Why We Get Sick

Dr. Gabor Maté discusses the connection between stress and disease such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, MS and ALS (motor neuron disease).

“Illness is not to be battled with.   It is to be come to terms with , understood, enquired into to see what its message is and from that perspective illness is a potential teacher.”

Patterns and beliefs that contribute to the start of our illness can be changed when they are recognised.   While we are not always responsible for the ways we have unconsciously learned to respond to stressors we can all become “response-able” and get the help we need to identify these patterns and beliefs and learn how to promote the healing process. We can discover what contributes to flare ups in many common chronic conditions so we can avoid them in the future.

Dr Maté, who many regard as the world’s leading expert on the role of trauma in child development and the role mind-body connection plays in illness and health, shares his insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying “no” to that which the mind cannot or will not acknowledge.

He weaves together scientific research, case histories and his own insights and experience to enlighten and empower individuals to promote their own healing and that of those around them.