Compassionate Inquiry Worksheet

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This worksheet is designed to help you explore deep emotional truths through gentle self-examination. By using compassionate inquiry, you will engage in reflections that aim to connect more profoundly with your inner self, fostering a greater understanding of your thoughts, emotions, and reactions.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

This worksheet is based on the principles of Compassionate Inquiry, a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté. It combines elements of mindfulness, psychoanalysis, and somatic therapies. The core idea is that compassionate self-inquiry can reveal the unconscious dynamics that dictate our behavior, often rooted in unresolved pain or trauma. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

Engaging with this worksheet can offer several benefits:

  • Increased Self-Awareness: Helps uncover hidden beliefs and emotions that influence your actions and relationships.
  • Emotional Release: Provides a safe space to explore and express pent-up feelings.
  • Healing and Growth: Understanding and kindness towards oneself encourages a healing process.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

Take your time with each prompt, ensuring you are in a quiet space where you feel comfortable and secure. Write your responses in a journal or on a copy of the worksheet. It’s not about rushing to finish but about being thorough and honest with yourself. You may revisit the same prompts multiple times as your insights evolve.

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