.
  2. State one of the main reasons for not self-healing anxiety.
  3. Define thought labeling.
  4. State how positive and negative storylines affect us.

Chapter 4 Overcome Anxiety-Filled Behaviors by Managing Your Fixer

  1. Describe the fixer.
  2. List the many forms of the fixer.
  3. Compare behaviors of the fixer and depressor.
  4. State ways to shift into executive functioning.

Chapter 5 Defuse Your Requirements to Prevent Anxiety

  1. Discuss how thoughts flow from executive function to Identity system.
  2. State ways to defuse difficult requirements.

Chapter 6 Build Anxiety-Free Relationships

  1. Discuss how the requirements you have for yourself create anxiety.
  2. State examples of thought labeling.
  3. Describe storyline awareness.
  4. Define mapping and mirror mapping.

Chapter 7 Master Your Emotions

  1. Compare how the depressor and fixer deal with natural emotions.
  2. State the two parts of emotion.
  3. State the outcomes of befriending anxiety.
  4. Define habituation.
  5. List examples how the fixer works..

Chapter 8 Achieve Health and Wellness

  1. Describe the mind-body bridging action steps.
  2. Describe the past, present and future map.

Chapter 9 Live Free of Anxiety

  1. Compare a Power map and Competition map.
  2. List ways to prevent anxiety.