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Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective: The Myth of Normal with Dr. Gabor Maté, SOSWorkshops

London, Ontario
September 28, 2015

The Best Western Lamplighter Inn

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stress and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale. This talk will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.

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Common to all of Dr. Matés work is a focus on understanding the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, from cancer to autoimmune conditions; childhood behavioral disorders like ADD, oppositionality, or bullying; or addiction, from substance abuse to obsessive gambling, shopping, or even workaholism.

Rather than offering facile, 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. His approach is holistic and kaleidoscopic – linking everything from neurophysiology, immunology, and developmental psychology to economic and social policy – and even touches on the spiritual dimensions of disease and healing.  

Early Bird Special- $195, group rates available. includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

For details or to register, visit or call 226-268-2307.