About me

Aki Yoshida, a Certified Facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie


I’m Aki, a certified facilitator of The Work of Byron Katie based in Tokyo, Japan.

I suffered from the self doubt and self stigma for a very long time in my life.  I doubted all my decisions.  I hid myself from the world because I was afraid to be judged.    I was fearful for the most part of my life.

I wanted to do something about it, and learned psychology, holistic healing approaches, energy work, kinesiology, and more.  After many years of “healing” journey, I realized this “I need to be healed” story strengthen my identity as a victim and takes away my power.

Then I started searching for a new way, something brings back my power.  And in the year of 2012, The Work found me.

The Work says to love what is.  What is is what is happening now, the reality.
If I argue with the reality, I lose, only 100 % a time.

At first, I didn’t understand the meaning.  How could I love everything happening right now?

When someone attacks me unfairly, how could I love it?
When someone disagrees with me and tries to fix me constantly, how could I love it?
I need to fight back.  I need to defend myself.  I need to prove how wrong they are.


Yet, something inside of me keeps telling me this is it.
This shook something inside of me when I found the power of the truth through The Work.


Is my love really love?

I was really sad and angry when my ex-husband had an affair and left me.
I was full of victim story.  “I have done nothing wrong!”
Yet Katie, the founder of The Work, told us “If you love your husband, don’t you want him to have what he wants?  If you want him to stay for you, is it love?”

That struck me.
It made me think that I don’t know what love is.
Maybe what I was calling love was not really love.


That opened up my mind.  If my version of love is not really true, then what I was believing about everything may not be true either.


Then ever since, I am finding owe with the process of inquiry.
Every time I see the truth in what I fist had resistance with, I feel a big deal of freedom.

Now, I can see that what happened with my ex-husband was a gift.

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.
― Byron Katie


I am open to share anything I can offer to you to support you find your own freedom.

I am here to serve you.