Centre for Psychotherapy & Emotional Bodywork

November 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Vancouver physician and best-selling author Gabor Maté runs workshop

on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and stress next month in Toronto. Attention: Assignment Editor, Education Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 7, 2005) - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and how stress affects your health are the topics of two separate seminars being given in Toronto by noted physician Gabor Maté on November 19.

Dr. Maté is one of the world's leading figures in the fight against stress. His best-selling book, When the Body Says No, discusses the connection between the mind and the body in illness and health.

He is also an expert in ADD-three of his children have the condition as well as himself. He has treated hundreds of adults and children with ADD, giving countless seminars to parent groups, doctors, teachers, and other professionals.

The family physician and former medical columnist for the Globe & Mail will present a three-hour workshop in the morning on ADD. Dr. Maté's revolutionary perspective and dynamic presentation will empower parents, educators and health professionals to promote healthy development, rather than just address symptoms.

Dr. Maté's afternoon presentation on stress explains the science behind the mind/body unity and gives dramatic illustrations of the cost of stress from his own clinical experience and from the lives of Lou Gehrig, Gilda Radner and Lance Armstrong.

Focusing on what the major stressors are, and how to recognize and then prevent stress, Dr. Maté empowers his listeners to take a more active role in their own emotional and physical well-being, and inspires them to reduce stress in their lives by becoming connected to their own true selves.
Dr. Maté has been a family physician for more than 20 years, a palliative care specialist and a psychotherapist. The Vancouver resident is also a longtime columnist with the Vancouver Sun. He currently works in Vancouver's Downtown East Side.
Dr. Maté is available for in-person interviews in Toronto on Thursday, Nov. 17.

The Institute for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork is sponsoring the ADD seminar and the Centre for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork is sponsoring the Hidden Cost of Stress workshop.

Both will be held at the Days Hotel, 30 Carlton Street, Toronto on Saturday, Nov. 19.

CPEB is a community based network of psychotherapists in Toronto using traditional and contemporary techniques in treating emotional traumas. It is located at 145 Spadina Road.
The cost for each seminar is $100 or two for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets phone the Institute at 416-928-9570 or email at centre@spiritCentral.com.



Contact Information

  • Peter Foote, Mr., CPEB
    Primary Phone: 416-397-1307
    Secondary Phone: 416-652-7396
    E-mail: pfoote@toronto.ca