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– Lord Byron

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Front & Centre

Today we welcome Dr. Gabor Maté back to the podcast. Dr. Maté is a retired physician who spent 20 years in family practice and worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. He is the bestselling author of five books published in thirty languages, including his latest book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture. Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. Let’s face it a lot of people are struggling right now with their mental health so I wanted to bring Dr. Gabor Maté back on the show to talk about what we can do about all of this and more.

What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:36 People are struggling 03:58 Major triggers for stress 07:20 What can be done? 09:19 How to stop stressing yourself out 14:07 Men’s mental health 17:07 You must focus on the present 19:50 How did Gabor heal the relationship with his past? 22:20 Conquering the victim mentality 28:00 Finding a trauma-informed therapist 31:00 Dealing with triggers 35:09 Making friends with the voice in your head 37:28 Parenting 41:43 Should kids experience stress? 44:18 What to do if you’re afraid of being your “authentic self”

⚠ WELLNESS DISCLAIMER ⚠ Please be advised; the topics related to mental health in this content are for informational, discussion, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your current condition. Never disregard professional advice or delay seeking it because of something you have heard from your favourite creator, on social media, or shared within the content you’ve consumed.

Judge not each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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