A mind at home with itself: mindful self-inquiry with the work of Byron Katie
"A mind at home with itself is a door into who you already are and can be if you would only get out of your own way. Enter. And take up residency. Being at home is infectious." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
"My children should do what I say", "My partner doesn’t appreciate me", "I need more money", "There isn’t enough time", ‘I am not good enough’.
Do you ever experience stressful thoughts or feelings around your family, friends, job, money, health, or life in general?
Does life somtimes seem overwhelming or depressing, and it feels there is too much to do and you'll never get everything done?
Or do you at times feel anxious about the future, your children, your health, your financial situation?
Or maybe you are just curious, longing to get to know yourself more intimately and develop more self-compassion.
No one needs to have experienced depression or trauma to benefit from ‘the work’. Anyone who has an interest in peace and more clarity of mind can gain from this simple tool.
The work of Byron Katie™ allows us to identify and question the stressful thoughts that prevent us from enjoying life and addressing its challenges with clarity.
‘The work’ meets us wherever we are. When we immerse ourselves in the meditative practice of inquiry with this simple tool, we can discover the freedom, peace & creativity that lie beyond our conditioned stressful beliefs and assumptions about life, others and ourselves. Through ‘the work’ as meditation we begin to bring everything within ourselves into the ‘light’ of conscious awareness and finally begin to meet it all with love and understanding.
‘The work’ is simply four questions and a 'turnaround', which is a way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. It is so simple that anyone with an open mind can do it. It allows us to tap into our own wisdom, rather than relying on the knowledge, answers or experience of others.
“We are sitting in these questions to see what meets them – your own heart.” - Byron Katie.
We meet as a small, friendly and supportive group, meeting fortnightly. Open to those new to as well as experienced with 'the work'.
About Sylvia Karathanos
Sylvia has been practicing ‘The Work’ for nearly 20 years, is certified by ‘VTW, Germany as a Coach for The Work and has completed the Certification Programme with Byron Katie International. She has staffed in several of Byron Katie’s events, and works as a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist and coach in private practice.