Introduction to Somatic Herbalism

with Sean Donahue, May 26-27, 2018

Course Information

The late Dr. Oliver Sacks said that the two most important diagnostic questions were “Who are you?” and “How do you be?”

Somatic herbalism combines insights from psychology, neurobiology, and traditional western herbalism to help subtly shift the felt sense a person has of being embodied in this world in this moment. Learn how to help people find greater vitality and experience deeper presence by working with minute doses of herbal medicines and the body’s own capacity to heal.

Course Instructor

Sean Donahue is a member of the faculty of the School of Western Herbalism at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC, and co-founder, with Alicia Crockett and Matthew Wood, of the Portland School of Herbal Wisdom in Portland, OR (where he also has a private practice.) He is a priest and holder of the Green Wand in the BlackHeart line of the Feri Tradition of witchcraft. He lives on the traditional territory of the Yakima Nation in Trout Lake, WA. His writing regularly appears in Plant Healer magazine and on the website Gods & Radicals among other publications. 

Sean works to integrate the insights of Traditional Western Herbalism, somatic psychology, European shamanic and magical traditions, phytochemistry, and neurobiology. The result is a clinical approach based on shifting and deepening a person’s felt sense of embodied presence and connection with the living world. He has a special passion for working with people whose experiences and worldviews are frequently misunderstood or discounted in conventional health care settings.

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm

Course Tuition

Regular – $300 (Early Bird – $285, until April 1)
Students* – $275 (Early Bird – $250, until April 1)
PRC Alumni – $285 (Early Bird – $265, until April 1)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.

Course Registration

To register, please click on the registration button below. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.

Withdrawal Policy

For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non-refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.