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Dr Gabor Maté - Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture

How To Academy Podcast

Illness and trauma are defining how we live. 45% of Europeans suffer high blood pressure, and nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. The renowned physician, addiction expert and author Gabor Maté joined us live on stage in London to dissect the underlying causes of this malaise - physical and emotional, and connect the dots between our personal suffering and the pressures of modern-day living. Over four decades of clinical experience, Dr Gabor Maté has found that the common definition of 'normal' is false: virtually all disease is actually a natural reflection of life in an abnormal culture, as we grow further and further apart from our true selves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 16mins

24 Jan 2023

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Healing in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté

Mark Groves Podcast

Themes: Attachment Theory, Child Development, Trauma, the Mind-Body Connection, Authenticity, Boundaries, Illness, Health Summary:  It is such an honour to welcome renowned speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté to the podcast this week. Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on various topics, including addiction, stress, and childhood development. He has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, and Scattered: How Attention Deficit Disorder Originates and What You Can Do About It, and has coauthored Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His works have been published internationally in nearly thirty languages. In this illuminating episode, we discuss his incredible new book, The Myth of Normal, and how much of what we deem the norm in today’s culture is neither healthy nor natural. Join us as we explore a range of topics, including trauma and its effects, attachment theory, the mind-body connection, the cost of repressing emotions, and more. Discover: How much of what we deem ‘normal’ in today’s culture is neither healthy nor natural and is actually responsible for a lot of illness in both mind and body.  How to differentiate trauma from a stressful experience The impacts of trauma on mental and physical health and how normalized trauma is in our culture Why the medical system ignores the mind-body connection The cost of repressing your emotions and people-pleasing How to heal in the toxicity of modern culture 00:00 Intro  00:47 The Myth of Normal 03:26 The idea of normal 05:28 The toxicity of modern culture 09:38 How our childhood wounds show up in the present day 12:43 Trauma 17:16 Why medicine ignores the mind-body connection 23:46 When does an experience become trauma? 26:16 Importance of attuned caregivers 34:15 The cost of suppressing your emotions 39:00 The cost of people pleasing & no boundaries 43:42 Choosing your pain - authenticity vs. belonging 50:00 Exercises for self-understanding 55:00 Healing a toxic culture Links: Website | drgabormate.com & wholehearted.org Book | The Myth of Normal - Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture Instagram | @gabormatemd Facebook | @drgabormate Twitter | @drgabormate Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality by Dr. Darcia Narvaez The Evolved Nest: Natures Way of Raising Children and Creating Connected Communities by Dr. Darcia Narvaez Sponsors: Cured Nutrition | Use code CREATETHELOVE for 20% off all products at curednutrition.com/createthelove Create the Love Cards | Use code CTLCARDS15 for 15% off at createthelove.com/cards See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 6mins

16 Jan 2023

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The Underlying Cause of Addiction and The Key to Healing with Dr. Gabor Maté

Dhru Purohit Podcast

This episode is brought to you by ButcherBox and Big Bold Health. On today’s mini-episode, Dhru sits down with Dr. Gabor Maté to talk about detangling our traumatic life experiences to live more aware lives. They also talk about what is happening in the addict’s brain and how to unravel awareness to promote healing. In his famously insightful way, Dr. Maté discusses the true meaning of recovery and how we can all work through trauma to find our truest selves. Dr. Maté is a renowned speaker and is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, including addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No and Scattered, and has coauthored Hold On to Your Kids. His latest book, The Myth of Normal was just released. Gabor is also a codeveloper of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others internationally. In this episode we dive into:-How a painful experience or trauma is at the center of all addictions-Understanding the difference between responsibility and blame and why “it’s not all our parents’ fault” -What is happening physiologically in the brains of addicted people -The key to healing painful experiencesListen to the full episode here. For more on Dr. Maté, follow him on Instagram @gabormatemd, Facebook @drgabormate, Twitter @drgabormate, YouTube @drgabormate, and through his website, drgabormate.com. Get his book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, & Healing in a Toxic Culture, here. For more on Dhru Purohit, follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, Facebook @dhruxpurohit, YouTube @dhrupurohit,Text Dhru at 302-200-5643. ButcherBox has a variety of different boxes, and you can choose your box and frequency. For a limited time, you can sign up today and get two pounds of ground beef free for a whole year PLUS $10 off by going to https://www.butcherbox.com/dhruRight now, Big Bold Health is offering my listeners $20 off all of their products. Just go to https://www.bigboldhealth.com/product/dhru-purohit/ to get all of their products for $20 off with code DHRU20. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


12 Dec 2022

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459: How to understand & heal your trauma | Gabor Maté, M.D.

