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Feb. 6 - Feb. 13
Costa Rica - Nosara

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 insightfully. Western medicine, in theory and practice, tends to treat mind and body as separate entities. This separation, which […]

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Feb. 21

Feb. 1

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism(Online Event)

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 where the emotional patterns that lead to a...

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Feb. 2

Culture’s Relevance to Mental Health (Online Event)

Unlike Indigenous healing practices, mainstream medical practice sees physical and mental health issues as isolated biological events within individual organ systems. Modern science, however, favors and has fully proven the wisdom of the tr...

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Feb. 3

The Biology of LossThe Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience

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 mental health implications of early ...

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Feb. 4

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture (Online Event)

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 bullyin...

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Feb. 6 - Feb. 13
Costa Rica - Nosara

When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection (Online Event)

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 insightfully. Western medicine, i...

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Feb. 22

The Hungry Ghost The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism (Online Event)

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 Vancouve...

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Mar. 21

Mar. 19

The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience (Online Event)

This presentation, based on the best-selling Scattered Minds, Hold on To Your Kids, and In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, outlines the mental health implications of early childhood emotional loss, whether due to abuse in the family or simply o...

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Apr. 21

Apr. 10

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism(Online Event)

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 Vancouve...

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Apr. 10

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism (Online Event)

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 Vancouve...

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Apr. 20

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Apr. 21

Illness and Health in an Insane Culture (Online Event)

Half of North American adults suffer from chronic illness - a fact Western medicine views largely in terms of individual predispositions and habits. Western medicine imposes two separations, neither tenable scientifically. First, it separat...

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Apr. 26

Science meets Shamanism: Psychedelic Modalities in the Light of Modern Research (Online Event)

Shamanic modalities have been used in traditional cultures for hundreds of years and are now increasingly popularized in the industrialized advanced countries as well. Today, there is also great interest and study of the use of man-made psy...

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Apr. 28

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism  (Online Event)

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 Vancouve...

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May. 21

May. 19

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction (Live Webinar)

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 where the emotional patterns that lead to a...

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Nov. 21

Nov. 4

Forward To The Past: Psychedelics, Healing and Therapy in the 21st Century

Today there is growing interest in the use of psychedelic substances, once considered therapeutically off-limits, in the clinical treatment of PTSD, depression, addictions, and a range of other conditions. The substances being employed are ...

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