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Course: Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction: Effective Tools for Substance-Abuse Recovery & Relapse Prevention
by Stanley H. Block, MD; Carolyn Bryant Block; Guy Du Plessis, MA; Rich Landward, LCSW

CE Credit Hours: 9
Fee: $44

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This book presents an innovative and clinically proven mind-body bridging technique to help those in recovery cope with cravings as they arise to better manage their emotions and better handle stress. Clinicians will find easy exercises to help clients uncover relapse triggers, stay grounded, and prevent future relapse so they can live their best lives. This book helps those in recovery effectively manage urges and cravings; overcome toxic shame; prevent relapse and build resilience.

'The gap in addiction treatment that has caused so many to relapse has been finally closed! The ‘Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction’, supplies the reader with easy-to-apply, everyday tools that allow them to access and utilize their own innate wellspring of healing, goodness, and wisdom.'--Peter D. Farr, MD, DABFM director of addiction medicine at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg, IN.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • After completion of this workbook, clinicians will be able to identify when the I-system is active, leading to functioning of the damaged self and continued addictive behaviors.
  • Therapists will be able to describe the depressor-fixer cycle and how it works to maintain dysfunctional and addictive behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to recognize dysfunctional thoughts and requirements created and maintained by the I-system.
  • Clinicians will be able to complete various mapping exercises, aimed at helping increase insight into behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to employ mind-body bridging, which helps to calm the I-system and allow for functioning of the true self.
  • Therapists will be able to utilize various Recovery action steps that will lead to recovery goals and heal addiction.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Stanley H. Block, MD

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 lectures and consults with treatment centers worldwide, and is coauthor of Mind-Body Workbook for Stress; Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD; Mind-Body Workbook for Anger; and Come to Your Senses. Find out more about his work online at

Bio: Carolyn Bryant Block

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 co-developer of 'mind-body bridging'.

Bio: Guy Du Plessis, MA

Guy Du Plessis, MA, is a faculty mentor in the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Southern University, a board-certified counselor, and specialist in addiction treatment and research. He is author of, An Integral Guide to Recovery, developer of the Integrated Recovery Program, and has published numerous academic articles in the fields of addiction studies, theoretical psychology and philosophy.