The Center for Mindful Body Awareness is a non-profit organization aimed at providing professional trainings in Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT), and increasing access to related health care services, particularly for those who are underserved.
MABT is a mind-body approach uniquely designed to teach interoceptive awareness. Interoceptive awareness is the ability to access, attend and process inner body sensory experiences. Interoceptive awareness is profoundly useful for self-care and regulation. MABT teaches strategies for accessing interoceptive awareness, and mindful body awareness practices that are designed to facilitate self-awareness and emotion regulation. MABT is helpful for health promotion among healthy individuals. MABT is also useful for individuals living with chronic physical or mental health conditions, or in recovery from trauma or chemical
dependency, as it provides an alternative to the bodily disconnection and experiential avoidance that can be common and distressing coping strategies for individuals with these health
challenges. MABT helps to integrate sensory and cognitive processes, facilitating embodiment
through cultivation of inner connection and an expanded sense of self.
The Center offers workshops and a certificate training program in Mindful Awareness in Body- oriented Therapy (MABT). MABT has the potential for a broad base of application, and the Center works with organizations to train staff, develop programs, and evaluate MABT services. MABT programs are appropriate for multiple populations and offer relevant skills to diverse providers such as:
Mental health therapists
Substance use counselors
Developed by Cynthia Price, PhD, MA LMP, MABT has been used as a research protocol in studies over the past 12 years. To learn more about MABT, current trainings, and access publications, see the Center for Mindful Body Awareness website: http://cmbaware.org/