Gabor Maté, MD
Addiction and stress expert
Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker and best-selling author, 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.
Dr. Maté has written several best-selling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction and When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress. He regularly addresses health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America.
Cofounder of the nonprofit Compassion for Addiction, Dr. Maté has received numerous awards including the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
September 1 - 3, 2017
Friday - Sunday, 2 nights
8.25 CE Hours Contrary to what is often claimed, the source of addictions is not to be found in genes, but in the early childhood environment where the neurobiology of the brain’s reward pathways develops and the emotional patterns that lead to addiction are wired into the unconscious. Stress, both then and later in life,...