Thriving Beyond Complex Trauma

RE/ACT: Recovery Education for Addictions and Complex Trauma counselling is available in-person in various locations, and online world-wide in English. Our counsellors vary in degrees of specialties, expertise, and experience. Some of our counsellors also are trained in Compassionate Inquiry (CI) and are available upon request. By completing a Complex Trauma Counselling Application form, we will be able to connect you with a great fit for you!

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Compassionate Inquiry

“Compassionate Inquiry” (By Dr. Gabor Maté) is a psychotherapeutic approach that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Because so many patients suffer from Complex Trauma, with the underlying root cause of addictions or mental disorders stemming from coping techniques learned in childhood, this method directly correlates with our approach to real-healing.

Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the individual and the 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

Read more about ‘CI’ by Dr. Gabor Maté