Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
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Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
7:00pm

SOLD OUT: The Myth of Normal

with Gabor Mate
Hosted by CBC's Amanda Pfeffer

SOLD OUT: The Myth of Normal

with Gabor Mate
Hosted by CBC's Amanda Pfeffer
1
Saturday
Oct
7:00pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Sold Out
Dr. Gabor Mate - Photo by Michael Moster

Join us for an evening with Gabor Maté, one of our most trusted and compassionate authorities on stress, trauma, and mental well-being. His latest, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.

 

Gabor Maté’s internationally bestselling books have changed the way we look at addiction and have been integral in shifting the conversations around ADHD, stress, disease, embodied trauma, and parenting. Now, in this revolutionary book, he eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their health care systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to health?

 

For all our expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. In The Myth of Normal, co-written with his son Daniel, Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society, and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For the safety and comfort of all patrons, masks are required to attend in person.  

 

Most people coming by car park for free at the Supreme Court of Canada on Wellington St.

 

Ticket holders unable to attend in person can request access to the livestream. 

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.

 

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