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Pandemic and Panic: Facing Viral Realities and Viral Fears

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Gabor Maté, MD
48 Minutes
Jun 05, 2020
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We experience the epidemic both as objective reality we all share and as a subjective encounter with ourselves unique to each of us. This recording will explore what our response to the COVID reality can teach us about ourselves, how the anxieties it reveals, properly metabolized, can help fortify us for the coming new normal. 


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Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology

Simon Fraser University

Gabor Maté, MD, is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver's Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-seven 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. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing, he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. Gabor's next book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is due to be published autumn, 2022. To learn more, join his e-news here:


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Gabor Maté receives compensation as a presenter. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Gabor Maté has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Explore how to cultivate deeper therapeutic presence by bringing attention to what remains unexpressed in clients’ everyday awareness. 
  2. Identify the risk facts and the primary adaptations to stress and how it affects: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.


Defining the current situation in terms of biopsychosocial stress and trauma models

Supporting clients through cultural stressors and how it’s different from individual stressors

Creating a healing narrative for clients in stress and traumatic situations 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Trina E - Porter, Texas

"Thanks for your insight on the anxiety during this time Gabor Mate"

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