The mindbodygreen Podcast

Gabor Maté, M.D.: “95% of trauma is multi-generational. You unwittingly pass it on.” Gabor, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally renowned speaker, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how buried trauma can harm your health, plus:- Gabor’s upbringing & his professional work around trauma (~00:42)- What trauma really means (~05:07)- Gabor’s personal experience with trauma (~10:18)- How trauma gets passed down from one generation to the next (~12:47)- How your personal trauma can affect your physical health (~17:20)- The relationship between stress and illness (~20:51)- How to start resolving your trauma (~27:53)- Why so many people have a hard time saying “no” (~31:39)- The real reason children start resenting their parents (~34:10)- Why you don’t actually have to socialize kids (~39:19)- How our culture makes us sick (~44:00)- What’s unique about our cultural trauma today (~47:04)- What we can do about a lack of social connection (~48:40)- Why we attract others with similar traumas (~52:09)Trigger warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You're never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org. Referenced in the episode:- Gabor's latest book, The Myth Of Normal. - Gabor's previous bestsellers, Hold On To Your Kids, When The Body Says No, In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, and Scattered Minds.- A study on childhood trauma & adult illnesses.- A study on self-silencing during conflict & mortality.- The Roseto study.- A study on loneliness & mortality.- Read more about Jean-Martin Charcot.We hope you enjoy this episode, and feel free to watch the full video on YouTube! Whether it's an article or podcast, we want to know what we can do to help here at mindbodygreen. Let us know at: podcast@mindbodygreen.com.


12 Dec 2022

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FIND YOUR PURPOSE - When You Feel Depressed & Unmotivated, LISTEN TO THIS CLOSELY! | Gabor Maté

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Click here to download your FREE guide to 100x YOUR EFFICIENCY IN 10 EASY STEPS: https://bit.ly/3F8qOJLBuild IRONCLAD discipline in this FREE workshop: https://bit.ly/3RUnYuxAthletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Sign up today at butcherbox.com/IMPACT and use code IMPACT to get Ground Beef for life plus 10% off your first box.On Today's Episode: Living your life with meaning and purpose can sound like wishful thinking. You want to know that you matter and that what you put your energy and effort into, whether it's work, relationships, or building something, that it also matters.Gabor Mate is known for expertise on addiction, trauma, and childhood development. His recent book, The Myth of Normal, looks intently into Western culture and how far we actually are from living a meaningful and purposeful life. The trauma you experienced and the illness you suffer with are all connected, and tied to understanding who you really are, and what it will take to unlock life’s meaning for you.This episode is a deep dive into the mind of Gabor Mate that you’ll want to take time to unpack to really explore your truth, what your experiences were and how they continue to show up in your life today.QUOTES:“What really lights my fire is truth. I just want to know the truth, whatever that is.” [7:59]“There’s lots of facts out there, but truth is much larger than facts. It’s integrating the facts in a picture of reality.” [13:17]“A life without truth is not a meaningful life.” [17:59]“Emotions are not separable from our physiology. The nervous system and immune system, [...] they’re all one apparatus. When something happens in one area something happens in the other area as well.” [51:10“Our thoughts are in the lead, so whatever our thoughts tell us is the reality that we see, so essentially with our minds we create the world.” [1:08:39]“In this culture the norm is neither healthy nor is it natural, in fact, the norm is making us sick.” [1:55:23]“Giving and receiving and connection are values and people gain wealth by giving not by gathering and taking from others.” [2:21:06]Follow Gabor Mate:Website: https://drgabormate.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsRF06lSFA8zV9L8_x9jzIA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gabormatemd/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drgabormate Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drgabormate

