Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.
With this film, we hope to touch many people, begin a conversation, and develop a common understanding about how trauma impacts our individual lives, communities and society as a whole.
The initial film release was a huge success, with over 4 million views from 220 countries.
The Oct 4–10 broadcast of The Wisdom of Trauma movie will be accompanied by a Part II of theTalks on Trauma series, featuring new conversations with authors, celebrities, spiritual teachers and trauma experts.
Line up will include the following: Lupa Marya MD, Bessel van der Kolk MD, Dr. Ruby Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jewel, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Howard Schubiner MD, Nikki Myers, Mona Haydar, Marianne Williamson, Richard Schwartz PhD, Zheneverse Sophia Dao, Jesse Thistle, Kate Silverton, Ashley Judd, Mellody R. Hayes MD, Bayo Akomolafe, Amanda Feilding, Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Prentis Hemphill and many more!
Gabor Mate is a renowned speaker and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The author of four books published in over twenty-five languages, Dr. Maté is an expert on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction.