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As a renowned speaker, a bestselling author, and a highly qualified researcher, Dr. Gabor Mate is highly sought after, mainly due to his experience and expertise on a broad range of topics, such as stress, addiction, and childhood development. Here is a quick overview of his professional life, accomplishments, and literary work in the relevant areas.

Dr. Gabor Mate is a world-renowned researcher and speaker with a special interest in child development and trauma and how they shape one’s life. Unlike other therapists who offer quick-fix solutions to these presumably complex disorders, Dr. Mate has weaved together his broad scientific research, diverse case histories, and his own professional experience and insight to explain them from a broad perspective. With this life-long work in these fields, Mate aims to empower and enlighten people to promote their healing and that of others in the best possible way.

With more than two decades of experience in palliative care and family practice, Gabor Mate has worked in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients with mental illness and drug addictions. He is also a bestselling author of four popular books published in over 25 languages. Dr. Gabor is also an internationally renowned speaker specializing in childhood development and addiction trauma. He is also a co-developer of Compassionate Inquiry, a therapeutic approach used by hundreds of physicians, therapists, and counselors for addiction recovery. Owing to his groundbreaking medical research and writing, Gabor Mate has been awarded:

  • The Order of Canada from the Government of Canada
  • The Civic Merit Award from the Government of Vancouver

Gabor Mate currently has the following books to his name:

Hold On To Your Kids

In this book, Gabor identifies how the increasing trend of peer orientation in children undermines their family cohesion and interferes with their healthy development. He further elaborates on different ways to reattach the parents back to their kids, win back their love and loyalty, and make them feel understood and safe at home.

When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

As an international bestseller and one of the most popular books of Dr. Mate, When the Body Says No is currently available in fifteen different languages. In this book, Mate focuses on educating the masses about learning and healing by providing valuable insights into how a disease is a body’s way of saying no to what its mind does not acknowledge. He explains more about the mind-body link using his experience and relevant scientific research. He uses it to explain health and illness concerning stress and one’s emotional makeup.

Scattered Mind

Scattered Minds provides insights into understanding attention deficit disorder (ADD) and offers a new approach to help those living with this problem. In this book, Dr. Gabor Mate calls ADD a reversible impairment instead of an inherited illness and helps people gain control over it with his unique approach.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

In this famous book, Dr. Mate provides an array of scientific evidence that proves how addictive tendencies in the brain govern some of life’s most basic needs and functions. These life-sustaining needs include pain relief, motivation and incentive, stress regulation, and the ability to receive and feel love.

In the Myth of Normal 

‘In the Myth of Normal’ explores how the Western healthcare system has failed to control the upsurge in chronic illnesses, such as mental illness, high blood pressure, and drug usage. In this book, Dr. Gabor Mate attributed this failure to an inability of the experts to treat an individual on the whole while taking into account factors like trauma and stress. Labeled as the most ambitious work of Mate by far, the book offers a detailed guide for wholesome health and healing.

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