Wounds into Wisdom: A Conversation About Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma with Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone and Dr. Gabor Maté

Thursday, February 16
noon PT / 03:00 PM ET

Join us as two impassioned trauma specialists and authors, Rabbi Dr. Tirzah Firestone and Dr. Gabor Maté, share personal experiences and professional challenges working with the burgeoning field of trauma healing across generations. They will discuss their families, what propelled them to the work they do, and the transformation that is possible in ourselves and the world when we heal the wounds of the past. Rabbi Firestone’s award-winning book, Wounds into Wisdom, newly released in paperback, and Dr. Maté’s best-selling Myth of Normal have both been lauded as foundational works and will inform this candid conversation between renowned colleagues. Bring your questions and curiosity!

Facilitated by Lab/Shul founder Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie.

Co-hosted by Ayin Press, Monkfish, Lab/Shul, and Science & Nonduality (SAND).

Dr. Gabor Maté (pronunciation: GAH-bor MAH-tay) is a retired physician who, after twenty years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The best-selling author of four books published in thirty languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. For his groundbreaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His fifth book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture, was released on September 13, 2022. To learn more, join his e-news list at www.drgabormate.com.

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement, and renowned Jewish scholar and teacher. Widely known for her groundbreaking work on Kabbalah, depth psychology, intergenerational trauma healing, and the re-integration of the feminine wisdom tradition within Judaism, Rabbi Tirzah lectures and teaches nationally about spiritual and ancient wisdom practices that are honed to assist us at this critical time in world history. Her latest work, Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma (Monkfish, 2019) is the recipient of the 2020 Nautilus Book Award (Gold) in Psychology, and the Jewish Women’s Caucus of the Association for Women in Psychology 2020 book award. www.tirzahfirestone.com | @tirzahfire