When the Body Says No — Caring for ourselves while caring for others. Dr. Gabor Maté

Information for mind, body and soul

Renowned speaker and author, Dr. Gabor Maté is sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development

“Stress is ubiquitous these days — it plays a role in the workplace, in the home, and virtually everywhere that people interact. It can take a heavy toll on individuals unless it is recognized and managed effectively and insightfully. This is even more true for parents, family members and caregivers of individuals with neuro-behavioural disorders such as FASD, and if left unchecked, accumulated stress goes on to undermine immunity, disrupts the body’s physiological milieu and can prepare the ground for a multitude chronic diseases and conditions.
This presentation, adapted for this conference, is based on When The Body Says No, a best-selling book that has been translated into more than twelve languages on five continents.” (Youtube)

“We don’t talk about life factors that contribute to illness.”

On Being Authentic: “If you want to stay alive, you have to stay authentic.” Be true to your own unique individual expression. Learn to accept change.

Learning to say no. “You are more important than your attachments.”

Dr Gabo Maté say’s that when we start saying “no” to people we learn who our true friends are.

“Caring for others and being kind, that’s wired into us as human beings. That’s the true expression of who we are.”

“You must demand support when you need it. You must be able to ask for help when you need it. You must be able to express how you feel. You must take time in your life that’s just for you.” We should be able to communicate with people honestly. We should do so in a way that will be met with understanding.


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