Introduction to Mindfulness and Christianity

Linda Gow

10 November 2017

Introduction to Mindfulness and Christianity

Mindfulness is the buzz word these days. It seems to have infiltrated all sectors of society. It is highly recommended as both a preventative and curative strategy to manage stress, improve concentration, enhance relationships, improve emotional wellbeing, facilitate study, manage chronic pain and reduce the likelihood of burn out! Is there anything that Mindfulness can't do you may well ask!

Questions raised by some Christians include "Is Mindfulness OK or is it encouraging people to embrace Eastern Philosophy and Spirituality?" or "Does it somehow require us to empty our minds?"

The workshop will address these questions and more... It will also explore both theoretically and practically the concept of mindfulness and how mindful awareness can enhance our lives and ministry as Christians.

The workshop will be based on a recent publication entitled "Being Mindful, Being Christian - A Guide to Mindful Discipleship" by Bretherton, Collicutt and Brickman, three Clinical Psychologists living and working in the UK and members of the British Association of Christians in Psychology(BACIP).

Linda Gow is also a Christian and a Clinical Psychologist who works in the public and private sectors in New Zealand and has an interest in the integration of psychological and biblical/faith based concepts in therapy.

Facilitator: Linda Gow

Friday 10th November 2017

10am—3pm

$65 for waged and $35 for unwaged

Includes retreat, tea/coffee on arrival
and lunch.

(Maximum 15 participants)

To register please email

admin@vaughanpark.org.nz