Welcome to the Living Inquiries. We are glad you’ve found your way to us. As an intimate and fully embodied exploration of both our felt experience and our beliefs, the Inquiries invite us to discover what has previously remained hidden or unconscious, allowing an unraveling of thoughts and feelings which can bring a new-found sense of freedom. Whatever your life circumstances and whatever challenges you face, here are the broad brushstrokes of our invitation to you.
The Living Inquiries are transformational. Move beyond endlessly trying to fix yourself. Learn a simple process that unravels the belief systems and conditioning that seem to define you. Find out who you are by discovering what you’re not. Find your innate capacity to be okay (even when you don’t feel okay).
Honor and embrace your experience. Listen deeply to your mind and body, and become gently and honestly present. Integrate your abandoned, neglected or rejected parts as you gradually learn to love yourself. Tenderly hold your wounds and negative self-beliefs, beyond judgement and shame. Discover the natural spaciousness in which resistance and effort relax. Experience the relief of ending the war against yourself.
The invitation is to connect deeply. Connect with the deep wisdom of your body and strengthen your capacity to trust its guidance. Connect with your heart and reveal your authentic self. Connect with others in this open-hearted and inclusive community.
The invitation is to simply be. Discover the gift of resting with whatever is here, just as it is. Discover a deep trust in life, however it is unfolding. Experience the sheer aliveness of being here, just as you are, unencumbered by the past or future. Discover liberation.
If our invitation resonates with you, take your time to explore these pages further. You’ll find more on the what and how of the Inquiries here, and details on who we are here. You can read, watch and listen here. You’re also very welcome to contact us.
“I’ve done dozens of therapies but this is different – it’s a peeling away of a painful way of being in the world.” G.K.
“The Living Inquiries enable us to chip away the false, hardened places that conceal the evidence of our bare and fundamental nature.” H.M.P.
The Radical Recovery Summit – Innovation In The Treatment Of Addiction
The Radical Recovery Summit held in September 2017 was an exciting gathering of leaders in the recovery field sharing their innovative approaches to the exploding epidemic of addiction in the many forms it takes. Keynote speakers included: Scott Kiloby, Tommy Rosen, Robert Weiss, Rick Hanson, Richard Miller, Pati Hernandez, Nikki Myers, John Dupuy, and Gabor Maté.
In this Summit, we got to the real root of addiction and radical recovery and healing.
“Prepare for the Radical Recovery Summit to pierce your heart over and over as each speaker reveals their compassionate understanding of addiction, fueled by trauma, and healed by loving presence.”
“The interviewees make up such a wonderful cornucopia of compassion, generosity, innovation and wisdom.”
You can still get access to the 2017 Radical Recovery Summit Package of videos from all 24 speakers for only $39 US dollars for an entire year. AND this fee includes a new interview happening every month.
AND each of the new Monthly Interviews is available FREE for 48 hours from its date of transmission.
The December Monthly Interview
Using Mindfulness to Stay Clean and Sober Through the Holidays
With Scott Kiloby
Friday December 15 – then watch free for the next 48 hours
The holiday season is a time of increased stress for many people. There can be both financial and time pressures as we cope with social gatherings, travel and gifts. There might be complex negotiations within our family. It can be a time of intense loneliness, anxiety and despair. The holidays can trigger old family traumas as well as compulsions around food, alcohol and other drugs.
Join Scott Kiloby to learn practical mindfulness tools to help support you through the stressors of family get-togethers, time, travel, money and social drinking this holiday season.
Here’s a link to a 3 minute video of of Scott Kiloby and Lynn Fraser talking about why it can be so difficult to be around family, especially during the added pressure of major holidays.
In Natural Rest for Addiction: A Radical Approach to Recovery Through Mindfulness and Awareness, Scott presents his innovative approach to addictions and compulsions of all kinds. He describes how using Natural Rest and the Living Inquiries has enabled him to not only fully heal himself after over twenty years of addiction but also to offer this groundbreaking work to many others at the Kiloby Center for Recovery.
“Scott Kiloby brings his refined practice of present-moment awareness to the healing of addiction and other compulsions, teaching a gentle but deep self-inquiry whose ultimate goal is liberation.” Gabor Maté MD
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Lisa Meuser’s post, Freedom Through The Edges explores her experience of being triggered by an abusive remark and how she processed it. In Connection is the Essence of Safety Lynn Fraser looks at how trauma causes us to disconnect from ourselves and the present moment, so losing our sense of value. Judith Sumitra Burton examines how she uses food addictively, to overcome her sense of deficiency in Armed with food. Read more…
Our facilitators come from varied backgrounds and locations; from Hawaii and across the US and Canada to the UK and Europe. Read about their individual journeys, how the Living Inquiries have impacted their lives, and how they might be able to help you – read more…
There are many ways to inquire and we offer a variety of events. Join one of our weekly online Group Inquiry sessions or a Support Group, become a member of a Natural Rest group, or sign up for one of our Deepening Courses to dive right into inquiry – read more.
Watch Scott Kiloby talking about the Inquiries and the thinking that lies behind them. See self-facilitations on a number of topics, including the fear of driving, feeling lonely, and the need to get somewhere. Listen to recorded sessions about being perfect, body image issues and discovering what’s ‘real’. Read articles about the Living Inquiries that have been featured in Elephant Journal – read more…
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The Living Inquiries have been developed by Scott Kiloby, Colette Kelso, Fiona Robertson, Julianne Eanniello, and the other Senior Facilitators.
All photographs by members of the Living Inquiries community.
Watercolours by Helena Weaver.