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August 2008
08/11/08 Suffering and Solitude
Why is it that a prisoner, locked away for his crime and left alone in his cell may weep, when a Buddhist Monk alone in the same cell would celebrate? Oprah talks with spiritual teacher Byron Katie, about the pain and suffering one can face when left alone with their thoughts. Plus, they talk about how you can be at peace with your thoughts and end your own suffering.

08/04/08 Learning ‘The Work’
Are you ready to learn how to make the most of your life right now? Spiritual leader and author Byron Katie returns to talk with Oprah about the steps of Byron’s revolutionary and transformative process called “The Work” and about her book Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life.

July 2008
07/28/08 Ending Your Suffering
Are you ready to end your suffering? According to spiritual teacher and best-selling author Byron Katie, happiness is within your reach. Oprah talks with Byron about her inquiry process called “The Work,” which she says alleviates depression, decreases stress and improves relationships—all by answering four powerful questions that will turn your life around.

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A Letter of Gratitude


I want to express my deep gratitude for the work of The Work, as I experienced it this morning, Sunday, August 10, 2008, through the Helpline.

Sonya (I apologize if I’ve misspelled her name) worked with me for over an hour. She was clear, patient, relaxed, and quite unexpectedly at the end, shared a bit of the impact that the work she made possible for me to do for myself, had on her. This is a gift, and I am grateful.

The experience is remarkable. I feel mentally and emotionally clearer, calm, cheerful, and lighter–to the point of being able to laugh, relaxed and at ease. She facilitated work, clarity, release about a specific problem; the clarity and relief seem to have generalized, quickly. Though we did not address this directly, I am also experiencing a decrease in the intensity of physical pain I’m in, and emotional relaxation about it and whatever my be the problem.

Sonya was direct, clear, patient, encouraging, thorough, caring. She shared her own laughter and tears.

What a amazing and healing experience.

Heartfelt thanks for Sonya and Katie’s Work from