Compassionate Inquiry® is an international program that has trained over 3000 participants from more than 84 countries, who continue to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities.

  • Would you like to develop trauma-informed skills as a therapist or health care provider?
  • Have you been impacted by the teachings and modelling of Dr. Gabor Maté?
  • Would you like to be part of an international community of Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners?
  • Would you benefit from a year-long therapeutic peer support and practice group?
  • Are you willing to spend the next year learning and practicing a new therapeutic modality?

If you said YES to any of these, read on …

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Compassionate Inquiry Free Information Session hosted by Sat Dharam Kaur ND on February 10, 2024

Dates for the May 2024 Cohort: May 20, 2024 to June 16, 2025.

We offer a limited number of subsidies to support and include traditionally underrepresented, marginalized, or otherwise under-served populations including people of colour, indigenous communities, people from faith based communities, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as full-time students.


The use of the Compassionate Inquiry approach gently uncovers and releases the layers of childhood trauma, constriction and suppressed emotion embedded in the body, that are at the root of illness and addiction.

We all long to be seen, heard, understood and loved. We heal when we feel safe in relationship, connected to our bodies, our breath, the present moment, and one another. Only when we experience connection to ourselves and others, can we open up to our vulnerability and emotions, and discover and express what is true for us. This expression is what heals us.

The goal of the Compassionate Inquiry approach is to bring compassion, respect, acceptance, insight, healing, freedom and connection to humanity through an international community of skillful Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners.

Creators of Compassionate Inquiry®

Dr. Gabor Maté is a retired physician, bestselling author, an internationally renowned speaker and the creator of the Compassionate Inquiry approach to psychotherapy.

Dr. Gabor Maté evolved this therapeutic approach over 20 years of his personal journey, and from his work with patients in family practice, palliative care, and addiction. He developed his system further while facilitating integration workshops focused on healing trauma through the use of psychedelics.

Sat Dharam Kaur ND has supported Dr. Gabor Maté in structuring the Compassionate Inquiry approach and developing the online training.

Sat Dharam is a naturopathic doctor, teacher and author, who combines naturopathic medicine with Compassionate Inquiry, yoga, breathing practices and meditation to support others in healing and integrating mind, body and spirit.

 

In this Program You Will Learn

  • To cultivate presence, being with what is
  • To bring attention to body signals in clients and yourself
  • To enhance your perception of what is not being revealed overtly
  • To enable clients to access emotional states through body awareness
  • To create and maintain a safe sacred space between client and therapist
  • To facilitate the expression of what has remained unexpressed
  • To keep a client engaged in present moment experience
  • The importance of patience, respect and choice in the therapeutic process
  • To uncover early traumatic events of childhood and unconscious feeling states through Compassionate Inquiry

Be Prepared for a Deep Dive

The intensity of this program will be triggering for many, if not all participants, and will include an investigation of sometimes difficult emotional states originating in childhood.

This program is designed to train therapists and health professionals, and is not meant to be a container for personal therapy.

Due to the depth of the work, we require that all participants be simultaneously engaged in regular personal therapy with a therapist of their choice.

At least 12 therapy sessions a year, or one per month, are a requirement for course completion.

 

The Professional Training Program is for:


  • Psychotherapists
  • Mental health professionals
  • Health care professionals
  • Allied health professionals
  • Medical doctors
  • Naturopathic physicians
  • Fitness and life coaches
  • Addiction counsellors
  • Plant medicine shamans
  • Social workers
  • Yoga therapists
  • Meditation teachers
  • Educators
  • First Nations counsellors and elders
  • Traditional healers
  • Psychedelic integration therapists

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The next program runs from May 20, 2024 to June 16, 2025.

The regular fee for the Professional Online Training: $3900 CAD.  

