“I must say “The Work” is fabulous. The results were amazing… for our relationship and myself.  I feel so free.  I feel so liberated.  I feel so much at peace. THANK YOU so much Michelle!” – Kathryn, Cobourg

About Michelle and The Work

The Work is such a powerful and effective tool for turning distress around. I used to believe that I had so many reasons to feel unhappy, unsafe, ashamed, and resentful. Eventually, I couldn’t fake my way through life anymore. Gratefully, in 2002 I found The Work. Since then, I have participated in numerous heart-opening classes, inquiries, and workshops with Byron Katie and others. I am in awe as I observe my life and the lives of others transforming into a much kinder way of living. As Katie suggests, “Don’t believe anything I say, test it for yourself.”

Michelle Davis and Byron Katie, Los Angeles, 2017

Four things I love about The Work:

  1. It is so simple. Write down what’s bothering you on a one-page worksheet. Wait with curiosity for your inner answers to four basic questions. Turn the stressful thought around to consider more possibilities.
  2. Nobody tells me what to do. The Work helps me tap into my own deepest wisdom. My insights and experiences show me specifically how to live a kinder life. It is an invitation, not a demand.
  3. It grows inner peace, joy, mindfulness, gratitude, humility, self-love, resilience, and kindness… It helps us flow with life instead of against it.
  4. We can apply The Work to absolutely anything. Minor frustrations or major traumas, victims or perpetrators, war or the weather—it’s all welcome and valuable for inquiry.


I am open to working with any issue, and I have extra experience working with:

  • Relationships: approval seeking, betrayal, hostility, abuse of all kinds, trying to change or save others
  • Money issues: too much, not enough
  • Health concerns, body image
  • Self-criticism: unworthy, shame, not good enough
  • Parenting and family issues
  • Divorce, child custody, legal system
  • Anxiety, anger, bitterness, post-traumatic stress, depression
  • Feeling trapped, lost, stuck, overwhelmed

I have been a Certified Facilitator of The Work since 2010.  I gratefully work with men and women worldwide who are open to investigating their stressful stories and living a kinder life.  I offer teleclasses and introductions to The Work, as well as in-depth, hands-on 1-5 day workshops and retreats which can be custom-tailored for your business or group. Just ask.