Gabor Maté, MD
Addiction and stress expert
Gabor Maté (pronunciation: 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 Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.
The best-selling author of four books published in 25 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 Gordon Neufeld, PhD) Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his e-news list at www.drgabormate.com.
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,...
March 3 - 8, 2019
Sunday - Friday, 5 nights
As a special feature of this transformative program, Dr. Gabor Maté will lead conversations with spiritual teacher Adyashanti and master coach Lissa Rankin, MD, on separate evenings during the week. Compassionate Inquiry Spiritual practices can help soften shame, confusion, anger, and pain. We often seek the release of meditation, yoga, or chanting and they can soothe...
Understanding Trauma, Addiction, and the Path to Healing: A Conversation with Gabor Maté
Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The best-selling author of four books published in twenty-ﬁve languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters...