ADD ADHD Conference with Dr. Gabor Mate

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday May 14th, 2015

Knowles Centre is pleased to announce a great learning opportunity for those affected by ADD/ADHD, including individuals, parents, teachers, caregivers, therapists, doctors, and social service professionals.
Dr. Gabor Maté, renowned speaker and author of Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder, offers a completely new perspective on this disorder, providing hope for adults with ADD, and those seeking to support children and youth with this disorder.

Please mark Thursday, May14th on your calendar
for this fascinating new look at a disorder which has become a household name in recent decades. More details will be provided shortly, but space is limited and the event is expected to sell out. If you would like to be placed on the registration waiting list please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 204-471-7438.

Praise for Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder:

“Those with ADD, their loved ones and their physicians will profit from reading this book. People who do not yet know they have it will have their lives transformed."

Canadian Medical Association Journal

“Maté's argument is organic, a refreshing change from the medicalized and mechanistic models dominating the debate.  You won't find a drug chart or Seven Easy Steps to the Road Less Scattered here. You will find family stories, an accessible description of brain development and sound information.  You will also find hope."

The Globe and Mail

“In one of the most comprehensive and accessible books about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Maté , a Canadian physician and popular medical columnist, challenges many accepted notions about the condition, which afflicts more than three million children and a significant number of adults…   In the closing pages of this well-documented but sure-to-be-controversial book, he effectively hammers home his suspicions about the possible over-prescription of Ritalin and other drugs to control rather than heal children, and proposes that, in some cases, emotional support, patience and love can be more powerful remedies than chemicals."

Publisher’s Weekly

“Utterly sensible and deeply moving…  Dr. Maté offers an original and helpful theory about a condition whose diagnosis has spread like wildfire in North America. Until now, the medical profession has mostly proclaimed attention deficit disorder as a hereditary genetic disease and prescribed a drug called Ritalin by the bucketful."

Vancouver Sun

“Maté challenges the standard view of ADD [and] asks questions that deserve to be considered about a debilitating disorder—and the kind of society in which is flourishes."


“Enlightening and sensitively told [with] a much needed focus on adults and adolescents with ADHD...  For someone who is wondering if their own lack of attention, impulsiveness, distractibility, or hyperactivity may be ADHD, this would be a good read.“

Winnipeg Free Press

“Scattered Minds [is] necessary reading for anyone who lives with the effects of ADD, in himself or in others; it's an encouraging and reassuring approach."

The Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay, ON)

“Since reading this book, I have found myself being more aware of my parenting style.  I will consider his advice of always thinking of the long term objectives for my son’s development when parenting him, rather than using short term approaches to controlling his behaviour.  This will be a book to keep on the shelf for future reference."

Synergy Magazine (Vancouver Island, BC)
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