• May I Sit With You? A Simple Approach to Meditation
Meditation is a powerful reflective practice and mental discipline with roots in Southeast Asia and India. Practiced daily by millions of people, meditating is known to boost mental focus, improve awareness, and reduce stress. For anyone interested in greater physical and mental health, increased mental clarity, and reduced stress, this step-by-step manual takes readers through mindfulness practices and techniques that yield endless benefits by improving mind-body-spirit consciousness. In order to assist the reader in finding the right path, the author describes the myriad of meditative practices and disciplines practiced around the world, influencing generations of practitioners who have found a more balanced life consisting of greater peace, harmony, and overall enjoyment.

May I Sit With You? is heart-lifting and mind-opening. Tom’s humility and simplicity are inspiring, sure signs that the words he shares come directly from his own practice. This is the sort of book to keep on your bedside table and open anytime you need to remember that mindfulness is possible.”
Sharon Salzberg
Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society
Author of Real Happiness

“A meditation book that finally incorporates meditation with a design for living. It felt as if my friend and colleague, Tom Catton, was sitting beside me, gracefully cheering my meditation practice on through the pages of May I Sit With You? The breath of this book brings every emotion, thought, or belief you have ever had into a meditation practice of healing and hope.”
Sherry Gaba, LCSW
Psychotherapist and Life Coach
Author of The Law of Sobriety

May I Sit With You? embodies the fruits of Tom Catton’s meditation practice. It clearly comes from his willingness to be present to life with a deeply open heart. Tom’s welcoming tone and rich, practical sharing are refreshing. This book generously opens an effective and inviting way to live the Eleventh Step. I highly recommend this book to anyone desiring to make a more conscious connection with their innate spiritual wholeness.”
Rev. Anna Shouse, PhD
Unity Minister and Host of Spirit of Recovery on www.unityonlineradio.org

“Drawing from over forty years of personal experience, in May I Sit With You? Tom Catton skillfully invites his readers to cultivate their own spiritual path by providing a wide variety of accessible and gentle methods to develop a meditation practice of their own.”
John (Chophel) Bruna
Director of the Way of Compassion Foundation
Dharma teacher and cofounder of the Mindful Life Program

“Tom Catton has a unique talent for distilling diverse spiritual teachings and practices down to their essence. May I Sit With You? is an irresistible invitation to share recovery, meditation, and the spiritual journey with a wise friend and steadfast companion. Full of great advice, clear guidance, and pithy teachings, this is a book to keep by your side and read again and again.”
Kevin Griffin
Author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and Recovering Joy: A Mindful Life After Addiction

May I Sit with You? A Simple Approach to Meditation is a gem that introduces and expands on meditation and other mindfulness practices in an unpretentious, practical, and accessible manner. While the word simple in the subtitle may (and should) invite those new to mindfulness, Tom Catton’s wisdom and experience shine through to enrich both novice and experienced practitioners of meditation. Each time I picked up this book, be it for minutes or for a more extended read, I left contemplative about the ongoing role of mindfulness in my life and with a reminder to be present for the here and now. May I Sit With You? is one of my favorite books on the topic and will be a go-to resource in my clinical practice for bibliotherapy and in-session readings.

LIBRARY JOURNAL:
"According to author Catton (The Mindful Addict), the practice of mindfulness can be summed up in a simple instruction: pay attention. Catton explains how meditation is designed to help people exercise living in the moment, let go of past hurts and future expectations, and offer a sense of serenity. The author guides readers through the most basic meditative ritual, such as focusing on breathing, and presents ideas for mindful walking, eating, and listening. Each of the 67 short chapters can be read sequentially for meditation instruction or at random for inspiration. Verdict: Readers will be encouraged to incorporate these principles into their daily lives. The teachings will resonate with those in 12-step programs, who will find practical ways in which to use them. Among the best titles on this topic." —Deborah Bigelow, director emerita, Leonia P.L., NJ


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May I Sit With You? A Simple Approach to Meditation

  • Product Code: May I Sit With You? A Simple Approach to Meditation
  • Authors: Tom Catton
  • ISBN: 978-1-937612-83-2
  • Page: 200
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
  • Availability: In Stock
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  • Ex Tax: $16.95

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