The Mission District Parent Advisory Council is bringing in world-renowned author and speaker Dr. Gabor Mate to its sold out event at the Clarke Theatre in Mission on Oct. 4.
The event is called Finding Calm in the Storm: Resilience, Illness & Healing in a Toxic Culture.
Mate is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For twelve years he worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard core addiction, mental illness, HIV and related conditions. For two years he was the onsite physician at Vancouver’s unique Supervised Injection Site, North America’s only such facility. He is internationally known for his work on the mind/body unity in health and illness, on attention deficit disorder and other childhood developmental issues.
He is the author of four best-selling books published in 20 languages on five continents, including When The Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and the award winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.
It is important to note that no further tickets are available for this event and no tickets will be available on the night of the event. Ticket holders are encouraged to carpool as onsite parking is limited.