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Synopsis

The discipline that involves doing sports combined with the mental clarity that comes from being immersed in nature is a combination that has enabled thousands of people to abandon addiction, have a spiritual renewal, re-evaluate their lives and find their purpose in life.

 

México is full of extraordinary landscapes that have witnessed thousands of rehabilitation stories. This documentary seeks to move us away from the noise of the city in order to enter the silence of the natural world and reconnect with the ties we have lost throughout the age of disconnection.

The Experts

Dr. Gabor Maté

"When you take people and you isolate them and you dislocate them, take them away from their natural environment, and then in any, every way you make them disconnected from themselves, you’re going to get addiction"

Doctor and Canadian writer, author of several best seller books, specializes in the study and treatment of addictions, attention deficit disorder and early experiences in childhood. With more than 20 years of experience in family medicine and palliative care, and extensive knowledge of the latest discoveries in cutting-edge research.

 

Dr. Maté is a highly sought-after speaker and professor, who regularly addresses health professionals, educators and North American audiences. As an author, he has written several bestseller books, including the award-winning "In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction", "When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress"

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 Bruce Alexander

"Addiction has gone from being a small problem, to a big problem, to a global problem. We haven't really recognised the nature of the problem and we explain it by saying its a drug problem, or its an alcohol problem but it isn't, its a much bigger problem than that, and if we are to understand it, we must understand it globally"

Psychologist and professor emeritus of Vancouver, BC, Canada. He has taught and conducted research on the psychology of addiction at Simon Fraser University since 1970.

 

The colleagues of Alexander and SFU carried out a series of experiments on drug addiction known as the Rat Park experiments. He has written two books: Peaceful Measures: Canada's Way Out of the War on Drugs (1990) and Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit (2008)

Dr. Manon Vachez

"The Rehabilitation process is the most intense journey, its the most exciting journey. Sobriety is the most powerfull drug there is"

Manon Vachez is a specialist in Addictions for the University of Minnesota and the treatment center Hazelden, certified internationally by the TCBADAC and ICBAPMM 1995

 

She made retreats and Buddhist practices in India, Nepal, Buthan, Thailand and France. Buddhist Contributions to Global Ethics, Minfulness, Science and Buddhism. With the teacher Tich Nath Hahn 2009 -2012.

 

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