3hr 12mins

8 Dec 2022

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Ep. 196 – Dr. Gabor Maté

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For episode 196 of the Metta Hour, Sharon speaks special guest, Dr. Gabor Maté. Gabor is highly sought after for his expertise working with addiction, stress, and childhood development. He has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, When the Body Says No, and Scattered, and co-authored the book Hold On to Your Kids. His works have been published internationally in nearly thirty languages. Gabor’s new book, The Myth of Normal, has just been released in September of 2022.Today's podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Click to receive 10% off your first month with your own licensed professional therapist: betterhelp.com/mettaIn this episode, Sharon and Gabor discuss:How Gabor defines the term “normal” • Human’s incredible and sometimes dangerous adaptability • The percentages of folks on medication • How our culture engenders illness • The evolutionary nature • The essence of interconnection across culture, science & spirituality • Thích Nhất Hạnh’s inter-being teaching • The concept of the “identified person” • Addiction as the canary in the mine • Traumatic events versus the dramatic wounds we sustain as a result • The complex factors that motivate caregivers • Why caregivers tend toward trauma • Compassion Fatigue is a lack of self-compassion • Negative self-talk as an impact of trauma • The difference between responsibility and blame • The role of community in healing • Authenticity versus attachment • Childhood development • Is it ever too late to heal? • Gabor’s practice of Compassionate Inquiry • The evolution of addiction treatments • How our culture profits off of addictionThe conversation closes with a twelve-minute guided inquiry exercise by Gabor. To learn more about Gabor’s work, you can visit his website at drgabormate.com or find his latest book, The Myth of Normal, available in hardcover, audio and ebook formats.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 7mins

28 Nov 2022

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Chapter 115: Gabor Maté targets toxic triggers to transcend trauma

3 Books With Neil Pasricha

Let’s flash back to Budapest Hungary in 1944 where a little baby boy named Gabor lay crying in his crib. He wouldn’t stop. Couldn’t stop. His mother called the doctor who said, “All my Jewish babies are crying”. Nazis had taken over the country and killed Gabor’s grandparents in Auschwitz. Gabor’s dad was put into forced labor and his aunt was missing. Today we understand that Gabor was experiencing trauma through his mother’s stress. His father thankfully returned after the war and when he was 12 years old, the family moved to Canada. Gabor went to the University of British Columbia before becoming a high school english teacher through the 60s and early 70s and then returned to university to become a doctor in 1977. Gabor spent over 20 years practicing family and palliative care medicine in the downtown Eastside of Vancouver -- a neighbourhood with one of the world's highest concentrations of drug addiction. Today Gabor is the bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, When the Body Says No, Scattered Minds, Hold Onto Your Kids, and his brand new New York Times bestseller The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic World. I bought the book when it came out from Caversham Booksellers, which is North America’s largest mental health bookstore and located in downtown Toronto. They told me Gabor had been by many times and proudly had all his books in the front window. I cracked it open and couldn't stop reading. Gabor is entrancing, passionate, and wise and I was thrilled to sit down with him at Penguin Random House headquarters during the Canadian leg of his international book tour. We discuss: play, love, Jordan Peterson, innocence, attachment parenting, Winnie the Pooh, father-son relationships, identifying and healing from trauma, curiosity and living, shifting attitudes, formative books, and much, much more… This conversation is a journey I don't think you'll soon forget. I find myself thinking about it nearly every day. Let’s flip the page into Chapter 115 now… What You'll Learn: Why is loss of innocence so poignant? Why should we not give up play? How is love manifested? What is attachment parenting? Why is our culture so toxic? Why must we let kids manifest the full range of their emotions? How do you develop a strong father/son relationship? What is trauma? How can we begin healing from trauma? How can we build better connections with our children? How can we make sure we are meeting our children’s needs? How do we balance curiosity and life? How should we choose to live? How can we learn to shift our attitudes towards events? You can find show notes and more information by clicking here: https://www.3books.co/chapters/115 Leave us a voicemail. Your message may be included in a future chapter: 1-833-READ-A-LOT.   Sign up to receive podcast updates here: https://www.3books.co/email-list 3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Angie Thomas, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Roxane Gay, David Mitchell, Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single new moon and every single full moon all the way up to 5:21 am on September 1, 2031. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co

1hr 16mins

8 Nov 2022

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Dr. Gabor Maté: Who Gets Sick, and How to Prevent it

