The Living Inquiries Facilitator Training Course.
If you’d like to apply to become a Certified Living Inquiries Facilitator, you are welcome to apply to join our 2019-2020 training course.
Conducted in small online groups with a high trainer-to-student ratio, facilitator training generally takes about a year to complete. For some it may take a little less time and for others considerably more.
Training is a profound, challenging and very rich experience for everyone who embarks on it. Over the months, strong bonds develop between course participants. Every trainee deepens into their own looking as an essential part of the course, as well as learning the skills to facilitate others. Based in mindfulness, the Living Inquiries are lifelong tools for both our own looking and working with others in a variety of contexts and settings. Our trainees have a wide variety of backgrounds, including mindfulness and meditation teaching, psychotherapy, social work and addiction/recovery.
If you become a certified facilitator, you will have the freedom to develop your individual Living Inquiries practice alongside many others in the Living Inquiries community.
To be considered for training, we require you to have personal experience of the Living Inquiries as either a Deepening Course participant or by having a series of private sessions with a Senior Facilitator/Trainer.
If you feel interested in or ready for training, the first step is to talk it through with one of the Senior Facilitator/Trainers. Once you are willing and able to directly experience what’s possible with the Inquiries, we’ll ask you to complete a pre-training questionnaire. If the trainers feel you are ready for training, you will be offered a place on the next training. This process gives you the opportunity to reflect at each stage before you commit to training.
The training program dates for 2019-2020 will be posted in due course. The full cost of training in 2018-19 was $3,200 USD ( to give you an idea of the likely cost). If you would like to apply for financial support from our scholarship fund, please let us know. We particularly welcome applications from people of color and trans people, who are currently under-represented in our community.
A message on behalf of Scott Kiloby, who is actively looking for people interested in doing our work with others in clinical settings across the U.S.
Scott and his team of facilitators are looking for facilitators to work at the Kiloby Center for Recovery, the Natural Rest House and other addiction treatment facilities owned and operated by Scott both now and in the future. In addition, Scott needs facilitators located in the LA and surrounding area to work within the Volunteers of America organization helping homeless teens, veterans and the LGBTQ community. If you are interested in working in any of these settings, please apply for training and let your trainers know about your interest in possibly relocating for these jobs.
For more details about Facilitator Training, please contact Fiona Robertson and Lisa Meuser at [email protected]
A screenshot from an online call with our current training group with trainers Lisa Meuser and Fiona Robertson. Participants in this group are based in the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, Denmark and Austria.
I Know By Heart
How can I not be with you in your pain?
I know by heart
the bereftness of loss
I, too, have been seared by scalding rage
stung by regret and guilt
and been on intimate terms with shame
What is there to understand?
It happened and it hurt
(things happen and they hurt)