Sitting Together, Essential Skills for Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Essential Skills for
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy
Susan M. Pollak | Thomas Pedulla | Ronald D. Siegel

Editorial Reviews

"The authors combine clinical expertise and deep personal experience with mindfulness to offer a very effective book that is well referenced and full of practical case examples. This clearly written, genuinely profound and heartfelt book will serve all therapists interested in the power of mindful presence for themselves as well as their clients. It will also be useful as a seminar text or training manual."

Rick Hanson, PhD
author of The Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness

"Truly impressive—a much-needed exploration of the multifaceted role that mindfulness meditation can play in optimizing psychotherapeutic practice. The book features a generous selection of practices, including rationales, handouts, and audio downloads. It provides both novices and experts with surefooted guidance for increasing mindful awareness in ways that are best suited to clients' needs."

Zindel V. Segal, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Psychology in Mood Disorders, University of Toronto, author of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression

"This comprehensive and beautifully organized book reveals the clinical expertise and human wisdom of its authors. With its treasure trove of meditations, case studies, and teachings, Sitting Together will be a cherished book for any therapist seeking to bring mindfulness alive in therapeutic work."

Tara Brach, PhD
author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"An excellent guide, filled with skillful means and wise understanding."

Jack Kornfield, PhD
author of A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry

"A useful technical guide for therapists interested in incorporating the skills of mindfulness meditation into their practice. The book is filled with practical meditation exercises, explained in a clear and engaging style. But these exercises are not for the patient only, as is usual in treatment manuals; rather, they are offered equally to the therapist. Sitting Together invites the therapist to develop, through mindfulness, those qualities common to all gifted practitioners: accurate attention, caring without judgment, compassion, and wisdom."

Judith L. Herman, MD
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, author of Trauma and Recovery

"Sitting Together is an extraordinary achievement and an outstanding resource for introducing mindfulness into psychotherapy. The exercises are simple, powerful, and supported by clinical research. Most important, they help therapists and clients cultivate compassion for self and others. Practicing the skills in this book encourages the wise mind and good heart of both therapist and client to emerge. Destined to become a classic in the field."

Joan Borysenko, PhD
author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and Guilt is the Teacher, Love is the Lesson