• April 8, 2017
  • 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 04/08/2017 10:00 am 04/08/2017 5:00 pm America/Los_Angeles When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Tickets for the conversation are currently sold out. Tickets for the full weekend, Saturday workshop, or Sunday workshop, not including the conversation, are still available below.

Saturday and Sunday only (does not include conversation) - $330

Saturday or Sunday Workshop only (does not include conversation) - $170

The Friday conversation will be recorded and released as part of our podcast. Please check our website for the podcast release.


Learn about the conversation and Sunday workshop.

Stress is ubiquitous these days. It plays a role in the workplace, in the home, and virtually everywhere that people interact. It can take a heavy toll unless it is recognized and managed effectively and insightfully. Western medicine, in theory and practice, tends to treat mind and body as separate entities. This separation, which has always gone against ancient human wisdom, has now been demonstrated by modern science to be not only artificial, but false.

The brain and body systems that process emotions are intimately connected with the hormonal apparatus, the nervous system, and in particular the immune system. Emotional stress, especially of the hidden kind that people are not aware of, undermines immunity, disrupts the body's physiological milieu and can prepare the ground for disease. There is strong evidence to suggest that in nearly all chronic conditions, from cancer, ALS, or multiple sclerosis to autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or Alzheimer's, hidden stress is a major predisposing factor. In an important sense, disease in an individual can be seen as the "end point" of a multigenerational emotional process. If properly understood, these conditions can provide important openings for compassion and self-awareness, which in turn are major tools in recovery and healing.

This workshop includes Dr. Maté research findings, compelling and poignant anecdotes from his own extensive experience in family practice and palliative care, as well as illuminating biographies of famous people such as athlete Lance Armstrong, the late comedienne Gilda Radner, and famed baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The presentation is based on When The Body Says No, a bestselling book that has been translated into more than ten languages on five continents.

12 BBS/RN/APA CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN, PsyD) for both days; 6 BBS/RN/APA CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN, PsyD) for one day

A renowned speaker and best-selling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress, and child development. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver's Supervised Injection Site.

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. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

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