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Gabor Maté
(*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, Aufklärer, Autor

 

 

Gabor Maté (*1944)

Leidenschaft erschafft, Sucht verzehrt.
Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944)


 

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Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Die treibende Kraft der Aggression ist Frustration. Hinter gewalttätigen Handlungen, Aussagen oder Gefühlen verbirgt sich eine aufgestaute Frustration, die unerkannt, unbestätigt und dennoch gewaltig ist. Ein Jugendlicher, der feindselig spricht oder sich feindselig gegenüber sich selbst oder anderen verhält, hat keine Ahnung von der Beschaffenheit seiner Frustration oder deren grundlegenden Ursachen. Die unmittelbare Zielperson ist zufällig anwesend. Blogartikel Are Violent Teens Suffering 'The Rage Of The Unparented'? [Leiden gewalttätige Jugendliche an der "Wut der Unbeelterten"] präsentiert von der Website Dr. Gabor Maté, Stephanie Lee, 15. November 2014

Zitate von Gabor Maté

  • Der Brutalisierung unserer Jugendlichen kann allein durch die Macht der natürlichen, humanen Autorität der Eltern entgegengewirkt werden.
Das Fehlen von liebevollen Erwachsenen im Leben von Kindern (oft bedingt durch die Berufstätigkeit beider Eltern) ist zwar tatsächlich ein wichtiger Faktor bei der Zunahme von tyrannisierendem Verhalten, aber die eigentliche Dynamik hängt nicht nur mit der fehlenden Autorität der Erwachsenen zusammen, sondern mit dem Mangel an tief empfundenen Bindungen zu ihnen […]. Kinder flüchten aus tiefer Verletzung, ohne geborgene Elternbindung zu sein, in Gruppen ihresgleichen. Sie merken dabei nicht, dass in diesen "coolen" Jugendvereinigungen die Verletzlichkeit des Individuums mit Füßen getreten wird. Sensible Jugendliche spalten hier jegliche Gefühle von sich ab. Prof. Dr. Gordon Neufeld (*1947) kanadischer klinischer Entwicklungsychologe, Referent, Autor, Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, aufklärender Referent, Autor, Mira Mai, Autorin, Unsere Kinder brauchen uns! Die entscheidende Bedeutung der Kind-Eltern-Bindung, Genius Verlag, Erstauflage 20. Juli 2006

 

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Der Neurotransmitter Dopamin lindert körperliche und seelische Schmerzen. Daher ist er dringend erwünscht.

  • Essen [Nikotin und Koffein] erhöht den Dopaminspiegel um 50%.
    Sex erhöht den Dopaminspiegel um 100%.
    Ein Spritze Kokain erhöht den Dopaminspiegel um 300%.
    Ein Spritze Methamphetamin (Crystal Meth) erhöht den Dopaminspiegel um 1200%.
    Keine dieser Drogen (einschließlich Nikotin und Koffein) kann Suchterkrankungen "verursachen".
    Videovortrag von Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, aufklärender Referent, Autor, DVD Brain Development and Addiction [Gehirnentwicklung und Sucht], YouTube Film, Minute 12:14, 1:04:26 Dauer, eingestellt 23. Februar 2009

 

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Unterdrücktes Grundbedürfnis nach Authentizität zugunsten des Bindungsbedürfnisses

Nettsein und Angepasstsein statt Echtsein

  • Authentizität bedeutet, eng mit sich selbst verbunden zu sein und fähig zu sein, sein Selbstgewahrsein hinsichtlich der Umwelt deutlich zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Wenn ich etwas fühle, achte ich es und reagiere darauf, wenn nicht, setze ich mich Gefahren aus.
    Ein Kind wird mit dem Dilemma konfrontiert: "Wenn ich aufrichtig ich selbst bin und meine Gefühle ausdrücke, dann gefährde ich mein Bindungsbedürfnis, weil meine Eltern, die gestresst, depressiv oder traumatisiert sind, mit meinem Echtsein nicht zurechtkommen." Unter diesen Umständen wird das Kind zwangsläufig, jedoch unbewusst, sein echtes Selbst unterdrücken.  Demnach ist die Unterdrückung des Bauchgefühls und der Authentizität ein Bewältigungsmechanismus. Ich bin nicht mehr mit meinem Grundbedürfnis [das echte Selbst auszudrücken] in Kontakt. Ich achte nicht mehr auf meine Gefühle und Regungen. Ich weiß nicht mehr, was ich brauche.
    Zwischen Authentizität und Bindung baut sich eine unlösbare Spannung auf. Mit diesem Dilemma werden viele Kinder in unserer Gesellschaft konfrontiert, die infolgedessen jeweils ihr echtes Selbst unterdrücken. Eine der möglichen Folgen ist, dass sie auf den Bewältigungsmechanismus Nettsein umsteigen. Das essentielle Selbst ist nicht verschwunden. Die innere Stimme ruft uns, und wenn wir sie verraten, fühlen wir uns nicht wohl. Videointerview mit Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, aufklärender Referent, Autor, Attachment, Disease, and Addiction [Anhänglichkeit, Krankheit und Sucht], präsentiert von der Videoproduktion Touch the Future, Fragen des Gastgebers sind unterdrückt, gefilmt im Jahr 2012, YouTube Film, Minute 20:00, 1:19:57 Dauer, eingestellt 20. Juni 2016

 

