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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 anyone to understand and integrate, giving you a whole new perspective on your life. For many, neuroplasticity is a technical concept that is difficult to understand, yet Dr. Tomaino offers a simple roadmap that helps you use the power of neuroscience and conscious thought to alter the neural connections within your brain, changing the way you operate in the world.
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.
An awakened brain allows you to live life from the optimal brain state—what Dr. Tomaino calls the "Expansion Zone". This brain state is where we discover our broadest range of skills to unleash the growth and potential that often lies dormant within us all. Dr. Tomaino offers effective, hands-on exercises you can use to apply the power of neurology to develop you own spiritual mind. Learn that the more awake you are to what underlies your brain’s perception, the more you are in charge of your life's potential.
Awakening the Brain delves into:
- How our beliefs affect the way our brains process and interpret sensory information
- How the physical functioning of our brains works to shape our beliefs and experiences
- How choosing our beliefs and setting intention gives us the power to change the physical functioning of our brain
- How changing our physical brain changes the way our consciousness interprets our experience
- How ancient spiritual practices have been shown to affect the brain
- How you can train the neural networks in you brain to create a shift in your own consciousness
- How enlightenment is literally a physical state of mind
- How you can design and build your own divine mind and achieve a life of spiritual connection
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"Charlotte Tomaino has written a compassionate and hopeful book based on both science and spirituality. Her backgrounds as a former nun as well as her current professional as a neuroscientist, combined with hard-won personal knowledge due to a brain injury in a close family member, make this a compelling, helpful, and authentic read. Helpful for anyone who has a brain and wants it to keep working or work better in the the future." andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Bill O'Hanlon, author of andlt;Iandgt;Do One Thing Differentandlt;/Iandgt;
andlt;Iandgt;"Awakening the Brain andlt;/Iandgt;offers the wisdom of experience from Charlotte Tomaino, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist and a spiritual pilgrim. Hope for regaining brain functionandnbsp;after trauma and for transcendence of our human consciousness to awakened states is skillfully shared in these pages."andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Joyce Whiteley Hawkes, PhD, author of andlt;Iandgt;Cell-Level Healingandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Resonanceandlt;/Iandgt;
"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."andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Sister Janice McLaughlin, MM, president of the Maryknoll Sisters, Maryknoll, New York
"Dr. Tomainoand#8217;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." andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of andlt;Iandgt;Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Souland#8217;s Potentialandlt;/Iandgt;
"andlt;Iandgt;The Awakening Brain isandlt;/Iandgt; a refreshing reminder of the power of thought and the ability to transcend perceived limitations. It guides us on a path in which we make conscious choices. We can change our thinking, which will change our brain and ultimately our reality."andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Mimi Guarneri MD FACC, author of andlt;Iandgt;The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healingandlt;/Iandgt;
"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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; 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.andlt;BRandgt; May I suggest that his book by Dr. Tomaino should be placed at the very top of your non-fiction Wish List."andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Alexander Bannatyne, PhD
andlt;Bandgt;Retailing Insight Review:andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; As science and spirituality continue to move closer to each other, most of us have gotten used to hearing how ancient spiritual philosophies are being applied to scientific fields such as medicine and psychology. Most familiar is mindfulness practice, which is now influencing many branches of psychotherapy. Author Dr. Charlotte Tomaino, a clinical neuropsychologist and former Mary Knoll nun, has refined the science of mind and spirit and applied it to the specific niche of rehabilitating and expanding brain function. She specializes in helping people with traumatic brain injuries. This book puts the protocols she developed while working with her clients into a form that is accessible to a much broader audience. Drawing on the biblical tradition of storytelling, she combines cutting-edge information with practical applications. This book stands out in the crowded field of the science of awareness. Consider displaying it with a reprint of the 1994 Time magazine article that propelled her ground-breaking work into the spotlight.
"A neuropsychologist and former Catholic nun explores the relationship between the brain and spirituality."andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;and#8212;Publishers Weekly Reviewandlt;/Bandgt;
Awaken your brain and unleash your hidden potential.
Human potential cannot be quantified. The more we learn about the brain, the more hidden promise we unearth.
What if you could harness the full spectrum of your abilities by engaging your brain in such a way to expand your awareness and broaden your skill sets? Through simple exercises and insights, you can increase your capacity to learn and fundamentally change the way your brain functions.
In Awakening the Brain, Dr. Charlotte A. Tomaino reveals how the way you think and what you believe can actually awaken your brain and expand your consciousness. You'll learn how to:
- read your Brain-Body Compass to make positive choices;
- alleviate stress to keep your brain in its optimal arousal state;
- focus your mind to guide your thoughts and emotions;
- connect with the inherent strength of your intuition; and
- engage the full power of your thoughts and beliefs.
Microsoft Tags throughout the book link to free explanatory videos for those who want more information. Wake up to your true potential
Awaken your brain and unleash your hidden potential.
An awakened brain allows you to live life from the optimal brain state, discover your broadest range of skills, and unleash the growth and potential that too often lies dormant.
Drawing from her unique background as a neuropsychologist and former nun, Charlotte Tomaino explores the impact of belief and spirituality on the actual function and structure of the brain. Through effective, hands-on exercises, Tomaino gives us the tools to expand our consciousness, raise our awareness, and fully utilize the power of the brain to create the life we desire.
As a clinical neuropsychologist, Tomaino has helped hundreds of patients develop practical solutions for the loss of brain function due to trauma, which gives her remarkable insight into the potential for us all. Now, with Awakening the Brain, she teaches us to unleash this latent power and live up to our full potential.
Tomaino, who has garnered broad media attention for her groundbreaking work in neuroscience, explains the basic workings of the brain in direct, simple language. No science classes required. In addition, Microsoft tags throughout the book link to free explanatory videos to enhance the experience for those who want more.
Human potential cannot be quantified. The more we learn about the brain, the more hidden promise we unearth. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What if you could harness the full spectrum of your abilities by engaging your brain in such a way to expand your awareness and broaden your skill sets? Through simple exercises and insights, you can increase your capacity to learn and fundamentally change the way your brain functions. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;Awakening the Brain, andlt;/Iandgt;Dr. Charlotte A. Tomaino reveals how the way you think and what you believe can actually awaken your brain and expand your consciousness. Youand#8217;ll learn how to: andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; read your Brain-Body Compass to make positive choices; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; alleviate stress to keep your brain in its optimal arousal state; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; focus your mind to guide your thoughts and emotions; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; connect with the inherent strength of your intuition; and andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226; engage the full power of your thoughts and beliefs. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Microsoft Tags throughout the book link to free explanatory videos for those who want more information. Wake up to your true potential!
About the Author
Accessing her unique background in science and spirituality, neuropsychologist and former nun Dr. Charlotte Tomaino explores the impact of thought and belief on the function and structure of the brain. By offering practical tools based on cutting-edge research, Dr.Tomaino teaches readers how to harness the power of the brain to permanently change their experience in the world—both physically and spiritually.