• CAD $395.00 – Standard - FULL WORKSHOP - Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Date & Time Details:
Friday, November 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, November 26, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 9:30am - 1:00pm

Friday Public Event:
Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Saturday/Sunday Workshop:
SFU Harbour Centre, Segal Rooms
515 W. Hastings St.

Contact: Max Souders, Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Nov 26 & 27 Full Workshop (includes Nov 25 Public Event ticket):
Generous: $495 CAD
Standard: $395 CAD
Reduced: $295 CAD

Pricing Note: We ask that you reflect deeply and select the tier that is most appropriate for your financial situation. The “Generous” tier will support Hollyhock in continuing to offer meaningful programs and also support your fellow community members who are experiencing financial hardship.

Nov 25 Public Event Only:
Click here for tickets to the Friday Public Event only.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Hello Again: A Fresh Start for Parents & Their Adult Children (Vancouver)

With Dr. Gabor Maté and Daniel Maté

November 25 - 27, 2022

While the Full Workshop is sold out, you may still purchase tickets to the Public Event, Friday, Nov 25th. Click here for tickets

Father-and-son Gabor and Daniel Maté lead this candid and probing inquiry into what it means to outgrow and transform past-based dynamics in adult parent-child relationships.

The American teacher and author Ram Dass once said, “If you think you’re so enlightened, go spend a week with your parents.” Family relationships are often fraught with complexity, and the unique relationship between parent and child can be challenging well into adulthood. Old dynamics have a way of clouding our views of one another in the present, giving rise to unpleasant reactions and interactions. Sometimes we seek to avoid conflict by keeping each other at an emotional arm’s length, creating yet another impediment to genuine connection.

Moving beyond these repetitive patterns would free us up to relate to one another in the present and enjoy the many benefits of an authentic relationship. But how?

This program examines the historical source of old patterns with compassion, humour and insight, and—most importantly—helps to clear the way for a new relationship, unencumbered by what came before.

All adults are welcome to attend. The workshop will be valuable whether you attend alone or with any number of your family members.

For tickets to the Public Event only on Friday, Nov 25th, click here!



Dr. Gabor Maté
Gabor Maté (pronounced GAH-bor MAH-tay) 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 four books published in thirty languages, Gabor…
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Daniel Maté
Daniel Maté is an award-winning musical theatre dramatist, songwriter, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre Writing from Tisch/NYU. In 2017/18 he served as lead instructor for Vancouver’s first ever Musical Theatre Writers’ Workshop and was a writer in residence at Touchstone Theatre. As guest…
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