Making Peace with Disease: The Work of Byron Katie

Making Peace with Disease: The Work of Byron Katie

8 Mondays: October 4 - November 22, 2021
10-11:30am PST

“You tell the story of how you are supposed to be stronger or healthier so that you don’t have to know that your condition is perfect.” ~Byron Katie

This 8-week online class is for those who have (or live with someone who has) a chronic condition, life threatening illness, or any kind of diagnosis from allergies to cancer to accident injuries to HIV. Designed to take compassionate care of the mental and emotional stress that comes with a diagnosis, this course creates a space to cultivate a kinder, more peaceful relationship with your condition. It is an experience-based course where your own inner work, supported by Helena & Bethany, is the main focus.  

Together we identify, question, and shift:
• stressful thoughts about our disease
• fearful stories about the future
• judgments about medication/treatment
• blame towards yourself or others
• universal beliefs around disease and health

Receive support to find the healing voice within the illness and the part of you that is completely unaffected. Discover the ways in which this condition has been a teacher, a gift, and a catalyst for transformation, self-growth, and unconditional love.

The curriculum is based on Helena’s healing journey with HIV and Bethany’s experience with cancer. Through inquiry, they both discovered a profound state of freedom, peace, joy, and gratitude for their illnesses. They now live happy, healthy lives and are excited to continue exploring this work with others.

About Presenters

Bethany W
Helena M

Helena was diagnosed with HIV in 2010, after having been mysteriously ill for 2 years. She now lives in peace and complete gratitude for HIV. And in complete health! The Work helped her dissolve all the mental stress, future fears and self-blame and shame that created way more stress than the HIV virus itself. She has since shared this curriculum with hundreds of people and through the Health Department in her county as a service to her local HIV community.

Bethany was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2015 at the age of 34. Inquiry provided a compassionate inner support system throughout treatment as she questioned her thoughts about cancer, medicine, doctors, body image, & fears of the future. Cancer became a wise teacher and a true gift. Her greatest passion is now helping others find the same freedom from pain and illness through online classes, private sessions, and her book baby: My Guru, Cancer.

Additional Information

“The title for this class is very well chosen, I am definitely more at peace with my disease. I have seen, through our different inquiries, that resisting and being at war with my illness just creates more suffering. Helena and Bethany are very skillful facilitators. They establish a climate of honesty and acceptance that helps everyone to share and be open. The tenderness and the vulnerability they bring to the class made a big difference for me.”
~ Micheline

“Thank you Helena and Bethany for sharing your hearts and talents. And, thank you for creating this very safe and empathetic space for me to explore the stressful l beliefs and concepts about chronic illness. I have attained a new level of peace and acceptance.”
~ Katherine

“Taking The Making Peace with Disease Course is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Bethany and Helena have created an incredible program that they facilitate in a very safe community. I came away feeling I had gained so much freedom in the way I look at disease and the medical profession. I recommend this to everyone especially if you are someone who has experienced your own or a loved ones health struggle.”
~ Rita

“Such a privilege and a joy to be together with so many others who understand the ‘stigma’ of ‘disease.’ The insights were that in every way, this ‘disease’ is a gift.”
~ Anonymous
Or mail a check to: Look Within Institute, PO Box 137, North San Juan, CA, 95960

$299 includes 8 weekly live 90 min. sessions, partner home practice, an active online forum, supportive community, and recordings of the classes and meditations.

Early bird: $249 (if paid in full by September 4)

Repeaters: 50% off


All cancellations must be submitted in writing. If you cancel before September 4, your tuition will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. If you cancel after September 4 you can transfer your tuition minus the $50 registration fee to another Making Peace with Disease class with Helena & Bethany. Once class has started there will be no refunds or transfers.