  • Die Essenz des Traumas ist, dass du die Verbindung zu dir selbst verlierst. Das bedeutet, dass du die Verbindung zu deinem Bauchgefühl verlierst. Solange du mit deinem Bauchgefühl verbunden bist und du es achtest, wird es dich beschützen. Wenn du den Zugang zu deinem Bauchgefühl verlierst, bist du sehr anfällig dafür, ausgebeutet zu werden. Fragt man Menschen, die in irgendeiner Weise ausgebeutet wurden, "Hattest du ein unbestimmtes Gefühl, dass etwas nicht ganz stimmt?", werden sie antworten: "Ja, aber ich habe es nicht ernstgenommen." Die Tatsache, dass sie es nicht hören konnten und wollten, ist bereits ein Zeichen für ein vorliegendes Trauma. [...]
    Die meisten Menschen sind traumatisiert. Traumatisierte Menschen, die Heilung anstreben, sind es auch verletzliche Menschen. Genau diesen Umstand können einige der Täter [wie beispielsweise Kultführer] ausnutzen. Denmnach ist das genau der Weg, der zur Heilung führt, der den Schmerzpunkt, gegen die wir uns abgeschottet haben, aufbricht, gleichzeitig das Einfallstor für mögliche Verluste. Die Betroffenen müssen also ihre Sorgfaltspflicht erfüllen. Letztendlich ist das Bauchgefühl immer noch die beste Antwort. Audiointerview mit Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, aufklärender Referent, Autor, Interviewtranskript, Ausgabe #298, präsentiert von dem Podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, Gastgeber Tim Ferriss (*1977) US-amerikanischer Unternehmer, öffentlicher Referent, Autor, Minute 1:32:56, Dauer 2:32:17:17, eingestellt 4. Juni 2018

 

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Kindheitskonflikt zwischen zwei Überlebensbedürfnissen – Bindung und Echtsein

  • Weshalb unterdrücken wir unser Bauchgefühl, unser inneres Wissen? [...]
    Ein Mensch hat zwei Grundbedürfnisse, abgesehen von den körperlichen Bedürfnissen im Säuglingsalter und in der Kindheit. Ein Grundbedürfnis dient der Zugehörigkeit. Bindung ist die Vertrautheit und Nähe zu einem anderen Menschen, sei es, um versorgt zu werden oder um für den anderen zu sorgen. […] Wir müssen uns anbinden und verbinden, weil wir sonst nicht überleben können. Wenn niemand bereit ist, sich um uns zu kümmern, sich auf diese Weise an uns zu binden, und wenn wir nicht bereit sind, uns an andere zu binden, können wir schlichtweg nicht überleben. […] Bei der Geburt ist ein Menschenbaby das hilfloseste, abhängigste und am wenigsten ausgereifte aller Geschöpfe im Universum, das allein nicht überleben kann. Die Bindungsbeziehung ist kein verhandelbares Bedürfnis, da wir Menschen von allen Geschöpfen die längste Entwicklungszeit haben – bis in die Jugend und darüber hinaus.
    Wir haben ein weiteres Grundbedürfnis – nämlich Echtsein. Authentizität stammt von Auto, dem Selbst. Es bedeutet, mit uns selbst verbunden zu sein. Einfach zu wissen, was wir fühlen und in der Lage zu sein, entsprechend darauf zu reagieren. Es bedeutet, dass wir ein Bauchgefühl haben. […] Hunderttausend Jahre seit Bestehen der menschlichen Spezies auf der Erde lebten wir Menschen nicht in Städten und Häusern oder dergleichen. Wir lebten draußen in der Wildnis – bis in die jüngste Zeit des menschlichen Daseins. Wie lange überlebt jemand in der Wildnis, der abgeschnitten ist von seinem Bauchgefühl? Benutzt du deinen Verstand statt deines Bauchgefühls, überlebst du schlicht und ergreifend nicht. Echtsein ist also auch ein wichtiges Grundbedürfnis, das dem Überleben dient. […]
    Was geschieht, wenn deine Authentizität deine Bindungsbeziehungen aufs Spiel setzt? [...]
    Als 2-jähriger bekommst du [von deinen gestressten Eltern] die Botschaft, dass "wütende kleine Kinder nicht geliebt werden". Wie? Deine Eltern blicken mürrisch drein und weigern sich, dich anzusehen. Sie sprechen mit harscher Stimme zu dir. In diesem Augenblick wirst du nicht geliebt, das heißt, du erlebst keine Liebe. Da du die Bindungsbeziehung aufrechterhalten musst, wirst du in jedem Fall dein Echtsein unterdrücken. Auf diese Weise verlierst du die Verbindung zu dir selbst und zu deinem Bauchgefühl. Paradoxerweise wird dieses Kräftespiel, das für das Überleben in einer natürlichen Umgebung unerlässlich ist, zur Bedrohung für unser Überleben unter neuzeitlichen Lebensbedingungen. Authentisch zu bleiben, heißt die Anbindung zu gefährden. Infolgedessen opfern wir unser Echtsein. Und später fragen wir uns, 'Wer zum Teufel sind wir denn?' und 'Wessen Leben leben wir?' und 'Wer erlebt all das?'. 'Wer bin ich wirklich?' Genau an dieser Stelle muss die Wiederverbindung stattfinden. Heilung geschieht im Zuge der Wiederverbindung. Aufgrund des tragischen Konflikts in der Kindheit zwischen Authentizität und Bindung, dem die meisten von uns unweigerlich ausgesetzt sind, verlieren wir uns selbst und den Zugang zu unserem Bauchgefühl. Audiointerview mit Dr. med. Gabor Maté (*1944) ungarisch-kanadischer Arzt, Suchtexperte, aufklärender Referent, Autor, Interviewtranskript, Ausgabe #298, präsentiert von dem Podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, Gastgeber Tim Ferriss (*1977) US-amerikanischer Unternehmer, öffentlicher Referent, Autor, Minute 1:36:52, Dauer 2:32:17:17, eingestellt 4. Juni 2018

General quotes

Personal avowals

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Toxic materialistic culture makes people ill and kills them before their time.

