Everyone is talking about Gabor’s new book The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture. This year for our 2023 Summit, Gabor is joining us again for a new interview focused on embodied healing.

He is asking us to see the truth of our toxic culture without falling into despair. To acknowledge the struggle at the same time as we cultivate agency through personal healing and collective action. 

What kind of world do we want to live in? That’s the question we’ll explore in our talk.

Watch these clips now then return January 13 to 22 to watch the full interview.

Our interview with Dr Gabor Maté from 2022

Dr Maté has been tireless in his work educating people worldwide about trauma. In 2021, several million people viewed the movie The Wisdom of Trauma, featuring his work Compassionate Inquiry. We learned from his in-depth conversations with a diverse group of fascinating people, including medical experts like Dr Stephen Porges and Dr Bessel van der Kolk, famous people like Jamie Lee Curtis, Indigenous leaders like Dr Ruby Gibson, therapists like Dr Richard Schwartz IFS, and grassroots social justice activists.

Compassionate Inquiry is a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté that reveals what lies beneath the appearance we present to the world. Using Compassionate Inquiry, both the individual and therapist unveil the level of consciousness, mental climate, hidden assumptions, implicit memories and body states that form the real message that words both express and conceal.

Full interview here. Scroll down to see clips from the interview and links to resources.

Gabor Maté MD: Why Compassion is Important
Gabor Maté MD: A Compassionate Inquiry Approach
Gabor Maté MD: The Myth of Normal
Gabor Maté MD: Pills for the Effects of Trauma
Gabor Maté MD: Humans are Vulnerable
Gabor Maté MD: Men Abused in Childhood Triple Rate of Heart Attacks

Through Compassionate Inquiry, the client can recognize the unconscious dynamics that run their lives and how to liberate themselves from them. The purpose of Compassionate Inquiry is to drill down to the core stories people tell themselves – to get them to see what story they are telling themselves unconsciously; what those beliefs are, where they came from; and guide them to the possibility of letting go of those stories, or letting go of the hold those stories have on them …”

Books by Dr Maté: Realm of the Hungry Ghost; Hold On To Your Kids; Scattered Minds; and When the Body Says No. His latest book is The Myth of Normal, to be released in 2022.

Dr Gabor Maté.com

Compassionate Inquiry

Wisdom of Trauma movie and interviews

Publication date September 2022