Making Peace with Disease through The Work of Byron Katie ~ 8-week online class Oct. 4-Nov. 22, 2021

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What if illness happens for you, not to you? Join our 8-week online healing journey dedicated to questioning stressful thoughts about any diagnosis, disease or chronic condition.

Guided by Certified Facilitators of The Work of Byron Katie: Helena Montelius & Bethany Webb

October 4-November 22, 2021. Mondays 11.00 a.m-12.30 p.m PST. All live sessions are recorded so if you can’t make the live sessions you can participate via recordings, home practice partners and online forum.

“You are in perfect health, whether you like it or not. You tell the story of how you are supposed to be stronger or healthier so that you don’t have to know that your condition is perfect.” ~Byron Katie

Join from the comfort of your own home! This 8-week online class is for those who have, or who live with someone, a chronic condition, life threatening illness or any kind of illness from allergies to cancer to accident injuries to HIV.

During this healing journey we will identify, question, and shift:

• stressful, painful thoughts about your disease
• fearful thoughts about the future
• stressful thoughts about medications/treatments
• blame towards yourself or others
• universal beliefs around disease and health 

The Work is a profound yet simple process of self inquiry that helps you shift and release negative, fearful thought patterns ~ bringing you back to your center of peace and love. We will find the healing voice of your illness and the part of you who is unaffected by it – the one you could be without your stories about the disease.

Discover the ways in which your condition has been a teacher, a guide, a catalyst for change and a healing path. What if illness happens for your enlightenment?

The curriculum is based on Helena’s healing journey with HIV and Bethany’s experience with cancer. Through inquiry, they both discovered a profound state of freedom, peace, joy, and gratitude for their illnesses. They now live happy, healthy lives and are excited to continue spreading and exploring this work with others.

About Helena:

Helena was diagnosed with HIV in 2010, after having been mysteriously ill for 2 years. She now lives in peace and complete gratitude for HIV. The Work helped her dissolve all the mental stress, future fears and self-blame and shame that created way more stress than the HIV virus itself. She has since shared this curriculum with hundreds of people and through the Health Department in her county as a service to her local HIV community.

About Bethany:

Bethany was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2015 at the age of 34. Inquiry provided a compassionate inner support system throughout treatment as she questioned her thoughts about cancer, medicine, doctors, body image, & fears of the future. Cancer became a wise teacher and a true gift. The side effects of The Work were so heart-opening, peaceful, and exciting ~ she has been inspired to share her experience in her blog, and in cancer support

Tuition: $299 includes weekly live 90 min. sessions, partner homework, meditations, an active online forum, supportive community, and recordings of all classes.

Early bird: $249 if paid in full before September 4th.  Repeaters: 50% off.

10 I.T.W Credit hours.

Register here or send check to: Look Within Institute, PO Box 137, North San Juan, CA 95960.

Cancellations: All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If you cancel before September 20, your tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel after September 20 you can transfer your tuition minus the $50 registration fee to another Making Peace with Disease class with Helena & Bethany. Once class has started there will be no refunds or transfers.





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  1. The title for this class is very well chosen, I am definitely more at peace with my disease. I have seen, through our different inquiries, that resisting and being at war with my illness just creates more suffering. Helena and Bethany are very skillful facilitators. They establish a climate of honesty and acceptance that helps everyone to share and be open. There was no pressure put on anyone and that felt good. Every class starts with a beautiful meditation. Helena and Bethany offer different types of meditation and it’s very enriching to discover them. Helena and Bethany ask for feedback on what works for us or not during this course and they adjust to what is being said. The topics we are invited to investigate are very well chosen and allow us to do inquiries on things we might not have thought of. For me, to be in a supportive group of people that faces challenges with their health has been incredibly valuable. I found it challenging to inquire on my illness and when we did popcorn inquiry all together it allowed me to get in touch with new perspectives. The homework with different partners was very supportive too. Helena and Bethany are directly aligned with the Work of Byron Katie and their experience is priceless. The tenderness and the vulnerability they bring to the class made a big difference for me.

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