Dr. Gabor Maté (Canada)

Title of contribution:

Beyond Biology: Mind/Body in Health and Illness

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Beyond Biology: Mind/Body in Health and Illness

As taught by traditional wisdom and modern science, but contrary to contemporary medical practice, mind and body are a oneness whose ailments and health cannot be considered in isolation from one’s lived emotional experience nor from one’s existence in a family, community and broader culture. In a sense, even though discreet individuals, we are also each fractals of the world we inhabit.

This keynote, and the following experiential workshop, will explore the science of mind/body unity in health and illness, combining the most recent research and the insights gained by the speaker over decades as a physician, teacher and healer. The ultimate lesson is that there is no healing without integration.

About Dr. Gabor Maté:

Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his enews list at www.drgabormate.com.

 

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