The Wisdom of Trauma: July 2022 Community Q&A

The Wisdom of Trauma: July 2022 Community Q&A

With Gabor Maté and Betsy Polatin  •  Recorded Saturday July 30, 2022

A live online conversation facilitated by Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo

It has been more than a year since the release of the film The Wisdom of Trauma and it is still being screened in every corner of the planet. After the wave this film has stirred in our collective heart, we have invited all of you to come ask Dr. Gabor Maté your burning questions about the film, your lives and the world. 

Zaya and Maurizio begin the session with a short interview of Dr. Maté, followed by questions from participants and a discussion on current events, changes in trauma healing and thoughts for the future. We are also gently guided by Betsy Polatin MFA, SEP in breathing and movement explorations that help the resolution of trauma in the body.

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Q&A with Dr. Gabor Maté & Betsy Polatin

Jul 30, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté, M.D. is a physician and best-selling author whose books have been published in twenty languages. His interests include child development, the mind-body unity in health and illness, and the treatment of addictions. Gabor has worked in palliative care and as a family physician, and for fourteen years practiced addiction medicine in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. As a speaker he regularly addresses professional and lay audiences throughout North America. He is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Simon Fraser University Outstanding Alumnus Award and an honorary degree from the University of Northern British Columbia. His most recent book, In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, won the Hubert Evans Prize for literary nonfiction. He is Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

Betsy Polatin

Betsy Polatin, MFA, SEP, an internationally recognized breathing/movement specialist and best-selling author, has been teaching for 45 years. Her unique and intuitive perspectives are greatly influenced by the study of movement, breath, and trauma, as well as the teachings of spiritual and meditation masters. She speaks at conferences around the world.

She’s had numerous articles published in the Huffington Post, and is the author of The Actor’s Secret and Humanual.

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