curiosity illuminates the root; compassion ignites the way
COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY IN FARNHAM
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 a safe space, patience and honesty with oneself to navigate one's inner world. This territory is often unseen, misunderstood and complicated.
Compassionate Inquiry is a talking-based therapy that shines a light on what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Within each session, you are invited to tune into the body and listen, because the body often holds the key to hidden emotions and beliefs that have been otherwise inaccessible. When those beliefs and their origins are understood, compassion builds, beginning with yourself.
“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
Benefits of Compassionate Inquiry
Emotional Healing: Compassionate Inquiry invites people to confront and process their suppressed emotions, beliefs and traumas. By acknowledging these feelings within the context of a compassionate therapeutic relationship, healing, and living in the present moment without suffering is available.
Self-Discovery: Through Compassionate Inquiry, people gain insights about themselves. They uncover the root causes of their behavioural patterns, fears, and anxieties, paving the way for self-acceptance and personal growth.
Empowerment: With awareness comes conscious choice-making, disrupting self-destructive patterns and encouraging positive decision-making.
Reduced Self-Criticism: The non-judgmental nature of Compassionate Inquiry helps reveal self-criticism and negative self-talk, enabling a shift in self-perception toward greater self-compassion.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction: Exploring one's inner world a safe environment can reduce the emotional weight of unresolved issues, decreasing stress and anxiety levels. The process of Compassionate Inquiry encourages individuals to be present at the moment.
Holistic Healing: Compassionate Inquiry addresses the underlying causes of emotional struggles, often experienced in the body. By delving into the interconnectedness of one's emotional, psychological, and physical reality, people experience a more integrated sense of well-being.