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Book Review: Christ Centred Mindfulness by Katherine Thompson

Book Review: Christ Centred Mindfulness by Katherine Thompson

Book Review: Christ Centred Mindfulness by Katherine Thompson

5 November 2019

Photo: Annelie Turner

Reviewed by Colleen Morris

Once a practice that many Christians equated with Eastern religions, Mindfulness is now accepted and promoted in all walks of life as a path to health and wellbeing.

This can create some confusion for Christians when the GP or counsellor suggests pursuing some type of mindful meditation for their health; fearing that by doing so, they may leave themselves open to negative influences.

If this is your dilemma, then Christ-Centred Mindfulness by Katherine Thompson is for you.

Katherine takes the reader on a journey from its Eastern origins, the teachings of well-known Christian mystics, to the variety of ways our Western society has adapted mindful practices and integrated mindfulness into mainstream therapies.

As a health professional, Katherine provides the research evidence that supports mindfulness as beneficial to our health and wellbeing.

The second part of the book serves as a rich resource of mindfulness practices that the reader can draw upon in their own time.

Whether you read it from cover to cover or choose to ‘dip in’ here and there, you will discover this book to be highly informative and a practical resource you will want to keep on your shelf.

As the 2019 Award Winner: Book & Research Award from the Martin Institute for Christianity & Culture, it is good to have on hand.

Christ Centred Mindfulness is available at Koorong.

Colleen Morris is a counsellor and family Therapist at Watersedge Counselling in Geelong. Find out more at


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