Gabor Maté, MD

Gabor Maté will be teaching again during the Wisdom and Wellbeing Weeks 2023 from February 4 -11, 2023 at Blue Spirit about the following topic:

When the Body Says No Mind/Body Unity & The Stress-Disease

Stress is ubiquitous these days—in the workplace, in the home, and within ourselves. It can take a heavy toll, physically and mentally. Much of it is self-generated from hidden beliefs we adopted in childhood. If properly understood, stressful conditions can provide important openings for compassion, self-awareness, and healing. Renowned physician Gabor Maté shows you how stress is negatively affecting your life and reveals key strategies to effectively prevent or transform stressful environments, at work or home.

Gabor Maté (pronounced GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, 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 30 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 ground-breaking 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 Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. Gabor’s next book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is due to be published Autumn, 2022.

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