Compassionate Inquiry was developed by Gabor Maté, a Canadian physician who co-hosts the international workshop “Beyond Addiction” and has authored books including “When the Body Says No” and “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.”
Gabor’s intuitive, empathetic method of inquiry has changed people’s lives all over the globe. He and his colleague Sat Dharam Kaur (a retired nutritionist and addiction counselor) have developed a comprehensive certification in his approach, so that practitioners everywhere can help their clients uncover their own deep insight.
In 2020 I completed a year-long online training in CI. This modality is a good companion to the work I already do. It offers additional possibilities for my clients to adapt to their circumstances, by unearthing and unraveling the deeper sources of harmful patterns. It holds the possibility to create profound, lasting shifts in perspective.
The approach is gentle, body-based, and present-moment-centered just like the other methods I use. It offers a dynamic repertoire of techniques and skills. CI is a fast-track to uncovering and healing the hidden sources of pain and addiction.