The Course Includes:


  • Over 30 hours of video recorded demonstration and teaching by Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Over 50 videotaped recordings and transcripts of Dr. Gabor Maté modelling Compassionate Inquiry with clients
  • Over 600 pages of transcripts of five 2-day Compassionate Inquiry workshops
  • 8 modules of teachings on safety, attunement, trauma, triggers, attachment, authenticity, diagnoses and more … plus a recommended reading list for each module
  • 16 narrated powerpoints with a summary by Sat Dharam Kaur
  • At least fifty 60-90 minute practice sessions in dyads and triads with course participants, scheduled by you according to your availability
  • Twenty-seven 90 minute online biweekly small group sessions to review the modules, led by an experienced Facilitator.
  • Regular Q & A zoom calls with Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur to explore the material deeply.
  • Monthly Facilitated Workshops to witness Compassionate Inquiry in practice, and to hear feedback
  • Over 240 hours in total of engagement with peers, online facilitators, live Zoom calls with Dr. Gabor Maté, and video recordings
Compassionate Inquiry Event, Winnipeg, Canada 2019
 

In addition to the in-depth course content, you will receive:

Over 180 hours of live engagement through:

  • Meeting weekly with peers
  • Biweekly meetings with online facilitators
  • Approximately 8 live group Zoom calls with Dr. Gabor Maté and/or Sat Dharam Kaur per year
  • Live monthly workshops and guest lectures, with access to video recordings

Participants who complete the program requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion for the 240 hour, year-long Compassionate Inquiry Professional Training.

View the Course Outline

Meet Your Facilitators

Our team has over 25 highly trained, skilled and experienced facilitators who will support your learning throughout the training. Take a peek at their profiles here:

How You Will Benefit


This comprehensive Compassionate Inquiry course will help you:

  • Develop 11 essential qualities within yourself to be an effective therapist
  • Practice 9 experiential breathing exercises to enhance personal development
  • Benefit from practical tools including the Compassionate Inquiry Map and the chart of Feelings vs Perceptions
  • Learn how to maintain safety in the therapeutic container
  • Become more aware of the verbal and non-verbal cues of your clients
  • Learn the 7 Pillars of Compassionate Inquiry
  • Learn and practice the 22 skills required in Compassionate Inquiry
  • Discover and master the cycle of 17 Stepping Stones used in the line of inquiry
  • Become more effective in working with clients
  • Nurture compassion for all parts of yourself and others
  • Free yourself from unconscious beliefs that run your life
  • Connect to your in-the-present-self
  • Become more attuned to both the messages from your body, and to your clients

You will be given a link to select your time slot after you register and pay for the course. The time slots below are ones currently available for the biweekly meetings for the February 2024 Cohort. Time slots are subject to change.

All time slots are listed in ET / Toronto time. Convert to your timezone here.

Testimonial from a Past Participant


I tapped into so much of myself this year, peeling back layers I didn’t know were shielding parts of me that were waiting to be uncovered, witnessed, and healed. I feel like I am returning home to my self. Listening to the wisdom of my body. Allowing my voice to be heard, stepping into the spotlight, finding my power. By showing up in the world exactly as I am with the gifts I have to offer, I can change the world in a way that no one else can. I can be as bold and as colourful as I desire. I don’t have to apologize  for taking up the space that I deserve. By accepting that I am ever growing, I give myself permission to be vulnerable and imperfect, and show up confidently as my complete authentic self.

– L.C., Wellness Practitioner

Who You Will Meet and How You Can Connect

You won’t complete this journey alone. Along the way, you’ll have support from and contact with others, including:

  • Weekly 60-90 min practice sessions on Zoom with members of your biweekly group, in dyads and triads
  • 90 minutes each on Zoom with your biweekly facilitator and interns, during 27 bi-weekly meetings.
  • Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur, during regularly scheduled group Zoom calls for Q & A 
  • Your online cohort of approximately 17 other health professionals
  • Your peers with whom you will practice Compassionate Inquiry throughout the year
  • The team of Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators, whom you will meet during monthly Facilitated Workshops and Module Discussion Groups to observe online facilitators model Compassionate Inquiry, as well as Level 3 course participants who both model Compassionate Inquiry and receive feedback
  • The larger Compassionate Inquiry Community through a closed Facebook group, online forum and Compassionate Inquiry Focus Groups
  • Monthly Discussion Groups to talk about the module material in breakout rooms
  • Additional guest workshops and module reviews

You may find answers to more questions on our Compassionate Inquiry FAQ page.

If you don’t currently qualify?

We invite you to apply after you have completed or are certified in a training that allows you to legally work with clients in your country, using counselling. Examples of such training are Addiction Counselling, accredited Psychotherapy Training, a Life Coach Certification training, or formal University studies in health sciences or psychology at a Masters level.

