Learn to use The Work of Byron Katie to identify stressful thoughts and find peace, freedom, and love in all your relationships. We will look at relationships in the broadest sense of the word, both personal and business. Relationships with your family members, with your friends, with your (life-)partner, and at work with your colleagues, clients or boss. The workshop is facilitated by Sagar Simon, a very experienced certified facilitator of 'The Work' of Byron Katie.
Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
Costs: € 120
Location: YogaYatra Studio, Amsterdam-De Pijp
About the Relationships Workshop
In this 1 day workshop we will be looking at our beliefs such as:
"I need to be appreciated"
"My partner/friend/mum/colleague/boss should understand me"
"My partner/friend/father/colleague/boss should listen to me"
"My partner shouldn't leave me"
"It's my fault or their fault it didn't work"
These and other beliefs cause us to experience being alone, isolated, and unloved.
In this workshop we will ask the 4 questions that make up The Work of Byron Katie:
- Is it true?
- Can you absolutely know it's true?
- How do you react when you believe that thought?
- Who would you be without that thought?
And then we turn our thoughts around.
We will become clear, that believing and being attached to our thinking is the real cause of our pain, suffering, confusion, and hurt feelings. By intensely looking at our thoughts we can find freedom and peace and discover at the same time satisfying ways to relate.
What You Will Learn
In this workshop we will re-gain the fine art of Clear Communication in Relationships. Learn how to break the cycle of blame, hurt, and disappointment. Learn to fearlessly, openly communicate, and to be fully present in all our communications. For instance:
- How to come out of suffering from the unrealistic demands of others.
- How to get the appreciation you deserve.
- What to do when others won't give you what you want and need.
- How you can transform blame into trust.
- How to come out of a painful relationship and still feel OK.
- What to do when nothing seems to be working.
Come and experience this workshop for yourself, and find out what is possible when you live a kinder life!
"Our partners, alive, dead, or divorced, are always our greatest teachers." – Byron Katie
About Sagar Simon
Sagar Simon (US) is a certified facilitator of 'The Work' of Byron Katie, and has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has over 30 years of experience in leading groups, meditations, and workshops. Sagar specializes in clear communication in all types of personal and business relationships.
His workshops are both fun and intense, using a very simple and effective way of questioning, Sagar challenges your beliefs. You will leave with a set of easy-to-use tools to address all the issues you currently face and wish to improve.
Sagar is available for personal consultations and working with business teams, as well as giving demonstration workshops of his work. For more information visit his website.
To get the most out of the event please bring a "Judge Your Neighbour (JYN) Worksheet" filled-in.
Byron Katie’s website: this link is to go deeper and get more involved in the complete instructions for starting to do The Work.
When you find yourself with little time to prepare, not to worry, Sagar will go over the process at the workshop as well.
Furthermore, dress in comfortably sitting clothes with warm socks and bring something warm like a light shawl/blanket, to keep you warm during the exercises, and while listening. Also feel free to bring your own meditation cushion if you have one. A small bottle of water will be nice for refreshment, although tea and water will be available at the workshop. Please also bring your own mat if you have one (note if you haven't got one, we arrange one for you), next to chairs, we will use the mats for sitting. Also bring a notebook & pen for notes during the session. Lastly, for lunch you can bring your own or find a place to eat (we are in in the cozy Amsterdam - De Pijp neighbourhood, near the Sarphatipark, surrounded by lovely restaurants and cafes!).
Subscription & Payment
You can subscribe yourself for the workshop by filling in the booking form below. You will receive a registration email with our bank details. To hold a spot for you in the workshop, the payment of € 120 is due within 5 days of your subscription. Your subscription will be confirmed again, as soon as your payment has been received.
Cancellation policy: no refunds will be granted for cancellations, regardless of reason, unless we can find someone to replace you. In all cases refunds will be processed after the workshop.