THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE - ALSO CALLED:
Inquiry Based Stress Reduction
It is not the situation itself, but what we believe about a situation that makes us suffer.
that - before practicing "The Work" -
caused me suffering:
"My mother should respect me".
"I did it wrong".
"I won't have enough money".
"There is something wrong with me".
"I am not good enough."
"I need to make a decision."
I work as a certified facilitator of "The Work of Byron Katie", also referred to as "Inquiry-based stress reduction". This simple yet effective method shows a way to live in harmony with the way things are. When doing "The Work", we identify those thoughts that bring stress into our life, thoughts where we oppose that what shows up in our life. When doing "The Work" our mind can come back to peace, not by "positive thinking or sugar coding the situation" but by opening up to the truth of our current situation. As a facilitator I guide you on that way so that your mind can become peaceful again and your body can drop the stress and relax.
For those who want to dive deep:
Sylvia has such a rare ability to hold space for her students/clients and keep us focused whilst still being so gentle, calm, and kind. The Work is not always easy but she makes it simple and accessible because she cares so deeply for the well being of all people. If you are just starting out in “The Work” or even if you have had a lot of experience in it, she is a great facilitator of healing to call upon.
Barbara Heller, Actress / Podcaster / Author - March 2022
The most successful, happy and free people I know are always working on themselves. The Work as per Byron Katie itself is magnificent - but it's even better when used with an excellent coach. Sylvia has helped me through many issues when I haven't been able to "get out of my own head" on a problem or subject. That's why I constantly seek Sylvia out. She's the best money you will spend! There's no price on peace and joy. I recommend her coaching 100%. My husband has used her, too!
Susie Moore, author of STOP CHECKING YOUR LIKES.
Miami, June 2020
Sylvia accompanied me on my path to my own autonomy. She allowed me to dive deeply into The Work of Byron Katie and to find lasting well-being and a greater serenity in my relationships with others. Between the laughter and the tears that marked my journey with her, I really enjoyed her joie de vivre, her empathy, her depth and her lightness, and simply the quality of her presence and her listening. I am in France while Sylvia lives in the United States: our sessions were held sometimes by videoconference and sometimes by phone without image and we never met physically ... Yet I have the impression of having been in all our appointments face to face with her! I have done a lot of personal development in my life, I have been accompanied by a lot of psychotherapists, analysts, coaches and others. With Sylvia, I experienced a little miracle: I feel I have found the answer I was looking for : an ability to live my life more freely and to be confident about my future. I also appreciated her perfect knowledge of the French language in all its nuances..
KB, Paris - September 2018
Here the original text in French language:
Sylvia m'a accompagnée sur le chemin de mon autonomie. Elle m'a permis d'aller profondément dans le travail de Byron Katie et d'en retirer un bien-être sensible et durable, une plus grande sérénité dans mes relations avec les autres. Entre les rires et les pleurs qui ont jalonné mon parcours avec elle, j'ai beaucoup apprécié sa joie de vivre, son empathie, sa profondeur et sa légèreté, et tout simplement la qualité de sa présence et de son écoute. Je suis en France tandis que Sylvia vit aux Etats-Unis : nos sessions ont donc eu lieu tantôt par visio-conférence et tantôt par téléphone sans image et nous ne nous sommes jamais rencontrées physiquement... Pourtant j'ai l'impression d'avoir vécu tous nos rendez-vous en présentiel ! J'ai fait beaucoup de développement personnel dans ma vie, été accompagnée par beaucoup de psychothérapeutes, analystes, coachs et autres. Avec Sylvia, il s'est passé un petit miracle : j'ai la sensation d'avoir trouvé la réponse que je cherchais en la contactant : une capacité en moi à vivre plus libre et une plus grande confiance dans mon avenir. J'ai aussi apprécié sa parfaite maîtrise du français, dans toutes ses nuances et sa grande connaissance de ce pays et de sa culture.
KB, Paris - September 2018
"I have done many different kinds of therapy, and working with Sylvia is the most efficient and productive form I have experienced. Sylvia helps me get to the heart of the issue and find freedom. She is understanding, wise and kind. I always feel heard, understood and accepted. Sylvia helps me see myself and my life in fresh eyes and she makes doing the Work, so easy and simple. I always feel freer after we work together. Our weekly appointments are crucial to my happy life and her rates are so reasonable.
" Heather, Naples FL - April 2017
I very much enjoyed our session together. It was dynamic. I found it liberating and restorative. It was important and meaningful to me. I am grateful for Sylvia's sensitivity, patience, insights, wisdom, and skills. Her ability in facilitating The Work helped me to process things, and afterwards I felt more empowered and alive. I appreciate being able to share delicate experiences with her and I am thankful that she gently guided me towards understanding myself and the situation more clearly.
Sylvia is an amazing communicator and I appreciate her talents and gifts. I am looking forward to continue to do one on one Work sessions with her and I would love to do a personal retreat with her one day. That would be fantastic.
J.R - January 2016