The Myth of Normal”: Dr. Gabor Maté on Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

TRANSCEND VIDEOS, 10 Oct 2022

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Acclaimed physician and author Dr. Gabor Maté discusses his new book, just out, called “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture.”

“The very values of a society are traumatizing for a lot of people,” says Maté, who argues that “psychological trauma, woundedness, underlies much of what we call disease.” He says healing requires a reconnection between the mind and the body, which can be achieved through cultivating a sense of community, meaning, belonging and purpose. Maté also discusses how the healthcare system has harmfully promoted the “mechanization of birth” and how capitalism has fueled addiction and the rise of youth suicide rates.

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A renowned speaker and bestselling author, Hungarian-Canadian physician Dr. Gabor Maté (born 6 Jan 1944) is an expert on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development, attention deficit disorder, chronic illness, and parental relations. https://drgabormate.com/


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