  • I'm saying that we live in a culture that makes people sick.
    • Because of its denial of human need,
    • because of its insistence that material possession and profit is a higher value than the environment, higher than people's joy in this life
    • because of its confusion of wealth with happiness.
We actually live in a society that is toxic to the people that live in it. It's toxic not just to the people at the bottom, but even to the people at the top. But they don't know that it's toxic. Now it's more toxic to the people at the bottom. In the United States the life expectancy, the discrepancy between the people at the top and people at the bottom is twenty years. Now that means that people are being poisoned. They die twenty years earlier than they should. [...] I'm saying that's the nature of the society. It actually kills people before their time. Video interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Toxic Culture: Gabor Maté Interviewed by Matt Berkowitz, presented by Zeitgeist Vancouver, Z-Day 2013, Canadian host Matt Berkowitz, Vancouver, 17. March 2013, YouTube film, minute 17:06, 19:03 minutes duration, posted 25. March 2013

 

Insights

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Health

 

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Disease is psychosocially, economically, environmentally, and culturally induced.

  • [I]n Canada we have the First Nations population which a 100 years ago had no Diabetes and 150 years ago no rheumatoid arthritis. And now they have the world's highest rates of these diseases in some areas. That's not a genetic issue. That's not an individual issue. It's a question of what happened socially and economically and culturally and the abuse that they have undergone in their society and continue to. You can't explain disease again in isolation from the psychosocial environment. And beyond that there is the evidence now that it's not even controversial, but most physicians and most educators never even heard about it which is an extraordinary statement, an extraordinary reflection of how ideological medical practice is and how ideological everything is. [...] The propaganda system and the mind control system is far more effective here [in Western societies] than it is in those brutal dictatorships. [...] Ideologically the people are blinded. Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, What promotes positive health? A new social design to accomplish this?, sponsored by The Zeitgeist Vancouver, recorded 3. June 2012, Vimeo film, minute 25:04 and 32:33, 1:26:34 duration, posted 11. June 2012

 

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Early childhood experiences to the development of the brain:

ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder: 1. (General) Poor impulse control, 2. Physical hyperactivity 3. Poor attention skills

  • The conditions in which children develop have been so corrupted and troubled [in post-industrial capitalism] over the last several decades that the template for normal childhood development is no longer present. Video interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction and the Destruction of American Childhood, presented by US American Democracy Now!, US American non-profit TV station, host Amy Goodman (*1957) US American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, author, minute 14:22, 59:05 minutes duration, aired (Feb 2010-Jun 2011) 25. December 2012

 

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Post-industrial capitalist societies scapegoat their teachers.

  • The very teachers who work with the most difficult children are the ones who are most penalized. […] Teachers are being slandered now because of the failure of the American society to produce the right environment of childhood development. Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, video interview Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction and the Destruction of American Childhood, presented by US American Democracy Now!, US American non-profit TV station, host Amy Goodman (*1957) US American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, author, minute 37:35, 59:05 minutes duration, aired (Feb 2010-Jun 2011) 25. December 2012

 

 

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Trauma

 

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Separative, conservative, rankist paradigm in medicine

  • There are few professions as profoundly conservative as medicine. When people invest their whole lives and careers in a certain point of view, they are not going to give it up just because new research comes along. If new ideas do break through, they will be taken up by young physicians. But the people who control the gates of the medical schools are not going to surrender their perspectives easily. If they did, they’d have to admit that for three decades they practiced medicine that was deficient. This applies not just to addictions but physical illness. The mind-body separation is innate in medical practice. Clinically, physicians treat bodies, not an individual with a life history. Physicians think that whatever occurs, whether addiction, mental illness or cancer, must be separated from a person’s actual life. I’m fighting the idea that people can be severed from their lives – not only the mind from the body, but individuals from their environment. The gates of the medical schools are being slowly forced ajar, but it’s going to be a long process. Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian addiction expert, speaker, author, presented by the US American bimonthly magazine The Believer, 17. February 2012

 

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The parameters of stress

  • Research shows that what is most stressful for people is:
    1. uncertainty
    2. lack of information (secrecy)
    3. loss of (self)control
    4. and lack of opportunity to express oneself.
Audio presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian addiction expert, Capitalism Makes Us Crazy: Dr. Gabor Maté on Illness and Addiction, presented by zvents.com, recorded by the US American radio station KPFA PRX, Berkeley, California, minute 11:58, 29:00 minutes duration, aired 19. November 2011

 

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US American exceptionalism

See also: Book by Seymour Martin Lipset, Ph.D. (1922-2006) Canadian political sociologist, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Hazel professor of public policy, George Mason University, American Exceptionalism. A Double Edged Sword, W. W. Norton & Company, 17. April 1997

  • It's very interesting to look at United States from the outside. [...] If you met some guy who kept telling you how great he was and everybody wants to be like him, how would you diagnose him psychologically? He has got a grandiose personality disorder. What he is actually doing is compensating for his deep insecurity. This is a country [USA] which in its very rhetoric betrays its extraordinary insecurity. Audio presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Capitalism Makes Us Crazy: Dr. Gabor Maté on Illness and Addiction, presented by zvents.com, recorded by US American radio station KPFA PRX, Berkeley, California, minute 1:35-2:17, 29:00 minutes duration, aired 19. November 2011

 

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US American exceptionalism

See also: Book by Seymour Martin Lipset, Ph.D. (1922-2006) Canadian political sociologist, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Hazel professor of public policy, George Mason University, American Exceptionalism. A Double Edged Sword, W. W. Norton & Company, 17. April 1997

