The Work 101 for Busy People (Nine-month Course)

The Work 101 for Busy People (Nine-month Course)

Oct 6, 2019 - Jun 7, 2020 

This Course Is Not Just For Beginners
Yes, this is a basic course. It starts from the very beginning. But it is not just for beginners, because we are all always beginners in The Work. No matter how many times I do The Work, I am a newbie when I start answering the questions.

And this course is not just about learning The Work, it is also about making The Work a regular practice. After eight months of doing The Work in a very supported environment, you may find it easier to keep doing The Work once this momentum has been generated. 

This Is A “Live” Online Course
We meet on a password-protected online forum every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday for eight months (plus one month of orientation). I record special videos for the course and share written material for your review regularly. And I post assignments for you do in writing on the forum each day. I, and my team of co-trainers, also read all of your homework and give feedback on each assignment you do. 

We interact with each other daily, but we do not meet at set times (you can come do your work any time of day or night).

Plan to spend about 10-20 minutes each day (five days a week) on the forum. Some people need more time to absorb the learning materials and to do The Work meditatively. If your English is not strong, you may need more time. You will also meet with a partner for about an hour each month. The total time is approximately 5 hours/month for eight months, which is a total of 40 hours of practice time. 

WARNING: If you do not have the time to dedicate to this course, please do not sign up. This course is not for everyone. It is a tough course. There is a steep learning curve: learning the technology of the forum and learning The Work itself. Please be prepared to work hard for about 10-20 minutes every day, five days per week, sometimes longer if you need it.
Also, you will need to schedule a partner pairing session each month with people around the globe in different time zones. This takes some time and planning, so be prepared.

About Presenters

Todd S

Todd Smith has been steadily practicing The Work since 2007. He is as enthusiastic about The Work today as he was when he discovered it, and he is excited to share his experience with you during this course.

Additional Information

Orientation Month + Eight-Month Course

Registration deadline: Oct 4, 2019

Orientation Month (Oct 7 - Nov 3, 2019)
• Sun, Oct 6: One-hour Zoom welcome call at 10 AM Pacific Time (If you can’t make it, it will be recorded)
• Week of Oct 7 - 13: five orientation assignments (10-20 minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Oct 14-20: five orientation assignments (10-20 minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Oct 21-27: five orientation assignments (10-20 minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Oct 28 - Nov 3: five orientation assignments (10-20 minutes each) on the forum

Eight Months of Coursework (Nov 4 - Jun 7)
• Mondays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum
• Tuesdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum
• Wednesdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum
• Thursdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum
• Fridays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum

Scheduled anytime each month: 60-min partner pairing session with another participant

“Its absolutely worth it. Byron Katie's books and videos are inspiring but I also found them daunting. Todd's courses (The Work 101 and Inquiry Circle prep) made TW accessible to me. I learnt how to really connect while doing TW. I found my own rhythm of internal investigation and compassion and have continued this everyday since. Todd is very hands on providing support and guidance whenever you need. He is there to help you find peace. I would thoroughly recommend his courses.” - Nicolina

“Highly Recommend! I took the course in part because, although I had been involved in The Work for several years, I was ‘sitting on the side of the pool’..mostly listening. The intensity, accountability and structure of The Work 101 pushed me in the deep end! I had to scramble at times to keep up but it was so worth the effort. I learned so much and am looking forward to continuing with The Work.” - Kate

“Recommendation of The Work. After some years of trying to do the Work on my own with occasional retreats I found Todd's Work 101: for me the one occasion to get not only insights and thorough teaching of the Work of Byron Katie but also an inspiring training to do it, more importantly, regularly with a great community too! I highly recommend it.” - Françoise

“The Work 101. I can only recommend this course to all who are interested in TW/or/and in becoming more conscious of the dark angles of one's mind. Although I knew about TW from books before, only 101 brought real understanding of what TW is IN PRACTICE. Brilliant explanations and warm support throughout the process which sometimes can be psychologically hard to digest made the course 101 a pleasant and safe adventure.” - Tanja



If you are not satisfied with the course, you can get your money back. If you have even a little interest in learning The Work or starting a practice of it, I encourage you to give it a try. If you cannot afford the course fee, please contact me about a possible scholarship or payment plan.