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March 2016

Illness and Health in a Toxic Society

March 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am - March 7, 2016 @ 2:30 pm
Caesars Palace, 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Presentation for the 2016 National Council Conference March 6: Pre-conference University Session - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm The preconference university will be a day of explorations of Dr. Mate’s views on trauma, addiction, mental health and the impact of stress on the mind and body.  Dr. Mate’ will share his insights from his books, “When the Body Says No:  The Cost of Hidden Stress”, “In the Realms of Hungry Ghosts:  Close Encounters with Addiction,” Hold On to Your Kids:  Why…

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The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective

March 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stand Together 2016 Conference MULTI-FACETED TRAINING FOR THE CAREGIVER PROFESSIONAL For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of…

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The Biology of Loss

March 12, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Marriott Pinnacle, 1128 W Hastings St
Vancouver , BC Canada
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Perinatal Services BC's 2nd Biennial Conference: Healthy Mothers and Healthy Babies; Advances in Clinical Practice and Research Across the Continuum

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Beyond Addiction

March 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Bridge & Enrich Lives Society, 718 East 20th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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This program is designed for individuals seeking to develop healthy habits and overcome addictive behaviour, for health professionals who work with addiction and for certified Kundalini Yoga teachers who would like to teach a yoga-based addiction recovery program. The program consists of 16 modules, taught over four months, which include weekly themes, Kundalini Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, self-reflection, lifestyle and dietary guidelines, stress management, group support, hydrotherapy, naturopathic detoxification and nutritional and herbal supplementation for neurotransmitter and glandular balance.…

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April 2016

Peyote Panel and Double Book Launch

April 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Victoria Lecture Theatre, Irving K Barber Learning Centre 182
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Dr. Maté will be appearing at a special peyote panel discussion and book signing! The program for the evening includes a number of special guests. There will also be a sneak preview and discussion of the film The Peyote Chronicles (work in progress), directed by Ellen Spiro, based on Labate and Cavnar´s book.

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Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

April 15, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thompson Rivers University – in the gymnasium, 1250 Western Ave.
Williams Lake, BC Address: 1250 Western Ave, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H7 Canada
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Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How to restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships

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Minding The Brain: The Complex Simplicity of Addiction

April 23, 2016 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Executive Inn Coquitlam, 405 North Road
Coquitlam, Canada
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Addiction is neither a brain disease nor an affliction of the mind alone. It is both, and much more. This talk will unravel the complex simplicity of addiction.

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The Biology of Loss

April 25, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 4:10 pm
The Port Theatre, 125 Front St.
Nanaimo, BC Canada
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Presentation for the Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Health Centre

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May 2016

The Essence of Trauma in Addiction and Illness: Disconnect From The Self As It Affects Our Clients And Ourselves

May 5, 2016 - May 6, 2016
Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Road
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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Presentation for the Grounding Trauma 2016 conference

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Stressed Parenting and Peer Influence in a Disconnected Culture: Helping Families Hold On To Their Kids

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the Boston Independent Educational Consultants Association Conference. The IECA's semi-annual conferences are attended by consultants, school, college and program admissions officers, administrators and staff, and related service companies. Dr. Maté will conduct a master class on Stressed Parenting and Peer Influence in a Disconnected Culture.  

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Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children

May 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - May 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Beyond Addiction

May 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Venue to be announced, Vancouver, BC Canada + Google Map

This program is designed for individuals seeking to develop healthy habits and overcome addictive behaviour, for health professionals who work with addiction and for certified Kundalini Yoga teachers who would like to teach a yoga-based addiction recovery program. The program consists of 16 modules, taught over four months, which include weekly themes, Kundalini Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, self-reflection, lifestyle and dietary guidelines, stress management, group support, hydrotherapy, naturopathic detoxification and nutritional and herbal supplementation for neurotransmitter and glandular balance.…

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Illness and Health in a Toxic Society

May 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
RAMADA EDMONTON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 11834 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3J5 Canada
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Illness & Health in a Toxic Society & In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

May 27, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, 1 Resort Drive
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Keynote and workshop for Carolina HealthTEC Live

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In Utero Documentary Screening with Q & A

May 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Washington School of Social Work, Room 305, 4101 15th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105-6299 United States
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In Utero is a documentary about life in the womb and its lasting impact with Dr. Maté and other national experts.

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June 2016

Presentation to US Journal Training

June 1, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Bellevue, 900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA United States
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Presentation for the US Journal Training Morning Keynote - 9:00 - 10:30 am - Hungry Ghost Afternoon Workshop: 2:00-3:30 pm - Myth of Normal

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Facing our toxic culture and the hungry ghost of addiction

June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Serenbe, 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA United States
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Presentation for Where Spirit Resides. Saturday June 4th Lecture: 3pm Sunday June 5th Lecture: 11:30am

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The Hungry Ghost, The Myth of Normal and Beyond The Medical Model

June 12, 2016
Harpa Music Hall, Austurbalkki 2, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland
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Dr. Maté will be giving three talks at the Harpa Music Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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To be announced

June 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Greta & Robert H.N. Ho Psychiatry & Education Centre HOpe Centre, 1337 Saint Andrews Avenue
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7L 3L4 Canada
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the Mental Health Breakfast Meeting at The Hope Centre.

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Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids In a Toxic Culture

June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue to be announced, Rochester, MN United States + Google Map

A Bio-psychological Perspective on Addiction

June 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, 2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Presentation for the Canadian Association of Drug Treatment Court Professionals

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July 2016

Who Do You Think You Are: Liberation From The Past

July 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hornby Community Hall, 4305 Central Rd
Hornby Island, British Columbia V0R 1Z0 Canada
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Dr. Maté will be giving a keynote address and lecture followed by questions and discussion.

