12 Sep Being Well Podcast: Healing Trauma in a Toxic Culture with Dr. Gabor Maté
Renowned physician Dr. Gabor Maté joins Rick and Forrest on this episode of Being Well to explore the many problems for our body and mind that arise out of our modern culture, and what we can do to meet our needs, heal ourselves, and become more whole. They discuss our increasing separation from one another, issues with aspects of the medical model, the true nature of addiction, the developmental needs of children, the myth of “normal,” and recovering from traumatic experiences.
About Our Guest: Dr. Gabor Maté is one of the world’s leading experts on trauma, addiction, and childhood development. His work has had an enormous impact on how we understand the interactions between our internal world and the world around us, and he is the bestselling author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Scattered Minds, and his newest book The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture.
1:55: What Dr. Gabor Maté means by a toxic culture
4:25: Interpersonal biology – our physiology is modulated by our relationships
7:10: What components are needed for a healthy culture?
11:55: Examples of toxic culture’s impact on people’s behavior
21:00: How and when to distinguish degrees of trauma
27:05: Where and when to express healthy anger
33:10: How turning against the self manifests as illness
36:45: What supports people in returning to their authentic nature?
40:00: Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and a sacred context
41:45: Grief, integration, and letting go
44:55: Dr. Gabor Maté’s relationship with his children
48:25: Five kinds of compassion, disillusionment, and truth
51:20: Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary?
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