The Wisdom of Trauma
A community Q&A with Gabor Maté
Join Dr. Gabor Maté and SAND founders Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo for a community Q&A.
It has been almost a year since the release of The Wisdom of Trauma film and it is still being screened in every corner of the planet. After the wave this film has stirred in our hearts, we are inviting the community to come together and ask Dr. Gabor Maté their burning questions about the film, their lives and in the world. Much has changed since the release of the film and we are looking forward to creating a space for connection.
Zaya and Maurizio will begin the Q&A with a short interview of Dr. Maté, followed by questions from participants and a discussion on current events, changes in trauma healing and thoughts for the future.
Gabor Maté, M.D. is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author who is 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 East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental 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 next book, Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children is expected in 2025. Gabor is also the creator of a psychotherapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by thousands of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others in over 80 countries.