• +01-8310888
  • info@riverholistic.ie

Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate Inquiry

Compassionate inquiry
When we struggle with looping thoughts, self-judgement, anxiety, addiction and trauma the body
tells the story too. Its language is pain, a knot in the stomach, a lump in the throat, tension,
disconnection, depression … illness.
Let your body do the talking and discover what informs your inner critic, what motivates you to
sooth with food or drink, where are the behaviours triggered that don’t match with your authentic
self, what stops you from following that big dream or take that first step. Compassionate Inquiry
looks at what the body holds. Becoming aware of our triggers and drivers gives us a choice in how
we respond to life, the people and events around us.
Compassionate Inquiry (CI) is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté
combining talking therapy with body inquiry.
“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.”

Gabor Maté

What does CI session look like?
☼ Meet me in person or connect via Zoom for a one to one session.
☼ Each session focuses on a specific question, a behaviour that you observed, an event, … and is
tailored to your needs and goals.
☼ It lasts about an hour. First sessions 90minutes to allow for that first meeting, questions, your
reasons for coming, your aims and goals.
☼ We may begin with some breathing, a few minutes to arrive in session, tune in and understand
what it is you wish to talk about, what happened, where you’d like to be after the session.
☼ I will guide you through the inquiry with questions and space to feel, I may challenge your
narrative, interrupt your story, reframe what is being said.
☼ I commit to hold a space of safety and trust so that you can explore your emotions, feelings and
thoughts without judgment.
☼ We will discover the origins, beliefs and dynamics that cause you pain and develop ways to
reconnect with yourself.

What will I find out through CI? How will it help me?
☼ Cultivate to be present with yourself and compassionate with everything “that is”, breath by
breath, moment by moment.
☼ Listen to the language of your body, understand and satisfy your own needs.
☼ Become aware of self judgement and its origins.
☼ Relate to your emotions with compassion and mindfulness.
☼ Express what needs to be expressed.
☼ Create respons-ability for your life.
☼ Understand what stops you from living your creative potential.
☼ Discover the unconscious beliefs that limit you and transform them.

“Trauma is not what happened to you. Trauma is what happened inside you.”

~Gabor Maté

90 minute 1st sessions €95
60 minute follow up sessions €75
6 sessions  €420

Contact Cindy directly for booking and further information:

Cindy Morrisey: 087 6710280