I-System Institute For Transdisciplinary Studies

Home of the I-System Model, Mind-Body Bridging®, and the Productive Mind®

The I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies

Healing Humanity

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 Model, which provides the foundation for Mind-Body Bridging and all I-System based programs, was developed by the Blocks in the late 1990s to optimize heath, wellness, and human performance. The I-System Model presents a view of individual and collective psychosocial human functioning and embraces a holistic approach to healing and wellness.

USU is thrilled to host the I-System Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies, Home of the I-System Model and Mind-Body Bridging. 

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About the Institute

The purpose and mission of the Institute is to provide a public service to USU students and to larger communities and social units through the broadest outreach of education, training, and research applying the I-System Model and I-System Interventions. The Institute provides annual support for education, training, research and applications of the I-System Model and certifications of MBB® (Mind-Body Bridging) and other I-System Interventions. It also supports expansion and continued research by offering an integrated and wide-variety of stand-alone programs, encouraging participation by and integration with other disciplines, and creates a magnet for innovation and integrative approaches to healing collective strife. 

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 heath, wellness, and human performance.

Two Laws of the
I-System Model

  1. All human beings are endowed with an I-System, which, when active, interferes with individual and group functioning.
  2. All destructive human behavior is due to the activity of the I-System.