The Catholic Guide to Mindfulness

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Mindfulness has come a long way from its days as an obscure Buddhist meditation technique known only to monks and a few New Age enthusiasts to what it is now—one of the hottest new spiritual practices of our day. It’s being used by people of all ages, from all walks of life, for everything from gaining self-awareness and inner calm to treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Corporate executives, Hollywood stars, medical doctors, teachers, secretaries, and even clergy are avidly embracing it.

But what exactly is this practice? Where does it come from and how did it become so popular, so fast? And what about all the media hype surrounding its much-publicized effectiveness for our mental health and well-being? Even more important, is this practice compatible with Catholicism?

A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness attempts to answer these questions in a concise but compelling exploration of one of the most intriguing psycho-spiritual movements of our time.

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  • Pages: 124
  • Format(s): Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1976532795
  • Product Code: caguip
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This book cuts through the hype surrounding the practice of mindfulness and lays out the facts in a systematic and unemotional way. For Christians, Chapter Six is the most important chapter because it details our own version of mindfulness, which is based in Scripture and Carmelite mysticism, and promises to not only help one deal with stress, but to be healed of it through the saving action of Jesus Christ. Anyone who reads this book will not only discover how to be more mindful of the present moment, they’ll learn how to let that mindfulness transform them into the person God meant them to be.
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Extremely Enlightening and Essential Knowledge
This awareness is essential for anyone who takes the Christian faith and life seriously and strives to become holy as Jesus was holy.
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This is an excellent book
Catholic or not, this text will serve as a wise and instructive resource for the incompatibility of eastern philosophy/religion with western ethos. Ms. Brinkmann does an excellent, fair, and balanced treatment of mindfulness. She shows, and does not pull punches, why this eastern practice flies in the face of western thought and what dangers have been recognized from it, too. All seekers of therapy who are recommended mindfulness would be wise to read. Ms. Brinkmann has truly done her homework. No easy task: the balance and the depth.
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Excellent! A Compelling Look at the Priceless Gift of God’s Love!
Ms. Brinkmann does a stupendous job articulating the core principles and spirituality of mindfulness, its claims, problems, along with an excellent, succinct look at the research. The need for Catholics and all Christians to rightly discern popular spiritual practices is essential to healthy Christian living. As a marriage and family therapist, spiritual life teacher, mentor, lover of Christ, his Church, and souls... I can’t recommend it enough!
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Very well researched
Excellent book. Very well researched. About various issues involved with Eastern practices of meditation (e.g. mindfulness, yoga, etc.) which Catholics may not be aware of. Highly recommended for parents, teachers, and college students.
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