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How to Find Healing From Trauma with Dr. Gabor Mate

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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) 

Dr. Gabor Mate Links:

Dr. Gabor Mate’s website




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If you enjoyed this conversation with Dr, Gabor Maté, check out these other episodes:

Dr. Gabor Mate’s Interview from 2016

Healing Trauma with Dr. James Gordon

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