It's very interesting to look at United States from the outside. [...] If you met some guy who kept telling you how great he was and everybody wants to be like him, how would you diagnose him psychologically? He has got a grandiose personality disorder. What he is actually doing is compensating for his deep insecurity. This is a country [USA] which in its very rhetoric betrays its extraordinary insecurity. Audio presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Capitalism Makes Us Crazy: Dr. Gabor Maté on Illness and Addiction, presented by zvents.com, recorded by US American radio station KPFA PRX, Berkeley, California, minute 1:35-2:17, 29:00 minutes duration, aired 19. November 2011

 

  • I grew up in communist Hungary where the [Polish] joke of course was: What is capitalism? Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. And what is communism? Its opposite. I grew up in a system that spoke the language of socialism, that spoke the language of struggle, of anti-imperialism, of equality and justice, but in its actual functioning it was just the very opposite. It was a brutal dictatorship.
    And then I came to North America and I bought into the American idea which lasted for four exactly years (1957-1961). What became very clear to me was that 'Everything the Soviets had said about the Americans were true, and everything what they'd said about themselves were a total pack of lies.' The powers that be are oppressive and injust is just how it is. And it doesn't matter in what guise. And by the way, this is not an anti-communist rant. I may be one of the only two Marxists I know who come out of Eastern Europe. When they beat you up over the head in the name of a certain system, you're not going for that system very much. It is really important for people to search for the truth for themselves and not to automatically identify with any particular system. Because as soon as you start to identify, as soon as you try to find the answer outside yourself you may surrender your critical faculties. Audio presentation (excerpts) by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Dr Gabor Maté – Why Capitalism Makes Us Sick, titled "Toxic Culture: How Capitalism Makes us Sick", presented by zvents.com, recorded by the US American radio station KPFA PRX, Berkeley, California, November 2011, YouTube film, minute 1:17, 27:15 duration, posted 28. December 2017

 

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Interconnected human systems

Autoimmune diseases due to suppressed anger

  • [T]he immune system is not a separate system. So that's modern science – quite apart from the insights of traditional medicinal practices around the world: Chinese Qi medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine and shamanic practices internationally, have always taken it for granted that mind and body can't be separated. Now, Western medical practice separates mind from the body. George Engel, who's a Harvard psychiatrist, back in 1970s wrote [that] there's a kind of mind-body dualism that pervades medical practice. He called for a new model that was more of a unitary model, and that was 40 years ago. Well, his words have not been heeded yet. So we still practice this separation model.
    In fact, [hard] science has shown has shown that the immune system and the emotional apparatus called the psyche, the hormonal apparatus, and the nervous system are not separable; they're actually one system. They're different manifestations, different varieations of the same system. And that's because as a complex being, we have to have complex, specialized activities to keep us in balance internally and to protect us externally. But they're still the same system; therefore the immune system is not separable from our emotional apparatus. So when things happen emotionally, they inevitably have an impact on the immune system as well. That's just how it works. And that's not a miracle.
    Actual science shows that these so-called separate systems – nervous system, hormonal, immune, and emotional systems, and [...] the gut and also the cardiovascular system – they're not separable at all. They're just different manifestations of the same process whose function it is to keep our internal homeostasis, our physiological, psychological, and biochemical balance, and also to modulate our relationships with the external world.
    People suppress themselves emotionally, and they do that as a coping mechanism [because "good little girls don't get angry"]. The message that you get is angry little girls don't get loved. So to maintain your relationship with your parents, then not you consciously but your brain – automatically now will repress anger in order to maintain a relationship with parents who can't handle your anger. Because the maintaining of that relationship is the only way to ensure your survival.
    It's been shown in study after study that repression of anger also represses the immune system. For the very simple reason that
    a) the two systems are part and parcel of the same super system.
    b) healthy anger and the immune system both have the same function, which is to protect you.
When you're suppressing your self-protection in one way, you're suppressing it in another way as well and that same system will then turn against you. Now you got an autoimmune disease. And when I interviewed people with scleroderma, or colitis, or Crohn's, or multiple sclerosis, or rheumatoid arthritis, or any number of autoimmune conditions, it's all the same pattern. In childhood, they learned not consciously, but automatically to repress themselves, and that the emotional repression then disorganizes the immune system.
Audio interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Gabor Maté: The Roots of Healing MP3, presented by the US American multimedia publishing company Sounds True, Insights at the Edge, host Tami Simon (*1963) US American founder and director of Sounds True, minute 16:33, 1:07:54 duration, aired 21. March 2017

 

  • The engine of aggression is frustration. Behind every violent act, word or feeling is pent-up frustration, unrecognized, undeclared but powerful. The adolescent erupting in hostile speech or behaviour either against himself or others has no clue about the nature of his frustration or its basic causes. The immediate target is incidental. Blog article Are Violent Teens Suffering 'The Rage Of The Unparented'?, presented by the website Dr. Gabor Maté, Stephanie Lee, 15. November 2014

 

  • We're never in the present moment. We're always externally and future oriented. So that constant stream of thought, filled with all kinds of garbage, and the constant need to keep going and never dwelling in the present, there are a million ways in which our society induces that kind of thinking pattern in all of us. Society undermines awareness. In a materialist society, the fundamental assumption is that only doing and having matters. And by that I don’t just mean a capitalist society. The communist society I grew up in in Hungary was just as materialist as this one. Article Gabor Maté: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class, presented by the Canadian alternative news magazine Briarpatch, Ryan Meili, 18. November 2014

Quotes by Gabor Maté

Personal avowal

  • The hardcore drug addicts that I treat are, without exception, people who have had extraordinarily difficult lives. The commonality is childhood abuse. These people all enter life under extremely adverse circumstances […]. I don’t have a single female patient […] who wasn’t sexually abused, for example, as were many of the men, or abused, neglected and abandoned serially, over and over again. Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. Close Encounters with Addiction, Knopf Canada, 12. February 2008, issued in the United States, 5. January 2010, Vermilion, 4. October 2018

 

Appeal

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Hatred, inequality, racism

  • You can't 'just say no' to hate. You can't fight hatred. Telling people not to hate is not fighting hatred.
    Instead of saying this is not our way, we should be saying, 'Let's get real – this [mass shooting] is happening. It is happening a lot. It is happening increasingly.' We have to take an honest look at ourselves as a society and as a culture and say what is it about us that foments this kind of stuff. The research is absolutely clear. The more inequality in a society, the more hate, the more dysfunction, the more mental illness, the more physical illness. The inequality is rising all the time. [Violence against racial, ethnic, or religious groups] is a manifestation of a society that foments division amongst people and sets people against each other. Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, How a traumatized America finds relief in hate, presented by The Inquirer. Daily News Philly, Abraham Gutman, 2. November 2018
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Dopamine craved for soothing physical and emotional pain.

