The Neuropsychology Of Grace
In Awakening the Brain, neuropsychologist and former Catholic nun Dr. Charlotte Tomaino explores the relationship between the brain and spirituality. With her unique experience of being both a doctor and a nun, Dr. Tomaino has observed the power that spirit and faith have on the neurological function and structure of the brain. Operating from a spiritual and compassionate core, Tomaino mixes spirituality and science in language that is easy for the layman to understand and integrate, giving people a whole new perspective on their lives.
As a clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Tomaino helps patients develop practical solutions for the loss of brain function from accidents, aneurisms, and other traumatic incidents. Training the brains of those who have suffered injuries has given Dr. Tomaino remarkable insight into what is possible for people whose brains are intact and ready for expansion.
Drawing from her intimate understanding of how the brain works, changes, and develops, combined with her spiritual work as a nun, Dr. Tomaino offers readers effective, hands-on exercises they can use to apply the power of neurology to develop their own spiritual mind. Readers will learn that the more awake they are to what underlies their brain’s perception, the more they are in charge of their life's potential.
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Posted by Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM, Pres. of Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll, NY on 7th May 2012
This book can change your life! Its rich blend of scientific information, stories, and personal experience illustrate the ability of the brain to stretch and expand, opening the possibility of a new consciousness. Charlotte Tomaino brings a lifetime of knowledge and practice to this uplifting guide to self-growth and awareness. Illuminating the interaction between the brain, faith, spirituality and personal choices, Tomaino offers hope that each person can achieve an enlightened state that will enrich their lives and transform the world. Maryknoll Sisters have benefited from her caring and perceptive paths to healing and enlightenment. This book enables others to drink from this fountain of wisdom and knowledge.
Posted by Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential on 7th May 2012
Dr. Tomaino’s brilliant work as a neuroscientist and devoted spiritual practitioner has birthed an inspiring, practical book that offers readers all that they would want to know about the undeniable partnership between the human brain and inner spirit. Written in language the layperson can readily understand and, most importantly, confidently integrate into their daily lives, it speaks volumes of wisdom, grace, and compassion.
Posted by Alexander Bannatyne, PhD on 7th May 2012
In this unique book Dr. Charlotte Tomaino has deftly brought together her extensive knowledge of neuropsychology, spirituality, and multiple forms of therapy into an integrated whole, and she does so in terms of both theory and clinical practice. Yet the text and illustrations can be readily understood and implemented by everyone, from professionals to patients and from interested students to general readers. Dr. Tomaino speaks from three decades of clinical experience as a very successful neuropsychologist who has also incorporated into her work her wide knowledge from many areas of life such as meditation, yoga, relaxation, mindfulness, and a variety of spiritual paths.
You will learn about the brain's 'awe-inspiring ability to change,' especially when you discover how to make beneficial neurochoices in your daily life, which can lead you to new insights, life-mastery, and eventually, inner peace. Dr. Tomaino has successfully treated many kinds of patients, including brain trauma cases, stroke victims, and learning disability students, and she describes in detail the specific neuropsychological, cognitive, motivational, emotional, and educational techniques used by her and her colleagues. Yet, all this valuable information has been presented with a charming writing style that, as well as being pleasant to read, is leavened with personal anecdotes, lucid analogies, representative case histories, and lots of compassion.
May I suggest that this book by Dr. Tomaino should be placed at the very top of your non-fiction Wish List.
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