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

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

Oct 12, 2020 - Jun 20, 2021 

Registration deadline: Oct 9, 2020

Orientation Month (Oct 12 - Nov 8, 2020)
• Mon, Oct 12: One-hour Zoom welcome call at 10 AM
Pacific Time (If you can’t make it, it will be recorded)
• Week of Oct 12 - 18: five orientation assignments
(10-20 minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Oct 19-25: five orientation assignments (10-20
minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Oct 26 - Nov 1: five orientation assignments
(10-20 minutes each) on the forum
• Week of Nov 2 - Nov 8: five orientation assignments
(10-20 minutes each) on the forum

Eight Months of Coursework (Nov 9 - Jun 20)
• Mondays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the
• Tuesdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the
• Wednesdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the
• Thursdays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the
• Fridays: 10-20 min homework assignment on the forum
• Scheduled anytime each month: 60-min partner
pairing session with another participant

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

“I am always busy running around all day long and knew that I only had a few minutes some evenings to dedicate to the course. I am happy to say that I was able to keep up with the requirements of the course with no problems. Some weeks, I found myself catching up through the weekend, but that was easy as well, thanks to the nicely organized content, clear instructions, and very small steps to follow.” - Marina

“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!” - 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.