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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Revisioning Trauma, Addiction, and Healing
8.25 CE Hours

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

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, creates the predisposition for addictions. Helping the addicted individual requires that we appreciate the function of the addiction in his or her life.

In his most recent best-selling book, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté shows that addictions do not represent a discrete set of medical disorders. Rather, they reflect the extreme end of a continuum of addictions, most of which are hidden, that runs throughout our society.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the root causes of addiction what is needed on the path to recovery.
  • Formulate a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible
  • Analyze the findings of cutting-edge science and the implications for you and your clients in developing compassionate, supportive, and effective approaches to treatment.

This important weekend provides a transformative opportunity for mental health professionals. Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to fill, we can develop a compassionate approach toward the addict, one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

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Gabor Maté, MD

September 1 - 3, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

8.25 CE Credits available

$390 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

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Program Description

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, creates the predisposition for addictions. Helping the addicted individual requires that we appreciate the function of the addiction in his or her life.

In his most recent best-selling book, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Dr. Gabor Maté shows that addictions do not represent a discrete set of medical disorders. Rather, they reflect the extreme end of a continuum of addictions, most of which are hidden, that runs throughout our society.

You will learn to:

  • Identify the root causes of addiction what is needed on the path to recovery.
  • Formulate a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible
  • Analyze the findings of cutting-edge science and the implications for you and your clients in developing compassionate, supportive, and effective approaches to treatment.

This important weekend provides a transformative opportunity for mental health professionals. Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to fill, we can develop a compassionate approach toward the addict, one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

Faculty Bio

Gabor Maté, MD

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.

 

 

Why Attend

  • Learn the findings of cutting-edge science and the implications for you—and your clients—in developing compassionate, supportive, and effective approaches to treatment.

  • Gain a broader perspective on how stress and our environments contribute to addiction and how to successfully acknowledge and prevent addiction.

  • Discover the real sources of addictions.

  • Explore the false “blessings” of addiction as experienced by the addict (e.g., as emotional anaesthetic, as personality booster, etc)

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Friday, September 1, 2017 

    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Introduction to addiction: what is addiction (and what it is not); what purposes does it serve in people’s life? Why it is neither a choice nor a genetic disease.

    Saturday, September 2, 2017:

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM- 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: How addiction arises: the etiology of addiction, in the context of trauma and in light of the new science of brain development. The nature of implicit memory and how it affects addiction.

    Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM: Lunch

    1:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Treatment approaches to addiction: from Harm Reduction to abstinence

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    6:30 AM – 7:45 AM: Yoga and Meditation classes

    7:00 AM- 8:30 AM: Breakfast

    9:00 AM- 11:00 AM: Questions and Answers, processing, group activities
    Note: each of these sessions will involve Q and A periods and some individual and group work.

     

     

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses. All levels.

  • CEs Available

    CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 8.25 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply, click HERE.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel

    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels

    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    Grievances
    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

     

    For questions or concerns, please email ginny.paige@1440.org, Programming Department.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Special Interest to

    Mental health professionals and others interested in addiction recovery, as well as those with addiction or affected by addiction

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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