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The Wisdom of Trauma – Community Film Screening

In the documentary film “The Wisdom of Trauma”, we travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Mate to explore why western society is facing epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse.

This is a journey with a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society.

“Trauma is not what happens to you.
Trauma is what happens inside you, as a result of what happens to you.”

— Gabor Maté

Dr. Mate’s books include “When the Body Says No: Understanding the Stress-Disease Connection”, “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction” and the soon to be released “The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture”.
** Only 100 tickets are available for this event**
Please join us Wednesday, September 14 – 7 pm at the Manluk Theatre for the Performing Arts as Wetaskiwin FCSS presents a community screening of “The Wisdom of Trauma” featuring the work of renowned physician, speaker, best-selling author and Order of Canada recipient, Dr. Gabor Mate.

Dr. Mate is highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma and childhood development and the relationship of stress and illness.

Tickets are limited and the price is by choice of donation level and is a Fundraiser for “MOMS STOP THE HARM”

This event is a Fundraiser for “Moms Stop the Harm”.
Moms Stop the Harm (MSTH) is a network of Canadian families impacted by substance-use-related harms and deaths.
You can buy your tickets online at:…/upcomingevents…
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Turning Point Society will be onsite offering naloxone training to those interested. Learn more about them here:

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Sep 14 2022


7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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