FREE Live Facilitations and Q&A
Let's gather around the virtual campfire and share our aliveness as we journey towards a deeper understanding of ourselves, the others and the path we are on to open our hearts and minds.
These events are for anyone who is interested in inquiry and The Work of Byron Katie. Experience an authentic facilitation and how it unfolds, get fresh inspiration and take this opportunity to dive into the inner workings of your mind and heart.
We meet in Zoom, which is a video conference system akin to Skype.
These events are free of cost
"Ernest is a very skilled facilitator and brings a depth of understanding into a very clear and precise articulation of the process of inquiry."
"I loved experiencing your gentle, caring and empathetic way"
"Ernest is clearly a master of his craft."
"It was wonderful seeing Ernest work his magic in a live session"
"I have simply never experienced anything similar."
Jens V.M. Thomsen
"Ernest's skillful and kind ability to work with people at any level of experience is a wonderful example of unconditional love."
"Ernest is an extraordinarily skilled facilitator."
Here are a few testimonials from this event
Thank you for sharing your handicraft, revealing your thoughts and discussing your choices so generously for me to learn from. Your navigating form and freedom is an inspiration - I'll be back for more!
Mette Munk, Denmark
Watching you facilitate was such a good experience for me. It brought back the humanity to The Work. It had human presence, connection, freedom, creativity, and caring about the client - more than caring about the method! I needed to see that from someone experienced. Also, you are a fun person to sit with in inquiry. To me, that is important. To have room for personality, playfulness, fun. That's what attracted me to The Work - what I saw in Katie: a sense of humor and some mischievousness alongside deep and serious work.
Nurit Asnash, Israel
I loved experiencing the gentle, caring and empathetic way you supported Aysin through the process. And it was a great comfort to feel that even though Aysin's problems had to do with her little children, I could relate 100%, and traveled 20 years back in time to when my own kids were that age. One more confirmation that our beliefs are universal!
Charlotte Jolak, Denmark
The seminar was such a useful way to supplement to Ernest's book "How to End the Stories that Screw Up Your Life". It brought the whole process alive, and it was so inspiring and helpful to see a session facilitated in real life. I really liked that it seemed informal but was well structured, there were some funny moments too that made me smile.
I love how Ernest goes with the flow of what comes up and follows his intuition as he does The Work.
Ernest's skillful and kind ability to work with people at any level of experience is a wonderful example of unconditional love.
Jenna Pool, USA
Observing Ernest facilitate today was a learning experience both on the courage and honesty of the client and where it can take you when the facilitation stays in touch with what is present. It is an intimate dance.
Ernest is a prime example of living the process, experiencing it and letting it live in a flow. There is an intrinsic freedom in witnessing a facilitation that embodies a high level of empathy while holding Inquiry. It is a relief for my body and energetic being.
The live facilitation is a wonderful event watching Ernest doing The Work with the participants. You can experience The Work by watching him being present and kind and clear while facilitating the clients deep into inquiry. It is a beautiful event both for those who are new to The Work and for those who are more experienced.
Ernest is a very competent and fluent facilitator, who lets the work unfold in a very patient and powerful space. I can highly recommend to spend some time with him, if you get the chance.
I know many facilitators but Ernest is special. His easyness in doing the work and going deep, is a very unique quality.
I love these sessions with Ernest, he is such a smart and warm guy. I highly recommend you to join whenever possible.
Mohammed Irfan, Iraq - Kurdstan
I want to thank you with all my heart!
I joined your free online facilitation on Zoom a few weeks ago. It was exactly what I needed. I read some of Byron Katie's "Loving What Is", but was somewhat confused about how to actually do it, so I never really finished the book. But then I signed up for the event. And, oh my, what a mind blowing experience!
It was amazing to see and experience The Work. Got me back on track for trying this. I've since filled in and worked through 4 worksheets and it is absolutely brilliant. Especially the turnarounds are so touchingly true and moving that I smile, laugh and sometimes cry simply for seeing more clearly.
Just, thank you holding that facilitation! I can't wait to join your next one! I'm so grateful!
Cecilia Balschmidt, Denmark
I experienced the event as extremely interesting and a good example of the work as well as how it is possible to facilitate the work in a less structured and more in-depth way, I do recommend you join next time available and see the work in action.
Dani Omri, Israel
This event proved to be, for me, such a beautiful opportunity to explore the facilitation process further. I learnt so much and feel enormous gratitude to Ernest for this offering, and for all who were present at the event.
Victoria Drew, England
I love Ernest's fluid presence in facilitating - and his willingness to hear feedback. What a great example for me!
Ernest was wonderful! His work was simple, powerful, and effortless. He connected beautifully with the client as he supported her reaching an epiphany about her problem. As a bonus, his responses to Q & A after our online meeting deepened my understanding and appreciation for The Work and my work with it. All of this, and he managed to communicate compassion and enthusiasm as we navigate the challenges of practice. So many kudos! I'll be back for more.
A wonderfully engaging session!
