At Flow Space we show films and documentaries that offer insights into how we can improve our lives for ourselves and everyone around us. We are honoured that our debut screening was the PREMIER of what is AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT MOVIE FOR OUR TIMES.
The Wisdom of Trauma movie featuring Dr Gabor Mate.
Trauma is an invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love, and the way we make sense of the world. It is at the root of our deepest wounds. Unaddressed trauma keeps perpetuating painful patterns in our lives.
In The Wisdom of Trauma, Dr. Gabor Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society. A society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policymakers, and judicial personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviours, suppressing symptoms, judging and condemning. Instead, they would seek to understand the sources from which troubling behaviours and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.
Dr. Gabor Maté is an internationally renowned speaker and bestselling author, whose books are published in over twenty-five languages. He is an expert on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness.
About Gabor Mate
Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.
After 20 years of family practice and palliative care, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. For his ground breaking medical work and writing he was 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; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.
He is currently writing his next book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, out in late 2021. Dr. Maté is also co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied internationally by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counsellors, and others.