The Myth of Normal

“Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering.” - I recently finished reading The Myth of Normal ↗︎, from also Vancouverite Dr Gabor Maté.

Book and a snack

In the book, Dr Maté talks about how trauma is neglected by ourselves and our western medicine and how it impacts our body. It is a reflection about treatments that fix what is hurting today but it doesn't necessarily heal the core issue of the problem. By mentioning different real-life examples - including his own early childhood in Hungary during WWII - and research, the author provokes the reader to self-reflect on their own pain.

It is a long book and there were times that I thought the reading was too negative or too triggering but it is worth reading. It is a relevant book to the world after-2020. If you are intrigued by the book, check out one of his many interviews on YouTube, including this one:



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