Dr. Gabor Maté is a highly sought expert on a wide range of topics such as addiction, stress, and childhood development. He has written many books, of which several are best-sellers, including the award-winning “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” , “Close Encounters with Addiction”, and “When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Culture.” Gabor’s work has been published internationally and in more than 30 languages.
In this episode, Eric and Dr. Maté discuss his book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
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Dr. Gabor Mate and I Discuss How to …
- His book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture
- Defining the myths of normal
- How the increasing anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues are a result of toxic culture
- Stress and trauma can begin for a child in utero, at childbirth, and throughout childhood
- The modern stresses of our world contributes to a toxic culture
- How parents pass down their traumas to their children
- Defining trauma as a psychic wound that happens inside of you
- The healing process is the recovery of self
- Understanding the clash between attachment and authenticity
- How emotions and immune systems are part of the same system
- The importance of understanding the important link between emotions and physical health
- Trauma imposed self beliefs are the main obstacles of healing
- Remembering that healing is a lifelong process
- The 4 A’s of healing: authenticity, agency, acceptance, and anger (healthy)
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Dr. Gabor Mate’s Interview from 2016
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