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Cover picture by Cuban Artist Tomás Sánchez

Below, you can find a video of Jay Shetty interviewing Dr. Gabor Maté, a celebrated speaker and bestselling author renowned for his profound expertise on addiction, stress, and childhood development.

Dr. Maté’s extensive body of work includes several acclaimed books, such as “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 also co-authors “Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.” His insightful writings have been translated into over thirty languages, reaching a global audience.

Dr. Maté generously shares his deep understanding of childhood trauma, vulnerability, grief, and emotional distress. He elucidated the nature of real trauma, emphasizing that it is a wound that doesn’t necessarily heal with time and can be triggered throughout one’s life. He highlights how vulnerability is an intrinsic part of our early years and how these formative years shape our emotional health. Dr. Maté also discusses societal expectations that often fail to provide true fulfillment and the importance of recognizing and addressing these pressures. His insights offer a path to understanding and overcoming the profound effects of trauma, advocating for a compassionate approach to personal and collective well-being.

 

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