At the Code Lotus Center within the American Hospital, we aim to inform everyone about living with awareness and instill general well-being. In this frame, we host world-famous doctors and writers and organize important, educational events. The guest of the event, which will take place on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, will be the world-renowned speaker and writer Dr. Gabor Mate.

Dr. Gabor Mate was a medical doctor who recently retired from active work life. He worked as a family doctor for twenty years and as a Medical Coordinator at the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital for seven years. He has worked with people with severe drug addiction, mental illness, and HIV in the east of central Vancouver for twelve years. He spent two years practicing medicine in Vancouver, North America's first and unique Supervised Injection Facility.

He has gained a worldwide reputation with his studies on mind/body integrity associated with addiction that develops as psychophysiological responses to childhood traumas and emotional losses, health and disease, attention deficit disorder, and other child development problems.

Dr. Gabor Mate has authored four bestseller books that have been translated into more than twenty languages ​​on five continents: "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction"; "When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress”, "Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder" and "Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers" (Gordon Neufeld as the co-author). Along with many other awards, he received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University and Honorary Degree of Law from the University of Northern British Colombia. In 2017, the Center for Addiction and Mental Health named Dr Gabor Mate as one of the 150 most influential “Difference Makers in Mental Health”.

He frequently lectures to professionals and the public, abroad and internationally on child development and parenting, physical and mental health, and addiction. He is currently the visiting professor at the Simon Fraser University Faculty of Criminology. He is currently writing his new book, The Myth of Normal: Finding Out Authentic Self in a Toxic Culture.

Dr. Gabor Mate offers a rich variety of information and perspectives that will attract the attention of psychologists and psychiatrists, doctors, parents, and even all those who suffer from stress in their lives at this one-day event. Instead of finding short workarounds to problems, Dr. Gabor Mate sheds light on people's self-healing based on scientific data, past cases, and his own experiences.

The event titled “When the Body Says No: Mind/Body Integrity & Stress-Disease Connection” will feature teachings that will benefit those who struggle with the intense stress associated with our era.

Handling mind and body integrity with modern science (Psychoneuroimmunology);

The Nature of stress and the psychological consequences;

Three main stressors: Loss of Control, Uncertainty, and Conflict;

How our environment affects us psychologically and how these effects can escalate into emotional chronic stress patterns.

Why stress remains hidden in our culture;

Stressful work environments: how to recognize these environments and how to transform them;

How to recognize and avoid stress;

How understanding stress improves clinical practice.

We believe that this important informative event, which will take place in a pleasant environment with illuminating information, will be extremely productive for all participants.