Profound information that compliments Spinoza’s knowledge of emotions. In this video Dr. Gabor Mate explains how addictive behavior can be brought about from early childhood trauma. His book, “When the Body Says No” demonstrates the mind-body connection which leads to addictive behavior. His source of research which has been around for over 100’s possibly thousands of years; yet, for some reason it’s being ignored by the current medical and psychiatric professions. That there is a deep emotional relationship between our childhoods upbringing which may have been physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and how this abusive environment has shaped our life. Shame, denial, feelings of worthlessness, emptiness, anxiety, depression are emotions manifest from improper nurturing as children which are deeply hidden within us.