What do we do now to create a world where human needs get met? Physician and renowned addiction expert, Dr. Gabor Maté, joins Jamie Wheal for a timely and relevant conversation on trauma. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Dr. Maté sheds light on the importance of awareness and compassion for oneself and others. Disempowerment and passivity is bad for your health. In this episode we discuss:
- How addiction and trauma are linked
- What causes tuning out or absent-mindedness
- The correlation between poverty and higher cases of ADHD
- Why it’s better to be disillusioned than illusioned
- The tools and environments that help to heal trauma
“I don't think the system on its own is going to recover from its insanity without a lot of impetus, activism, and engagement on the part of a lot of people.” -Dr. Gabor Maté
Tune in to learn why Dr. Maté shares that the first step to healing trauma is to have some dissatisfaction with your experience of life and believe that you deserve something different. There is no magic ticket to healing, and in this episode we discuss some of the tools that may be helpful while on a healing journey.
A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in over twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. He is currently writing his next book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, out in late 2021. Gabor is also co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others internationally. More on his books and programs elsewhere at this website.
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