Inquiry – The Work – by Byron Katie

The website for The Work says:
“The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the stressful thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, a way to end all your stress and suffering.”
Could it really be?
My experience of witnessing, listening to audio recordings, reading Katie’s books, watching the online videos and most of all practicing – tells me that this process really can help you end stress and suffering.
The technique is simple and effective, easy to learn and freely available ( if you are online). It relies on self-responsibility and the diligence to sit down and do “The Work”.
How to do this is outlined online at It involves three steps…
1. Judge your neighbour
2. Ask 4 questions
3. Turn it around.
Its as simple as that.
Here is one site that is designed to give you all you need to learn and live the technique, so take the time to explore the site and watch some of the video clips. They are real-life people dealing with their issues using this technique, and you are bound to resonate.
Katie also runs weekend events, presentations and book tours in the USA and Europe. There is a 9-day-school for The Work hosted by Katie in Los Angeles and in Germany.
Local community groups are spring up globally with teleclasses and webforums supporting individuals in their process. Its a very active community that can really go a long way to helping restore inner peace. If it works in prisons – it can work everywhere.
Certification of Facilitators
The facilitation process is built around a 100-day Facilitator Certification Program which may take betwen 2 and 6 years to complete.Certified facilitators can be found online.
Recommended Reading
“Loving What Is”
“I Need Your Love – Is it true?”
“1000 Names for Joy”
– all written by Byron Katie


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