Born in Breckenridge, Texas, USA / December 6 1942 / Author and speaker Katie refers to her method of self inquiry as “The Work” and promotes the idea that we can liberate ourselves from suffering by not believing or listening to negative thoughts and by realizing that those thoughts are not real, that they are not who we are. Katie exemplifies her methods as she has overcome paranoia, suicidal thoughts and severe depression. In addition to her bestselling books, she teaches her methods at free public events, in prisons, hospitals, churches, corporations, shelters for survivors of domestic violence, universities and schools. Her new book A Friendly Universe: Sayings to Inspire and Challenge You was published in December 2013. For more information go to www.thework.com.