Gabor Mate – Childhood Trauma Creates Addiction

Dr Gabor Maté, the renowned speaker, physician and bestselling author.

He has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction. Which is based on his findings from twelve years practicing medicine in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown Eastside, North America’s most concentrated area of drug use.

As well as addiction, he is known for his expertise on a range of topics including stress, the mind-body connection and childhood trauma. Through his work, he is reframing how we view all human development.

Chapters:
00:00 Trailer.
03:26 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
05:33 Brian’s introduction.
06:03 The pin Gabor Maté proudly wears in his lapel.
07:17 Gabor’s wife issued an ultimatum after 49 years of marriage.
10:54 Learning how to just be and find fulfillment in just being in relationships particularly with young children.
23:54 Why parents need to matter more than peers.
33:19 Step parents first need to develop a relationship with the child.
37:48 Why Silicone Valley chiefs are correct not to allow their children to see a screen device.
46:12 An addiction shared by Gabor Maté and Brian Rose.
51:12 Gabor picks up on Brian’s comparison of traumatic experiences in the London Real film Ironmind.
57:26 Is it possible to raise children without trauma?
59:47 Gabor sees Donald Trump as a highly traumatised person.
1:03:03 Gabor asks Brian whether Ironman racing has become his new addiction.
1:08:25 Brian is concerned he is falsely justifying the obsession which is driving his workaholism.
1:10:12 Gabor’s insight on John Joseph’s statement that he cannot forgive those who abused him as a child.
1:18:12 Former drug addicts do not see the logic in using psychedelic drugs like ayahuasca to help them.
1:21:57 Iboga can change an active heroin user into a non-user overnight, but it is no panacea.
1:25:20 Not everyone who is traumatised becomes addicted, but everyone who is addicted was traumatised.
1:26:34 Medical students need a year’s course on how trauma affects people from a scientific aspect.
1:29:16 Good advice for when returning from an Ayahuasca ceremony.
1:31:52 Why people sometimes refer to Gabor Maté as the people whisperer.
1:33:26 The power of opiates is that they offer three major qualities without which life is unliveable.
1:38:08 How Gabor feels about the way addicts and traumatised people are treated in America.
1:40:27 Working with addicts in downtown Vancouver.
1:42:03 What to do about the opiate epidemic in America and the dangerous move to fentanyl in Canada.
1:46:38 Is current world unrest and environmental issues a result of our ourselves or our relationship with ourselves.
1:51:49 Gabor has no idea of how much time he has left, but does everything he can to keep healthy.
1:53:54 Could he have told the 20 years old Gabor what he knows now and what was he like then?
1:55:54 Success Secrets.
1:56:39 Brian’s summing up.

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Kris Martin
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Why was the last question to Gabor cut out??
Fantastic interview,,,,,

Shay
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Shay

THANK YOU for this!!! Thank you both greatly for the work you do in helping get the word out about trauma and healing. I am a new but huge of Dr Mate’s work and wish this interview could have gone on forever…. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Gemma
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Gemma

You never included what advice he would give to the 20 year old watching the show :(((

yasm1n366@yahoo.com
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Thank you . Wow . Really appreciate both Brian and Dr Mate’being so thoughtgul and open. Thankyou for being a power of transformation and sharing your journey and those of other heroes.
Blissings
Just curious ..what is the music used in the intro. And your opening intro also to london real in thiis episode?. Very moving . These two intros. Are very soulful and the music just adds more to the steeping of this elixir . . Thankyou thankyou
Michele

lilyskipka253
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lilyskipka253

hey Brian, great Interview. How does Mr. Pena thinks about this parenting approach? At his website the snowflake test advocate some quite opposite ideas. Or did I got that wrong? kind regartds Daniel Schlau

Luke
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This is a good point, I would also love to know others thoughts

Anand
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Anand

The yoga teacher that Gabor reffered in this interview, goes by the name of “Sadhguru”. Sadhguru is a person with immense knowledge, wisdom, and following. It would be interesting to have Sadhguru on one of the episodes with Brian.

Matt
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“…from Bulgaria… further from the West… so I think she’s more intuitive” – well, why do you think so?

ystpquan776
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ystpquan776

This was definitely a real eye opener ! And life changer for myself. This interview gave me clarity and understanding for a lot of issues in my life at this present moment. I’m glad that I invested my time into this wonderful interview! It’s defin worth watching!

Kevin
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Definitely one of the most powerful interviews to date. Well done LONDON Real, this is exactly your mission, to inspire and educate. To sit in Gabors presence would be a reality check for most and increadibly humbling. I’m booking on his London talk

thepowerofnow3333250
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thepowerofnow3333250

Deeply moved and inspired! Thank you both Brian and Gabor! ♥

Yana Nova
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Thank you Brian for having such interests, which enable us, viewers, to get a deep knowledge regarding topics as important as this one!

Russ_q239
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Russ_q239

Fantastic…so honest and so clear!

Hilary
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Hilary

Fantastic interview.
Great flow and amazing realisations and information.
Many thanks for her to this out to us all.
So professional and open…
Love it. Continue the great work.

Mary
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Dr. Gabor Mate was recommended to me by my fiance. I have listened to him a little in the past, but I have recently come to learn that me and my fiance are the only 2 stable, responsible, people in my 9 month old grandson’s life, who are not using substances and alcohol. We are preparing our lives to include a child. I started listening to Dr. Mate daily a few days ago because I want to make sure I am the best parenting, grandmother I can be.

Just
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Just

Brilliant. With regards from Vancouver.

djce5632565
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djce5632565

wow wow wow I have learn soooo much in this video and I am only half way through it really really touched me when Dr Gabor said: “Trauma is not the fact that U have pain or sadness, trauma is when U are alone with the pain or sadness”. I grew up in a very dysfunctional family, being hit by my parents everyday, and the next day they pretend like nothing, then I discover I was lesbian and my family was super catholic, so I kept silent for more than 10 years suffering in silence, because I was terrify to… Read more »

paulmcconkey813
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paulmcconkey813

A very insightful interview thank you 😊

didiego@wp.pl
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amazing interview, thank you!

Kathleen
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Kathleen

wow I wish I knew this before I had kids,

Shay
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Shay

Me too! I’m grateful for it now though as it opens the door to healing the past and doing what we can now…..

kasia_dob89
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kasia_dob89

Brilliant !