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 the layman to understand and integrate, giving people a whole new perspective on their lives. 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. Drawing from her intimate understanding of how the brain works, changes, and develops, combined with her spiritual work as a nun, Dr. Tomaino offers readers effective, hands-on exercises they can use to apply the power of neurology to develop their own spiritual mind. Readers will learn that the more awake they are to what underlies their brain’s perception, the more they are in charge of their life's potential.