Gabor Maté with Daniel Maté- Jewish Book Festival.
Sat Feb 11 2023 at 07:30 pm
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver | Vancouver, BC
AdvertisementGABOR MATÉ, MD with Daniel Maté
The Myth of Normal – Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture
In Conversation with Marsha Lederman.
Sat Feb 11, 7:30pm $25 tickets
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
From our most trusted and compassionate authority on stress, trauma, and mental well-being, comes a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.
Renowned physician, acclaimed author and speaker Dr. Gabor Maté eloquently dissects how Western countries that pride themselves on their healthcare systems are actually seeing an upsurge in chronic illness and general ill health. Prescription drug usage, high blood pressure, mental illness, and so many other troubling issues are on the rise.
Over four decades of clinical experience, Maté has come to recognize the prevailing understanding of “normal” as false, neglecting the roles that trauma and stress, and the pressures of modern-day living, exert on our bodies and our minds at the expense of good health. Now Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society—and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing. Co-written with his son Daniel, The Myth of Normal is Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet.
GABOR MATÉ is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of five books published in thirty 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. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown Vancouver.
MARSHA LEDERMAN is a columnist with the Globe and Mail, award-winning journalist and author.
Where is it happening?Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 West 41st Avenue,Vancouver,BC,Canada, Vancouver, Canada
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