Healing Heartbreak ~ Growing through Loss and Grief with The Work of Byron Katie

Healing Heartbreak ~ Growing through Loss and Grief with The Work of Byron Katie

6 Wednesdays: November 4 - December 9, 2020
10-11:30am PT

"Until we know that death is as good as life, and that it always comes in it’s own sweet way, we’re going to take on the role of God without the awareness of it, and it’s always going to hurt. Whenever you mentally oppose what is, you are going to experience sadness and apparent separation. There is no sadness without a story. What is is. You are it."              ~Byron Katie

This class is for those who have lost a loved one (or a pet) through death, divorce or conflict. Your loss could be recent or many years ago. Fresh, raw grief can be very overwhelming to deal with and old buried, unprocessed grief can keep us from fully opening our heart to life. It can be very healing to go back and bring the light of inquiry into past losses. In this tender, respectful exploration we will identify, question, see through and be released from our painful beliefs about death, grief and loss, both universal and personal. The class creates a safe space for your own inner work, with Helena’s guidance, and is experiential in nature.

The Work helps us deal with the mental and emotional stress that comes with any loss in a very kind, profound way. Meditation helps us connect with that part of us that is unaffected by death, that is always at peace, waiting just below the surface. Peace is possible in the face of loss.

The Work was very helpful for me when my beloved son, Jon, overdosed on drugs at twenty-one. Again and again, inquiry supported me to see through and let go of the heartbreaking thoughts and guilt ridden accusations my mind kept throwing at me after my son died. 

Inquiry helped me to become present to who I was without those stories and to the beauty of the process of letting go; opening my heart wide open. It helped me transform his passage into surrender, gratitude and love. I am awed to share this curriculum and I dedicate this class to my son Jon who gave me the biggest gifts through his birth, life and death. I will also share the alchemichal, beautiful meditation practices that I developed during my grief process.

About Presenters

Helena M

Helena Montelius, Meditation Teacher for 30 years, has been in The Work since 2000 and became a Certified Facilitator in 2012. She shares The Work through on-line classes, retreats, personal sessions throughout the U.S and Europe.

Additional Information

“I am amazed by what happens inside of me when I question my thoughts around my son’s severe chronic illness...The course Healing Heartbreak helped me put all those beliefs on paper and question them in an authentic and open way. It was painful at times, before my mind would open to the turn-arounds, which is really just opening the mind to see what’s already right with what’s going on; with life as it is. I feel so much more in love with life now than before the class Healing Heartbreak. Thank you, Helena”

"My experience with Helena in the Healing Heartbreak class far exceeded my expectations of a tele-class. From the moment I registered to the last moment of class, Helena was there guiding in the most warm, wise and heart-centered way. She created an extremely safe environment for all of us to investigate suffering around loss, grief and heartbreak. As a result, I was able to bring deep compassion to the pain and I now have a completely new understanding. And the seeds have been planted to continue investigating painful beliefs as they arise. I am truly grateful to Helena and the group of participants. This was transformational!"

To register: lookwithininstitute.com
Or mail a check or money order:
Look Within, P.O Box 137, North San Juan, CA 95960.


Early Bird before September 4th: $179
Repeaters: $99
Tuition includes: 90 min. live class each week, 60 min. homework session with class partner, continuous support during 6 weeks from Helena, all materials and recordings of live sessions and meditations.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If your cancellation is received more than fourteen (14) days in advance of the workshop, your tuition will be refunded less a $ 50 processing fee. If your cancellation is received less than fourteen (14) days in advance of the workshop your tuition less a $50 processing fee can be transferred to another Look Within Institute event within a year. If you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early, your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable.