Starting Fresh with Dr. Gabor Maté & Daniel Maté

Transform your relationship with your parent or adult child. 


Release Old Patterns & Reconnect in the Present

In this 10-part workshop, Gabor and Daniel offer a framework for parents and adult children to transform stuck dynamics through a combination of self-reflection, somatic inquiry, and compassionate coaching. “Starting fresh” doesn't mean the relationship will be perfect, but you will be able to engage with it in the present and approach challenges in fresh ways.

In this course you will learn:

  • Why the parent / adult child relationship is so important and the common dynamics that hold us back
  • A framework for approaching this relationship in a new way
  • Practical theories to turn disconnection and resentment into reconnection and ease
  • Why you have more choice and freedom than you realize




The full 10-hour workshop – along with handouts, discussion prompts, and self-reflection questions – to transform your relationship with your parent or adult child

BONUS: 90-minute preview to the workshop, highlighting key teaching moments and powerful participant stories


for as low as

$35 $12


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Meet Your Teachers

Dr. Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté is a retired physician who, after 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience, worked for over a decade in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side with patients challenged by drug addiction and mental illness.

The bestselling author of five books published in nearly 40 languages, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, Gabor is an internationally renowned speaker highly sought after for his expertise on addiction, trauma, childhood development, and the relationship of stress and illness. For his ground-breaking medical work and writing he has been awarded the Order of Canada, his country’s highest civilian distinction, and the Civic Merit Award from his hometown, Vancouver. His most recent book, The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture is a New York Times and international bestseller.

Daniel Maté

Daniel Maté is a multi-award-winning composer, lyricist, and playwright for musical theatre based in Brooklyn, New York. His musicals include The Longing and the Short of It, the Kafka-inspired The Trouble With Doug, and a forthcoming adaptation of Russell Banks’s novel The Sweet Hereafter. He graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing and holds a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from McGill.

Outside of music and theatre, Daniel co-authored the New York Times bestselling The Myth of Normal with his father. The two Matés are now working on a new book, Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents and Their Adult Children, based on their popular workshop of the same name. He also runs the world’s only “mental chiropractic” service, Take A Walk With Daniel.

What participants are saying...

“I am so grateful for the whole experience. Life-changing, awakening, generous. Thank you from my heart.”

~ Virginia

My daughter and I are very close now! We communicate daily, and she is clearer in her wants and needs towards me.”

~ Celia

“I am in deep gratitude to Gabor, Daniel, and the crew at Commune for a very transformative workshop.

~ Edward

“In adult parent-child relationships, there are at least four people there. There's who you actually are. There's who the other actually is. Then there's who you believe the other is and who the other believes you are. Sometimes the real people are not even there. It's just the other two arguing with each other.”

~ Gabor

“What you already believe about your parent or child dictates what you are expecting and how you prepare for them to show up. Then you act in a way that leads them to confirm it for you.” 

~ Daniel

Workshop Sessions

Total workshop length is 10 hours. This program was filmed live at Commune Topanga.

Learn to relate to your parent or adult child with clarity, choice, and power.