"The Living Inquiries are tools to help us see through identification with our stories about ourselves and life"

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The Living Inquiries

Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries, which include the Unfindable Inquiry, the Anxiety Inquiry and the Compulsion Inquiry, are tools to help us see through identification with our stories of ‘me and my life.’  Many are finding real freedom from their suffering by directly inquiring into what they believe is true, but on closer examination turns out to be simply a series of thoughts, images, and body energies.  When each of these are looked at directly through the Living Inquiries, it is seen that none of it adds up to be ‘me’.  When the identification with the stories ceases, what remains is a present aliveness, an openness to all experience, as it is, without claiming ownership of any of it.  All thoughts, images and energies are free to be, and they are happening to no one.

The Kiloby Inquiries

The Kiloby Inquiries (formerly called Natural Rest Advanced Mindfulness, or NRAM) is a set of methods developed by Scott Kiloby and our team of facilitators at The Kiloby Center for Recovery. These tools differ from traditional mindfulness in that they are designed to go deeper, helping one to uncover the root of the story that keeps us suffering.  They can be used on any issue we might have – addiction, anxiety, depression, physical or emotional pain, trauma, eating disorders, and so much more.  All of these techniques are somatic based.  They require a willingness to step into the unknown – our unconscious, where much of our fears and traumas are stored.  This is done in a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental, loving way.  It is not a bypass of our pain, but a direct looking, which when done skillfully, results in an embodied sense of peace, love and compassion for ourselves and others.

Tension and Trauma Release Exercises

Stress and anxiety have become a normal part of daily living for many.  There is pressure, both internal and external, to accomplish more, do more, be more.  This daily stress, along with accumulated stress, anxiety and old (or current) trauma or upsets, can take a toll on our physical and emotional well-being.  Extreme stressful situations can put our nervous systems into a fight, flight or freeze response, or we may remain in them as a result of long-standing stressful or traumatic events.  Fortunately, our bodies are equipped with the ability to handle the pressures of living in today’s world, as well as to restore homeostasis from past wounding, both physical and emotional.