The Work

The Work is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches me to identify and question stressful thoughts. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting me, and to address the cause of my problems with clarity.

At a time when she was very depressed, Byron Katie discovered that she suffered when she believed her thoughts. That suffering stopped when she questioned her stressful beliefs and discovered what was really true.

It is also my experience that stress is not caused by the people and circumstances around me, but by the incorrect (often old ) thoughts I have about them.

Our attempts to find happiness often have the opposite effect. Instead of desperately trying to adapt the world to what it "should" be, I prefer to meditate on the four questions and turnarounds of The Work. By doing this we can find our own inner wisdom and truth, and by that experience incredible freedom and peace.

How to do The Work?
* fill in a 'judge your neighbor' worksheet, you can download here.

* ask the 4 questions: 1. Is it true? 2. Can you absolutely know that it's true? 3. How do you react when you believe that thought? 4. Who would you be without that thought?

* Turn the thought around:
to yourself; to the other; to the opposite.

* Do you need some help? Make an appointment with Monique to try out The Work. The introduction price is only €35,- for a 1,5 hour session

Info about the work

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Just arrived: DREAM INQUIRY WITH THE WORK OF BYRON KATIE (by Monique Dankers- van der Spek)

If we inquire dreams with The Work of Byron Katie, we can apply ‘The Work’ to what our subconscious mind provides us as an important theme. And thanks to the questions of ‘The Work’ we learn to understand the language of our dreams. In this book you will find the report of eight sessions that Monique has facilitated.

Monique is a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie and dream coach affiliated with the Dutch Association for the Study of dreams (VSD). She regularly contributes to the Dream Journal and gave workshops and lectures at the congress of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).

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PILGRIMAGE: In spring 2020 there will be another pilgrimage with The Work in and around Monique's farmhouse in Vorden: discover the 'imperturbable peace' that many of those who experienced The Work process are speaking about. We liberate ourselves of thoughts that imprison us and go for silent walks in the beautiful Dutch scenery from the 'Achterhoek'.
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