Positive Nights Presents: Screening of The Wisdom of Trauma

Oct 28, 2021 at 19:00 — 22:00 (GMT)

We are honoured to share that on October 28th at 7 p.m. Irish Time, we will be screening The Wisdom of Trauma, an insightful new documentary by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, featuring Dr. Gabor Maté.


This film – which takes a deep dive into the untold meaning of trauma – was four years in the making. In it, producers and directors Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo from Science and Nonduality (SAND) travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté to explore why Western society is facing a mental health crisis.


Dr. Maté has long been admired for his revolutionary work on addiction, trauma and the healing of mental anguish. ‘The Wisdom of Trauma’ is a powerful examination of what lies at the core of our collective trauma. Dr. Maté states that “our job as humans is to learn from our suffering.” He has witnessed firsthand the enormous potential human beings have for transcending suffering and gaining the wisdom held within it.


The directors say: "When we started this film, we thought that we were among the lucky ones who had had a happy childhood. We thought that trauma was caused by bad things happening to people; REALLY bad things: war, murder, violence, sexual exploitation… But trauma, as we learned from Dr. Gabor Maté, happens to everybody. Individually and collectively we carry a backlog of pain that has never been heard because we miss narratives to help us share, witness and hold space for each other’s deepest wounds. We hold the vision of a society that can acknowledge the truth about shame and the pain of unmet needs that live quietly but widely among us. Trauma cannot always be conquered, fixed, or resolved, but it can be heard, held and loved."


Most trauma gets formed in the early years, when we are young, vulnerable and unversed in the ways of the world. Stored trauma, like an underground volcano, can derail daily life. It makes us disconnect from those who trigger small hurts in us and ignore our gut feelings. It limits the amount of empathy, insight, compassion and responsiveness we can give to ourselves and others. Unlock your trauma and you are unlocking the ability to connect deeply with self and other, feel and follow your intuition, and experience deeper levels of all the good stuff in life.


We are honoured to have been presented with an opportunity to screen ‘The Wisdom of Trauma.’ This movie event is available as an in-person screening on Thursday October 28th at 7 p.m. Irish Time (limited places available), or as an online link that will be available to ticket holders for 48 hours from the time of the physical screening. The venue for the in-person screening is the beautiful Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.


If you would like an ONLINE LINK instead of a place on the physical event, this will be available through a donation of your choice. Just email us at positivelifeevents@gmail.com, explaining that you would like to avail of the online link option, and we'll share all the details.

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Ticket Price Quantity
Physical Screening €20.00 (+€1.80 booking fee*)
Physical Screening (Concession/Unwaged) €15.00 (+€1.35 booking fee*)
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