A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
Rather than offering 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.
As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning ‘In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction’; ‘When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress’; and ‘Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder’, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids‘. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
00:00 | Trailer.
02:00 | Brian’s introduction.
02:58 | Gabor Maté says this situation is revealing the dramatic fault lines in our society.
07:53 | This is a great opportunity to recognise the truth about society and ourselves and do something about it.
11:06 | How people need to realise that they can make the right choice and get out of their destructive habits.
16:26 | How the internet is a double-edged sword.
19:49 | Attitudes towards the new 24/7 relationship and with children.
24:53 | We have a pandemic and a panic-demic,
31:57 | People who have an exaggerated innate fear response, that goes back to their own trauma.
34:05 | Dealing with the judgement of others or ours of them.
35:10 | How much the lack of physical contact is hurting us.
42:43 | Why Gabor Maté is unable to predict that society will change following this crisis, but there are lessons we might learn.
49:02 | Gabor Maté agrees that some people are going through a state of grief.
54:13 | Gabor Maté argues there are questions the present situation should cause us to ask about the usual assumptions we make about social policy.
1:00:29 | Gabor Maté hopes this crisis will affect Government future drugs policy.
1:05:56 | Illness and Health in an Insane Culture his next book could be interesting in many ways.
1:08:45 | The native people employed in Ayahuasca ceremonies are suffering because of the crisis.
1:11:18 | Gabor Maté’s other new book Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Adult Children and Their Parents.
1:12:19 | Don’t feel bad for how you are reacting, Gabor Mate’s advice for life at this time.
1:15:01 | Brian’s summing up.
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