What Is Compassionate Inquiry?
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.
Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run
their lives and how to liberate themselves 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
Eileen Hopkins was the first person in Ireland to train as a Compassionate Inquiry
practitioner with Gabor Maté and she works with clients all over the world using this
approach. Eileen is listed on Dr Gabor Maté’s list of certified practitioners below.
Eileen regularly incorporates the approach in her work with clients.