Nothing has moved me as deeply as The Work of Byron Katie. I spent years trying to get out of this mind that ran in circles and drove me crazy at times. The Work is the shortest way I know to find clarity and the way back into my heart. There is no area in my life that The Work has not affected beautifully. As a classical pianist, I used to struggle with performance anxiety. Now, whenever I have a performance, I identify and question the stressful thoughts that create tightness and nervousness. By questioning those, I’m more relaxed, lighthearted, and get to enjoy the performance!
Before I found The Work, I was very grateful for all the good things in my life—and resentful toward people and situations that I thought should be different: the father of my children and my sister, for example. I dreaded to be in the same room with my ex and didn’t communicate with my sister for a year. With each thought questioned, my whole perception of the moment and of the people involved changed: My sister and I are now closer than ever before, and I feel more connected to my ex and even comfortable having family dinners together.
The Work has also made a huge difference in my parenting. Moments of anger towards my kids have been very difficult for me. It seems as if within an instant I would turn from a kind, loving mom into a monster, and experience guilt and shame afterwards. By doing The Work, I am becoming more present, more connected, and kinder—toward them and toward myself. And whenever I notice anger or frustration now, I know that I must be under the influence of my thoughts. I would love to share my deep passion for The Work with you by answering any questions you may have—and by doing The Work with you! I offer sessions for individuals and groups, and have experience in facilitating individuals, couples, parent and child, groups of University music students, groups of elementary age children, and teacher trainings.
For more information about me, the Work, and sessions, please visit www.theworkwithjudith.com