Byron Katie. The Work.
I’m thrilled to have Bryon Katie on the podcast!
If you’ve seen her either on video or in-person, then you know why I’m excited. There’s something about her presence, her humor, and her insightfulness that cuts through the BS and gets to the core of the human experience–the struggle, the frustration, and the suffering. That’s exactly why I invited her on the podcast.
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Byron Katie’s level of insight, self-awareness and questioning is precisely what’s required of the coaches and mentors and therapists who work with individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma.
In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression, rage, and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a state of constant joy that has never left her. She realized that when she believed her stressful thoughts, she suffered, but that when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. Her simple yet powerful process of inquiry is called The Work.
The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds, which are a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. When you question a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, five-day intensives, nine-day School for The Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House have brought freedom to people all over the world.
Byron Katie’s books include the bestselling Loving What Is, I Need Your Love—Is That True?, A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com.
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