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Gabor Maté—Compassionate Inquiry Workshop for Helping Professionals


  • Songhees Wellness Centre 1100 Admirals Road Victoria, BC (map)

Dr. Gabor Maté Training for Helping Professionals in COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY

The in-person events are completely sold out but we now have a livestream option for the whole weekend including Friday night or for Friday night only

Friday night lecture on The Wounded Healer:

“We can learn from our own wounds and those of others, because all wounds instruct and most wounds can heal. We can learn how to survive and heal. If I had waited with my teaching until I was fully healed—that is, fully aware of my wholeness—I would not have written a book, given a single lecture, led a seminar or workshop." —Gabor Maté

Weekend Workshop on Compassionate Inquiry:

Compassionate Inquiry is a powerful technique for assisting clients to access deep healing and transformation. This workshop is suitable for all helping professionals including social workers, therapists, and health care providers who wish to help liberate their patients/clients from the unconscious dynamics running their lives. In this experiential workshop Gabor, with  volunteer participants, will model the Compassionate Inquiry process throughout. In addition, all participants will have the opportunity to practice the method with each other in small groups.

Dr. Maté will teach about:

  • Understanding trauma
  • Establishing safety
  • Attuning to the client
  • Paying attention to sensations and emotions in the present moment
  • Recognizing body states, voice patterns, body language
  • Paying attention to the actual words the client is using
  • Linking present experiences to childhood experiences
  • Uncovering hidden assumptions and beliefs that contribute to suffering
  • Encouraging responsibility
  • Expressing gratitude towards discomfort
  • Appropriate self-disclosure
  • Being playful
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THE WEEKEND WILL BE WOVEN-THROUGH WITH PRACTICES TO ASSIST WITH INTEGRATION AND RELEASE OF THE ENERGY GENERATED BY THE WORKSHOP. THESE WILL INCLUDE: MOVEMENT, MUSIC, AND SINGING. LEAD BY ANNE SCHAEFER

The venue for the weekend is the beautiful Songhees Wellness Centre. 

GABOR MATÉ BIOGRAPHY

In-person tickets are sold out. Livestream tickets are available now:

Click here for Friday night only

Click here for the weekend workshop, (which includes the Friday evening lecture)  

We hope to bring Dr. Maté back to Victoria in 2019. If you would like to be notified, please sign up for our email list. 

Parking at the venue is limited so we encourage carpooling to the event. Please make use of the RIDESHARE PAGE HERE to offer or receive a ride.

Please let us know if you have any questions or would like more information: contact@thebasehealing.com

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS: