459: How to understand & heal your trauma | Gabor Maté, M.D.
Gabor Maté, M.D.: “95% of trauma is multi-generational. You unwittingly pass it on.”
Gabor, a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally renowned speaker, joins mbg co-CEO, Jason Wachob, to discuss how buried trauma can harm your health, plus:
- Gabor’s upbringing & his professional work around trauma (~00:42 )
- What trauma really means (~05:07 )
- Gabor’s personal experience with trauma (~10:18 )
- How trauma gets passed down from one generation to the next (~12:47 )
- How your personal trauma can affect your physical health (~17:20 )
- The relationship between stress and illness (~20:51 )
- How to start resolving your trauma (~27:53 )
- Why so many people have a hard time saying “no” (~31:39 )
- The real reason children start resenting their parents (~34:10 )
- Why you don’t actually have to socialize kids (~39:19 )
- How our culture makes us sick (~44:00 )
- What’s unique about our cultural trauma today (~47:04 )
- What we can do about a lack of social connection (~48:40 )
- Why we attract others with similar traumas (~52:09 )
Trigger warning: This podcast includes mentions of suicidal ideation. You're never alone. If you or someone you know are struggling, call the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
Referenced in the episode:
- Gabor's latest book, The Myth Of Normal.
- A study on childhood trauma & adult illnesses.
- A study on self-silencing during conflict & mortality.
- A study on loneliness & mortality.
- Read more about Jean-Martin Charcot.
- Sign up for The Long Game.
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