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

Mary O’Connor

Circle Leader

After a number of years working as a lawyer in Silicon Valley, California, I decided I wanted to help the more human parts of people.

What I mean by that is the parts of us that are trying to make sense of life, the parts that suffer and don’t know what to do about it, the parts that are wondering what to do next in our careers, and the parts that have a lot of questions about the purpose of life.

These are also the parts that are triggered, feel lost and lonely, get disproportionately angry, want to please people, and often don’t feel “good enough” for certain situations.

Many times, our parts don’t want to acknowledge these uncomfortable feelings and want to distract themselves with work, food, shopping, alcohol, or substances.

I trained with the Mayo Clinic to become a Certified Wellness Coach. I also trained with Dr Gabor Mate to become Certified in Compassionate Inquiry.

I help my clients to help themselves.  I support my clients to explore their parts, goals, motivations, and ambitions.  We look at how to maintain lasting changes over time through self-empowerment, tools, and understanding.  I work globally with clients online through Zoom.

Location: Fumbally Exchange, Waterford, Ireland

Dawn McCormick

I have consistently maintained that each person given a safe inner and outer environment is capable of healing.

Each person within has the capacity to observe themselves consciously.  Observe patterns, behaviors, thoughts, that which obstructs one from being fully present to and of themselves authentically.

Through the process of exploration, curiosity, openness, and expansion one can see parts of self, their personality and coping.  Permit one to see the necessity and function of them without identifying them as self presently, accept and hold versus pushing them away, hiding or projecting.

I started Compassionate Inquiry August 2019, although trained in many modalities, I continue to utilize compassionate Inquiry specifically.

I have yet to experience other techniques, modalities, approaches that have the capacity, safety, and fullness that I have experienced with compassionate Inquiry.

I am presently employed in Mental health, trauma, and addictions; Assistant manager at Ozanam recovery house, a second stage addictions facility for adult men.

I have worked predominantly within this field for 15 plus years.  I find the population I serve both rewarding and real.

In Gratitude, Dawn McCormick.

Location: West Kelowna, BC, Canada

Soraya Romao-Inglis (Fateh Bir)

Life Coach

Soraya Romao-Inglis, B.A, CLC, has been actively teaching Kundalini Yoga since 2011 and has worked in the Yoga Community since 2002. Soraya hosts workshops and retreats in Vancouver and has been coordinating wellness programs in the community. She studied different styles of yoga in Brazil, the US, England, and Canada and has been guiding many to reach their potential. She hosts women’s circles for immigrants in Vancouver as well as meditation and yoga weekly. Her passion and love for Compassionate Inquiry took her back to university where she is pursuing her Master of Counselling degree. A certified coach, she brings compassion, understanding and curiosity to her practice. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Crisis Centre in Vancouver, providing support to vulnerable individuals across British Columbia.

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

Gabriela Georgescu-Drânda


After 8 years in the corporate world, being at a career crossroads, I realized that it was the right moment to follow my calling. Since 2017 I offer individual and couples psychotherapy sessions in my private practice, both online and in person.

My approach combines Positive and Transcultural Psychotherapy by Peseschkian, Compassionate Inquiry, existentialism, IFS and other methods or approaches that I discover in my own personal practice and I openly introduce them in the work with my clients. My mentors are Irvin Yalom, Dr. Gabor Mate and Esther Perel.

I like to think that the psychotherapy that I practice is a way of life, in a continuous search for deeper ways to empower the True Self while I give my support to others in their own process and Compassionate Inquiry added a big value to this work.

Location: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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