Trauma and Addiction: Resources, Podcasts, Blogs, Books, and More — Gabor Maté

“Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you.”

Gabor Maté

This post highlights some of the resources by Dr. Gabor Maté I read, listened to, recently which I enjoyed immensely and helped me in gaining a better understanding of myself, my own trauma, coping mechanisms, and much more. I will keep on sharing my other learnings on healing, addiction, trauma, and recovery. If these resources help you in some ways, I’d love to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to email me or comment on this post.

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. Gabor 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.

The bestselling author of four books published in over twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness.  His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With AddictionWhen the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden StressScattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.

Please be sure to see the important disclaimer at the bottom of this post. Now, please enjoy!

YouTube talks:

Blogs I read:

  • How to Build a Better Culture of Good Health: [Important notes]: link of diseases with emotional life patterns, self-imposed stress is a major risk factor for disease of all kinds, compulsive self-disregard and emotional repression, early childhood coping dynamics may result in adult illness and dysfunction.
  • BEYOND DRUGS: The Universal Experience of Addiction: Addiction is manifested in any behavior that a person craves, finds temporary relief or pleasure in but suffers negative consequences as a result of, and yet has difficulty giving up.

Podcasts I listened to:

  • Dr. Gabor Maté — New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction (#298): “Trauma isn’t what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you.” I have already listened to this episode a few times and every time I uncover my own childhood trauma and try to attempt to understand the cause. I highly recommend to listen to this podcast with Tim Ferriss.
  • When the Body Says No: The Costs of Hidden Stres‪s‬: Learn how to prevent and heal illnesses related to hidden stress. Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer’s disease? Is there such a thing as a “cancer personality”?  Stress and emotions play in an array of common diseases, including arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and multiple sclerosis.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please note that Information shared in this post is for educational purposes only, and is not intended in any way as psychological treatment, advice or consultation of any kind. “if you are struggling with trauma and other mental health issues, please seek the treatment of a licensed mental health professional.

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