Dr. Gabor Maté — Compassionate Inquiry, Healing the Wounds of Trauma, Authenticity and Attachment, and More

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

Gabor Maté

The very first thing I do in the morning right after waking up—I listen to Gabor Mate.

Healing isn’t a linear process.

The word “healing” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word for wholeness and the essential nature of trauma is that it’s a loss of wholeness. It’s the impact of what happened and how that’s manifesting as a disconnect right now in our lives, and how we can reconnect. A proper understanding of trauma actually says, ‘This happened inside me, it’s with me in the present, and because it’s with me in the present, I can do something about it.’ – Gabor Mate

This post highlights some of the resources by Dr. Gabor Maté I listened to and read, 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.

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:

  • Dr. Gabor Maté – Compassionate Inquiry : Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned addiction expert and international speaker, discusses Compassionate Inquiry, a psycho-therapeutic method for facilitating physical, mental and emotional healing. Born out of necessity and rooted in the inseparability of mind and body, Dr. Maté highlights the importance of processing unresolved pain within ourselves as the foundation of helping others free themselves from the past, release trauma, and connect to a healing power within.
  • Dr. Gabor Maté: Consequences of Stressed Parenting: Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the link between stressed parenting and the preponderance of childhood disorders like ADHD, autism and oppositional defiant disorder, at the KMT Child Development & Community Conference.
  • Dr. Gabor Maté: How stress can cause disease: Dr. Gabor Maté talks about how hidden stress from childhood and beyond can impact overall health and even evoke diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis.
  • Dr Gabor Maté Attachment and Brain Development
  • Authenticity: At this workshop on November 15, 2012, Dr. Gabor Maté presented an in-depth analysis of vicarious trauma – including definitions, myths, and realities of trauma and vicarious trauma, as well as the sources and triggers for stress, its physiology, and how to release it. Dr. Maté integrated meditation, music, and excerpts from two of his books, into lively and interactive sessions, with all participants engaged in learning from each other and Dr. Maté.
  • Dr. Gabor Maté ~ Who We Are When We Are Not Addicted: The Possible Human : Dr. Gabor Maté gives us clues as to who we are when we are not addicted. Filmed January 9th, 2012 in Vancouver, B.C. as part of a launch for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery. For more information about the Beyond Addiction program created by Sat Dharam Kaur N.D. and featuring Dr. Gabor Maté. Dr. Maté also teaches an online course on his approach to therapy called Compassionate Inquiry
  • Gabor Mate: Implicit Memory :Key points to consider: What happened to you? What’s the emotional feeling? What’s your interpretation? This talk helped me in recognizing my emotional feeling of helplessness from childhood.

Blog I read: Healing The Wounds Of Trauma (Therapy Today, September, 2020)

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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