Speaker Bio & Presentations
Daniel Maté is an award-winning musical theatre songwriter whose work has appeared on stages on several continents. His original musicals include The Trouble With Doug (Fredericia Teater, Denmark, 2017), Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter (World Premiere: Village Theatre, Seattle, Spring 2020), Middle School Mysteries, and The Longing and the Short of It. Daniel received the prestigious Edward Kleban Award for outstanding musical theatre lyrics in 2013. With his father Gabor, Daniel is currently cowriting two books, including one based on the Hello Again workshop. He also runs a popular "mental chiropractic" service called Take A Walk With Daniel. www.danielmate.com www.walkwithdaniel.com.
Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The bestselling author of four books published in twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection; Scattered: How ADD Originates and What You Can Do About It; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. To learn more, join his e-news list at www.drgabormate.com.
Presentations & Workshops
The Myth of Normal
Daniel and Gabor Maté will be inviting questions from the audience and sharing their experience in the writing together of The Myth of Normal and how it has shaped their father/son relationship. We will also find out what’s next for them on the back of this epic journey.
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