  • Food [nicotine and caffeine] will increase one's dopamine levels by 50%.
    Sex will increase one's dopamine levels by 100%.
    A shot of Cocaine will increase one's dopamine levels by 300%.
    A shot of Methamphetamine (crystal meth) will increase one's dopamine levels by 1200%.
    None of the drugs (including nicotine and caffeine) can "cause" addictions.
    Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Brain Development and Addiction, DVD, YouTube film, minute 12:14, 1:04:26 duration, posted 23. February 2009

 

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Damaged brain circuits with addicts:

Opiates, dopamine, impulse control, stress control

  • The addict has no impulse control.
    The real problem with addiction is not free will but the 'free won't'. The addict is not able to say no. The part of the brain that is supposed to say no doesn't function in the brain of the addict. […]
    Four essential brain circuits:
    1. Opiates (love, connection, reward, pain relief),
    2. Dopamine (incentive, motivation, vitality, curiosity, sense of being alive),
    3. Impulse control
    4. and Stress control
these are the circuits that don't work in the addict.
Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Brain Development and Addiction, DVD, YouTube film, minute 18:40 and 19:11, 1:04:26 duration, posted 23. February 2009

 


Osprey in the air
  • When the American Army went to Vietnam 20% of them came back as heroin addicts. 20% of the GIs who came back from Vietnam were heroin addicts. A few years later only 1-5% [of them were still addicts]. So 95% of them got over their addiction which is unbelievable.1
    If 5% of my [drug addicts] patients in the Downtown Eastside (of Vancouver) overcame their addition everyone would think I was a genius of some kind. […] The drugs by themselves can't cause the addiction. Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Brain Development and Addiction, DVD, YouTube film, minute 20:05, 1:04:26 duration, posted 23. February 2009

 

 

 

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Cultural myths on addiction

  • Conventional thinking on addiction is based on two assumptions:
    1. first, that addictions are a matter of choice; an ethical lapse, a stupid decision that needs to be deterred by Draconian punishments.
    2. Secondly, there is the assumption that addiction is a brain disease – a genetically determined, inherited disease. […]
I believe the source of addiction is not to be found in the genes or in individual choice but within the addict's particular history, within a particular multi-generational family within a particular culture.
This is the view which dominates medical thinking. Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, presented by the US American bimonthly magazine The Believer, 17. February 2012

 

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Stigmatization (scapegoating) of addicts

Projecting one's shadow on them

  • Why are we so uncomfortable with mental illness? Because we’re all crazy to some degree. Some people are clinically depressed, but most of us are not free from feelings of intractable sadness or loss. People are afraid of their dark sides. In this society – rife with addictive behaviors that go way beyond drug addiction – we project our discomfort with ourselves onto the addict. It’s like scapegoating in the Bible, where the sins of the community are put on a sacrificial goat and we chase him into the desert. That’s what we do with drug addicts. [...] As most of us aren’t drug addicts, but have other addictions, we can safely stigmatize the drug addict. He or she represents the ugly part of us we don’t want to acknowledge and deal with. […] It's only in relationships with compassionate others they [drug addicts] can start to develop a healthy relationship with themselves. Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, presented by the US American bimonthly magazine The Believer, 17. February 2012

 

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Implicit memory (the capacity to reflexively remember) and explicit memory (the capacity to reflectively recall)

  • There are two kinds of memory. There is explicit memory, which is recall memory. […] You can call back facts and episodes and details. You can recall what you heard ten years ago. You can recall what you had for breakfast, you can recall when you met your partner or spouse. That's explicit memory. […]
    The structure in the brain that recalls doesn't begin to develop until eighteen months of age. There is nothing to recall with.
    There is another kind of memory, called implicit memory, which is there from before birth. And, implicit memory is the emotional imprint of the earliest experiences for which there is no recall, but if something similar in the present happens, then the emotions come back and you think you are reacting to the present, but you are actually reacting to the past. And that's called implicit memory. Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Attachment and Brain Development, sponsored by KMT Child Development and Community Conference, Toronto, Canada, YouTube film, minute 16:54-18:11, 46:20 minutes duration, posted 29. May 2012

 

  • At the very heart of addiction is the deep absence of self-esteem, which is caused by stress to the traumatized child. Addicts believe that if all these negative things happen to them, there must be something wrong with them. When they are punished and attacked and criticized further, it hardens that deep sense of self-loathing. Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, The Rebel Doctor, presented by the publication The Fix, Kristen McGuiness, US American journalist, 11. July 2012

 

  • Addiction is not the fundamental problem, but the addict’s desperate and doomed attempt to solve a problem – that of unbearable emotional pain, self-loathing, and emptiness.
    Trauma and childhood emotional loss are the template for addictions. They instill the pain, engender the self-loathing, and create the emptiness. Crucially, they program the very chemistry and physiology of the brain to make the cerebral circuits more receptive to the soothing or exciting effects of substances. Interventions, treatment programs, laws, social opprobrium do not work – often make the addiction more tenacious, in fact – because they do not address causes, only behaviours. Behaviours are effects and you don’t solve a problem by tampering with effects. Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Cory Monteith death reflects media's lack of curiosity about causes of addiction, presented by Straight.com, 14. August 2013

