Solve A Big Problem – Reverse Your Statements & Look At Them In A Different Way

This technique is very useful to try when you have a big problem to solve and find yourself repeating a statement that is holding you back.

It is also one of the most effective ways to help someone else get perspective on what is troubling them without having the provide the solution yourself.

I first heard about this technique on this inspirational lady’s website – ‘The Work by Bryon Katie’ –  – these are the four questions that Byron Katie suggests you ask yourself

1. Is it true? (Yes or no. If no, move to 3.)

2. Can you absolutely know that it’s true? (Yes or no.)

3. How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?

  • Does that thought bring peace or stress into your life?
  • What images do you see, past and future, and what physical sensations arise as you witness those images?
  • What emotions arise when you believe that thought? (Refer to the Emotions List, available on
  • Do any obsessions or addictions begin to appear when you believe that thought?
  • How do you treat the person in this situation when you believe the thought?
  • How do you treat other people and yourself?

4. Who would you be without the thought?

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