Pamela Sommer

CI Circles Leader

Pamela is a Registered Massage Therapist and an EFT International – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner.  She has a unique approach, blending the art of EFT and Compassionate Inquiry with a strong foundation of bodily awareness.  Pamela lives in Rural Ontario on an off grid homestead with her two homeschooled children and husband.

Location: Dungannon, ON, Canada

Varduhi Torosyan


Varduhi’s journey with Compassionate Inquiry began in 2019 as a participant in the Professional Training. Having completed Mentorship and Internship programs, she continues her journey in Compassionate Inquiry as a Mentoring Intern and Compassionate Inquiry circle leader.

Simultaneously she pursued her therapeutic endeavours with Daniel Siegel exploring Interpersonal Neurobiology. She is a member of APA.

Varduhi has MA in Applied Linguistics and MA in Pedagogy which significantly facilitates her interaction with clients, as well as interpretation of their body language.

Her therapeutic practices officially began in 2015  when she completed a Postgraduate study in Psychology.

Her philosophy of therapy is client-centered, predominantly based on a safe client – therapist relationship where the healing process (becoming whole) is possible in the presence of trust and compassion. She’s convinced that good therapy is about the  relationship and not  the specific approach or method used.

Varduhi is doing online-based psychotherapy, along with private practices in the Armenia.

Location: V. Antarayin 133; B 2; apt. 1; Yerevan, Armenia

Mary Lennon


To enhance Mary’s work as a Licensed Acupuncturist, Mary has completed training as a Compassionate Inquiry practitioner, Compassionate Inquiry mentor and Compassionate Inquiry circle leader.

Mary holds a wealth of life experience including 20+ years within the Aviation Industry, where she was an airline pilot, aircraft flight instructor, flight operation coordinator and a flight simulator instructor on jet aircraft.

This experience offers a unique skill set of perception, observation, calmness, safety, clarity and presence.

These qualities as well as the knowledge and insights Mary has gained from her own deep work, through various modalities including shamanic and spiritual practices are embedded within her therapeutic work.

Mary continues to deepen her skills and professional development by studying the work of Dan Siegel, Bessel van der Kolk, Janina Fisher and of course Gabor Maté.

Location: County Kildare, Ireland

Soraya Romao-Inglis (Fateh Bir)


As a trauma psychotherapist, Soraya offers the integration of Compassionate Inquiry (CI), IFS (Internal Family Systems), EMDR and mindfulness practices such as Kundalini Yoga in her sessions. She is trained in psychedelics-assisted psychotherapy which gives her the skills to support her clients during the integration process.

As a BIPOC person who was born in Brazil, and who has been a settler in Canada for over 20 years, she brings to her sessions the teachings received from her ancestors and her experience as an immigrant. She works from a multicultural compassionate lens, exploring with curiosity the presence of intersectionality in clients’ lives as well as its influences.

As for her self-care she spends her free time running, cycling, hiking and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and her two stepdaughters and with her dog (Benjamin) in the Coast Salish People’s land.

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Kevin Young

Life Coach

Kevin Young is a certified professional practitioner of Compassionate Inquiry, a Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator, Compassionate Inquiry Educator and Compassionate Inquiry Circle leader. Kevin is passionate about bringing healing, compassion and connection to humanity.

Kevin currently has a private practice based in Saintfield, Co. Down, Ireland and works with clients from all over the world.

He is a certified mindfulness and meditation practitioner. He uses Compassionate Inquiry and mindfulness to help individuals, organisations, and charities to better understand their mental, emotional and spiritual landscapes.

He brings a playful and relaxed approach to his work whilst holding a compassionate, non-judgemental and safe space for you to 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.

Kevin has been unemployed, employed and self-employed and has used both therapy and meditation to deal with and heal from his own life challenges.

Location: 3 Creevy Close, Saintfield, Northern Ireland

Phyllis Furkalo

Life Coach

It is my intent to provide compassion, love, and light to help hold and illuminate your healing journey. I have witnessed time and again that the healing power is within all of us. 

I have worked internationally assisting souls to unlock repetitive patterns and get clear, resulting in a reawakened liveliness that reconnects clients with their truth, their authentic self, their essence, their ever-present self – the ultimate present! 

Consciousness, like healing, is ever-evolving and unfolding.

Healing movements when witnessed and held by others are life-giving, liberating, and so restorative in nature.

Gabor says trauma is not so much about what happened to you, but rather what happened within you.

Healing happens when… we bring awareness to all the parts of you that hadn’t been seen or held well enough… at a time when you were so young and so vulnerable.

See you soon!

Phyllis with Love

Location: Penticton, BC, Canada

Rati Roberta Riccardi

Yoga Teacher

Since 2004 Rati has been supporting people in the expansion of consciousness, empowering them to find the healer/teacher within using different modalities.

Trained in Attunement Therapy, Mediterranean massage (, still point induction and occipital release, Reconnective HealingTM and The ReconnectionTM, Hatha and Nada Yoga, Meditation, Breathing Techniques, Intuitive Energy Work, Rati has explored different healing traditions, including various shamanic approaches.

Rati has studied the consciousness expanding and healing properties of sound with Alexandre Tannous ( and facilitates group and one-on-one sound meditations. 

Rati is passionate about psychedelic therapy, with emphasis on preparation and integration.

Rati has travelled extensively around the world, is deeply connected with a community in the Brazilian Amazon and has facilitated small groups to explore an authentic indigenous experience.

Rati offers a loving, compassionate, attuned and safe space to reconnect with the essence of who we are.

Location: Calista WA, Australia

Cristina Bara

Life Coach
Cristina is a Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator, Circle leader and Practitioner.
She is trained in the Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM), working with complex and developmental trauma.
Her work is Polyvagal informed, also providing Safe and Sound protocol interventions.
Cristina gave up a career of 8 years in the tax consultancy field and got interested in trauma work as a way to find wholeness. She started the training in Compassionate Inquiry in January 2019 which opened the doorway to personal and professional transformation.
Now, she supports other people in their own personal journey through online, individual and group sessions.

Location: Bucharest, Romania