Doctor and author Gabor Maté’s critiques may say he takes a reductionist viewpoint, but he understand human nature looking into the unconscious where so many mental health providers miss the boat. He emphasizes destigmatization and compassionate treatment of mental health problems including addiction by looking at defense mechanisms which protect the unconscious and unnecessary suffering. He also clearly defines how you are not being your true authentic self!
Maté’s Award winning books include When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, The Childhood Recovery Trauma, The Myth of Normal,and Scattered Minds.
In this video about becoming your true authentic self, Maté explains trauma, emotions, and abandonment that are hidden beneath conscious awareness and how this human suffering is also culturally driven. In addition, he explores ways to unlock our natural abilities for recovery and healing bringing more inner peace and joyfulness.