maté trauma law

1\ every case of addiction originates in trauma

2\ trauma is the disconnection.. the essence of trauma is disconnection from *self/others


1\ via Gabor Maté from nov 2017 interview on realm o h g.. at genius network


17 min –

every case of addiction originates in trauma



51 min

2 kinds of trauma.. 1\ overt – (something bad happens ie: abuse) and 2\ developmental (something good that should have happened doesn’t ie: connection).. and trauma again: separates ourselves.. we lose ourselves.. also gives us a very negative view of the world.

other places he also says.. every case of ie: disease/cancer.. which.. i’m just calling addiction as well.. at least a symptom of our addictions..

35 min

accept people as they are.. not judge them.. understand they are slaves to something inside them.. something happened to create that compulsions.. and that something that happened was rooted in pain..

have to get to the core trauma..

healing (roots of) – maté basic needs law

rarely today do we deal w the trauma.. the medical profession is traumaphoic

via Jason fb share

why are so many adults haunted by trauma (interview from june 2017)

The essence of trauma is disconnection from ourselves. Trauma is not terrible things that happen from the other side—those are traumatic. But the trauma is that very separation from the body and emotions.

So, the real question is, ..

“How did we get separated and how do we reconnect?”

let’s try a nother way via 2 convos


2\ from Human Pain and Healing – Gabor Maté Interview

23 min – human beings are ultimately creatures of connection.. if there’s no connection.. there’d be no human life.. no human being could evolve on his/her own.. if we were like snakes.. we wouldn’t survive.. we were wired to connect.. that wiring for connection stays with us all our lives.. so we’re social creatures.. that’s part of our nature

thurman interconnectedness law: when you understand interconnectedness it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman (@BobThurman)

hari addiction law

22 min – and fundamentally what happens is.. whatever diminishes/denies/subverts our need for connection is going to lead to some kind of pathology

22 min trauma is the disconnection.. the essence of trauma is disconnection from *self/others.

*maté basic needs law

suffering pain and being traumatized are not the same thing.. if suffer pain with disconnect.. not traumatized..




hari rat park law

scattered and hungry ghosts

gabor on democracy now

maté trump law
maté basic needs law
maté not yet scrambled law
healing (roots of) – [here Gabor talks about A H Almass as person he may quote most ..maybe person i quote most is Gabor .. since my he’s basis/insight of a nother way]
human nature
when the body says no
scattered .. add
in the realm of hungry ghosts ..  addiction
maté acting out law
almaas holes law


so.. let’s get back to not yet scrambled ness..

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way


perpetuating trauma .. ie: 1500 brothers of the gun


via cure violence tweet:

Tackling trauma early can reduce violent crime

Original Tweet:

Your startling assertion that we can cut violent crime by 50 per cent by tackling childhood trauma should be essential reading for anyone who cares about the scourge of youth violence in London. 

maté trauma law

we can do better..

maté basic needs law via 2 convos.. as infra


in Michael Pollan‘s how to change your mind


stanislav grof.. one of pioneers of lsd assisted psychotherapy: ‘psychedelics would be for psychiatry what the microscope is for biology or the telescope is for astronomy’

Grof is known, in scientific circles, for his early studies of LSD and its effects on the psyche—the field of psychedelic therapy. Building on his observations while conducting LSD research and on Otto Rank‘s theory of birth trauma, Grof constructed a theoretical framework for prenatal and perinatal psychology and transpersonal psychology in which LSD trips and other powerfully emotional experiences were mapped onto a person’s early fetal and neonatal experiences. Over time, this theory developed into what Grof called a “cartography” of the deep human psyche. Following the suppression of legal LSD use in the late 1960s, Grof went on to develop a theory that many states of mind could be explored without drugs by using certain breathing techniques. He continues this work as of 2015 under the trademark “Holotropic Breathwork“.


Abraham Gutman (@abgutman) tweeted at 1:47 PM – 23 Jun 2019 :
I had nightmares because of the Holocaust as a little kid. I remember as a child needing to work through what was it about people like me that was so unworthy.
The grandkids of every person in a concentration camp on the border today will go through this too. (

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