I don’t let go of my thoughts. I meet them with understanding and they let go of me.
- Byron Katie
The Work is a simple yet powerful process of self inquiry where we learn to identify and question our own thoughts and beliefs that lead to stress and suffering, and that limit our experience of possibility in life, relationships and work.
“He should listen to me.” ~ “The world is unsafe.” ~ “I need more money.” ~ “People should be kind.” ~ “My children should clean up.” ~ “ I have too much to do.”
Beliefs like these can run our lives, cause us stress, sadness, anger, confusion and suffering, and from the place of believing them we can find ourselves acting in ways that don’t support our health, our relationships or our ability to learn and act wisely and kindly.
By bringing these thoughts into our awareness, honestly answering 4 simple questions and finding where the turnarounds are true for us, we are able to meet our own thinking with a deep understanding and compassion. This can open space for peace, profound change and wise, kind action.
The Work invites us to open our minds and allow our inherent wisdom and goodness to educate us.
As a practice, the Work can have a profound impact on your life, work and relationships. It is practiced and offered around the world in many contexts including hospitals, organizations, schools, addictions programs, veterans programs and as a personal practice for anyone wanting to find more joy, energy and clarity in their personal and professional life.
I have experienced the Work bringing peace to so many areas of life and work including:
- family relationships and history
- personal and professional relationships
- working with creative blocks
- parenting (children of all ages)
- trauma and loss of loved ones
- body and health issues
- anxiety and depression
- addictions and unhealthy patterns
- conflict resolution
- financial stress
- athletic performance and participation
I have yet to find a place of stress or feeling stuck that the Work has not served when I open to the questions. My experience with clients has been the same.
Anyone can access the power of this inquiry process – all it takes is a willingness to answer the questions honestly.