The Mission DPAC present an evening with Dr. Gabor Mate – Based on information from his upcoming book, “Toxic Culture: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a World of Materialism” which will be published in 2018, this presentation will surely shape your perspective. This material will be useful to parents, educational professionals, and professionals in diverse health fields. Truly a speaker not to be missed!
Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor ma-TAY) is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For twelve years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver’s unique Supervised Injection Site, North America’s only such facility. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention deficit disorder and other childhood developmental
issues, and his breakthrough analysis of addiction as a psychophysiological response to childhood trauma and emotional loss. He is the author of four best-selling books published in twenty languages on five continents, including When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry
Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.
Early bird tickets up to August 18 $10.00 after $20.00 (plus $1.80 service fee.)