The Living Inquiries
The Inquiries are simple everyday tools designed to dissolve the beliefs, fears, and addictions that often run our lives.
Many of us are searching for happiness, or at least we want less stress, less anxiety, less addictive behaviour or conflict in our lives. We can feel like we are battling uphill with problems and difficulties and life can be painful and very challenging at times.
We might be seeking, not content with life as it is. Whatever the exact nature of our struggles, the Living Inquiries offer a radically different approach to them.
These dynamic and deeply personal investigations work by loosening the knots of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations that give rise to suffering and the sense of a limited or deficient self. By asking a few simple inquiry questions and using our capacity to notice, an effortless unravelling happens. This produces a profound release from the emotional and sensory grip of our histories and the ‘stories’ about ourselves (and others) that are holding us back.
Within this process we learn to gently allow our thoughts and feelings to be exactly as they are, and to relax into the present moment.
None of this happens overnight. There’s no quick fix here: the Living Inquiries offer a much more precious opportunity – to become truly intimate with every aspect of ourselves and with life as we experience it.
To begin with, it is highly recommended to work with a certified facilitator who can hold the space and guide you deeply into inquiry.
If you are willing to look – and to keep on looking – you’ll develop the skills and capacity to inquire on your own.
I work with people from all over the world on a wide range of beliefs and issues, including, but not limited to:
- Fear, phobias, anxiety, stress and worry
- Depression, guilt and shame
- Trauma and PTSD
- Feelings of isolation, loneliness, mistrust and lack of safety
- Emotional wounding, including childhood issues such as abuse and neglect
- Relationship issues with partners, family members, friends and co-workers
- Destructive patterns and behaviors
- Boundaries and control issues
- Lack of confidence, low self-esteem and comparing self to others
- Self-judgement and criticism
- Compulsions, obsessions and addictions, including perfectionism and pornography
- Feeling driven and unable to slow down or switch off
- Confusion, overwhelm and difficulties with decision-making
- Body image and food issues
- Health, illness, pain, ageing and death
- Spiritual seeking and the search for awakening and enlightenment
«Remarkably, I have felt like a completely different person since our session! There was something about that process of mentally stopping at various points along the timeline of my past 13 years and not being able to find «the one who made a mistake» that has really changed the way I experience reality now»