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Gabor Maté



Gabor Maté, MD, is a Canadian physician, speaker, and author known for his expertise in addiction, mind-body wellness, parenting and childhood development, and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

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The Power of Addiction and the Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio

Dr. Maté is a renowned author of books and columnist known for his knowledge about attention deficit disorder, stress, chronic illness and parental relations. His theme at TEDxRio+20 was addiction - from drugs to power.

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In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts argues persuasively against contemporary health, social, and criminal justice policies toward addiction and those impacted by it.

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Healing the Wounds of Trauma

Catherine Jackson talks to Dr Gabor Maté about trauma and compassionate inquiry.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageSafety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection.

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Gabor Maté: Authenticity vs. Attachment

Gabor Maté, M.D. takes a special interest in early childhood trauma and the potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health. Here he discusses the conflict children and adults often face staying true to their authenticity while potentially jeopardizing their important relationships.

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Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

A psychologist with a reputation for penetrating to the heart of complex parenting issues joins forces with a physician and bestselling author to tackle one of the most disturbing and misunderstood trends of our time—peers replacing parents in the lives of our children. Dr.

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Inside the Ayahuasca Experience

A practitioner trained in the orthodox Western model of medicine develops a deep respect for the healing power of psychedelic plants and shamanism. What he discovers is not magic but an often astonishingly rapid pathway to self-realization.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageNot all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic.

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Dr Gabor Maté: What the Real Cause of Your Anxiety Is

Dr Gabor Maté explains how he believes that most mental health disorders—including Anxiety and Panic Attacks—originate in childhood experience as coping mechanisms. He also explains how revisiting the real cause of the problem can help you overcome it.

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When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection

Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between inhibited emotion and Alzheimer's disease? Is there a “cancer personality”? Questions such as these are emerging as scientific findings throw new light on the controversy that surrounds the mind-body connection in illness...

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