Even though Byron Katie uses literally dozens of the most advanced group persuasion techniques that are available, they still are very afraid of any internal criticism, or freedom of thought.
When some of those who are inside the Byron Katie system simply start to ask QUESTIONS of their own, and engage in freedom of thought, and freedom of speech, that threatens the entire Byron Katie system.
Even though Byron Katie is using such powerful techniques, they only work if people are not AWARE of them. Once a person is aware of the techniques and how they work, and start to use some critical intelligence and analysis, the entire Byron Katie structure collapses like a house of cards.
So yes, they are very afraid in the Byron Katie camp.
They fear critical thinking, like all of these groups, which is why they try to demonize the wonderful human mind.
And they also FEAR other people from the Byron Katie inner circle coming forward and telling the truth of what really goes on backstage and behind the scenes.
So its not enough for them to try and control these folks using the standard methods they have been using.
Now they make people sign onto "agreements" that they will NOT "make statements" that criticize the Work. That is how fragile The so-called Work is, as it cannot be allowed to be analyzed or even criticized.
That is one of the first warning signs of a cultic group, where there is no tolerance for criticism or open inquiry.
So what has Byron Katie done about her own people speaking up about what has gone on behind the scenes?
Byron Katie has now BANNED her own people from making ANY critical statements about The Work, Byron Katie, or any BK facilitator.
What will happen if they do speak up?
They are trying to make people FEARFUL of speaking up with an open mind, or with freedom of thought and speech.
She is installing FEAR.
Their other clauses sound like they are having serious trouble with some of their Facilitators running amok in the world, and hurting people.
But the Byron Katie company has gotten itself into a serious double-bind.
On one hand, they disclaim ANY connection to their "facilitators" or what they do.
And at the same time, now they are telling these people they have to contact Head Office when there are problems?
They can't have it both ways.
So obviously, there is some serious trouble brewing with all of these so-called "facilitators" running amok out there, and trying to deal with serious issues with people, and the terrible fall-out which can happen from that kind of untrained malpractice.
In reality, Byron Katie demands total control of her inner ciricle and "facilitators", and at the same time saying she is not responsible for anything they do?
They are trying to walk along a razors edge, to cover their own butts.
Now her own people will all be very afraid of ever saying even ONE WORD that sounds anything like a question, or criticism of anything to do with Byron Katie.
Because if they do, and then it gets reported to head office, even in whispers, then that person is finished with the Byron Katie Org. Byron Katie knows if she can stop all criticism before it starts to grow, then she can try to nip it in the bud.
These are all very common and familiar tactics in these types of groups, which Byron Katie has now added to her repertoire of techniques on how to block all internal dissent.
So you will never hear one SINGLE word of critical analysis from any Byron Katie facilitator, or anyone who wants to be accepted in the Byron Katie group.
And some BK people will rat others out, who do say something critical about Byron Katie, to try and gain rewards and attention from Byron Katie, by sending in "reports" that so-and-so said something critical about Byron Katie back at the hotel at a seminar.
The Byron Katie internal Thought Police snitch-line is now open for business.
And furthermore they (yet again) re-adjusted their 'Code of Ethics':
Professional Conduct Agreement
1. I agree to conduct myself in a manner that reflects positively upon The Work, and I will
not engage in conduct or make statements that may negatively affect another facilitator
and/or The Work.
They sound like a scared and scary bunch!