Maria Skår | The Work

Maria Skår


Before The Work, I was stressed out, angry and scared every day. I lived in a world where everyone was a threat, an enemy and where perfection was the only thing that could secure me a place in this world, the right to be here. From the belief that my mother abandoned me on the street when I was 2 months old, beliefs had turned into stories, and stories into theories about this world. I was too scared to take public transportation, hated traveling abroad, pushed myself beyond my limits at work and found myself angry with the kids every day.

I knew that I was my own worst enemy. I just didn’t know what to do about it, until The Work. After a 10-minute introduction, I realized that I don’t have to be dependent on others changing for me to be happy. I have it all in me. It was such a relief. I took the four questions and the turnarounds and went to work. And I have stayed with The Work, through severe depression and longing to die, through my struggles in parenting, through my stories of abandonment and through marriage and separation.

Has it been easy? No. The Work is the job I have to do, and this mind has put up a serious fight. It still does. And at the same time I notice that the tenacity of the mind has softened.

Has it been life saving? Yes. Has it been life changing? Yes. Do I still get down? Yes. Do I get myself back up and more? Yes. How? The four questions and turnarounds.

Today, I live from a place of awareness. Through The Work, I have found life, love, joy, kindness and compassion. I never thought that I would be able to have real, lasting experiences of such connectedness with the kids and be able to live my life from a place of clarity and compassion. That leaves me humble and in deep gratitude.

From the core belief of abandonment, I have worked through so many aspects of this human experience. And if I were to select some that have been more present than others it would be: parenting, parents (both biological and adoptive), relationships, divorce, depression, perfection and the body. I also have a solid experience in writing Judge-Your-Neighbor worksheets.

From the bottom of my heart and through my own deep experience of self-realization through the four questions and turnarounds, I invite you to join me on this journey. Contact me any time to do The Work.

Contact Information: 

Phone: +47 99296115
Skype: mariaskar

Oslo, Norway