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

Using Compassionate Inquiry, the therapist unveils the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal.

Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them.

Dr. Maté will model the process of Compassionate Inquiry with course participants and instruct therapists in the practice of this powerful technique to help clients access deep healing and transformation. This will be both an experiential, participatory workshop where participants will be guided through their own personal process, as well as a training to teach the method of Compassionate Inquiry to health professionals, therapists and social workers.

You will learn –

  • how to cultivate presence, being with what is
  • to bring attention to body signals in clients and yourself
  • to enhance your perception of what is not being revealed overtly
  • to enable clients to access emotional states through body awareness
  • how to create and maintain a safe sacred space between client and therapist
  • how to facilitate the expression of what has remained unexpressed
  • how to keep a client engaged in present moment experience
  • the importance of 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
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Location & Dates

Scotiabank Theatre, West Edmonton Mall, Entrance 57, #3030, 8882-170 Street  Edmonton, Alberta  T5T 4M2

Thurs – Fri, Sept 14-15, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days

Instructors

Guest Instructor

Dr. Gabor Maté is a Vancouver physician, author and public speaker who specializes in the study and treatment of addiction and mind/body health. He has authored the best-selling In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Hold Onto Your Kids, When the Body Says No and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Fees & Registration

$450 + GST (5%) = $472.50 on or before Aug 10, 2017

$495 + GST (5%) = $519.75 after Aug 10, 2017

Register with Leading Edge Seminars here

For registration information contact Kim at 416-964-1133 or 1-888-291-1133 (across Canada) or at info@leadingedgeseminars.org

For other information regarding local accommodation, restaurants, and travel, contact Rhonda deLorme at Hand Over Healing, at cihealing@hotmail.com, cell 780-689-1800.

 

You may also be interested in registering for the 9 day Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery Immersion program in Toronto Nov 2 – 10, 2017, facilitated by Sat Dharam Kaur ND and guest instructors. The program includes access to over 90 short videotaped lectures of Dr. Gabor Maté.

Register for both programs before Aug 10 and receive $200 off the full price of the Beyond Addiction program. Call 519 372-9212 for the discounted price on the Beyond Addiction program after you register for Compassionate Inquiry.