This is in reference to the CD set, “Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life” by Byron Katie.
This is initially a much more mainstream, gentle, and seductive program for the widest possible audience. This is Katie at her most seductive. Her voice-tone is very different than her other audio program, it is much softer, slower, and it sounds as though she is talking to female children about 11 years old, the way she describes the worksheets, etc. She does not bombard the mind with as many confusing thoughts directly, but does so in a much more gentle and indirect fashion. She wants to be your new Best Friend.
INVITE Soft-Sell: She uses the word INVITE countless times in this program, maybe hundreds of times. That is right out of hypnosis…”I INVITE you to close your eyes…”. It’s a non-threatening way to bring you forward, like trying to make a cat trust you. Petting. Grooming. Luring.
I have to say that I truly feel empathy for the people who are going to get seduced by this material. Its presented like some Love-Everything New Age psychological program, but its not. But for her target audience, they are not going to see her techniques. Katie clearly is targeting regular spiritual, loving folks in these programs, moms and wives, with man problems, relationship nightmares, body issues, weight, and also those with serious pain in their lives, depression, Bipolar, alcohol, drugs, abuse and suicide.
SYMPATHY stories: she uses this like crazy in this program, with many sob-stories about her former miserable life, which surprise, is going to trigger things from her subjects current lives. But Katie uses these sob-stories to tug on the heart-strings of her compassionate listeners…poor Katie, sleeping on the floor, no one liked her, her kids hated her, the women in the halfway house all hated her, etc. Pure emotional manipulation, delivered with extra syrup.
HYPNOSIS: in this program, Katie very often does straight up regular light-hypnosis. She even INVITES people to CLOSE THEIR EYES, breathe, and verbally guides them along a Timeline, inner pictures and NLP Submodalities, and implants suggestions with Voice Commands. Anyone of Katie’s main promoters who tries to deny that Katie is a Hypnotist, is lying. Yes, they are lying right to your face, in order to try to keep your critical mind suppressed.
She also does a Turnaround on criticisms, to also turn off your questioning.
COCKROACH story: the cockroach story is meant to SHOCK the women who are listening. Everyone is afraid of a cockroach crawling on you, anyone would shriek, so it’s a way for her to penetrate your psyche with her Story. It works, you hear the Story once, and you never forget it. That is an NLP Anchor she builds from.
ROPE-SNAKE STORY: she says, ALL PROBLEMS ARE ROPES (false perceptions), NO EXCEPTION. Wants to turn off your healthy fears.
STORIES: Byron Katie says Gilgamesh is the oldest epic in history! See the blatant fraud she perpetrates? On one hand she says she knows nothing, yet occasionally it comes through by mistake.
Same mistake when she uses the word TRANSFORMATION, which is right from Werner Erhard. She also slips up once and calls herself a “free woman” then quickly corrects herself to say “free Being”, you see, she markets herself as a Being, not even a human!
LGAT slip: after 9 Days of her School, she says you won’t recognize your husband. Same type of Transformation The Landmark Forum preaches.
WAR of the MIND, says what she is doing is extremely radical, to Open Minds, open hearts, end all suffering. Mind is at WAR with itself. Katie’s “war” is the war for your Mind. (all of her stories about “war” are the war inside your own mind with her).
FORCEFULNESS: you notice how Katie starts out all loving and sweet, and after grooming, she becomes very very forceful, controlling, pushy, and aggressive in her live work. She is simply an aggressive advanced NLP hypnosis practitioner and persuader. She can make a young woman cry in 30 seconds over her weight problems. So can Stever Robbins, or any of the Advanced NLP people, its not hard to do with some training.
MONEY: She really starts cutting you in the CD #3 about money, and she really starts getting into Creating Confusion. One could spend hours dissecting what she is doing to you in this area, which is her #1 area. But she pushes towards how you DON’T need more money. You think she wants to make you more “unattached” to your money and house? How many people are mortgaging their homes to pay for Byron Katie advanced trainings? She also wants to push people to LOVE GIVING MONEY TO charity…who’s charity? Byron Katies “charity” of course, she’ll take care of the millions, tax-free. She then does a Turnaround on your belief “money is evil” to “I am evil”. (yes, Byron Katie seems to know a lot about evil, personally).
YOUR FIRED! She has a big Story about how she Fires people! Totally hilarious, she’s better than Trump…she says when she fires you, you fired yourself, and its for your own good, so she feels GREAT about it!! This has to be related to all of her “STAFF” she “hires” without getting paid. It’s a big story, and the message is clear…do what Byron Katies CEO says, or you are gone.
