Mindfulness and Christianity with Linda Gow

28 May 2020

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, develop 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?!

"Is mindfulness okay?”, “does it encourage people to embrace Eastern philosophy and spirituality?", "are we somehow required to empty our minds?" – these are questions often asked by some Christians. 

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

We will explore the concept of mindfulness and how mindful awareness can enhance our lives and ministry as Christians.


Thursday 28th May 2020 from 9.30am—3.30pm

$85.00 per person (includes retreat and catering)

 (maximum 15 participants)

Email admin@vaughanpark.org.nz to book your place.


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