  • If you are not a health professional, and you are interested in learning Compassionate Inquiry, or if you are a health professional and are currently a student or are not practicing with clients, you may enrol in the Compassionate Inquiry Self-Study Short Course.
  • If you are not a health professional, and you are keen on experiencing Compassionate Inquiry, consider enrolling in one of our Compassionate Inquiry Circles. They are interactive, facilitated, experiential online support groups that introduce participants to key concepts and practices in Compassionate Inquiry, and initiate the process of Self-Inquiry.

Your Commitment to Mastery:

The program only works, if you work on it! As part of this select group of individuals, you’ll be expected to:

  • Dedicate a minimum of 8 hours a week engaging with the material and practice
  • Have a reliable internet connection with enough bandwidth for video
  • Read the online course material pdfs and watch the videos of Dr. Gabor Maté teaching and modelling Compassionate Inquiry
  • Complete the short quizzes for the videos in each module
  • Attend weekly 60-90 minute skill-building sessions with your peers, practicing the elements of Compassionate Inquiry, for a total of 5O sessions or more within the year
  • Be prepared for your bi-weekly group meeting by answering the home practice questions provided for each module
  • Attend 27 bi-weekly 90 minute Zoom group calls with your online facilitator and maintain at least 80% attendance
  • Complete at least 25 case study forms
  • Complete a comprehensive Competency Assessment Form for yourself

After completing the Professional Online Training Program you can apply for:

An additional 6-month Mentorship Program

The Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program will develop your skills further. It is necessary to complete the Mentorship Program in order to apply to become a certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner. To be eligible for the Mentorship Program, you will need to: 

  1. Be registered with a professional regulatory body that includes counselling within its scope of practice, and that provides you with a membership number and a code of ethics to abide by
  2. Be legally able to practice Compassionate Inquiry® within your professional scope of practice and in your jurisdiction
  3. Have liability insurance that covers Compassionate Inquiry®
  4. Have an active clinical practice, currently seeing clients and using Compassionate Inquiry with them (minimum 3 per week)

The online Compassionate Inquiry training program is so thorough and comprehensive that accredited doctoral level courses that I have taken pale in comparison. The Compassionate Inquiry approach is a powerful synthesis of multiple psychotherapeutic approaches I find to be most helpful in working with those who suffer from addiction and trauma. The synergistic combination of videos, written content, online meetings, and triad work together has been deeply transformational personally and professionally. The way I work with clients has been forever enriched and is now guided by the Stepping Stones so that we are able to get to the core issues that have seeded their addictions, in order to gain insight, heal, and move into sustainable recovery from self-defeating patterns. Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur are a powerhouse team whose authenticity, genuineness, and commitment to creating and delivering an exceptional program shines through in this masterfully delivered collaboration.

– W.H., Clinical Psychologist, Professor in Addiction Studies

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Annual Program Start Dates:

  • The Professional Online Training runs for one year
  • There are 3 cohort start dates each year, beginning in February, May and September
  • In 2024 the start dates are February 5, May 20 and September 23

Course Fees:

One Time Payment

$3900 CAD

6 Monthly Payments

$4100 CAD if paying monthly in 6 payments of $683.33 CAD.

Payments are due monthly for 6 months, including the first payment

10 Monthly Payments

$4100 CAD if paying monthly in 10 payments of $410 CAD.

Payments are due monthly for 10 months, including the first payment

To convert to your local currency, click here.

Note on payment plan:

Members will be charged monthly until the number of payments is reached (2 payments of $1950, 6 payments of $666.66 scheduled automatically or 10 payments of $400 scheduled automatically).

The first payment will be processed immediately after checkout on the date of registration. We are unable to change these scheduled payments and expect that they will be paid on time. Late or missed payments result in you losing access to the course materials

Your monthly payment date cannot be changed once your initial installment is made (payment will come out on this date each month)

If your monthly installment is not made on the regularly scheduled payment date, you will automatically lose access to the online platform with the course materials

There are no refunds after the first 4 weeks, therefore monthly payments will continue until paid in full

If you wish to withdraw from the training after the first 4 weeks of the course, you are still responsible for completing your monthly payments until paid in full

Additional Fees:

  • There is an additional cost of $150 CAD to receive CE credits if you live in the US – see below
  • The year long professional online training does not include certification as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner. Participants who complete the program requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion. A separate 6 month Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program and Certification Review process are required to become certified as a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, for an additional cost
  • Individual or group mentorship from Compassionate Inquiry Mentors is available to you, at an additional charge, while you are in the online training

Private Compassionate Inquiry therapy sessions are also available with Compassionate Inquiry Practitioners (who are not your online facilitator) either before you begin the training, or while you are in the training.

