release your stressful thoughts and
Having deeply worked for myself
in these areas, my fields of expertise are:
- Body - Appearance & Judgements
- Emotional Eating / Overeating
- Lack of Self Esteem
- Partner, Relationships
- Anxiety, Depression, Fear of the Unknown
- Money, Lack of Money, Fear of Loss
- Decision Making
how to prepare for the first session
You do not have to do anything to prepare yourself for the first session. Just come with an open mind. If you are aware of a stressful situation or a stressful thought, bring that to the session.
How does a Work session look like?
This is what we do in a session:
First we determine a situation where you were angry , disappointed sad or hurt. Then I will ask you questions (those questions are the structure of "The Work of Byron Katie) and what you will do is simply answering those questions.
I will encourage you to not answer those questions mentally from your head but I will support you to "sit in the question", meaning sitting still and relaxed, like in meditation, waiting for the answers to arise in you. Your truth is always inside in you and in stillness it can rise up to the surface and be shown to you.
The questions I will ask you follow a the schema of 'The Work of Byron Katie' and are:
1. Is it true.
2. Can you absolutely know that it's true.
3. How do you react, what happens when you believe that thought?
4. Who are you without that thought?
After this we are looking for "Turnarounds" of your original thought.
As an example, if the original thought is:
"My partner did not respect me."
the Turnarounds for this sentence are:
1. Turnaround to the Self: "I did not respect me."
2. Turnaround to the Other: "I did not respect my partner."
3. Turnaround to the Opposite: "My partner respected me."
Why work with a facilitator?
You can always do The Work on your own. That's the beauty of it. You don't need anybody.
There are times when a facilitator really can "facilitate" your Work.
To slow down, get into a meditative state, really dive down deep, is often not the easiest to do on your own. That's where a facilitator comes in. A facilitator holds the space for you, a safe place, so that you can allow yourself to go deep, so that what is deep inside of you can mount to the surface and can be looked at and released.
As Certified Facilitators of The Work of Byron Katie, I work under the Principles and Codes of Ethic which are published at The Institute for The Work.