Compassionate Inquiry


Why & What?

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Mate that helps people inquire ‘what is in the way of their connection with self? and find the truth of “who they are” with compassion as the foundation.

Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the client and therapist embark on a journey to reveal the truth that is often hidden beneath false beliefs, difficult memories and physical states that are expressed in various forms of dis-ease. Through this work, clients can connect to the truth within themselves, in the present moment, become free from self-generated suffering, and gain insight, clarity and choice in their behaviour. For more information on this practice, please visit

“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