Now, the next project is to figure out WHY does Byron Katie install such negative and destructive Beliefs in her hypnotic subjects?
Its clear HOW she does it, but why?
That is very rare for these types of hypnotists...
Is it because Byron Katie herself suffers from some type of serious disturbance?
Or is it simply marketing, to find those in serious PAIN, and to use that as leverage? To attract people with distorted negative beliefs?
Or is it to build a pathological dependence in her subjects to Byron Katie?
Or does Byron Katie just get off on the Power of being worshipped, as she is?
Is Byron Katie uneducated and deluded enough to actually believe installing more negative beliefs is good?
Masochism, or sadism?
I don't think that has been answered yet.
They HOW is easy, its in the text and method...
But the WHY? Other than the obvious...
She has to know that installing "Love Is A Murderer" types of extremely negative core beliefs are going to wreck people's lives...everyone knows that... right?
Well, Anticult, I know from my experience/and therapy (good therapy), how destructive this "black and white" thinking is. Also sometimes classified as "adolescent" thinking, as often the adolescent brain, not quite capable of consistent 'critical thinking' tends towards. Everything is either good or bad, happy or sad, ...love/hate ...nothing 'grey' inbetween...also, in my experience, one of the traits of people who suffer with Borderline Personality Disorder.
I think it is quite likely that Katie herself is suffering from some sort of Personality Disorder, and as you know there are many many many CEOs of big corporations who are themselves 'psychopaths' - the point is they just don't care about anyone else but themselves.
I have had the misfortune to watch one such 'psychopath' grow and thrive. My ex-husbands's son - it was so creepy and frightening - my X could just not understand why i did not want him baby-sitting our small child! - but the young boy was so clever, he LEARNED the appropriate emotions, mimiked them, but his eyes were empty; he would keep hurting people, apologize, but then just keep doing the same thing over and over again. And the LIES...he could tell a lie with such finesse, but my stomach would turn and the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Eventually one would catch him in his lie, but he was SO clever. He DID have brain damage when he was born, - his parents worried about his survival, but he still managed to thrive and make a ton of money!
And of course we are finding out that there are many many more people like him around.
Someone once told me that the most common addiction is accommodating others at our own expense.
Later someone else told me that often, people sublimate other addictions with their addiction to Power and Control (ref. your point about Katie getting off on the Power of being worshipped) .. so put these two groups together and what do you have?
...people who are only TOO willing to give up their own needs for someone else, and people who are quite happy to have them do so...AND, what is more EXPLOIT their weakness....
"to attract people with distorted negative beliefs" you wrote - Exactly!...and how sad is it, they do not want to listen to what we have to say, we, who really care, who want to help them move past their pain!
*sigh* [a fatal 'brew', eh?]