We are thrilled that you are joining us for the world movie premiere of The Wisdom of Trauma!

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

You will receive an email from us with the links by June 8th. 

The movie itself has to be watched any time the week of June 8-14.

The rest of the material will be online for one year, and most of it can be downloaded as well.

The movie can be viewed 24/7 during the week of June 8-14.

Each talk will be broadcast for 24 hours after it goes live. After that it will be placed on the All-Access membership site.

Unless you have registered for Continuing Education credit, you do not need to watch any of the talks live.

With the donation access, each talk will be broadcast for 24 hours after it goes live.

With the All-Access Pass, talks will be online for one year and can also be downloaded.

Immediately after you signed up for The Wisdom of Trauma, we sent you an email with the subject line "You are registered for The Wisdom of Trauma".

Please note, there is sometimes a 10-minute delay between when you enter your information and when the email is sent.

If you don’t see this email, please check your Spam folder and Promotions / Events inbox, in case it was misplaced. If you are still unable to locate the confirmation email anywhere in your mailbox, please contact us.

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

The Wisdom of Trauma movie will be available for viewing 24/7 for 7 days June 8–14 only. Each day you will receive an email with a link to the movie.

Please note: The Wisdom of Trauma movie MUST be watched during this 7-day viewing period and is NOT available for download because of copyright protection, regardless of the type of supporter level you have chosen.

We encourage you to schedule time to watch it during this limited viewing period.

The 7-day ‘Talks on Trauma’ expert teaching series will coincide with the movie premiere, June 8–14, 2021.

You can watch the talk series from any computer or mobile device. We will send you the links each day of the event.

Each session is broadcast for a 24-hour viewing period just after it goes live. After that time it will be placed on the membership site for those who purchased the All-Access Pass.

To access your content, go to the Wisdom of Trauma Supporter All-Access Pass Upgrade website here. If you are not logged in, you will be prompted to do so.  If you forgot you password or are otherwise having trouble logging in:
  • Click here then enter the email address you used to register for the upgrade package.
  • 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.
  • On the password reset page, choose and enter a new password (8-character minimum) and you are on your way! 
  • Once logged in, click the summit name on the top left to enter the website.
(*) If you get an “email not found” notice, please be sure you are using the 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.

You can access the speaker schedule here. https://wisdomoftrauma.com/upgrade/#schedule

If for any reason The All-Access Upgrade does not meet your expectations, you may request a full refund within 14 days from the end of the Event. You must make this request on or before June 28. No refunds will be granted after that date.

Refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds will be issued in the same form of payment made and may take up to three weeks to process. Contact us for assistance.

We will email you with access information each day of the event. In the meantime, we recommend you add these dates to your calendar.

All times are Pacific Time. To check your time zone you can use this tool here.

DAY 1: Tuesday, June 8

With Gabor Mate, Maurizio Benazzo, & Zaya Benazzo
10:00am PDT

Radical Somatic Social Change
LIVE with Gabor Mate and Resmaa Menakem
11:30am PDT

DAY 2: Wednesday, June 9

Healing Trauma in a Fractured World
LIVE with Thomas Hübl & Gabor Maté
10:00am PDT

Trauma and the Nervous System from the Polyvagal Theory Perspective
LIVE with Stephen Porges & Gabor Maté
11:30am PDT

DAY 3: June 10, 2021

A Vision for Compassionate Prison
BROADCAST with Fritzi Horstman, Zaya & Maurizio Benazzo
10:00am PDT

An Indigenous-Based Perspective on Attachment and Recovery
LIVE with Pat McCabe, Gina Perez & Gabor Maté
11:00am PDT

DAY 4: June 11, 2021

Exploring the Relationship Between Attachment and Trauma
BROADCAST with Diane Poole Heller & Gabor Maté
10:00am PDT

Relationships as Mirrors of Our Trauma
LIVE with Esther Perel & Gabor Maté
11:00am PDT

DAY 5: June 12, 2021

Trauma and the Somatic Connection
BROADCAST with Peter Levine & Gabor Maté
10:00am PDT

Building Intergenerational Trauma Sensitivity & Awareness
LIVE with Gabor Maté, Dan Siegel, Sará King & Angel Acosta
1:00pm PDT

DAY 6: June 13, 2021

Psychedelic Medicines & Healing Trauma
BROADCAST with Gabor Maté, Rick Doblin, Françoise Bourzat & Marcela Ot'Alora
10:00am PDT

DAY 7: June 14, 2021

The Importance of Holotropic States in the Field of Psychotherapy
BROADCAST with Stan Grof
10:00am PDT

Closing Remarks
LIVE with Gabor Mate, Maurizio & Zaya Benazzo
11:00am PDT

Closed captioning is available for the Wisdom of Trauma movie.

Yes, subtitles for the movie are offered in the following languages:


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 feel as though you would qualify, you can apply for a scholarship here.

Start a conversation about what a trauma-informed society would look like. Visit our Host a Screening page to find out how to organize an online or in-person screening for your community.

CE is managed by a third-party organization. Please address refund requests or other questions about CEs only to [email protected]

There are two ways to send us questions during the live events. 

You can submit a question through the FB group page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/765092144141751

Or you can ask through the live event page, underneath the player, in the section "Join the Discussion". Please indicate at the beginning of your message that this is a question by writing: QUESTION

During the event we will be posting highlights from the speakers, our favorite quotes, important updates and additional details in our Facebook group! Please join so you can add to the discussion.

→ Click here to join our Facebook group

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{at}scienceandnonduality.com (Replace {at} with @

Become a Wisdom of Trauma Supporter

If you would like to support the movie and the mission, please donate to watch the film or select the upgrade option. The Wisdom of Trauma All-Access Pass gives you access to an additional 30 hours of tools on trauma including a special 12-session course with Gabor Maté.

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We are so confident that these online teachings and added bonuses will be such a valuable learning resource we're offering an unconditional 14-day money-back guarantee.