Ciara, Nothern Ireland
Doing The Work of Katie Byron, this event was very intresting and important for me. It widened some aspects in the way I should do inquiry and how to use this tool to be more open and connected to myself. Thank you, dear Ernest.
Varda Gross, Israel
Ernest has an intuitive, empathic approach to doing the Work, thus enabling his clients to gain a deep understanding of the concerns they want to investigate, bringing about insights that help to live life fuller and more authentically.
This session showed me how The Work can be creative and powerful when we are really connected to our clients and true to our intuition. Ernest is a great teacher, he's free in his facilitation and I'm excited to learn more from him.
Helga Birgisdóttir, Iceland
Ernest brings his heart to facilitation - it is wonderful to witness!
Celia Chapman, USA
Thank you for the opportunity to see The Work in action in such a compassionate way.
Ernest works with such compassion enabling the client to find and bring the thorn out into the light where it can be dissolved in the light of awareness.
It was wondeful seeing Ernest work his magic in a live session and then hearing him answer questions about his facilitation afterwards. Masterful. I will be recommending this event to everyone.
Nicole Hartley, UK
It is amazing to see Ernest at Work. Although Ernest was giving undivided attention to the client, I felt included and involved and it was all about me and my life. It was an amazing journey into myself, into being human. I went through range of emotions - from fear, uncertainty, frustration to freedom, peace and trust. Trust of the universe and ease of everything ok. I can relax now.
I had the chance to have a facilitation by Ernest during this event and it was a very enriching experience. I felt like I was in good hands which allowed me to trust the process. As a result, I got to dig into a situation around a recurrent trigger that allowed me to come full circle with my thoughts and feelings around it, get to clarity and self-compassion.
Ernest is clearly a master of his craft and capable of creating a feeling of community among a group of strangers connecting online.
An invaluable experience!
Aysin Karaduman, France
It was really interesting to see Ernest's style of facilitation and to be able to ask him questions about it. Thank you Ernest for your generosity in sharing your experience so openly.
Lakshmi Chayapathi, Belgium
It is really interesting to observe Ernest work live. The normal courses are very good, and these live facilitations open up a new dimension. Can recommend!
Teresia Björnberg, Switzerland
I found this event very helpful and practical. I was amazed with how quickly Ernest could build enough trust for Lathika to disclose and be guided to work on her main issue.
A very rich experience. Thank you for this sharing of both The Work and of how your map of reality is brought into your personal way of facilitating. I am learning so much.
Victoria Drew, England
It was a wonderful opportunity to see a very experienced facilitation. Ernest has great instincts and is very articulate in expressing how the work works.
Ernest is facilitating the inquiry with so much respect and feeling for the present moment, that I feel perfectly safe as a client. Just by witnessing him working with another client, I can feel a relief of my present tension and beliefsystem. Thank You so much!
Antje Buerger, The Netherlands
Ernest is a very skilled facilitator and brings a depth of understanding into a very clear and precise articulation of the process of inquiry.
Lisa Sharp, USA
I love to witness Ernest's facilitations - he facilitates The Work with such fluid wisdom and caring!
I loved the sweet way Ernest responded to the client and also to the questions afterwards. He made me feel we are all in this together and that there are no right answers and somehow everything will work out just fine!
Evelyn Dueck, USA
Ernest is a very gentle, kind and probing facilitator. He is patient and will stick with you to get where you want to go in Inquiry. He is a trusted companion along the way.
Lisa Macy, USA
Once again it was amazing to experience The Work doing it´s work. Ernest is an excellent facilitator, creating a safe and empathic holding environment that allows both client and participants to gain very powerful insights.
Benedikte Q. Sarroe, Denmark
I really enjoyed this free facilitation event with Ernest. The format is great and allows for discussion with others and as a whole group. This is a great rich learning experience.
Michelle Farmer, Scotland
It is so amazing to watch Ernest in action. His patience, insight, and skills are astounding.
Lynn Willkinson, USA
What a privilege, to have the possibility to participate a session with Ernest. His way to facilitate is so compassionate, so warm and accepting. It is also so exciting to follow the process of the clients shift of deeper understanding and compassion for herself. Love in action!
Ragna Rosengren, Sweden
Ernest can show you how to do The Work with heart. If you have tried doing The Work of Byron Katie as a way to make yourself a better human and you felt the method did not live up to its hype, Ernest shows you how to do The Work as a meditation ... for peace, for clarity and the beauty and reality of being human. No need to be better. Just be.
Kate Major, Canada
I found this free event very enriching. I felt that it has given me permission to be myself more when facilitating and I am excited about going on that journey. I feel a sense of freedom has been released in me. Having the opportunity to discuss the facilitation with participants was great and the whole group question and answer session was excellent. I observed Ernest demonstrate the art of being human.
Michelle Farmer, Scotland
Very insightful. Your explanations to questions asked are very clear and eye opening. Very enjoyable session! Thank you Ernest for your efforts in supporting people with ‘The Work’.
Graziella Ivanisevic, Australia
Being new to the Byron Katie modality I didn't know what should I expect and how useful this experience will be. It turned out the be an extremely inspirational, eye-opening and touching experience. Thank you Ernest for making it happen!