 

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The consequences of stressed parenthood

  • When parents are stressed, they're less able to attune to their kids. The less able they're to attune to their kids the more likely their children’s brains will not develop optimally. […]
    You disconnected because it was too painful to have feelings that were not validated by world. Then you learned to dissociate your gut feelings from your intellect. And then you became stupid in a sense of the inner knowing not being available to you any longer.
    But for development you need vulnerability. Nothing grows when it's not vulnerable. Same with children. When children shut down emotionally, they’ve difficulty learning, especially from negative experience. […]
    [For parents] it's much more important to provide the emotional safety for their children. And that's much more important than the academic learning we're trying to convey. But without that emotional basis to it, it will just not penetrate. Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, From Emotion to Cognition: Love As The Ground For Learning, presented at the Neuroplasticity and Education: Strengthening the Connection conference, sponsored by the Eaton Educational Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 25. October 2013, YouTube film, minute 27:16, minute 29:28, minute 39:55, 40:29 minutes duration, posted 4. November 2013

 

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Critique on 12-step program

  • My only issue [with 12-step programs] is that they never address the original cause of the addiction – the childhood trauma – which I think keeps people in a stuck place. That is not a rejection of the 12 steps – just a suggestion that they could be deepened. For people that had religion pushed down their throats or were abused by religion, there are programs like LifeRing, which is a [secular] 5-step program. Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, The Rebel Doctor: 'Addicts Are Some of the Happiest People I Know', presented by the US American publication Alternet, Kristen McGuiness, journalist for The Fix, 13. July 2012

 

  • All addiction is an escape from pain. All addictions come from emotional loss, and exist to soothe the pain resulting from that loss. Caregivers and counselors [...] need to take a less punitive and more compassionate, trauma-informed approach. Don’t ask the question 'why the addiction,' but 'why the pain?' Interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, #14Days: A cry for compassion in treating addiction, presented by the US American television news program CBS News, #14Days series, 16. October 2014

 

  • Know the truth of what's inside you. What's inside you is a lot of emotional pain that you have been running from all your life.
    ⚑ One way to run from emotional pain is to be addicted.
    ⚑ Another way to run from emotional pain is to be super nice and super responsible, so people will like you.
    So you'll never have to confront the pain of never have being loved. Well, those patterns of always being nice, of always being available, and never saying "No", will actually stress you and cause you disease.
    Video offering featuring Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, The G & Coletti Show Gabor Mate'', episode 9, presented by The G & Coletti Show, host Gand Colletti, YouTube film, minute 23:27, 33:05 minutes duration, posted 2. November 2016

 

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Need for authenticity suppressed in favor of attachment needs

  • Authenticity is being in touch with yourself and being able to act up your awareness of self in relationship to the environment. So if I feel something I pay attention to that, if I don't I am in danger.
    If a child is confronted with a dilemma that 'If I am authentic, express my feelings, then my attachment needs are threatened, because my parents can't handle it, because they are too stressed, depressed, or traumatized themselves', then perforce the child will automatically, but not consciously, suppress their authenticity. So the suppression of gut feelings and authenticity is a coping mechanism. That means I am not longer in touch with my needs. I pay no longer attention to my feelings, my emotions. I won't know what I need. […] It leads to an irresolvable tension between authenticity and attachment, that many children in our society are faced with that results in their self-suppression. One of the possible outcomes is niceness as a coping mechanism. […] The essential self [the inner voice] has not gone away and is calling to us and we don't feel right when we betray it. Video interview by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Attachment, Disease, and Addiction, presented by the video producer Touch the Future, suppressed questions by host, recorded 2012, YouTube film, minute 20:00, 1:19:57 duration, posted 20. June 2016

 

  • There is a man (Donald Trump) who said, not verbatim, 'The world is a horrible place', and he is the president of the United States right now. And what created that world in his mind? The childhood trauma that he endured – in a family where the father was a rageoholic autocrat who demeaned his children, and a mother who couldn't protect him, and his brother who died of alcoholic disease. This man has to aggrandize himself and be very powerful and have a big penis – and everything to compensate for his actual smallness, which is what his core belief is and for which he is trying every moment of his desparate life to compensate. It's the nature of a traumatic society that such a man becomes our leader. Video presentation by Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, From Jungle To "Civilization" – How Plant Medicines Can Promote Health In a Toxic Culture, sponsored by 2017 Psychedelic Science Conference, six-day global gathering of the international scientific community, Oakland, California, 19.-24. April 2017, YouTube film, minute 36:18, 1:00:38 duration, posted 26. April 2017

 

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Trump is Obama's legacy. Trump's dysfunction reveals the soulsick system – unforgivably so.