CHILDREN: dear lord, there is a very inappropriate section, where Katie brings a child up on stage with his father, to do The Work. (this is designed to get into her audience’s deep psyche, the inner child). Its truly heartbreaking, to see that level of malpractice done on a child. She does a straight up NLP hypno-suggestion on the child, its right there in plain sight, getting the kid to close his eyes and place his thoughts in the body, etc.
How can this unlicensed uneducated woman be allowed to mess around with children minds and family therapy, and record and sell it on CD? Near the end, she asks the child if he would like to do more? And the child says NO. The audience laughs, and Byron Katie KEEPS GOING for many more minutes. Is that even legal? A child says NO while on a stage being recorded, and Katie keeps going? That’s abuse.
MISDIRECTION: to a comical level, Katie comes out and says she cannot influence you to approve of her, or love her! Her entire system consists of doing exactly that using the most sophisticated techniques on earth, so to deflect people’s attention away from that, she says the opposite. She does this all the time. She actually has the outright conscious dishonesty, to say at the end of the CD that she DOES NOT MANIPULATE YOU IN ANY WAY!! Can you see the brilliance in this? All she does is manipulate your mind constantly, all the while telling you that she does not manipulate you. Invisible Mindwashing, she’s very proud of that, very “elegant”. And she gives you a snowjob right to your face, with a straight-face and a calm-voice.
At the end of the CD, she even refers to the very advanced NLP technique known as CHANGE PERSONAL HISTORY, but of course she says it in everyday language. Much of what Byron Katie is doing is about doing the Change Personal History technique, which is actually very dangerous, like installing False Memories. Byron Katie is doing the most unethical abuse of these techniques I can ever recall seeing. (please read up on these techniques so you know what Byron Katie is doing to you).
NLP Change Personal History
MOTHER: she goes on and on about her mother and death, how she bought her mom houses, etc. This is to connect with her audience, but also, guess what? Her audience Projects onto Katie a “mother” Transference, and Katie says her Mother in her Mind was a MONSTER, but in reality she was an Angel. Dear god, I feel sorry for people who get lured into Byron Katie’s nightmare, this is profoundly sick stuff, very warped and twisted.
DEATH: Katie says that after doing the work, you should feel no pain if a loved one dies. No empathy = psychopath.
Even after having seen so much ruthless manipulation and abuse of NLP and hypnosis, this is the worst I have studied, mainly due to the convincing soft-sell presentation, and who it is targeted at, and the outrageous betrayal and abuse of “love” against vulnerable subjects. The way she abuses the word “LOVE”, constantly saying “I LOVE_____” over and over, hundreds and thousands of times.
Its true that Katie targets spiritual, nice, decent, loving people, who do trust and believe her at face value, and when things go sour, they blame themselves as they have be programmed to do. Just hope someone in your family does not get deeply hooked into Byron Katie’s almost invisible mind-control system.
Where is it all going to end? Is Byron Katie going to continue to get away with it?
Serious Warning: One would be wise to be very cautious around those who have been involved with the Byron Katie Work for a long period of time, as most if not all of their normal empathy would be dissociated, and they no longer would feel the need to “tell the truth”. Katie is training them, Mindwashing them, that even if your own spouse or child died, then you should not feel anything, or feel joy. She is training people to become like a sociopath, or more precisely to TOLERATE a sociopath taking advantage of them, controlling their lives, liberating them of all their money, house, etc.
Watch out. Those who are deeply involved with The Work by Byron Katie for a period of years would be dissociated from a normal conscience and empathy, and could do very bad things to you, and not care in the least. Why should they? They’ve been carefully trained and brainwashed over a period of months and years to not care, and to literally see something like a person losing a limb, getting divorced, or being robbed of all their money, as wonderful. Katie has turned their minds inside out, for her own purposes. So please be very very cautious dealing with any of these so-called Certified Facilitators of The Work, who charge money to do The Work on you, who Work you over. When they do The Work, they put forward a superficial guise of being “Loving”, but in reality you are functionally, if not literally, dealing with a sociopath who does not even believe in the concept of Ethical behavior, or even that ethics or empathy exist.
When Byron Katie and her people are doing the advanced NLP hypnotic “Change Personal History” technique on you without your awareness or consent, that is beyond despicable, and extremely dangerous, in regards to False Memories, and triggering Traumas without a license. Its being grotesquely abused by Byron Katie and her senior Facilitators, and that can literally be lethal.
Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life [AUDIOBOOK] [UNABRIDGED] (Audio CD)
by Byron Katie (Reader)
Publisher: Nightingale-Conant; Unabridged edition (February 13, 2007)