About the I-System Institute
In 2018, with the help of generous donations, Utah State University founded the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, for the purpose of providing a public service to USU students and to larger communities and social units through the broadest outreach of education, training, and research using the I-System Model.
The I-System Institute fosters personal transformation and holistic well-being through cutting-edge research, education, and practices. We aim to empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge and tools to cultivate self-awareness, harness the mind-body connection, and achieve a balanced and purposeful life. We strive to bridge the gap between science and spirituality, guiding individuals toward a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world. Through innovative programs, collaboration, and exploration, we inspire growth, resilience, and harmony in the journey of self-discovery. The I-System Model, which provides the foundation for both Mind-Body Bridging® and Productive Mind, was developed by Stanley H. Block, MD, together with his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block in the late 1990s to optimize health, wellness, and human performance.
Dr. Stanley and Carolyn Block