Spiritual Practices for the Brain
Caring for Mind, Body, and Soul
For centuries, spiritual and meditative practices have helped people become more calm, focused, and happy. Christian saints such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila encouraged habits of the heart and soul. Now we know that such habits benefit the whole person.
In Spiritual Practices for the Brain, Anne Kertz Kernion relies on the most current research to link spiritual practices to improved health, whether it’s the development of a teenager’s reasoning process or the lowering of risk for heart disease and dementia in older adults. Relying on her education and experience in brain development, positive psychology, and theology, Kernion is able to relate seemingly simple practices—such as focused breathing, gardening, practicing kindness, or going for a walk—with powerful results for your mind, body, and soul. Her presentation is friendly and readable, and each chapter includes simple practices for readers to try. As an artist and an exercise instructor, she exudes encouragement and hope for the person learning a new practice or revisiting an old one.
2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards, Gold, Inspirational/Spiritual
2021 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Awards, Second Place, Spirituality
2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, First Place, Faith and Science
2021 Catholic Media Association Book Awards, First Place, Healing and Self Help
2021 International Book Awards, Finalist, Health: Psychology and Mental Health
2021 International Book Awards, Finalist, Religion: Christian Inspirational
2021 Living Now Book Awards, Gold Tie, Personal Growth: Self-Help
2021 Illumination Book Awards, Silver Medal: Health/Wellness