  • Any system is designed in such a way as to make change impossible but that's just the nature of any organization any system. Who forms the apex of the hierarchy in our society? It's largely traumatized people. If you believe you live in a "horrible world", how are you gonna be? You have to be aggressive, grandiose, paranoid, selfish. In other words you be the president of the United States. […] A traumatized society rewards traumatized people with power.
    People talk about Trump is destroying Obama's legacy. Not so. Trump is Obama's legacy. Obama's biggest sin was to have enrolled a lot of people on the possibility of transformation and change without delivering any of it. He was responsible for one of the greatest transfers of wealth upwards in history. […]
    When you look at American politics or economics Obama was as ready as anybody to kill people abroad. He was as ready as anybody to send troops overseas. It's no different than American history has always been. He was smoother about it, he was more urban about it, he was more articulate about it. He also knew how to speak to people's better sides. Along comes a Trump. He's egregious, he's a highly traumatized, utterly self-unrestrained troubled schoolyard bully. And so it's offensive to the sensitivity, the sensibilities of the liberal establishment that somebody like Trump represents them. When it comes to genuine policy there's no difference between these people. It's just that the system wants people who can make it more palatable, and Trump makes it very unpalatable. And so Trump has woken us up, but unfortunately a lot of the liberal outrage has been at Trump personally, rather than at the policies, and rather than at the system that he represents no worse and no better. In fact, he represents it more worse. Even a Bush or a Clinton or an Obama certainly can be much more effective in representing the system than Trump is. Trump's sin is not in what he does, Trump's sin is in his personal egregious in-your-face dysfunction. Trump reveals … and that's why they can't forgive him. Video interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Is Trump Acting Out His Childhood Trauma?, excerpted from episode #053, presented by the British podcast Under The Sun, host Russell Brand (*1975) English comedian, actor, activist, radio host, author, YouTube film, minute 5:10, 00:50, 4:05, 4:33, 6:03, 6:52, 9:36 minutes duration, aired 10. October 2018, posted 13. November 2018

 

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Tragedy underlying bullying, lying, misogynistic men

 

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Toxic materialistic culture makes people ill and kills them before their time.

  • I'm saying that we live in a culture that makes people sick.
    • Because of its denial of human need,
    • because of its insistence that material possession and profit is a higher value than the environment, higher than people's joy in this life
    • because of its confusion of wealth with happiness.
We actually live in a society that is toxic to the people that live in it. It's toxic not just to the people at the bottom, but even to the people at the top. But they don't know that it's toxic. Now it's more toxic to the people at the bottom. In the United States the life expectancy, the discrepancy between the people at the top and people at the bottom is twenty years. Now that means that people are being poisoned. They die twenty years earlier than they should. [...] I'm saying that's the nature of the society. It actually kills people before their time. Video interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Toxic Culture: Gabor Maté Interviewed by Matt Berkowitz, presented by Zeitgeist Vancouver, Z-Day 2013, Canadian host Matt Berkowitz, Vancouver, 17. March 2013, YouTube film, minute 17:06, 19:03 minutes duration, posted 25. March 2013

 

 

  • I've seen a lot of people using spiritual bypass to get away from themselves, so that the so-called spiritual seeking itself, or the seeking of transcendental experience, and the self definition as a spiritual seeker, can be a way of avoiding contact with their truer selves, even though it’s being done in the name of contact with their truer selves. Video interview (excerpt) with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, The Psychology of Spiritual Seeking, presented by Science and Nonduality, YouTube film, 3:47 minutes duration, posted 10. March 2016

 

  • The word sensitive comes from the Latin word sēnse or to feel. So, the sensitive person feels more. Sensitivity magnifies the pain that we have. Sensitivity also leads to more creativity. Very often, the most creative people also have the most pain, which is why so many creative people escape from their pain through all kinds of dysfunctions like addictions and so on. So, there's really a link between creativity and sensitivity, and creativity and sensitivity and suffering, at the same time. Audio interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Interview transcript, edition #298, presented by the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, host Tim Ferriss (*1977) US American entrepreneur, public speaker, author, minute 17:33, 2:32:17 duration, posted 4. June 2018

 

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Loss of authenticity = loss of Self

  • The essence of trauma is you lose connection to yourself. And that means you lose connection to your gut feelings. As long as your gut feelings are with you, and you honor them, they'll protect you. […] When you lose connection to your gut feelings, then, you're very vulnerable to being exploited. When you ask people who were exploited, in any context, […] ' did you have any kind of vague sense that this is not quite right,' they’ll say 'yeah, but I didn't listen to it.' And the fact that they didn't listen to it is already a marker of trauma. [...] 
    Since it's traumatized people, which is most of us, who seek healing, it's also vulnerable people who seek healing. And this is what some of these people [i.e. perpetrators, cult leaders] can exploit. So, the very portal into healing, which is opening up the vulnerability that we've shut down against, is also the portal for potential loss. So, people have to do their due diligence. [...] Ultimately, gut feelings are still the best response. Audio interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Interview transcript, edition #298, presented by the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, host Tim Ferriss (*1977) US American entrepreneur, public speaker, author, minute 1:32:56, 2:32:17 duration, posted 4. June 2018

 

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Childhood conflict between survival needs of attachment and authenticity

  • Why do we shut down our gut feelings? [...]
    A human being has two fundamental needs, apart from the physical needs in infancy, in childhood. One is for attachment. Attachment is the closeness and proximity with another human being for the sake of being looked after or for the sake of looking after the other. […] We have to connect and attach because otherwise we don't survive. If there's nobody that's motivated to take care of us, to attach to us that way, and if we're not motivated to attach to others, we just can't survive. […] The human infant who is the most helpless, the most dependent, the least mature of any creature in the universe at birth, cannot survive. And that attachment relationship, given that we have the longest period of development of any creature, well into adolescence and beyond, attachment is not a negotiable need.
    We have another need, which is authenticity. Now, authenticity – auto, the self – means to be connected to ourselves. Just knowing what we feel and being able to act on it. So, that means our gut feelings. […] For hundreds of thousands of years, and for 100,000 years or of this species existing on earth we didn't live in cities and houses and so on. We lived out there in the wild, until very recently in human existence. How long do you survive in the wild, if you're not connected to your gut feelings? If you start using your intellect instead of your gut feelings, you just don't survive. So, that's a powerful survival need as well. […]
    What happens if your authenticity threatens your attachment relationships? [...]
    As a 2-year-old […] the message you receive [from stressed parents] […] that 'angry little kids don’t get loved' because your parents look sullen and won’t look at you. They talk to you in a harsh way. You're not getting loved, not experiencing love, at that moment. Since you've got to stay attached you're going to suppress the authenticity every time. This is how we lose connection to ourselves and to our gut feeling. Strangely enough, that very dynamic, which is essential for human survival in a natural setting, now becomes a threat to our survival in this more modern setting where to stay authentic is to threaten attachment. And so, we give up our authenticity. And then, we wonder who the hell we are and whose life is this and who is experiencing all of this. And who am I really? And so, that's where the reconnection has to happen. Healing happens with that reconnection. It's because of that tragic conflict in childhood between authenticity and attachment that most of us face that we lose ourselves and lose connection to our gut feelings. Audio interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Interview transcript, edition #298, presented by the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, host Tim Ferriss (*1977) US American entrepreneur, public speaker, author, minute 1:36:52, 2:32:17 duration, posted 4. June 2018

