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Feb. 5. 22 - Feb. 12. 22
Costa Rica - Nosara

Stress is ubiquitous these days — in the workplace, in the home, and within ourselves. It can take a heavy toll, physically and mentally. Much of it is self-generated, from hidden beliefs we adopted in childhood. If properly understood, stressful conditions can provide important openings for compassion, self-awareness and healing. In this interactive workshop renowned […]

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Sep. 21

Sep. 11

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Sep. 15

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Sep. 16

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 Vancouver...

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Sep. 23

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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Sep. 25

Addiction, Substance Abuse and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Online Event)

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Sep. 28

Addressing Opioid Crisis among First Nations

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Oct. 21

Oct. 5

Addictions and Mental Health (Online Event)

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Oct. 13

Topic To Be Announced (Online Event)

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Oct. 16

Illness and Health in an Insane Culture

Based on The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, the title of Dr. Maté's next book, expected  April, 2022. Half of North American adults suffer from chronic illness - a fact Western medicine views largely in terms of ...

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Oct. 18

Compassion Fatigue : Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others, Acknowledging Trauma in those Caring for and Experiencing Addiction

Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it? Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This workshop will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, whe...

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Oct. 21

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Oct. 22

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture

Please note: this is a private 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 wi...

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Oct. 23

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Oct. 26

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Oct. 27

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 mental health implications of early childhood emotional loss, whether due to abuse in the family or simply o...

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Oct. 30

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction (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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Nov. 21

Nov. 3

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial 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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Nov. 4

Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others (Online Event)

Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it?  Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This workshop will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, w...

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Nov. 17

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Nov. 18

Topic To Be Announced (Online Event)

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Nov. 19

Topic To Be Announced (Online)

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Nov. 20

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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Nov. 20

To Be Announced

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Nov. 21

Compassion Fatigue: Caring for Ourselves while Caring for Others (Online Event)

Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it?  Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This workshop will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, w...

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Nov. 23

Compassionate Inquiry (Online Event)

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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Jan. 22

Jan. 18. 22

Compassion Fatigue: Caring for our Ourselves while Caring for Others

Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it? Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This workshop will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, whe...

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Jan. 29. 22

Beyond The Medical Model: A Biopsychosocial View of Attention Deficit Disorder and other Childhood Developmental Disorders

The diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, or AD(H)D (with or without hyperactivity), is burgeoning. Nearly three million children in the U.S. take stimulant medications for this condition, while in Canada the number of Ritalin prescripti...

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Feb. 22

Feb. 5. 22 - Feb. 12. 22
Costa Rica - Nosara

When the Body Says No Mind/Body Unity & The Stress-Disease Connection

Stress is ubiquitous these days — in the workplace, in the home, and within ourselves. It can take a heavy toll, physically and mentally. Much of it is self-generated, from hidden beliefs we adopted in childhood. If properly understood, s...

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Mar. 22

Mar. 10. 22
United States - San Diego

Forward to the Past: Psychedelics, Healing and Therapies 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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Nov. 22

Nov. 2. 22

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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