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Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids In a Toxic Culture

July 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Denman Island Community Hall, 1196 Northwest Road
Denman Village, BC Canada
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the Denman Island Parent Advisory Council fundraiser on Raising  Emotionally Healthy Kids In a Toxic Culture.

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August 2016

The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism

August 25, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 10:00 am
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Drive
Tucson, AZ 85750 United States
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the 48th Annual SWS Conference.

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The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism

August 26, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel, 1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN United States
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Dr. Maté will be giving a keynote at the 2016 EMDRIA Conference on The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism followed by a workshop focused on When the Body Says No.

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Trauma and Addiction: A Symposium with Dr. Gabor Mate

August 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Naropa University, 6287 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301 United States
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September 2016

No Direction Home? Addiction, Mental Illness And Homelessness From a Social Perspective

September 8, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Allan Waters Family Auditorium, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St.
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8 Canada
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The Return to Truth: Surviving a Toxic Culture

September 14, 2016

Dr. Maté will be taking part in the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference.

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Contributing Role of Stress and Trauma in People with Addictions and Mental Illness

September 14, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305 United States
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Presentation for Bridgeway Recovery Services

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The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Mental Illness and Healing

September 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
The Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7M 3L1 Canada
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SOLD OUT

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When The Body Says No: Confronting The Stress We Don’t See

September 30, 2016 @ 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
Penticton Secondary School, 158 Eckhardt Avenue E.
Penticton, BC V2A 1Z3 Canada
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the Okanagan-Skaha Teachers’ Union conference on When The Body Says No: Confronting The Stress we Don't See. The talk will be followed by two breakout sessions: Compassion Fatigue and Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture.  

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October 2016

Grounding Trauma – Generational Trauma

October 4, 2016 - October 5, 2016
RAMADA EDMONTON HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE, 11834 Kingsway NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 3J5 Canada
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Two full days of discussion, presentation and exploration with Dr Maté and his son Daniel Maté.

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Drug Use, Dependence, and Addiction: Myths and Realities

October 13, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6C 2R7 Canada
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the International Cannabis Business Conference.

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The Myth of Normal

October 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

During this two-hour continuing education web conference, Dr. Gabor Maté will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety, and addictions in our society. This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians: Understand the biopsychosocial nature of physical and mental illness. Recognize and learn how early childhood coping mechanisms help young children endure stress but can become sources of pathology later in life. Describe how early experiences shape not only the mind but also the brain. Develop a deeper understanding of…

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Topic to be announced

October 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Private: Private Venue, Los Angeles, United States + Google Map

This is a private event and not open to the general public.

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Attachment and Healing With a Look at Intergenerational Trauma

October 20, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Nancy Appleby Theatre, 4720 - 48 Street
Athabasca, AB Canada
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Troubled Kids and Disempowered Adults: Restoring Resilience in a Stressed Culture

October 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jasper Place High School, 8950 163 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 2P2 Canada
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Keynote: Troubled Kids and Disempowered Adults: Restoring Resilience in a Stressed Culture The burgeoning number of children and youth being diagnosed with various disorders, such as ADD, ODD, autism, learning difficulties, etc, as well as behavioral issues such as bullying, all indicate that something is happening to undermine healthy child development and resilience. At the same time, parents and teachers often feel frustrated at their inability to influence children, to install the right values, to protect them from unhealthy influences. This keynote…

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Trauma and Addiction

October 26, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon, 106 Circle Drive West
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 4L6 Canada
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November 2016

The Biology of Loss, Compassion Fatigue, and Vulnerability: Blessing Or Curse?

November 1, 2016 - November 2, 2016
Shediac Multipurpose Centre, 58 Rue Festival
Shediac, NB E4P 1S4 Canada
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Dr. Maté will be leading a 2 day workshop for the Horizon Health Network's Addiction and Mental Health Training and Education Committee. One and a half days will be based on the Biology of Loss, with a  half day spent on Compassion Fatigue. Dr. Maté will also be delivering a keynote address at the Université de Moncton on Vulnerability: Blessing Or Curse?

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Compassionate Inquiry

November 3, 2016 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2016 @ 4:40 pm
Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre, 20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2V5 Canada
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Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic method developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Using Compassionate Inquiry, the therapist unveils the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal. Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them. Dr. Maté will model the process of Compassionate Inquiry with course…

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Addiction

November 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr SW
Rochester, MN 55902 United States
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Dr. Maté will be giving the keynote address at the Red Carpet Recovery Gala.

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Effects of Trauma on Childhood

November 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Round Room at The Mansion House, Dawson Street
Dublin 2, Ireland
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at the SAFE Ireland International Summit in Dublin.

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December 2016

Building Resilience and Well-being in the Next Generation

December 6, 2016 @ 2:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Dr. Maté will be speaking at The Kennedy Forum’s Young Minds: Building Resilience and Well Being in the Next Generation.

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January 2017

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, From Heroin to Workaholism

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A discussion on trauma informed care, harm reduction, and clinical implications for the frontline nurses working at St. Paul's Hospital. This is a private event for the employees of St. Paul's Hospital.

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The Biology of Loss: Childhood Trauma, Resilience and Recovery

January 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Van Dusen Garden, The Great Hall, 5251 Oak Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 4H1 Canada
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