CE Credits:

For Canadians:

Psychologists:

  • Compassionate Inquiry Inc is approved by the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. The training is approved for 240 CE Credits
  • Compassionate Inquiry Inc maintains responsibility for the program.

Psychotherapists:

  • The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) has approved the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Program for 240 CE Credits. Download this CCPA CE Form

Health Coaches:

  • Health Coach Alliance welcomes the Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Program as an approved CEC Provider
  • Attendants of the program will be awarded 40 continuing education credits upon completion and successfully passing the quizzes in the training. Proof of course completion will be required for members to obtain credits

For those in the US:

The cost for those who would like to receive CE Credits in the US is $150 CAD. You will be given a link for this option when you finish the training.

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

  • CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content
  • The California Board of Behavioural Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association
  • LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association
  • SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes
  • SCA is an approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 100196)
  • For questions about receiving your Certificate of Attendance, contact Gabriel Olivella at [email protected]

  • For questions about CE, contact Spiritual Competency Academy at [email protected]

Application and Registration Process

Our goal is to bring compassion, respect, acceptance, insight, healing, freedom and connection to humanity through an international community of skillful Compassionate Inquiry practitioners. The Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training is an intensive graduate level certification program designed to enhance the skills and effectiveness of professionals already working with clients. Applicants must be professionals currently in practice so that the skills learned in this program can be applied and developed further throughout the year-long training.

If you are an organization with 10 or more of your team wanting to attend the Professional Training, please reach out to Alina at [email protected] for a group rate.

Applications are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Apply for the Professional Online Training:

The application is to confirm your eligibility. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to register and pay for the full program. If you are applying for a subsidy, DO NOT fill out the Regular application below or pay the $50 fee until after you have been notified that a subsidy has been granted.  

Regular Applications have been extended until midnight ET of Sunday April 14, 2024. You will receive a notice if you have been accepted within three business days of the deadline. Final registration and payment close on April 22, 2024.

Subsidy applications are now closed.

A limited number of subsidies are available, with a course fee of $2600, rather than the regular price of $3900. Subsidies are granted based on financial need, the number and type of clients you work with, and the economy of the country you live in. We seek to support and include traditionally underrepresented, marginalized, or otherwise under-served populations including people of colour, indigenous communities, people from faith based communities, the LGBTQ+ community, as well as full-time students. Our subsidies can also support individuals whose work is in service to marginalized communities, international relief, veterans, and victim support.

Please only apply for a subsidy if you:

  1. Would be unable to attend the program otherwise, due to financial constraint
  2. Are committed and capable of attending the program you are applying for
  3. Can pay the discounted rate for the course by the required date, in one payment
  4. Are currently seeing clients, and are a licensed health professional whose scope of practice includes counselling
  5. Subsidies are not transferable from one course to another, or from one person to another

To convert to your local currency, click here.

The application is to confirm your eligibility. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. Once your application has been accepted, you will be invited to register and pay for the full program.

 

Do I qualify for the Professional Training?

The Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Training is meant for professionals already working with clients, such as addiction counselors, psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors, naturopaths, life coaches, and other related fields, whose scope of practice includes counseling.

Compassionate Inquiry is an approach to add on to an already existing clinical and mental health practice. If you don’t think you currently qualify, we invite you to re-apply after you have completed or are certified in such a training that allows you to legally work with clients in your country.

Examples of such training are a short Life Coach Certification training, Addictions Counseling, or formal University studies at a Masters level.

If you are not a health professional, you may also consider taking the Compassionate Inquiry Short Course.

How can I apply? What should I know before applying?

See here for the current application dates and How to Apply.

Applications for a Subsidy close over a month earlier than applications for the regular training, and are separate forms.

