The Myth of Normal Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
“This riveting and beautifully written tale has profound implications for all of our lives, including the practice of medicine and mental health.”—Bessel van der Kolk, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Body Keeps the Score
“Wise, sophisticated, rigorous and creative: an intellectual and compassionate investigation of who we are and who we may become. Essential reading for anyone with a past and a future.”—Tara Westover, New York Times bestselling author of Educated
“The Myth of Normal is a book literally everyone will be enriched by—a wise, profound and healing work that is the culmination of Dr. Maté's many years of deep and painfully accumulated wisdom.”—Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author of Stolen Focus
“Gabor and Daniel Maté have delivered a book in which readers can seek refuge and solace during moments of profound personal and social crisis. The Myth of Normal is an essential compass during disorienting times.”—Esther Perel, psychotherapist, author, and host of Where Should We Begin?
From our most trusted and compassionate authority on stress, trauma, and mental well-being—a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.
Gabor Maté’s internationally bestselling books have changed the way we look at addiction and have been integral in shifting the conversations around ADHD, stress, disease, embodied trauma, and parenting. Now, in this revolutionary book, he eloquently dissects how in Western countries that pride themselves on their health care systems, chronic illness and general ill health are on the rise. So what is really “normal” when it comes to health?
For all our expertise and technological sophistication, Western medicine often fails to treat the whole person, ignoring how today’s culture stresses the body, burdens the immune system, and undermines emotional balance. In The Myth of Normal, co-written with his son Daniel, Maté brings his perspective to the great untangling of common myths about what makes us sick, connects the dots between the maladies of individuals and the declining soundness of society, and offers a compassionate guide for health and healing. The result is Maté’s most ambitious and urgent book yet.
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|Listening Length||18 hours and 12 minutes|
|Author||Gabor Maté, Daniel Maté|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 13 2022|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #4 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#1 in Mental Health (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Psychology
#2 in Mental Health (Books)
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“In the most health-obsessed society ever, all is not well”
Maté gets right into it – drawing you in with some surprising statistics from around the globe and right here at home in Canada. It is fascinating. Through each chapter, we are giving not only the facts, but also real-life stories that help us to connect to these facts. Maté writes in an eye-opening, relatable, and accessible way. One of the topics covered is pregnancy, labour and delivery and c-sections. I have never had children, but this opened my eyes to all the questions and concerns that surround this event. I found it incredibly informative.
“Trauma, until we work it through, keeps us stuck in the past, robbing us of the present moment’s riches, limiting who we can be.”
Maté discusses how women traditionally are taught to stifle their feelings, to hide how they are really feeling, to be quiet and well behaved. This is a societal norm that needs to be changed. I found myself nodding and reading out facts to those around me, compelled to share what I was learning.
This book is informative, highly research and thought provoking. Maté leads us through nature, human development, culture and how we can become whole. It is an intensive read. While not everything was for me, I believe there can be something valuable for everyone in this book and it is one that I will return to. The standout for me - the vulnerability of the author. Through out the book, he discusses his own trauma and reactions. It is helpful to know that this expert is still working to become whole and can fall into the same traps as anyone else. It helps to normalize trauma and its effects.
I would highly recommend that you read this book – taking care for yourself in doing so.
Top reviews from other countries
Ergänzung: Ich persönlich sehe den Teil des Buches über den Einsatz von Psychedelika kritisch. Hier habe ich starken Widerstand in meinem System gespürt, was auch immer das bedeuten mag.