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The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction from Heroin to Workaholism
Instructor: Dr. Gabor Maté
Date: May 27, 2017
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON
Early-Bird Cost: $199 +HST (by April 26, 2017)
Regular Cost: $219 +HST (after April 26, 2017)
* Fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments
**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.75 USD (as of Nov 28, 2016 - check online for current exchange rate)
*Group Rates available for groups of 5+ people registering together OR for individuals registering for more than one workshop. See www.missionempowerment.ca/discounts for more information*
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This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex.
Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to explain the roots of addiction and to encourage us to develop a compassionate approach towards the addicted individual; one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.
Participants will learn about the source of addictions and what happens chemically and physiologically in the brains of people with substance dependency or behaviour addiction; the development of the addicted mind and how early childhood experiences shape the brain; the social basis of addiction in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment; how to develop a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible; and how to prevent addiction, both in adolescence and before.
About the Presenter
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. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Maté is a sought-after speaker and teacher. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages.
For more information, see www.drgabormate.com
The BEST WESTERN Plus Arden Park Hotel is pleased to offered preferred rates for Mission: Empowerment guests. Rooms start at $184.79 + taxes. A block of rooms has been set aside for this event, up until April 26, 2017. For reservations, call 1-877-788-8818 or 519-275-2936 and quote "Mission Empowerment Block". For other accommodation options, visit www.welcometostratford.com
An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another person without prior notice. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to under-enrollment, instructor illness or inclement weather. If a workshop is cancelled, any payment will be returned in full.
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Mission Empowerment provides professional development and personal development workshops and events that educate, transform, inspire and empower.
Our mission is two-fold:
- To empower individuals to reach their fullest potential and achieve their dreams in all life areas
- To assist helping professionals to become more effective at empowering their clients to make positive changes in their lives
Professional development workshops are offered in one or two day formats and are held in convenient locations in southwestern Ontario (typically Kitchener or Stratford, ON). Some workshops are also available for on-site training.
Personal development workshops and events range from two-hour classes to full weekend retreats. Most events are held in Kitchener, ON.