​​​Certificates of Attendance / CEU's / CE Information 

For those requiring a Certificate of Attendance, certificates will be issued upon successful completion of a post-training quiz with a minimum score of 75% (multiple attempts allowed). Certificates will indicate the number of direct education hours (3), not including breaks. Certificates may be used to qualify for eligibility for Continuing Education Credits from licensing boards and professional colleges; it is the participant’s responsibility to contact their college or association to confirm its requirements and the workshop's eligibility for CEU's / CE’s. This workshop has been pre-approved for 3 continuing education hours by the CACCF.  ​

Cancellation Policy


​​An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all cancellations. Cancellation 14 or more days prior to the workshop date – receive a refund, less $50 administration fee. Cancellation less than 14 days prior to the workshop date – receive a credit, less $50 administration fee, to be applied to a future workshop. No credit or refund will be issued if you do not notify us in advance of the workshop date. You may transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify Mission: Empowerment of the name of the alternate person. The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to instructor illness, extreme weather, under-enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a workshop is cancelled, any registration payment will be returned in full. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only. 

Refunds will not be issued in cases where a registrant did not receive the workshop login instruction email due to email issues.  It is the registrant’s responsibility to contact us if they don’t receive the required login information at least 24 hours prior to the start time of the workshop.

​​​​​Instructor: Dr. Gabor Maté
Location: Online Live Stream Event

Early Bird Cost: $99 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) by March 27, 2022
Regular Cost: $125 CAD + GST/HST (if applicable) after March 27, 2022
​**All prices are in CAD$. American Patrons - your dollar goes further! $1 CAD = $0.79 USD (as of December 8, 2021 - check online for current exchange rate) 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 27, 2022 at 12 pm ET

* Please Note: Group Rates/Discounts are not available for this workshop

The Hungry Ghost: A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Addiction
from Heroin to Workaholism 


ONLINE LIVE STREAM EVENT


Wednesday April 27, 2022, 1:30 - 5:15  pm ET  *
3 hour workshop  (45 minute break from 3:00 - 3:45pm ET)
​*Convert to your Time Zone

About the Presenter


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; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers. Gabor’s next book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma,
Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is due to be published Autumn, 2022. To learn
more, join his e-news 
here.


​​For more information about Gabor and his work, visit: 
www.drgabormate.com

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Workshop Description

​This workshop, based on the best-selling book In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts, draws on cutting-edge science to illuminate where and how addictions originate and what they have in common, whether the addiction is to drugs, alcohol, nicotine, or behavioural addictions such as shopping or sex. Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to explain the roots of addiction and to encourage us to develop a compassionate approach towards the addicted individual; one that stands the best chance of restoring him or her to wholeness and health.

Topics Covered Include:  

  • What is the source of addictions?
  • What happens chemically and physiologically in the brains of people with substance dependency or behaviour addiction?
  • The false “blessings” of addiction as experienced by the addicted person (e.g., as emotional anaesthetic, as personality booster, as social lubricant, and so on)
  • The development of the addicted mind: how early childhood experiences shape the brain
  • The social basis of addiction in economic, cultural and political dislocation and disempowerment
  • How much choice does the addicted individual really have, and how much responsibility?
  • Developing a therapeutic relationship in which healing is possible
  • How to encourage the addicted individual to take responsibility
  • The prevention of addiction, both in adolescence and before  ​


You will receive:


  • Login details and instructions emailed in advance of the workshop
  • Downloadable handouts
  • Certificate of attendance upon successful completion of a brief online quiz (if desired)
  • Access to a recording of the workshop for a limited period of time after the workshop - so if you can’t join live, or need to miss part of the live workshop and want to view it afterwards, we’ve got you covered!