We are thrilled that you are joining us for the film The Wisdom of Trauma!

For your convenience, we have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Please sign up to view the movie at https://thewisdomoftrauma.com

The film, talks, course and bonuses will be online for you for one year after you purchase it, and most of it can be downloaded as well.

You may download the free The Wisdom of Trauma Companion eBook here:


The trauma course is only available with the All-Access Pass. It has 12 sessions and more than 7 hours of teachings.

Here is what is covered:

  •  Session 1: Understanding Trauma
  •  Session 2: The Nature and Science of Trauma
  •  Session 3: Saying NO: Attachment vs Authenticity
  •  Session 4: Relationships
  •  Session 5: On Guilt, Shame, Anger and Grief
  •  Session 6: Illness as Adaptation
  •  Session 7: Psychedelics and Trauma
  •  Session 8: Spiritual Bypassing
  •  Session 9: Healing and Compassion
  •  Session 10: Compassionate Inquiry Case Studies 
  •  Session 11: Somatic Practices w/ Betsy Polatin Part 1
  •  Session 12: Somatic Practices w/ Betsy Polatin Part 2



To access your content, go to the All-Access Pass membership website

If you forgot your password or are otherwise having trouble logging in:

  • Click here then enter the email address you used to register for the All-Access Pass.
  • You will receive an email response from the system, with the subject:  "Reset password instructions." (*) Follow the link in that email to reset your password.

(*) If you get an “email not found” notice, please be sure you are using the same email address you used to register. If there's still a problem, and/or you don’t see your password reset email, please contact us.

If for any reason The All-Access Upgrade does not meet your expectations, you may request a full refund within 14 days from the date of purchase.

Refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment made. Contact us for assistance.

Refunds apply only to purchases of the All-Access Pass. No refunds are offered for donations.

Closed captioning is available for the Wisdom of Trauma movie. Please click on "CC" to turn it on.

Subtitles for the movie are offered in the following languages:

English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Please click on "CC" to turn the subtitles on.

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for the All-Access Pass to people who are deeply committed to self-awareness and the work of creating a trauma-informed society, but whose current financial situation does not allow them to purchase the upgrade. If you think you would qualify, you can apply for a scholarship.

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A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.

After 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, Dr. Maté worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown EastSide with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness. The author of four books published in over twenty-five languages, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker and an expert on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship between stress and illness. His book on addiction received the Hubert Evans Prize for literary non-fiction.

For his groundbreaking medical work and writing, he was awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His books include In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction; When the Body Says No; The Cost of Hidden Stress; Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; and (with Dr. Gordon Neufeld) Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers.

He is currently writing his next book, The Myth of Normal: Illness and Health in an Insane Culture, to be published late 2021. Gabor is also the co-developer of a therapeutic approach, Compassionate Inquiry, now studied by hundreds of therapists, physicians, counselors, and others internationally. More on his books and programs on his website.

Science and Nonduality (SAND) is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in direct experience. We come together to explore the big questions of life while celebrating the mystery of being. SAND is a place for an open-hearted, authentic connection with people who are drawn together to explore what it means to be a human being, standing at the intersection of spiritual inquiry, science, social healing, and the arts. SAND is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Zaya Benazzo is a filmmaker from Bulgaria with degrees in engineering, environmental science, and film. For many years, she worked as an environmental activist in Holland and Bulgaria, and later produced and directed several award-winning documentaries in Europe and the United States.

Maurizio Benazzo grew up in Italy, and in 1984 came to the United States on a ninety-eight-year-old sailing boat. He started working as an actor, model, and filmmaker, but his thirst for knowledge was only satisfied in 2001 upon encountering I Am That, the seminal work by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, while he was in India shooting the award-winning documentary Short Cut to Nirvana.
Maurizio and Zaya merged their lifelong passions for science and mysticism when they met in 2007, and their first project together was filming the documentary Rays of the Absolute on the life and teachings of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. This project sparked their next level of creation and collaboration: SAND, a global community inspired by the timeless wisdom traditions, informed by modern science, and grounded in direct experience.

If your question is not answered above, please contact us at support@scienceandnonduality.com

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