Are you a practitioner looking to add a further tool to support your clients?
The Work of Byron Katie or ‘The Work’ as it is popularly known is a simple tool that has lasting effects on those who use it. Byron Katie describes The Work as:
The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all the suffering in the world. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity. In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds. – Byron Katie
Ricardo Hidalgo and Anil Coumar describe ‘The Work of Byron Katie’ as “a new psychotherapy”. They describe it as:
‘The Work’ can be seen as a simple, pithy form of psychotherapy that appears to synthesize elements of psychoanalytic psychotherapies, cognitive/behavioural psychotherapies and mindfulness based psychotherapies. ‘The Work’ employs well-known psycho-therapeutic methods such as guided imagery, role plays, and cognitive restructuring. ‘The Work’ allows people not only to question their painful beliefs, but to gain insight into their unconscious projections without being blocked by the shame against which they usually need to defend.”
Research is being undertaken in Israel and the Netherlands on the benefits of The Work or ‘Inquiry Based Stress Reduction’ (IBSR) for a number of differing conditions including depression. A list of trials undertaken in Israel can be found here.
What The Work isn’t
The Work is not Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Debra London M.D. shows how they are similar and different in her article. It is not a form of brainwashing or positive psychology. It does not make you re-experience trauma in order to find peace with it.
Want to learn more about The Work as a method?
Book into one of our Information Evenings where we will:
- Describe The Work as a method
- Provide you with a live demonstration of how it works
- Talk about case studies of working with clients and how using The Work improved their mental clarity and symptoms
- Answer any questions you may have about The Work
- Explain a way to immerse yoursef in The Work so you can use it as a tool with your clients
Information Sessions will be held via Webinar. You can access them from anywhere, and watch the replay session if you cannot attend on the night.
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