Trauma and Healing

TRAUMA & HEALING: AN EXPLORATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS, ADDICTION AND DISEASE
WITH DR. GABOR MATÉ
* MAY 18TH – 19TH 2017 *

Trauma is not what happens to us, but what happens inside us. Based on Gabor Maté’s bestselling books, this two-day workshop will explore the traumatic basis of physical disease, mental illness, addiction and childhood developmental problems. It will illuminate all of these conditions not as separate diagnostic entities, but as bio-psychosocial phenomena, manifestations of the unity of mind and body, physiology and psychology, and of the individual with the social environment. Treatment approaches must flow from such a holistic understanding.

Participants will:

Workshop tutor:

gabor-mateDr. Gabor Maté is a renowned speaker, bestselling author and highly sought after speaker and teacher for his expertise on a range of topics including stress, addiction 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. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, and he has over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience. Dr. Maté has extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research and he regularly addresses health professionals, educators and lay audiences throughout North America. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. He is the co-founder of the non-profit organization Compassion for Addiction and is an advisor of Drugs over Dinner. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, an Honorary Degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

Venue and times:

Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4NS, UK.

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