Experience this Transformation Live at Our 4-day Online Event with:

Dr. Gabor Maté

Dr. Gabor Maté has worked in family practice, palliative care and addiction. The creator of the Compassionate Inquiry approach to healing, Gabor is a renowned speaker and a best-selling author, who is sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma and childhood development.

Sat Dharam Kaur N.D.

Sat Dharam has written 3 books on women’s health and developed the Compassionate Inquiry Training. She combines naturopathic medicine with yoga to heal mind, body and spirit. She teaches Kundalini Yoga internationally and has specialized programs for addiction and cancer recovery.


Learn more about the May 2021 Event via the short video above.

What is Compassionate Inquiry?

Compassionate Inquiry is an approach that has evolved over 20 years of Dr. Gabor Mate's personal journey, and his work with patients in family practice, palliative care and addiction. He developed his system further while facilitating integration workshops focused on healing trauma through the use of psychedelics. 

Compassionate Inquiry gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of illness and addiction.

We all long to be seen, heard, understood and loved. We heal when we feel safe in relationship, connected to our bodies, our breath, the present moment, and one another. Only when we experience connection to ourselves and others, can we open up to our vulnerability and emotions, and discover and express what is true for us. This expression is what heals us.

The Event

In this live 4-day online event of total 22-hours, Dr. Maté will model the process of Compassionate Inquiry with course participants to access deep healing and transformation. This will be an experiential workshop where participants will be guided through their own personal process, and will be deeply affected by witnessing the healing process in others.

At intervals each day, Sat Dharam Kaur will lead breathing exercises, meditation practices and yoga to connect to your emotions, to the breath, enhance awareness of the body, and help participants access states of inner peace, calm and stillness. At the end of each daily session, participants will be invited to process what has arisen for them in smaller facilitated breakout groups with experienced Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners.

This is our first event designed for those in the Asian, Australian and New Zealand time zones. 

Pre-Event Orientation is One Day Prior to the Event:
In PDT Time Zones: April 29th - 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

In IST Time Zones: April 30th – 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Event Time and Dates 2021

PT (Pacific)

April 30-May 1, May 7-8
5:30 pm to 11:00 pm

IST (India)

May 1-2 and May 8-9
6:00 am to 11:30 am

AEST (Australia)

May 1-2 and May 8-9
10:30 am to 4:00 pm

Note: This is a single event spread across 2 weekends. Convert to your timezone here.

Click here to download the printable event schedule.


You Will Learn

  • How childhood trauma is related to illness and addiction
  • How to cultivate presence, being with what is
  • To develop the capacity to witness one’s thoughts and emotions, without identifying with them
  • To bring attention to body signals and emotional states in clients and yourself
  • To enhance your perception of what is not being revealed overtly
  • How to create and maintain a safe sacred therapeutic space 
  • How to facilitate the expression of what has remained unexpressed
  • To cultivate patience, respect and choice in the therapeutic process
  • How to uncover early traumatic events of childhood and unconscious feeling states
    through Compassionate Inquiry
  • To decode the unconscious beliefs that contribute to personal suffering in self and others
  • To develop self-compassion and acceptance of all parts of the personality
  • To use meditation, breathing practices and yoga to generate calm and stability
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

Who should attend the event?

We welcome all health professionals, addiction counsellors, therapists,
 psychologists, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, spiritual seekers and anyone 
looking to understand and heal childhood trauma.

Excerpt from a Compassionate Inquiry Workshop, Vancouver, 2018

What others have to say

I am a totally different therapist as a result of taking this program. This program revealed to me my blind spots as a psychotherapist and provided me with the resources to work through those blind spots. Meeting with my group on a weekly basis allowed me to delve into my own childhood trauma and heal things I had never even talked about before. I can now hold space for the most difficult emotions, allowing clients to truly feel their pain, anger, and other emotions. 100% recommend the program for anyone wanting to take their practice to a deeper level.

MP, Psychotherapist


To offer the experience of Compassionate Inquiry for people from the Global South and from a low-income background, we have established a subsidized rate for this event. We request those in affluent countries and those who can, to pay the regular price for this event. We have limited seats and are expected to sell out. Please register soon.

For those from affluent countries and those who can afford the regular rate ($375 CAD):

Regular Registration


For those from the Global South and those who are from a low-income background ($185 CAD):

Subsidized Registration

Important Notes: 

  1. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all registrants after the event.

  2. Each day the session duration is 5 hours and 30 minutes. We recommend that you remain well hydrated and take care of yourself and your needs. We will have short 10 min breaks at regular intervals.
  3. Access to Recordings within 72 hours of each live session will be provided, and will be accessible for one year from the day of the event.
  4. The Yoga Session recordings will not be provided for viewing later and the Breakout Rooms will not be recorded.
  5. The entire event will be conducted in English.
  6. All sessions will take place through the Zoom platform. To participate fully and in all aspects of this event, please make sure you have the latest Zoom version installed (download Zoom here).
  7. Compassionate Inquiry Support Room is a safe space where you can connect with trained CI facilitators and Interns for additional support. The Support Room is available if you are feeling overwhelmed and would like to briefly step out of the session. The access and details of this room will be shared closer to the event. 
  8. Compassionate Inquiry Online Event’s registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  9. The Compassionate Inquiry event organizers reserve the right to approve or deny any application, and/or accept or reject the participation of any person in its sole discretion and in accordance with its policies and the law.
  10. The organizers reserve the right to moderate the session and approve/dis-approve any questions and/or participation in the interest of the safety of the group.
  11. If you require financial assistance or are a full time student (up to age 27), please apply for a scholarship here. The scholarship application will close on April 27th @ Midnight PT or when we reach our scholarship limit.
  12. You may email [email protected] for any questions and clarifications.