Barbara Blitzer is a clinical social worker in private practice in Bethesda and Silver Spring, MD. She has been affiliated with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine from the earliest days and has facilitated mind-body groups in the professional training program as well as in her private practice. Barbara has been a pioneer in the integration of mind-body approaches in psychotherapy and has spoken widely in the Washington, DC area. Her book, The Infertility Workbook, MindBody approaches to Enhance Fertility, Reduce Stress and Achieve Emotional Balance, New Harbinger, 2011, draws heavily on her experience with CMBM. She is a long time meditator and student of consciousness studies. She has special interest and expertise in anxiety, women’s health and mid-life transitions.