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Compassionate inquiry with Dr. Gabor Maté

November 13, 2017 to November 14, 2017

Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
14.5 Category A
Open to: 
students, NDs, health-care practitioners
ND/health-care practitioner: 
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Early bird deadline: 
September 7, 2017
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Course description

Compassionate inquiry is a psychotherapy method developed by Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. It is designed to unveil:

  • The mental climate
  • Hidden assumptions
  • Implicit memories

… that form the real message that words and maladaptive behaviour both express and conceal.

How does compassionate inquiry work?
Through compassionate inquiry, you can help reconnect your client with their innate wisdom through helping them 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 mental health professionals, psychotherapists, psychologists, addictions workers, therapists and social workers.


Cineplex - Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
259 Richmond St W
Toronto, ON M5V 3M6

Course objectives:

  • 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

Promo code:

Please note that you will be redirected to Leading Edge Seminars registration page. To receive the CCNM discounted price, please enter FLYER CODE – ccnm10.


Gabor Maté, MD - Instructor

Gabor Maté, MD, is the best-selling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, and Scattered Minds. For 12 years, he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher. He co-founded Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit organization that focuses on addiction, and is also an advisor of Drugs Over Dinner, a campaign to overcome the stigma associated with talking about drugs. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.

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