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Jun. 15
United Kingdom - London

What is meant by trauma? Many people are not unwell enough to be hospitalised but continue to struggle at work, in relationships and socially. Clinical intervention is more likely to involve medication or limited therapies - but just what would good look like in 2019? This discussion will explore individuals response and how this impacts […]

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Jun. 11
United Kingdom - Glasgow

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture: Many more children than in the past are diagnosed these days with various learning and behaviour difficulties and many have problems learning from negative experiences. Schools are also having to deal with an increasing incidence of bullying which "zero tolerance" policies do not seem to be diminishing. Dr. Maté's […]

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Jun. 13
United Kingdom - Westminster

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a "cancer personality"? In this talk, Dr. Maté will share his insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying ‘no’ to that which the mind cannot […]

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Feb. 19

Feb. 26
Canada - Prince George

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

For twelve years Dr. Maté was the staff physician at a clinic for drug-addicted people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where he worked with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver...

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Feb. 28
Canada - Vancouver

From Individual to Community: Changing the Narrative of Healing

EVENT NOW SOLD OUT. Addiction in mainstream Western terms is seen as an individual problem, whether of “bad” behavior or of inherited disease. This approach separates the mind from the body and the individual from the environment. By co...

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Mar. 19

Mar. 3 - Mar. 8
United States - Scotts Valley

Beyond Spiritual Bypass: Compassionate Inquiry Meets Kundalini

The program will feature Gabor’s unique therapeutic work and teaching, Compassionate Inquiry, joined by yoga practices led by a colleague and friend, highly experienced yoga teacher, Sat Dharam Kaur. We will explore emotional realities an...

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Mar. 8 - Mar. 10
United States - San Francisco

When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection / The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective

Friday, 7pm-9pm: Conversation/interview about life & work (Register here for Friday conversation: https://www.ciis.edu/public-programs/public-programs-event-calendar/mate-gabor-convo-ss19) Saturday Workshop, 10am-5pm: When The Body Say...

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Mar. 11
United States - San Francisco

Walking Toward Hope

Join Gabor and Jenara Nerenberg in an intimate conversation on transforming personal and societal traumas in this challenging time. Hear first-hand stories from Gabor's own life, how he reconciles the hopes of his family and his life's work...

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Mar. 12
United States - San Francisco

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

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 where the emotional patterns that lead ...

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Mar. 22 - Mar. 24
United States - Washington

The Myth of Normal in an Insane Culture / Compassionate Inquiry / Psychedelics in Modern Healing / The Myth of the Unitary Self

The Myth of Normal in an Insane Culture: A family physician for over three decades, Gabor Maté has become a leading voice for the destigmatization and compassionate treatment of mental health and addiction. He's the author of four bestsell...

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Mar. 28
United States - Baltimore

The Hungry Ghost: a Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addition, from Heroin to Workaholism.

For twelve years Dr. Maté was the staff physician at a clinic for drug-addicted people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where he worked with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver...

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Mar. 29
United States - New York City

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

Based on the book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction For twelve years Dr. Maté was the staff physician at a clinic for drug-addicted people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where he worked with patients chall...

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Mar. 30
United States - New York

When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection and The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, From Heroin, to Workaholism.

When the Body Says No: Stress is ubiquitous these days — it plays a role in the workplace, in the home, and virtually everywhere that people interact. It can take a heavy toll unless it is recognized and managed effectively and insightful...

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Apr. 19

Apr. 1
United States - Traverse City

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

Based on the book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction For twelve years Dr. Maté was the staff physician at a clinic for drug-addicted people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, where he worked with patients chall...

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Apr. 15
United States - San Francisco

Taming the Hungry Ghost: Trauma and Addiction / Forward Into the Past: Shamanism as Modern Healing

Plenary: 9am - 10am - Taming the Hungry Ghost: Trauma and Addiction Q&A: 12pm - 12:30pm Workshop: 3pm - 5:00pm - Forward Into the Past: Shamanism as Modern Healing   Taming the Hungry Ghost: Trauma and Addiction Addiction is neit...

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Apr. 16
United States

To Be Announced

tshepard@lifelongmedical.org

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Apr. 29
United States - Keystone

Topic To Be Announced

This is a private event.

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Jun. 19

Jun. 11
United Kingdom - Glasgow

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture / In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture: Many more children than in the past are diagnosed these days with various learning and behaviour difficulties and many have problems learning from negative experiences. Schools are also having to ...

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Jun. 13
United Kingdom - Westminster

Why We Get Sick: the Hidden Connection Between Stress and Disease

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a "cancer personality"? In this talk, Dr. Maté will share his insights into how dis...

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Jun. 15
United Kingdom - London

Returning to Ourselves: Trauma and Resilience

What is meant by trauma? Many people are not unwell enough to be hospitalised but continue to struggle at work, in relationships and socially. Clinical intervention is more likely to involve medication or limited therapies - but just what w...

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Jul. 19

Jul. 5
Canada - Toronto

Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers Are Disempowered and How To Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships / Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture

Opening keynote: Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How To Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships. Parenting and teaching are much harder these days than they used to b...

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Sep. 19

Sep. 13
United States - Orange County

The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience / Illness & Health in a Toxic Society

Plenary: The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience This presentation, based on the best-selling Scattered Minds, Hold on To Your Kids, and In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, outlines the menta...

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Oct. 19

Oct. 11
United States - Bellingham

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture

8:30am-4:30pm

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Oct. 17
Canada - Stratford

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

This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, ...

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Oct. 18
Canada - Montreal

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

Private event at McGill University Overarching Topic: Compassion, Addiction and Culture Change

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Oct. 18
Canada - Toronto

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

Father-and-son Gabor and Daniel Maté lead this candid and probing inquiry into what it means to outgrow and transform past-based dynamics in adult parent-child relationships. The American teacher and author Ram Dass once said, "If you thin...

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Oct. 21
Canada - Toronto

The Future of Psychotherapy: The Promise of Plant and Psychedelic Medicines

Shamanic practices employing psychedelic plants have been used as healing modalities in traditional cultures for hundreds of years and are now increasingly popularized in the industrialized advanced countries as well. In recent times, there...

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Oct. 24 - Oct. 25
Canada - Winnipeg

Compassionate Inquiry

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 cl...

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Nov. 19

Nov. 1
United States - Rochester

Topic to be Announced

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Nov. 15
Canada - Vancouver

Topic to be Announced

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Dec. 19

Dec. 2
Canada

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

Parenting and teaching are much harder these days than they used to be, and than they should be. In Hold On To Your Kids, Dr. Gabor Maté (with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld) forward a provocative and important view of why this ...

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