Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed
by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance
we present to the world. Anyone with an open mind can get curious
about their thoughts, feelings and body sensations.
If you are suffering, there is a way to end it.
"Only when compassion is present will people allow themselves to see the truth."
~ A.H. Almas
Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the individual and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal.
Are you open to another way of understanding your life? The truth will set you free. Through Compassionate Inquiry, you can recognize the unconscious dynamics that runs your life and how to liberate yourself from them.
“The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them … That’s what Compassionate Inquiry is.”
~ Dr. Gabor Maté
Video of Gabor Mate explaining Compassionate Inquiry
A powerful aspect of Compassionate Inquiry, as opposed to cognitive based therapies (CBT), is that it works directly with a client’s body, or “somatic experience”. This enhances the depth, effectiveness, and outcome of therapy and addresses relational, developmental, and psychodynamic issues.
Benefits of Compassionate Inquiry include the relief of conditions underlying chronic pain, anxiety, depression, addiction, cancer, autoimmune disease and other forms of emotional suffering.