Gabor Maté M.D. is a physician and bestselling author whose books have been published in nearly twenty languages worldwide. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction and attention deficit disorder (ADD) to mind-body wellness, adolescent mental health, and parenting. A renowned thinker and public speaker, he addresses audiences all over North America, including professional and academic groups like nurses’ organizations, psychiatry departments, and corporate conventions, as well as presentations and seminars for local community groups and the general public. As a writer and speaker, he is widely known for the power, insight, clarity, candour, compassion, humor, and warmth of his presentations.
Common to all of Dr. Maté’s work is a focus on understanding the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, from cancer to autoimmune conditions like MS, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, or fibromyalgia; childhood behavioral disorders like ADD, oppositionality, or bullying; or addiction, from substance abuse to obsessive gambling, shopping, or even workaholism.
Rather than offering facile, quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. His approach is holistic and kaleidoscopic – linking everything from neurophysiology, immunology, and developmental psychology to economic and social policy – and even touches on the spiritual dimensions of disease and healing.
His books, all Canadian best-sellers, include:
- Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder* (1999)
- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress** (2004)
- Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (2005), co-written with Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D
- In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction (2009). Recipient of the 2009 Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.
Banyen Books & Sound and Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery
invite you to a public talk and program launch with Dr. Gabor Maté , author of “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts”
“Who We are When We are Not Addicted – the Possible Human”
Addictions of all kinds consume us, and take us away from our true nature. We are only free and independent when we release all identifications from the past that have coalesced to form a false identity. Dr. Mate will discuss the mindset and practices required to support a commitment to our authentic selves. A great way to start the new year!
Dr. Mate will be joined by Sat Dharam Kaur ND, creator of Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery; Satwinder Kaur, program graduate and Julia Wilson, yoga researcher.
Time: Monday Jan 9, 7-9 pm
Location: Unitarian Church, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver
Cost: $11 at Banyen Books &
Sound, or at the door
Contact: 604-737-8858, www.Banyen.com
Upcoming Beyond Addiction Program Dates: Jan 20-22, Feb 17-19, Mar 23-25, Apr 27-29, 2012