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The Evolution of Psychotherapy (Online Event)

Dec. 9. 20 @ 2:30 pm - Dec. 12. 20 @ 7:15 pm

Dr. Mate will be speaking and holding workshops at the Evolution of Psychotherapy conference on the following topics:

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction 

Wednesday December 9, 2020
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

More than a disease, the addiction is a response to a distressing life history and life situation. Once we recognize the roots of addiction and the lack it strives (in vain) to fill, we can develop a compassionate approach toward the addict, one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.  

When The Body Says No                                                                 

Thursday December 10, 2020
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dr. Maté’s presentation includes research findings, compelling and poignant anecdotes from his own extensive experience in family practice and palliative care, and illuminating biographies of famous people such as athlete Lance Armstrong, the late comedienne Gilda Radner, or famed baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The presentation is based on When The Body Says No, a bestselling book that has been translated into more than ten languages on five continents.


Illness and Health in an Insane Culture

Saturday December 12, 2020
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

This talk shows 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 autoimmune conditions to cancer.

Addiction and Stress: Therapeutic Impact

Saturday December 12, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

A discussion with Jeffrey Zeig.


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The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Inc