A great way to connect to the Work in my everyday life and be filled with inspiration, renewed wisdom and love. Thank you!
Pär Säthil, Sweden
This is a wonderful opportunity to observe firsthand the process of inquiry as it is unfolding.
Gwen Diehn, USA
For those new to The Work and those more used to it, Ernest is pragmatic and full of wisdom, sharing insights freely with a smile and deep honesty. I loved it, and will come back - I am so grateful for this evening!
Michael Kilpper, Germany
I'm so grateful to Ernest for making these events available. The opportunity to watch him facilitate the work in such an insightful manner is invaluable and inspiring.
Here are a few testimonials from other online courses and events
In his trademark style of clear, concise and fuss-free communication, Ernest structures and facilitates the course very well. In a unique blend of stripping things down to the bare essentials and simultaneously holding the space for honest vulnerability, the course truly offers clarity in a noisy world, and with a big heart.
Teresia Björnberg, Switzerland
Have heard about Byron Katie’s The Work, but never really saw the potential until I did the Fundamentals Course with Ernest. Today I have a clear understanding of how to do The Work and benefit from going through the inquiry process. Ernest has a special gift of teaching how to do The Work, and I look forward to continuing my journey with Ernest to end my pain and suffering.
Tamer El-Masri, Canada
Somewhere on his website, Ernest states that The Work could be life-changing. After having participated in this course, I really feel that this could very well be a true story! Supplemented by his excellent podcasts, the course has given me a perfect introduction to the principles of doing The Work, a want to continue doing it on my own and a feeling that this philosophy could very well change my existence for the better.
Rebekka Johanne Knudsen, Denmark
Ernest Holm Svendsen's "Fundamentals of Inquiry" course gave me many insights on practical aspects of The Work and the theory behind it. While I had read "Loving What Is" before taking the course, I now feel equipped to effectively do The Work.
Greg Thompson, UK
I'd recommend this course to anyone who'd like a solid foundation on the fundamentals of enquiry. I did it as a refresher and also took the opportunity to read Ernest's book between sessions. The live sessions with Ernest and participants, and the practical homework sessions with different partners made the course fun and insightful!
Pedro da Silva, Spain
Ernest is a great facilitator for learning and applying the teachings of Byron Katie's 'Loving What Is'.
His teaching method is relaxed yet professional and he has a deep understanding and systematized method of teaching the necessary information for us to apply it to our own life.
I have read several of Byron Katie's books however Ernest's deep understanding of Byron's teachings helped me apply her teachings in a more effective way than I had achieved on my own.
Without hesitation I recommend this course. Ernest is the perfect man for this job.
Anton Hooton, Australia
Ernest has a solid experience with the Work. I felt secure with him during the group's sessions. He is open-minded, attentive and very pedagogical. I liked the fact that all questions were welcome. It was precious to hear our questions, doubts and inquiries be enlightened by Ernest's knowledge and experience.
I have already advised two friends to participate in the next class. They are already registered. Thank you Ernest for giving easy, convenient and efficient access to The Work.
Laurent Novo, France
The class taught very much from the perspective of the teacher's own experience of The Work which felt very genuine and grounded. Built a lot on a questions-and-answers format to adapt it very much to the participants view.
Ingemar Fransson, Norway
Ernest’s ability to listen deeply with patience and kindness gave me the confidence and courage to “Do the Work”.
Scott Lindsey, Colorado USA
A course that I can really recommend. A good mix between theory, discussion and practice. It is noticeable that Ernest has a long experience of working with The work. He is educational, he teaches and guides us with warmth and with a big heart.
Hans Åkersten, Sweden
The class sessions were really good. It felt okay to ask pretty much any questions we could think of and we did! I liked how straightforward you are Ernest and the stories you share from your own life are helpful.
Kelly Walker, New Zealand
I very much enjoyed the online course. It was my first acquaintance with The Work and I was happily surprised by how well the online interaction worked.
Ernest has a natural way of sharing his knowledge by interweaving theory with questions and experiences that arose during the class sessions. There was this nice balance between theory and practice and I liked the interaction with the other participants.
I found it also very convenient that I could join from my home, not needing to travel anywhere.
Astrid van Drie, The Netherlands
This course was a fantastic introduction to how to do The Work! Ernest is passionate, knowledgeable, and skilled at communicating and teaching the subtleties of the art of Inquiry.
Derek Cummings, Oregon USA
Thank you for both planning such a delicate course as well as hosting it! During the course I've made several breakthroughs in my life (being able to taking the decision about quitting nicotine after +20 years of heavy smoking, improved relationship to my family, spouse, friends, 'complete strangers' and, not to forget, the relationship with myself). I am now connected with other participants that I do inquiry with on almost a daily basis.
Christian Sams, Denmark
Ernest knows his stuff! And he presents the material in a comprehensive way that is very illuminating. His teaching style is excellent and his emphasis on the body sensations/emotions is key. I highly recommend Ernest as a teacher and facilitator!
Jenny Turco, Massachusetts USA