I chose this book because it was on a recommended reading list from a life coach whose work I respect. While I found it useful on many levels, I think that a person doing what Katie calls "The Work" may need to be careful and do so in a very loving environment . It seems that some situations (e.g., around issues of sexual assault or domestic violence) would be very triggering to try to review alone.Byron Katie maintains that by examining the thoughts and beliefs behind the stories we tell ourselves, we can turn it around and let go of the pain. I think she's correct about that; my life experience tells me that it is so. It just seemed that some of her techniques might be very difficult to do alone without potentially causing further harmful/hurtful stories to arise. Worth reading all the same.