Compassionate Inquiry

Professional Online Training


Dive into a thorough exploration of Compassionate Inquiry, a powerful therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté for healing trauma and understanding mental and physical illness. 



Apply for the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training

The Next Year-Long Program Starts February 6, 2023

* Space limited, apply now!


The Approach

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.

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.

The deep teaching is about the quality of the relationship that you establish, and the kind of compassion you can generate.

The Content

Over 30 hours of curated video with Dr. Gabor Maté teaching and demonstrating Compassionate Inquiry.

Over 50 videotaped recordings and transcripts of Dr. Gabor Maté modelling Compassionate Inquiry with clients.

At least fifty 60-90 minute practice sessions in dyads and triads.

Twenty-five 90 minute online biweekly small group sessions to review the modules, lead by an experienced online facilitator.

Regular Q&A zoom calls with Dr. Gabor Maté, Sat Dharam Kaur and Facilitators to explore the material more deeply.

The Modules

Eight modules of teachings on safety, attunement, trauma, triggers, attachment, authenticity, diagnosis, memory, beliefs, emotions, pain, addiction, children and more ... plus a recommended reading list for each module.

Each module contains streaming videos of Gabor's Teachings, Skill-Building, and Conversations with Clients, along with transcripts. A pdf for each module summarizes and integrates Gabor's teachings from 5 separate Compassionate Inquiry 2-day workshops. 

You will participate in weekly skill-building sessions and bi-weekly facilitated group sessions to integrate the material.  


"This training is for people who work with people, whether you are a therapist, counsellor, addiction worker, family therapist, physician, nurse - and you work with people in a healing capacity. It is a summation and distillation of what I have learned over decades.

The essence of it is to get to a point of compassionate presence and connection with the client, at the heart of the issue that they came to you with. Experience profound learning for yourself and support your clients with compassion."

~ Dr. Gabor Maté

What You Will Learn

  • Develop 9 essential qualities within yourself to become an effective therapist
  • Practice 9 experiential breathing exercises and meditations to enhance personal development
  • Benefit from practical tools including the Compassionate Inquiry Map and the chart of Feelings vs Perceptions
  • Learn how to maintain safety in the therapeutic container
  • Become more aware of the verbal and non-verbal cues of your clients
  • Learn the 7 Pillars of Compassionate Inquiry
  • Learn and practice the 22 skills required in Compassionate Inquiry
  • Discover and master the cycle of 17 Stepping Stones used in the line of inquiry
  • Become more effective in working with clients
  • Nurture compassion for all parts of yourself and others
  • Free yourself from unconscious beliefs that run your life
  • Connect to your in-the-present-self
  • Become more attuned to both the messages from your body, and to your clients

Apply for the Compassionate Inquiry
Professional Online Training

This is a one year commitment of 8+ hours weekly in self-inquiry, personal development, and professional skill-building, with peer group practice, support and assessment.

Please Note: There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Full course fee is $3800 CDN.


Click below to learn more about the training and payment options. * A limited number of subsidies are available.


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