Mayim Bialik's Breakdown

Dr. Gabor Maté (addiction, stress, and childhood development speaker & bestselling author) joins us to explain which groups of people tend to be most prone to chronic illness, practical ways we can prevent these diagnoses, and the link between childhood trauma and mental & physical health conditions later on in life. He details health conditions you may not know have stress-related causes and explains why healthy attachment and meeting a child’s needs is even more important than we think. Dr. Maté identifies characteristics of those who are prone to chronic illness, reveals why autoimmune diseases predominantly affect women, and discusses the dangers of systematic denial of our emotions. He and Mayim consider the ways well-meaning loving parents can unintentionally create lower level trauma in their kids, how feelings of being unwanted can lead to workaholism, and the limitations of a traditional nuclear family. They discuss Dr. Maté’s time working at a supervised injection site, why most people in the prison system are highly traumatized, and why trauma goes hand-in-hand with addiction.Dr. Gabor Maté's New Book, THE MYTH OF NORMAL: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/608273/the-myth-of-normal-by-gabor-mate-md-with-daniel-mate/BialikBreakdown.comYouTube.com/mayimbialik

1hr 36mins

1 Nov 2022

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Gabor Maté

Bryony Gordon's Mad World

Gabor Maté is a doctor and expert in addiction, stress and childhood development. But he's also something of a revolutionary, challenging all our assumptions about what it is to be well. His book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, was a great comfort to Bryony when she had to get sober, and you've probably heard her talk about it with other guests here on Mad World. His new book, The Myth of Normal, looks at trauma, illness and healing in a toxic culture.Gabor joins Bryony to talk about why he would ban the word 'addict' and how he thinks that in 150 years we'll look back in horror that we've been separating the mind and the body in healthcare.The Myth of Normal, by Gabor MatéThis bonus episode was recorded to mark Addiction Awareness Week by Action on Addiction and the Forward Trust. Find our more here about their campaign for #SupportNotStigma.Read Bryony's columns: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/bryony-gordon/ |For 30 days' free access to The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/madworld |Follow Bryony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bryonygordon/ |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


30 Oct 2022

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Dr. Gabor Maté ON: Understanding Your Trauma & How to Heal Emotional Wounds to Start Moving On From the Past Today

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

You can order my new book 8 RULES OF LOVE at 8rulesoflove.com or at a retail store near you. You can also get the chance to see me live on my first ever world tour. This is a 90 minute interactive show where I will take you on a journey of finding, keeping and even letting go of love. Head to jayshettytour.com and find out if I'll be in a city near you. Thank you so much for all your support - I hope to see you soon.Today, I talk to Dr. Gabor Maté. A celebrated speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, such as addiction, stress, and childhood development. Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder. He is also the co-author of Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. His works have been published internationally in more than thirty languages.Dr. Maté generously shares his deep understanding of childhood trauma, vulnerability, grief, and emotional distress. He explains what real trauma is and how time doesn’t necessarily lead to healing, how vulnerability is ingrained in us since we are young and the importance of these formative years to mold our emotional health, and the societal expectations we always try to meet but have never truly given us real fulfillment. We also exchange thoughts on dealing with grief, how we struggle to identify with the people we look up to, and how childhood experience varies for every child even when they are raised in a similar environment.Trauma is a wound that has not fully healed which can be triggered at any point in our life so it matters that we are able to find a common ground and stay firm in what can give us healing, emotional stability, and happiness.What We Discuss:00:00:00 Intro00:03:12 How do you define trauma?00:06:32 How is healing defined?00:08:45 Time itself does not heal emotional wounds00:11:38 We are all born vulnerable00:13:55 The inherent expectations we all have00:20:00 The societal standards we try to live up to00:25:15 It’s not possible to love kids too much00:29:35 Grief is essential for life00:32:19 When the past dominates the present reactions00:35:16 There is no healthy identification00:42:11 Why are we set on things staying the same00:44:38 No two children have the same childhood00:50:19 The difference between loneliness and being alone00:53:54 How do you see human nature?01:02:24 Suffering has to be acknowledged01:06:27 Getting closure and start moving on01:10:04 Spirituality becomes commoditized01:15:56 Dr. Maté on Final Five:Episode ResourcesGabor Maté | WebsiteGabor Maté | InstagramGabor Maté | TwitterGabor Maté | BooksThe Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic CultureDo you want to meditate daily with me? Go to go.calm.com/onpurpose to get 40% off a Calm Premium Membership. Experience the Daily Jay. Only on CalmWant to be a Jay Shetty Certified Life Coach? Get the Digital Guide and Workbook from Jay Shetty https://jayshettypurpose.com/fb-getting-started-as-a-life-coach-podcast/

1hr 21mins

24 Oct 2022