Compassionate Inquiry 

Compassionate Inquiry is a process of getting to know ourselves better and gaining insight into the interconnectedness of our lives, which enables us to better deal with current and future challenges. Intuition, decision making as well as the ability to make coherent choices when faced with challenges improve.


The Compassionate Inquiry method developed by Dr. Gabor Maté is based on a holistic approach, where body, mind and spirit are understood as a unit and all these levels are addressed in the conversation. This means that, in addition to the cognitive, the emotional, intuitive and bodily senses are also included. Compassionate Inquiry helps people to be curious about the events in their lives that show up as repetitive patterns, irritations or life themes. By recognizing behavioral and thinking habits, beliefs, and unconscious dynamics that control our lives, we can change them and we gain insight, clarity, and freedom of choice in our behavior.

Trauma Informed

Compassionate Inquiry is a trauma informed approach that combines knowledge from neuroscience, mindfulness, and somatic, relational, and attachment-oriented psychotherapy. This approach allows clients to uncover core beliefs while safely connecting with the body to identify sensations and emotions and their connection to unconscious memories. Until we become aware of what is unconscious, we will project it onto others. 

Authentic Self

Compassionate Inquiry supports personal development and helps us connect with our authentic self, which allows us to be self-responsible, express our needs to the world, set boundaries where needed, and not be reactive but consciously and flexibly choose how to respond in the present moment. We learn to shift from impulsive reaction to consciously choosing action in a way that is truly aligned with our vision, values, and what is important to us. Relationships with oneself and others become more authentic and honest.

Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training

I completed the year long Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training and the six month Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program with Dr. Gabor Maté and offer Compassionate Inquiry sessions in English, German and French. I also completed the CI Internship Program, where I assisted during the year-long Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training, supporting participants learn the CI approach.

Compassionate Inquiry Training & Education

  • Compassionate Inquiry Internship Program, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Compassionate Inquiry Circles: Online Group Support
  • Healing the Wounds of Trauma, Workshop, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Healing Trauma and Addiction, Course, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Talks on Trauma Series Part 1 & 2, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Returning to Wholeness: Understanding and Integrating Trauma, Course, Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Trauma & Awakening Program, Dr. Gabor Maté & Hameed Ali (A H Almaas)
  • Compassionate Inquiry meets Internal Family Systems, Workshops, Dr. Gabor Maté & Dr. Richard Schwartz