A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is 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.Show More
For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouvers Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher, regularly addressing 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.
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) 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, Simon Fraser University.
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In addition to hosting his workshop, Dr. Gabor Maté will join guests during plant medicine ceremonies and participate in the next day integration discussions. He will work with 2-3 guests in front of the group each of the four days, demonstrating his method of deep post-journey processing.
Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimers disease? Is there such a thing as a cancer personality?
Dr. Maté will share his scientific research and decades of experience as a practicing physician, to provide answers to these and other important questions about the effect of the mind-body link on illness and health and the role that stress and ones individual emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases.Show More
During this session he will:
Here’s what’s included with your 7 or 14-night journey
Luminaries will interact and share eight hours with guests each week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 – 3 p.m.