Self-Study Short Course

The Compassionate Inquiry Short Course

Have you been impacted by the teachings and modelling of Dr. Gabor Maté?

Don’t miss this chance to delve deep into yourself, and experience an introduction to Compassionate Inquiry, a powerful therapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté for healing trauma and understanding mental and physical illness.

Who May Apply?

  • Health professionals and lay-people may take this training. If you are part of an organization you may also sign up for a group facilitated short course
  • Since it is self-directed, you can study and integrate at your own pace
  • You may start it at any time

Course Structure

The Self-Study short course contains over 30 hours of video, narrated powerpoints, and PDFs, and consists of the following four sections:

Course Introduction

Contains a course welcome from Gabor and Sat Dharam, and PDF downloadable resources including the Compassionate Inquiry Map, reading and reference list and more

Course Introduction with Gabor (1:47)

Orientation with Sat Dharam (1:40)

CI Workshop with Dr. Gabor Maté

Complete four-part video recording of a 2 day Compassionate Inquiry workshop with Gabor

CI Workshop with Gabor in Vancouver Part 1 (2:08:28)

CI Workshop with Gabor in Vancouver Part 2 (2:25:00)

CI Workshop with Gabor in Vancouver Part 3 (2:19:35)

CI Workshop with Gabor in Vancouver Part 4 (2:26:49)

Summaries of 8 Modules, with Sat Dharam

8 powerpoint videos presenting an overview of the practice of Compassionate Inquiry, including 9 qualities to develop as a therapist, 22 skills to utilize and the 17 Stepping Stones that can be used in an inquiry. This is narrated by Sat Dharam.
8 powerpoint videos presenting an overview of Gabor’s teachings related to Compassionate Inquiry, narrated by Sat Dharam, plus a pdf overview for each.

Module 1: Presence, Safety, Attunement

Module 2: Triggers, Pain, Shame

Module 3: Trauma, Disconnection, Constriction

Module 4: Attachment, Adaptation, Addiction

Module 5: Children, Family, Responsibility

Module 6: Memories, Stories, Beliefs

Module 7: Will, Compassion, Forgiveness

Module 8: Relationship, Possibility, Change

Conversations with Dr. Gabor Maté

Another 10 videotaped Conversations with Gabor, where he models Compassionate Inquiry with course participants, as well as transcripts of these.

Change Your Beliefs (24:12)

Demo with Sat Dharam (31:26)

The Pain of the Motherless Child (10:44)

Nothing Can Touch Me (18:12)

Your Attempts Not to Feel Are Controlling You (15:38)

Tuning Out (17:31)

It’s OK to Tune Out (33:04)

I Shut Down Because the Pain Is Unbearable (26:46)

He’s Never Seen Me (14:52)

You’re Not Crazy (28:20)

We React to Our Perception of What Happens (33:16)

Register for the Self-Study Short Course

Course Fee:  $350 CAD

There are no discounts, subsidies, or refunds available

Register for the Self-Study Short Course

Course Fee:  $350 CAD

There are no discounts, subsidies, or refunds available

Additional Information:

  • Cancellation Policy: There are no discounts, subsidies, or refunds available for this course.
  • You will have unlimited access to the course, there is no expiry.
  • Also included with the 30 hours of video are transcripts of this full training and accompanying PDF downloads.
  • Please note that this course is not a precursor to the Professional Online Training, they are different programs. There are no discounts on the Professional Training if you have taken the short course.
  • To protect the privacy of course participants, the videos in this course are streaming only, and are not downloadable.
  • The course is self-study and does not include facilitation unless it is taken via a group.

Course Creators

Dr. Gabor Mate Image

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

Gabor 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 Image

Sat Dharam Kaur N.D. 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.

Do you work with a team of professionals who would benefit from the teachings of Compassionate Inquiry?

The training will help your organization to:

  • Develop a common language around care for clients
  • Positively impact your relationship with yourself and your clients
  • Inspire your health professionals to pay attention to self-care
  • Work skillfully in a trauma-informed compassionate manner
  • Network with other organizations to share challenges and develop solutions

Sign up for a group rate for the Short Course with your team, and we can provide you with one or more Compassionate Inquiry Educators to guide your team through the program.

To inquire about group rates and logistics for the Short Course, please fill out this form and contact Your email will be answered within 72-hours, during the Office working days, Monday to Friday (EST Time Zone). We appreciate your patience!

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