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Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture.
Presented by Dr Gabor Maté (Canada)
Half of North American adults suffer from chronic illness – this fact is viewed by Western medicine largely in terms of individual predisposition and habits. Western medicine imposes two separation of which neither are tenable scientifically.
First, Western practice separates mind from the body – largely assuming most chronic illnesses as having nothing to do with people’s emotional or psychological experiences. And yet, a large and irrefutable body of research has clearly shown that physiological and behavioural functioning of human beings can be understood only if we integrate our bodily functions with those of the mind: functions such as awareness, emotions, our interpretations of and responses to events, and our relationships with other people.
Second, Western practice views people’s health as separate from the social environment, ignoring social determinants of health such as class, gender, economic status, and race. In reality, such factors are far more important influences on health and longevity than solely individual predispositions and personal factors such as genes, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and so forth.
This webinar will show you how a society dedicated to material pursuits rather than genuine human needs and spiritual values stresses its members, undermines healthy child development and dooms many to chronic illness – from diabetes to heart disease, from auto immune conditions to cancer. Dr Gabor Maté’s talk will also weave in the importance of psychedelic-assisted therapies to help us heal from a range of mental stresses exacerbated by our increasingly toxic and traumatised world.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to identify the two separations imposed by Western Medicine on the health and well-being of the population
- Three chronic conditions that are correlated with stressful social environments
- One shift in focus that would support a healthier population
You will then have the opportunity to ask Dr Maté any questions.
DATE: Tuesday 5th December
TIME: 12:55pm (AEDT) for 1:00pm start, finishing at 2:15pm
DURATION: 75 minutes (incl Q&A)
LOCATION: Online – a link will be emailed to you with the viewing details
MEDICINAL PSYCHEDELIC TREATMENTS
Psychedelic-assisted treatments offer enormous potential in providing a meaningful alternative to current treatments for mental illness. PTSD is a debilitating condition that affects tens of millions of people worldwide, with many more trauma victims diagnosed with comorbid conditions such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In recent clinical trials, MDMA has been shown to produce reliable clinical improvements, restoring patient safety and self-agency even for individuals who have suffered with PTSD for many years, and for whom many treatments have failed.
The wave of clinical psychedelic research and regulatory support is rapidly building, with experts forecasting the availability of psychedelic-assisted treatments in the US and EU within the next 2 to 5 years, subject to positive clinical outcomes in large trials that are currently underway.
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Dr Gabor Maté CM (Canada)
BA, MD, Doctor of Laws (honoris causa)
Gabor Maté M.D., C.M., is a Canadian physician (retired), public speaker and bestselling author of five books, published internationally in 34 languages on five continents. His book on addiction, the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, is used as a text in many institutions of higher learning in Canada and the U.S. His most recent book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture, has been and continues to be a #1 Canadian bestseller and, as of April 16, 2023 will been 19 weeks a New York Times bestseller.
After two decades as a family doctor and palliative care director, for twelve years Gabor worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver Supervised Injection Site, North America’s first such facility. His other interests encompass childhood developmental issues, ADHD, mind/body health, trauma and parenting. He is in constant demand as a speaker internationally and has addressed judicial bodies in Canada, the U.S. and Australia on the links between trauma, addictions, and dysfunctional behaviors. He has worked with many Indigenous communities around these issues.
He has received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University and an Honorary Degree (Laws) from the University of Northern British Columbia. For his groundbreaking medical work and writings, he has been given the Order of Canada, and the Civic Merit award from his home city of Vancouver.
A film based on his work, The Wisdom of Trauma, has been viewed by over 10 million people internationally and has been translated into twenty languages. It is shown regularly in many institutions, including schools and prisons, in Canada, the U.S., and abroad. www.thewisdomoftrauma.com His therapeutic method, Compassionate Inquiry, has been, in the past three years, studied by over 3,000 health care providers in 80 countries.
Gabor is a speaker much in demand internationally on addiction, stress and mind/body health, child development, trauma, ADHD and other topics related to his five best-selling books. He has been featured on some of the most popular podcasts, such as Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris, Jay Shetty, and others.
His next book, co-written with his son Daniel, will be Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Adult Children and Their Parents, based on their popular workshop.