Priya Duggal


Priya Duggal ND is a registered naturopathic doctor practicing in Vaughan, Ontario. The areas of focus in her practice are breast cancer, autoimmune disorders, addictions, and mental health. She is a firm believer of Mind-Body Medicine. Priya is a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Facilitator, Educator, and Circle Leader.

She was born and raised in India where she became a medical doctor. Upon moving to Canada, she added to her skills and obtained a degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She spends her time between both Canada and India. She enjoys nature walks, painting, playing with her pet-Kaju, spending quality time with her husband and adult children.

Priya’s journey to self-healing began when she took the Healthy Breast Program with Sat Dharam Kaur, ND. Her quest for personal and professional growth continued by training in Kundalini Yoga, Beyond Addiction and Compassionate Inquiry. She finds Compassionate Inquiry truly liberating from childhood beliefs and perceptions.

She is passionate about helping others live authentic lives as she continues pursuing her own connection with her true self. Her long-term vision is to create a trauma-informed society that provides a safe, nurturing, and healing environment.

Lorraine O’Mullane

Private Mentor, Counselling Therapist

Hi, I’m Lorraine.

As a Mentor, my intention is to support your growth and learning as you deepen your Compassionate Inquiry practice.

My aim is to offer you an experience of collaborative learning similar to the one offered to me when I was a Mentee. These 5 months transformed not only my practice but also my self-awareness and showed me the value of this guidance.
The Mentorship Programme offers a very special training that whilst challenging and rigorous is one of the most enjoyable things I have ever done.


Location: London, UK
Email: [email protected]

Rachèl Hughes

Private Mentor, Life Coach

My intention as a Compassionate Inquiry Mentor is to support you along your journey in
Compassionate Inquiry. My approach is soul-centered and aligns with aiding to develop a reflective practice. Supervision is meant to support and inform your work both personally and professionally. Working alongside you, we can examine one on one sessions and find opportunities for growth to deepen your understanding of Compassionate Inquiry.

I am an Educator, Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner and Life Coach in private practice.
It is my intent to provide compassion, love, light and to walk alongside you in your journey while helping you to deepen your practice and work toward certification.

Location: Belleville, ON, Canada
Email: [email protected]

Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John

Private Mentor, Life Coach

Dr Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) is an award-winning author of 8 books, including her debut fictional memoir novel, Borrowed Body, and Detox Your Heart, Meditations for Emotional Trauma, and Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. She is a co-founder of the secular 8-week course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery MBAR and is one of the new leading African Descent Voices in the field of Mindfulness Approaches for Addiction. She is the current president of the international organization Buddhist Recovery Network, which promotes Mindfulness and Buddhism as a complementary approach working with addiction, craving, recovery, harm reduction and abstinence. Valerie has been working in the field of inquiry over the past 15 years, as a trainer in conflict resolution and restorative justice, and as a guide with Liberation Unleashed, and a mentor in Direct Pointing. She lives in British Columbia.

Location: Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada
Email: [email protected]

Steve Borloz

Private Mentor, Circle Leader, Yoga Teacher

Hi, I’m Steve.

My own journey of self-discovery started in 2012, however I only came across Gabor’s work in 2016 when I read his book, ‘In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.

His life changing approach to mental illnesses and addiction planted a seed which has only grown through the years. Thanks to this work, I’ve realised that we all encounter different copying mechanisms throughout our lives, which has helped to inform my own practice of self-discovery and helping others.


Location: Nendaz, Switzerland

Ildiko Acs


Ildi has twenty years of experience in Human Resources in the corporate world. Her unhealthy attachment to work and her commitment to understand her own destructive behaviors led her to CI, where she was looking for answers until discovering her authentic self with the support of the caring and compassionate CI community. Her biggest challenge was self-compassion and be aware of her own suffer in which the CI approach was transformational for her as CI turned her focus inward, and she was able to notice her thoughts, feelings, sensations in a non-judgmental and curious way.

She is honored and grateful to all of her clients for showing her their vulnerability and allowing her to inquire into their life stories in addition to accompanying them on their own journeys of discovery. She has the qualities to hold a safe container in a humbly way for her clients to tap into themselves and realize their current and repeating patterns in which they stuck and skillfully support them to re-pattern their established habitual grooves to embody who they really are and move towards new spaces of possibilities.

Ildi is CI Practitioner, Mentor and Circle Leader. She has completed the CI Mentorship Program, CI Internship Program, CI Mentoring Internship Program, and continues to develop her skills by being part of the CI community. She persistently broadens her knowledge in order to support others in their healing through various approaches. She has recently started her journey with Internal Family Systems.

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Alexandra MacKay

Registered Social Worker

Alexandra’s intention is to create a safe, attuned, compassionate and non-judgmental presence in which healing, growth and connection is possible.

She has worked more than 16 years in non-profit community mental health and addiction agencies, as well as child-welfare.  Currently, she’s employed at a hospital providing clinical services in the outpatient, mental health and addictions department.  Alexandra has her Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and has her Certificate in Couple and Family Therapy Studies from the University of Guelph. She is a Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator, Practitioner and Circle Leader. Alexandra also has a private practice where she works with diverse populations including individuals, couples and families. 

She is an associate member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Location: Kawartha Lakes, ON, Canada

Anya Robinson (Shakti)


Anya (Shakti) is a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, CI Circle Facilitator, Trauma Expert Psychotherapist and Yoga Healer.

She constantly learns and continues to transform dense emotions into love and compassion. Her approach is eclectic, experiential and somatic-based (Compassionate Inquiry) integrating other powerful somatic modalities including Internal Family System, Emotionally-Focused Therapy and Yoga Therapy. She is passionate to guide others to heal, live authentically, stress free and purposefully.

In recent years, she has been guiding clients to heal childhood trauma through yoga and plant medicine.

She loves nature, yoga, dancing, being with my partner, authentic friends and eating yummy healthy foods.

Location: 2474 Marshall Ave, North Bellmore, NY, USA

Pamela Sommer

Body Worker

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