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A Stream of Consciousness Livestream Event:

Gabor Maté

Compassionate Inquiry: A 2-Day Training for Helping Professionals
Filmed LIVE May26 & May27, 2018
12 hours
Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté M.D. is a physician and best-selling author whose books have been published in twenty languages internationally. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity in health and illness, and the treatment of addictions. Gabor has worked in palliative care and as a family physician, and for fourteen years practiced addiction medicine in Vancouver Downtown Eastside.

As a speaker he regularly addresses professional and lay audiences throughout North America. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction and on the advisory board of Drugs over Dinner. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumnus Award and an honourary degree from the University of Northern British Columbia. His most recent book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, won the Hubert Evans Prize for literary nonfiction. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

Event Summary


A Training For Helping Professionals

This video series is Dr. Gabor Maté’s 2 day COMPASSIONATE INQUIRY training which was delivered LIVE in Victoria, May 26 & 27, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: regardless when purchased, these videos were only available until June 26, 2018.

Compassionate Inquiry is a powerful technique for assisting clients to access deep healing and transformation. This workshop was 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, modeled the Compassionate Inquiry process throughout. In addition, all participants had the opportunity to practice the method with each other in small groups.


  • 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

The weekend was woven-through with practices to assist with integration and release of the energy generated by the workshop. These included: mediation, movement, music and singing. Lead by Anne Schaefer.

This digital ticket ALSO included Gabor Maté’s Friday night lecture “The Wounded Healer”.


The Digital Ticket


We’re very excited to share that this event was made available LIVE online so that viewers could join us from wherever they were! These days most of us have big full lives, and are dealing with various commitments around family, time, money and work. Digitally, viewers had the speakers, conversation & community – all from the comfort of your own home.

You’re not watching – you’re PARTICIPATING! Through our easy online webinar system, viewers could engage with other viewers, participate in polls & discussions, and even ask questions during question periods. You certainly CAN choose to just sit back and watch & listen, if you like – your active participation isn’t an expectation, but it IS an opportunity.

No need to stress – viewers had 30 days after the event to review the whole broadcast – go over parts they missed, look closer at slides or materials, hear that big mind-bomb again and again… and had every opportunity to deepen the integration of this offering.

There’s nothing to install, nothing to download, nothing to figure out. Here’s what you need to participate in any of our livestreams and have a great viewing experience!

> a modern & up-to-date browser (we recommend Chrome or Firefox)
> a reliable internet connection (hardwired is better than wifi)
> earbuds, headphones or good computer speakers

Our Host

THE BASE | We are meant to be more than our current way of living reveals. We know that all life is connected and we want to explore how to live that truth more fully right now. Together we are leaving behind our segregated and self-protective roles and exploring the future we were born for. We are awakening into a consciousness of wholeness through spiritual practices including meditation, inquiry, prayer, music, deep listening, and movement.

Our vision is to open a physical space in downtown Victoria to host daily gatherings, classes, workshops, and retreats. In the meantime we are renting spaces to hold our events.

Our Venue


The Songhees Wellness Centre of the Songhees (Lekwungen) Nation is one of Vancouver Island’s most stunning venues, offering wellness programs including primary health clinics, pre- and post-natal care and chronic disease prevention and management. The centre also organizes family wellness events including community meals, games and activities, and cultural skills sharing. Other services include a computer lab, Elders Centre, fitness studio, and event rental space. A built and maintained LEED Silver building of 55,000 sq.ft, it has a geothermal heating plant, in-floor radiant heat and a rooftop solar array.

“Our people wanted something to call their own, a gathering space, but it’s become more than that,” said Chief Ron Sam, in the office wing of the new building that overlooks a stunning seaside panorama. He said the centre encompasses wellness: physical, cultural, spiritual and financial.