We are unable to transfer applications from cohort to cohort, so if you wish to defer your application to another cohort, you will need to re-apply. Fortunately, you only need to pay the $50 application fee once ever. If you are on our mailing list you will receive a notification.

How should I best prepare my application?

Letter of Recommendation / Resume:

The letter of recommendation must be from a professional person you’ve been working with or had close contact with for two years or more.

We recommend updating your resume specifically to list all therapy/coaching training and related experience you have received or studied.

I’m not sure if my schedule will work with the course. What is the structure?

The course includes modules with many teaching and practice videos, power points, optional meditations, and extensive reading resources. 

You will meet once every two weeks (bi-weekly) for a facilitated group call. You will have weekly practice meetings with other participants in your group.

In addition to the course material, a monthly Zoom Call with Gabor, and a monthly Facilitated Workshop Zoom Call are available (recorded, not required to attend live).

There are 8 modules in this year-long study, with each module being two weeks long. There are three levels, each level extending 16 weeks (you will go through the 8 modules 3 times). 

  • Level One explores Self-Inquiry and Building Connection
  • Level Two focuses on Comprehensive Skill-Building
  • Level Three emphasizes Mastery of Compassionate Inquiry

Terms to Remember:

Online Facilitated Bi-Weekly Group = Between 12-18 people with one facilitator, meeting every two weeks, for 1.5 hours at a fixed scheduled time, which you select when you register for the training.

Pod = Group of approximately six participants, formed from within the bi-weekly group, who divide up into dyads and triads.

Dyad/Triad = A group of two or three people who practice together each week, at a flexible time that you decide among yourselves.

How often does my bi-weekly small group meet?

In this case bi-weekly means once every two weeks.

You will discuss the material from the modules in this bi-weekly group, and must attend at least 22 of 27 bi-weekly meetings in order to qualify for a certificate of course completion. You will also receive much more information on the course structure in the week before the training starts.

The facilitated group call for Module 1 will be an important orientation entering the course. It will involve getting to know your fellow participants and information-sharing about the modules and course structure, including individual work and opportunities to practice what you learn. During this first call, there will be time for questions and answers. 

I previously applied for a program and paid the $50 application fee, however am not currently in the course. Is this fee transferable to a future course?

Yes. You do not need to pay the $50 fee a second time if you have not taken the training. However, applications are not transferable, which means you will need to re-apply in the future. There are no refunds on the application fee.

When will I get a receipt for my payment?

You will receive a receipt within seven days of paying for a Compassionate Inquiry course. If you need your receipt re-sent or to change info on the receipt, please email [email protected] with your name, email, course name/cohort, and the requested changes.

What is your cancellation policy?


This is an experiential program with a limited number of spaces available. If you wish to withdraw from the program, you will be given a full refund minus a $250 cancellation fee if cancelling up to 4 weeks after the advertised start date of the course. No refunds are allowed starting 4 weeks after the start date of the course, no exceptions.

Cancellation Policy for Payment Plans:

  • your monthly payment date cannot be changed once your initial installment is made (payment will come out on this date each month)
  • if your monthly installment is not made on the regularly scheduled payment date, you will automatically lose access to the online platform with the course materials
  • there are no refunds after the first 4 weeks, therefore monthly payments will continue until paid in full
  • if you wish to withdraw from the training after the first 4 weeks or the course, you are still responsible for completing your monthly payments until paid in full

What are my options if I have specific accessibility needs?

If you have a condition that causes you to work at a slower pace through the training, you may take a 6-month extension after the last day of your training to submit your course completion requirements. You may also repeat the training in subsequent years to complete any work that remained incomplete the previous year. The cost to repeat the training is $1000 CAD. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact [email protected]

Am I able to switch to a different bi-weekly small group once I am assigned my facilitator?


You can switch your bi-weekly small group within the first 4 weeks after the advertised start date of the course. After the first 4 weeks, it is not possible to switch groups. Please email [email protected] if you need to switch your time slot for the biweekly facilitated meetings during the first 4 weeks of the training.

What can I expect from the course, and what is expected of me?

