Thought Inquiry Getting Started
Thought Inquiry is a simple yet powerful process that teaches you to identify and question the painful thoughts that cause you stress of any kind. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity. CanSurround’s Thought Inquiry feature is based on “The Work” of Byron Katie. This process has helped millions worldwide for almost 30 years.
CanSurround has adapted “The Work” into an online format that walks you through four questions and a turnaround and invites you to see (and listen to ) the answers shared by others who have taken their stressful thoughts through the inquiry process. Thought Inquiry allows you to work on one thought at a time.
Thought Inquiry Selecting Thoughts
The next screen will offer you a selection of common stressful thoughts often associated with the cancer journey. These may be the thoughts of a patient, their caregiver, loved ones or friends. Simply read through the thoughts and notice if any resonate with you. Are you currently believing any of the thoughts listed here? click on the thought and the facilitated process will begin.
Thought Inquiry Process
You will have an opportunity to:
- read the thought inquiry and the answers from others, with intermittent, optional invitations to write your own answers to the questions and rate your distress
- listen to an audio version of the thought inquiry by clicking the orange play button or
- scroll though the written words as you listen.