Daniel Maté : Dismantling blindspots

Topics covered : his relationship with his Dad Gabor, Zionism, privilege, Jewishness, Palestinians, heartbreak, perspective, purpose.

This week I speak to the brilliant Daniel Maté and it’s a conversation that has really helped me and I think you’ll feel the same when you listen to it.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York and he’s an award-winning composer, lyricist, and playwright for musical theatre. Outside of music and theatre, he runs the world’s only mental chiropractic” service, ‘Take a walk with Daniel’.

He also co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, ‘The Myth of Normal : Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture,’ with his father Dr. Gabor Maté and they have a second book in the works, ‘Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children’, based on their popular workshops of the same title.

For those who are not aware of Daniel's background, his great grandparents died in the Auschwitz concentration camp and his father Gabor was a holocaust survivor and a former Zionist.

He also went to a Zionist summer camp in childhood, so his perspective on what's currently happening, is really valuable.

In the first half of our conversation he talks about his work, his relationship with his father and how different they are as people.

And then later, we discuss Palestine and what he has to say is enlightening.

He talks about Zionism, privilege and what he learnt about himself during his time in a Mexican jail.

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Cork, Sunday March 24th

The Myth of Normal with Daniel Maté - www.pcpsi.ie

Galway, Thursday 28th March

Daniel Maté – monroesgalway

To take a ‘walk with Daniel’…

WALK WITH DANIEL: a mental chiropractic service

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