walking together, side by side
COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY / COACHING
Any good journey starts with knowing where you are
It may sound easy, to 'know where you are', but unlike the Google maps that most of us rely on to navigate the outside world, it takes self-reliance to navigate the inner world. This territory is often unseen, misunderstood and misled by the competing parts of the mind. Before becoming self-reliant, there is support, guidance and a helping hand in the form of Compassionate Inquiry and coaching.
Coaching is for people who are ready to look forward, who can sense that there is a transition process of one sort of the other on the horizon. This might be in one's work, personal relationships or an internal process of building awareness and behavioural change. Coaching provides support, guidance and encouragement along the journey, whatever the goal.
Compassionate Inquiry, on the other hand, is about resolving a belief system that is caught up in the past. Compassionate Inquiry® is a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world.
“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
Often times coaching and 'CI' can work well together, with the persmission of the client. In the course of a coaching session, unresolved obstacles may come up, in which case slowing down and opening an inquiry to better understand the nature of the obstacle can help in moving forward.
How do sessions work?
How many sessions will I need?
How can I book an appointment?
Are you practicing Compassionate Inquiry yet?
Yes. I am currently participating in a year-long graduate course and am in the practice and case study process. Please contact me for more information if you would like to be a case-study or are interested in participating in a practice session.