Updated: Mar 13
If you have been aware of Scott Kiloby’s work over the last fifteen years, you know that he co-founded and co-developed a group of tools called the Living Inquiries. The Living Inquiries community is still thriving and helping many people all over the world.
When Scott and Julianne (Scott’s head trainer) opened up the Kiloby Center for Recovery, the Living Inquiries created a few issues that had to be corrected. For the first time, we were dealing with different populations of people. Whereas before, many people coming to our work were spiritual seekers with some background in awareness or mindfulness teachings. At our treatment centers, we began to treat completely different groups of people, many of whom had no background in inquiry, awareness or mindfulness.
Our goal was to make inquiry much simpler, so that anyone can do it. Our second goal was to design inquiries that penetrate more deeply into the most stubborn strands of human conditioning like trauma, shame and deficiency stories.
As a result of all that learning, the Kiloby Inquiries were developed. This is the only modality of inquiry that I use now, simply because it has helped me personally much more than any other style of inquiry I’ve tried.
We also have independent outcomes measurements showing that KI is very effective at greatly reducing or eliminating trauma, depression, anxiety and addictive cravings. Those independent assessments/studies are published on the Kiloby Center website.
Although you may see the name “Kiloby” on several things like “The Kiloby Inquiries” and “Kiloby” (an online project we are about to launch that will provide higher levels of support for people), please know that this work is not about Scott Kiloby. We use the word “Kiloby” simply because the name is well-known. The word “Kiloby” points more to the work than to the person “Scott Kiloby.”
Although I have been one of the major developers of both LI and KI, I had a lot of help. In fact, KI was co-developed by Dan McLintock and further refinements have been made by KI trainer Julianne Eanniello, Matt Nettleton and many others.
We are building a platform (coming in 2020) that decentralizes the role of Scott Kiloby as the main draw and decentralizes the role of the facilitator. Instead we want to focus on the work and help people empower themselves to become skillful inquirers on their own, and so that they can learn some simple skills to start engaging in peer support. We also want to celebrate the fact that there are many skilled KI facilitators, not just Scott. This is truly a collaborative effort in every way.
Peer support happens between people who are not certified in KI but who have learned enough tools to trade sessions with a friend, partner or other loved one. We think this helps to break down the old guru-centered structure of teachings and to empower people to take responsibility for their own suffering instead of waiting for a teacher or a magical spiritual experience to arise and take all their suffering away. That kind of thinking disempowers people. To get involved in a peer support network right away, join our new Kiloby Inquiries Facebook Group.
Of course, with peer support, a person may not have the skills to truly help someone break through very stubborn conditioning like trauma. In that case, those involved in peer support will be encouraged to work with certified KI facilitators who are trained in working on that deeper level.
KI is still relatively unknown, which is unfortunate given how effective it is. My suggestion to you if you are suffering in any way or if you feel freedom and peace are always out of reach, try sessions with me or one of the other KI facilitators listed on this site. Or enter training. Personally I have seen people shine more and become the clearest when they actually train to become a KI facilitator.
For more info on KI, email firstname.lastname@example.org