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Connect with other's who are learning and deepening their practice in the powerful inquiry practice of The Work of Byron Katie. Whether you have only just heard of The Work from a friend, or read one of Katie's books, or whether you have been inquiring deeply using The Work for many years - welcome!

Joy and connection to the gifts and beauty of life are available to us all, even when we encounter challenging life circumstances. When we are able to compassionately inquire into our stressful thinking and limiting beliefs that keep us stuck in pain, fear, judgement and separation, we are more able to access peace, clarity, happiness and our own deeper wisdom.

When we suffer from confusion, unhappiness, or stress, we often look outside of ourselves for relief and what we find is fleeting and ultimately unsatisfactory. We try to 'solve' our problems with even more thinking, seeking approval from others, the perfect relationship, more money, better looks, the “right” answers, etc. We try to control and change other people, ourselves and life to fit how we think it is supposed tot be to get what we want and make ourselves feel better. This often perpetuates stress and the war with “what is” – the fundamental nature of reality, which will not be controlled and always includes uncertainty and impermanence.

I have found the Work to be a profoundly beautiful and transformative practice in all areas of my life: relationships, parenting, money, professional life, finding my voice for more authentic and courageous communication, illness, loss and grief... The Work gives me a way to access exactly what I need to see and realize to find my own peace and wisdom, and access the deeper learning and capacity to be with life as it is, and to dance with it and contribute more fully. I am deeply grateful to have found The Work and to have the opportunity to practice with it myself and share with others.

What if all I need to live in a peaceful world is to answer four simple questions and the turnarounds? What if all the answers I ever sought are waiting within and are available when I sit with an open mind in sincere inquiry? This is the invitation of Byron Katie’s Work.

Katie says that The Work is merely four questions and the turnarounds; it’s not even a thing. It has no motive, no strings. It’s nothing without your answers. These four questions will join any program you’ve got and enhance it. Any religion you have – they’ll enhance it. If you have no religion, they will bring you joy. And they’ll burn up anything that isn’t true for you. They’ll burn through to the reality that has always been waiting.

The Work gives us a clear way to access this timeless wisdom for ourselves. We learn to identify the thoughts and beliefs we are attaching to that are keeping us stuck and suffering, and then inquire into our beliefs one at a time using The Four Questions of The Work and turnarounds with genuine examples.

The four questions are:
1. Is it true?
2. Can I absolutely know that it’s true?
3. How do I react, what happens when I believe that thought?
4. Who would I be without the thought?
And then... Turn it around.

I am a licensed and Certified Facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie and am passionate about making this simple effective tool available to all interested through introductory events, classes and workshops.

For more information, join us and go to Katie's web site at http://thework.com or my web site at www.caitlinfrost.ca

Upcoming events (3)

Getting Un-Stuck weekend retreat in The Work Bowen Island

Rivendell Retreat Ctr

Spend a full weekend learning and deepening your practice in The Work, inquiring into the stressful thoughts and limiting beliefs and patterns that cause stress, suffering and separation, and keep you stuck in you life, relationships and work. Delicious homemade food, a stunning and nourishing location at the Rivendell Retreat Centre, and a supportive environment to reflect, learn, inquire and tap into your own deeper wisdom. Gain peace, clarity, valuable insights and access to more possibility in all areas of life, relationships and work where you are stuck or challenged or simply curios to stretch and explore what else is possible. I have been using The Work myself for more than 18 years and continue to be amazed at the learning and transformation it brings me in my personal and professional life. As a certified facilitator who has worked with hundreds of people around the world, I am here to support you in using this compassionate and powerful practice for yourself. We will work as a group, in partners and as individual writing exercises. You will receive a package of materials to support your ongoing practice of The Work after the retreat. All experience levels welcome. Space is limited. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. For more information and to register (including payment for tuition, meals and accommodations: http://www.caitlinfrost.ca/programs/2015/9/29/getting-unstuck-transforming-limited-beliefs-a9rz2 Please register on the website above to ensure a space. There are 5 spaces left. Caitlin Frost is brilliant in working with people to shift their limiting beliefs. A gifted facilitator, she really supports people to move into areas of their own thinking with curiosity and compassion. Working with Caitlin I have had many “a-ha” moments myself, and I have benefited enormously from Caitlin’s application of The Work in different settings. Caitlin’s also just a tremendous person, and if you have a chance to attend one of her workshops, do it! You won’t regret, and you will be different when you leave! — Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Confluence Unlimited, Columbus OH, “ It is my experience that this Work gives me the opportunity to truly realize for myself, in the most challenging areas of my own life, what I hear from spiritual teachers when they speak and write about peace, acceptance, connection and love. After practicing meditation and yoga for decades, I am still amazed at the multitude of thoughts that arise in my mind, and at how disruptive they can be when they remain unquestioned. I would wholeheartedly recommend this retreat (in the Work) to anyone who is interested in bringing balance, peace and poise from the meditation seat and yoga mat into the other hours of the day and night. — Vivian Chenard, Salt Spring Centre of Yoga, BC

Doing The Work together: peer practice group

Mount Seymour United Church

This is a peer led drop in practice group for people who have some existing experience with the basic practice of The Work. Bring your Judge Your Neighbour Worksheet and pair up for peer-facilitation. (The Work is not 'taught' at this session. If you are new to The Work, please join and introduction session before attending this group) This group is and space is generously hosted by Mount Seymour United and peer led by Nancy Talbot and Sharon Brian, practitioners of The Work. Donations welcome. This is not a religious event.

Doing The Work together: peer practice group

Mount Seymour United Church

This is a peer led drop in practice group for people who have some existing experience with the basic practice of The Work. Bring your Judge Your Neighbour Worksheet and pair up for peer-facilitation. (The Work is not 'taught' at this session. If you are new to The Work, please join and introduction session before attending this group) This group is and space is generously hosted by Mount Seymour United and peer led by Nancy Talbot and Sharon Brian, practitioners of The Work. Donations welcome. This is not a religious event.

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