I certified in February 2020 as a Compassionate Inquiry practitioner. This powerful year long training is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, world renowned author and physician for his work on trauma, addiction, AD(H)D, parenting and trauma.
The training initially enhanced communication with my clients during touch therapy aspect of my practice. The somatic nature of both practices complemented each other perfectly, allowing a powerful expression verbally with a physical and energetic release in the body.
As lockdown came upon us all in March 2020 the online aspect of our training came into practice, meeting with existing and new clients via telephone and video conferencing.
"Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them."
We have all been deeply affected by the troubles, some of us explicitly, but all of us implicitly. To understand the effect of a whole society living with PTSD is to begin to allow the healing of that society. The more that I practise Compassionate Inquiry, the more I realise that it is not only the deaths due to “the troubles” that are the trauma of Northern Ireland, every single person is living with trauma. And more importantly, that we can release this trauma and heal.