Salvation and Wellness, Holiness and Therapy

Last week when I wrote about the distinction between mindfulness meditation and contemplative prayer, one reader left this comment:I would also like to hear your comments on salvation vs therapy.I feel a bit of trepidation taking this on, for the simple reason that I am not a professional counselor, therapist, psychologist, social worker — I have none of those little sets of letters like "LPC" or "MSW" that tag along after a person's name to indicate that he or she is qualified to therapize. … [Read more...]

Dr. Charles Raison on Compassion & Meditation

Here's a video well worth watching. Dr. Charles Raison was, up until recently, an assistant professor in the Mind-Body Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. He also served as a mental health expert for CNN. I first learned about Dr. Raison because of his involvement with the contemplative studies initiative at Emory, which seeks to explore and document the health benefits of meditation. … [Read more...]


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