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The Nine-Day

for The Work

The School Experience

The School provides a safe, loving, and supportive environment that meets you right where you are without pressure or prejudice. The School for The Work isn’t for learning—it’s for unlearning. You’ll spend nine days questioning the fear-based stories you’ve innocently clung to all your life. While immersed in inquiry, you’ll be free to explore life from an entirely new perspective that waits just beyond your story.

At the School, participants and staff support one another as Byron Katie guides the group through a fascinating inward journey, free from the noise and distraction of everyday life. Often participants discover that the joy and peace found in their breakthroughs is matched and even strengthened by witnessing breakthroughs in others.

Many participants consider these nine days to be the most important days they have ever spent. Insights and realizations continue long after the School has ended. People report that they experience life in a profoundly different way, that for the first time they recognize that the universe is friendly, and that they feel a genuine commitment to doing The Work as a daily practice.

The Curriculum

The curriculum at the School is a living, evolving process, changing with the needs of the participants and on the basis of past students’ experiences. The exercises and activities are designed to mirror Byron Katie’s experience in the year after she woke up to reality in 1986.

You will work on your thoughts and stories about

  • relationships
  • addiction
  • body image
  • communication
  • forgiveness
  • sex and sexuality
  • gender
  • fear

The Morning Walk

Each day begins with a morning walk.

After the School

We have an amazing aftercare program to help you make The Work a permanent part of your life. It is free of charge and is available to all participants. This program provides daily practice sessions and our free helpline. Many graduates form independent groups to do The Work in their communities or by phone. Chat groups for School graduates are also popular. The School is a continually extended welcome. Graduates from the School are invited to join The Institute for The Work of Byron Katie which offers an immersion in a daily practice and opportunities to become a Certified Facilitator.

Continuing Education Units

Licensed professionals such as marriage and family therapists, social workers, nurses, teachers, alcohol and drug-abuse counselors, and acupuncturists can receive continuing education credit for attending the School.

50 CEUs / CE contact hours are available for licensed professionals. Byron Katie International is currently approved as a provider of CEUs for the School for The Work by these organizations.


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