MBB Charity's evidence-based model has proven results and is proven to heal
MBB has been developed and meticulously studied over the past 15 years by physicians and mental health professionals. Moreover, MBB's clinically-researched method achieves results, both at the individual client (including in group format) and service provider level.
With Individuals and Groups:
We are proud of the fact that we have not one, but two core curricula listed on the U.S. National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP): our MBB Substance Abuse Program as well as our MBB Sleep Program.
Listings on NREPP mean that these programs have been reviewed by certified experts of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, better known as SAMHSA. These reviews study a program's rigor, effect size, fidelity, and conceptual framework.
The Mind-Body Bridging Substance Abuse Program (MBBSAP) is designed to facilitate and assist in the treatment of individuals suffering from substance use disorders by reducing their cravings, trauma symptoms, and sleep disturbances. The program also increases participants' well-being, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
The Mind–Body Bridging Sleep Program (MBBSP) is a brief intervention that concentrates on improving sleep, while at the same time reducing pain, fatigue, trauma, stress-related disorders, and factors related to symptoms of depression.
With Nonprofit Service Providers:
The goal of MBB Charity is to work with nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable populations and improve their results. Some areas where MBB has shown to increase impact are with organizations serving clients with a history of substance abuse, domestic violence, trauma (particularly PTSD), insomnia as well as stress and anxiety.
Over the years many nonprofit organizations have integrated MBB into their work, improving client outcomes as a result. Some highlights of this enhanced impact:
- Decreased PTSD symptoms
- Reduces alcohol and drug cravings
- Decreases the impact of past trauma
- Lower rates of domestic violence recidivism
- Improves ability to sleep
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:
The value of integrating MBB into the models of existing nonprofit and governmental organizations working with at-risk groups has been the subject of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. These articles illustrate the potential a program can have when introducing MBB into the mix.
- A Community Health Coach–Delivered Mental Wellness Intervention Using Mind–Body Bridging to Reduce Health Disparities in Diverse Communities Pedagogy in Health Promotion
- A randomized controlled pilot study of a mind-body intervention compared with treatment as usual in the management of insomnia among active duty military personnel. European Journal of Integrative Medicine
- Two sessions of sleep-focused mind-body bridging improve self-reported symptoms of sleep and PTSD in veterans: A pilot randomized controlled trial Journal of Psychosomatic Research
- Investigating efficacy of two brief mind-body intervention programs for managing sleep disturbance in cancer survivors: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship
- Investigating impacts of incorporating an adjuvant mind-body intervention method into treatment as usual at a community- based substance abuse treatment facility: A pilot randomized controlled study SAGE Open
- Healing Dysfunctional Identity: Bridging Mind-Body Intervention to Brain Systems Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science
- A Mind-Body Approach to Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment: Program Overview and Preliminary Outcomes Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma
- A Mind-Body Bridging Treatment Program for Domestic Violence Offenders: Program Overview and Evaluation Results. Journal of Family Violence
- Investigating Clinical Benefits of a Novel Sleep-Focused Mind-Body Program on Gulf War Illness Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial Psychosomatic Medicine
- A Brain Basis for Transforming Consciousness with Mind-Body Bridging Paper presented at Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference at Hong Kong Polytechnical University.
- Reduction in Salivary α-amylase Levels following a Mind-Body Intervention in Cancer Survivors - an Exploratory Study. Psychoneuroendocrinology
- An Exploratory Study of the Effects of Mind-Body Interventions Targeting Sleep on Salivary Oxytocin Levels in Cancer Survivors. Integrated Cancer Therapies