Throughout the training, this is what you can expect from your facilitator: 

  • They offer you the Compassionate Inquiry Psychotherapeutic approach as developed and instructed by Dr. Gabor Maté, and not general counselling theory or practice. 
  • They will embody the 7 Pillars of Compassionate Inquiry and will endeavour to create a learning environment that reflects those pillars.   
  • Unless technical glitches occur they will be punctual in start and finish times for the bi-weekly zoom calls. They promise to prepare themselves and technology in such a way that limits interruptions. 
  • Your facilitator will maintain a professional relationship and ethical boundaries throughout the training with course participants. 
  • See the facilitator Code of Ethics.

This is what facilitators of Compassionate Inquiry ask of you: 

  • Experiential training is such that personal issues arise. You are expected to have additional resources outside of the training, including a therapist, peer support groups, etc., so that you are well supported. It is very likely that you will need this extra support.
  • Unless technical glitches occur, we ask and expect that you be punctual for the bi-weekly meetings as well as dyads/triads. Please prepare yourself and your technology so that interruptions are minimal. 
  • When it is believed by a facilitator, and in consultation with the Compassionate Inquiry Team, that someone’s personal issues or behaviour may prevent them from participating fully or may be disruptive to the group learning, then the individual will be approached to discuss and collaborate on a resolution, which could include being asked to leave the training.
  • See the course participant Code of Ethics.

Click here to view more info on the Professional Training Program.

After completing the Professional Training, what’s next?

After completing the year-long training, you may say that you have completed the 1-year professional training in Compassionate Inquiry and you are able to incorporate CI as a modality that you use with your clients. You are not able to call yourself a CI Practitioner, as that requires completion of the Mentorship Program and completing the certification process.

All course material is proprietary to Compassionate Inquiry Inc. You may not copy our material for your own work, hand out any of it to your clients, nor copy wording from the Compassionate Inquiry website.

See the below images for options after completing the Compassionate Inquiry year-long Professional Training:

Candidates for the Mentorship Program must:

  • have completed the course requirements for the professional online training
  • be registered with a professional regulatory body
  • be legally able to practice Compassionate Inquiry within their professional scope of practice and in their jurisdiction
  • have liability insurance that covers Compassionate Inquiry, unless it is unavailable in your country
  • have an active clinical practice, currently seeing clients (minimum 3 per week)


Compassionate Inquiry is also offered as:

Self-Study Short Course 

CI Circles: Online Group Support

Compassionate Inquiry® is currently available in two languages: English and Spanish.

Course Withdrawal

Compassionate Inquiry Inc reserves the right to deny acceptance to a professional online training program applicant and to withdraw a training participant from all or part of a training program at any time if Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators or the admin team determine that a participant’s behaviour, attitude or views could negatively impact the quality of a training program or online group, or if the participant is not a good fit for the program.

Compassionate Inquiry Inc, in its sole discretion, may terminate a participant’s participation at any time. If this should occur, Compassionate Inquiry Inc will refund the tuition paid for the training. Compassionate Inquiry Facilitators and interns will be assessing the suitability of participants for the program during the first 4 weeks of the training. A full refund will be given, minus a $250 admin fee, if a participant is asked to leave during the first 4 weeks of the program.

Cancellation Policy

This is an experiential program with a limited number of spaces available. If you wish to withdraw from the program after you make your first payment or a full payment, you will be given a full refund (minus a $250 cancellation fee) if cancelling after your payment and before 4 weeks after the advertised start date of the course. No refunds are allowed 4 weeks after the start date of the course. No exceptions.

Cancellation Policy for Payment Plans:

  • Your monthly payment date cannot be changed once your initial installment is made (payment will come out on this date each month)
  • If your monthly installment is not made on the regularly scheduled payment date, you will automatically lose access to the online platform with the course materials
  • There are no refunds after the first 4 weeks, therefore monthly payments will continue until paid in full
  • If you wish to withdraw from the training after the first 4 weeks of the course, you are still responsible for completing your monthly payments until paid in full

Accessibility Policy:

If you have a condition that causes you to work at a slower pace through the training, you may take a 6 month extension after the last day of your training to submit your course completion requirements. You may also repeat the training in subsequent years to complete any work that remained incomplete the previous year. The cost to repeat the training is $1000 CAD (To convert to your local currency, click here). If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact [email protected] anytime.

Do you have further questions? View the Compassionate Inquiry FAQ Page

For additional information, please reach out to us at [email protected] and your email will be answered within 72-hours, during working days, Monday to Friday (EST Time Zone). We appreciate your patience!