Byron Katie

Byron Katie conference presentation:

What if relief from suffering, depression, and discontent were as simple as questioning your thoughts?

After suffering for more than a decade from depression, rage, and suicidal thoughts, Byron Katie woke up one morning to a life-changing realization: that when she believed her painful thoughts, she suffered, but when she questioned them, she didn’t suffer.

Katie expressed this realization through a simple method of self-inquiry called The Work, which is being used by millions of people all over the world. The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to everyone and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind. Eckhart Tolle calls it “a great blessing for our planet.”

Students of The Work have used it to end their suffering about health, body image, addiction, self-hatred, relationships, problems in business or at work, and many other unresolved issues in their lives.

Information about The Work:

The Work is a structured inquiry process that investigates the relationship between thoughts and suffering. It facilitates the dissolution of dysfunctional beliefs and behavior patterns, leading to freedom from anxiety, stress, and anxiety-producing stories about the past and future. This professional training will enable participants to deeply experience The Work in their personal lives and to more effectively integrate The Work into their profession and client-centered therapy. At this event, Byron Katie will guide participants through this powerful practice of questioning the mind’s stressful thinking.

Byron Katie Bio:

In 1986, at the bottom of a ten-year spiral into depression and self-loathing, Byron Katie woke up one morning in a state of joy. 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 self-inquiry, which she calls The Work, consists of four questions and the turnaround, which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe.

Katie has been bringing The Work to millions of people for more than thirty years. Her public events, weekend workshops, intensives, and nine-day School for The Work have brought freedom to people all over the world.

Her books include the bestselling Loving What IsI Need Your Love—Is That True?A Thousand Names for Joy, and A Mind at Home with Itself. For more information, visit thework.com. Conference participants can click here to download The Work resources.

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