 

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Drug mechanism

  • The endorphins, which are the body's internal opiate, make chemicals, which heroin and all the other opiates resemble, they help facilitate attachment. So, if you take infant mice, and you knock out their endorphin receptors, so they don't have endorphin opiate activity in their brain, they won't cry for help and separate from their mothers, which would mean that they would die in the wild, which goes back to what happens in early childhood. When there's stress and trauma, these endorphin systems don't develop. And when people do heroin, it feels like a warm, soft hug to them. They feel love and connection for the first time. That's why it's so powerful. Audio interview with Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, Interview transcript, edition #298, presented by the podcast The Tim Ferriss Show, host Tim Ferriss (*1977) US American entrepreneur, public speaker, author, minute 1:37:39, 2:32:17 duration, posted 4. June 2018

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List of experts interviewed in the documentary Zeitgeist III: Moving Forward

The Zeitgeist movie is the largest non-profit independent film release in history.
NameLife spanProfessional details
Adrian Bowyer1952 British engineer, mathematician, inventor of the RepRap Project
Colin J. Campbell1931 English geologist
Jacque Fresco1916-2017 US American industrial designer, self-educated architectural designer, inventor, social engineer, futurist, creator of The Venus Project, partnered with Roxanne Meadows, author2
Jeremy Gilbert  US American professor B.S. Engineering Science, S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
James Gilligan  US American professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, violence expert, author
Gabor Maté1944 Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, public speaker, author
Max Keiser1960 US American TV presenter, radio host, entrepeneur, broadcaster, journalist
Berok Khoshnevis  US resident professor of industrial and systems engineering, civil and environmental engineering
John McMurtry  Canadian moral philosopher, ethicist, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Michael Ruppert1951-2014 US American founder and former editor of newsletter and website From The Wilderness, CEO and president of Collapse Network
Robert·M.·Sapolsky1957 US American professor of neurology, neurological sciences, neurosurgery and biological sciences, Stanford University
Daniel J. Siegel1957 US American pediatrist, psychiatrist, mind researcher
See also: Audio and video links (engl.) – Daniel Siegel and Audio/Video clips
Richard Wilkinson1943 Retired British professor of social epidemiology, University of Nottingham, founder of Equality Trust
See also: Audio and video links (engl.) – Wilkinson and Pickett and Audio / Video resources
Sources:
► Featured experts and interview partners in the video documentary Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, presented by
     Zeitgeistmovingforward.com, released 15. January 2011, YouTube film, 2:41:25 duration, posted 25. January 2011
Video interviews and documentations excerpted from the Zeitgeist movie 3: Moving Forward
     ☛ Featured speakers Robert Maurice SapolskyJames GilliganGabor MatéRichard Wilkinson:
     ☛ Video The Genetics Myth, YouTube film, 13:57 minutes duration, posted 25. January 2011
     ☛ Video Human Nature talk with Robert Sapolsky, Gabor Mate, James Gilligan, Richard Wilkinson, YouTube film,
         32:54 minutes duration, posted 28. December 2011
Reference: en.Wikipedia entry Zeitgeist film series
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Future book release

  • Gabor Maté, M.D. drgabormate.com (*1944) Hungarian-Canadian physician, addiction expert, speaker, author, The Myth of Normal. Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, 2019
  • Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D. peele.net (*1946) US American licensed psychologist, attorney, practicing psychotherapist, expert on alcoholism, addiction and addiction treatment, author, Archie Brodsky, US American research associate, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, coauthor, Mary Arnold (contributor), The Truth About Addiction and Recovery, Touchstone, 1st edition 15. March 1992

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Relation between stress, emotions, body, and illness

Alternative source: Attachment = Wholeness and Health or Disease, ADD, Addiction, Violence, presented by the video producer Touch the Future

If you treat your children well, they will turn out OK. If you do not treat them well, they don't turn out OK, or at least they may not turn out so OK or, in fact, they may turn out severely dysfunctional in their lives. That's it. All human science, psychology, behavioral science, psychiatry, educational philosophy, that is what it comes down to.  Minute 8:30

Launch of workshop series Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery

Impact of hidden stress from childhood and beyond on overall health, even evoke diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis

ADD i.e. absent-mindedness as a coping mechanism, recall and implicit memory, counter-will

Three fundamental responses to the environment: 1. Reptilian brain: Freeze response; 2. Mammalian brain: Fight-or-flight response; 3. Higher mammalian brain – given emotional safety: Social engagement response3


 

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1 Article Vietnam: Drug Use In, presented by Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol, and Addictive Behavior, 2001

2 Audio interview with Thomas Sheridan (*1964) Irish alternative artist, musician, independent researcher, broadcaster, public speaker, author, The Psychopathic Control Grid, The Venus Project & Trans humanism H2, hour 2 of 2, presented by the West Swedish web radio station Red Ice Radio, host Henrik Palmgren, aired 26. June 2011, DELETED YouTube film, 56:07 minutes duration, posted 14. October 2013

3 Stephen Porges, Ph.D., Polyvagal Theory

 

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