Byron Katie has one job: to teach people how to stop suffering. In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year fall into depression, anger, and addiction, she woke up one morning and realized that all suffering comes from believing our thoughts. She experienced with her own eyes and skin that no one is separate from anyone or anything. Many people have moments of such clarity. But Katie went further. Questioning every painful thought she had, she developed a method of inquiry she called The Work.
The Work asks four simple questions that turn stressful thoughts around. When you Work with a thought, you see around it to the choices beyond suffering. One thought at a time, you transform the way you experience your life. People find that their stressful beliefs — about life, other people, or themselves — radically shift. Through this process, Katie gives people the tool to set themselves free.
Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people around the world for more than 30 years, starting when people in her hometown knocked on her door because they’d heard she could help. She throws herself lovingly and tirelessly into Work in prisons, hospitals, churches, V. A. treatment centers, corporations, universities, and schools. Her free public events, weekend workshops, nine-day School for the Work, and 28-day residential Turnaround House bring long-awaited liberation to people across the world.
- Immersion in her self-inquiry methodology called The Work
- Ways to cope with self-imposed suffering created by the stories we tell ourselves
- Paths to happiness and freedom