That we haven't explicitly talked about addiction until our 24th podcast episode is very reflective of our approach here at FfC. Though definitely a part of people's history, we encourage those we work with to look at their addiction as a surface symptom of something far deeper. In this episode, we start with asking a statement posed by Gabor Maté: "The question is not what's wrong with people, it's what has happened to people". 

The FfC have a meandering chat in response to this, covering shame, the feeling of competing with others whilst in recovery, the 'relapse journey', the moralistic/overly-simplistic/black or white view of addiction, and more. See what you think. 

Listen to the podcast link using the Spotify player above or by going to our Youtube channel


We have a huge amount of respect for Gabor Maté and his pioneering approach to working with trauma. In June 2021, he released a new film - The Wisdom of Trauma - that encapsulates his life's work.