- Gabor Maté
- 1 Hour 14 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Dec 04, 2020
Stress is ubiquitous these days. And it can take a heavy toll unless it is recognized and managed effectively and insightfully. Though compassion fatigue is an oft-used phrase, how accurate is it? Does one truly become fatigued by feeling, expressing, or manifesting compassion? This recording will explore the deeper source of the well-known phenomenon of burnout, when people engaged in caring for others experience a depletion of their energies, a psychic and physical lassitude. Practices will be taught to prevent what is known as compassion fatigue, and to restore our energies if we have been affected by it. Dr. Maté’s presentation includes research findings, compelling and poignant anecdotes from his own extensive experience in family practice and palliative care.
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- The nature of stress and its physiological consequences
- The three major stressors we must know about
- How the early environment “programs” us physiologically and psychologically into chronically stressful patterns of feeling and behavior
- Why stress remains hidden in our culture
- The stressful work environment: how to recognize it and transform it
- How to recognize stress and burnout and prevent it
- How the understanding of stress can inform and enhance our work
Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology
Simon Fraser University
Gabor Maté MD, is a renowned speaker, and bestselling author. Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, and co-authored Hold on to Your Kids.
Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner.
An adjunct professor in the Faculty of Simon Fraser University, Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literacy Non-Fiction; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University, and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.
Financial: Dr. Gabor Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction. He is an author for Knopf/Random House; Penguin/Putnam; Knopf Canada; Wiley; and Random House and receives royalties. Dr. Maté receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Gabor Maté has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.