Neurodiversity: What Practitioners need to know

with Sean Donahue, May 13-14, 2017

Course Information

Neurodiversity is the natural variation in neurobiology, sensory processing, and consciousness among humans.  In this workshop we will examine the implications of the concept of neurodiversity for herbalists and other natural health practitioners. We will examine evolutionary and cultural dimensions of neurodiversity, and develop tools and understandings for working with neurodivergent people – people whose neurobiology differs from what our culture holds to be the norm. While we will focus primarily on Autistic expressions and experiences, we will touch briefly on working with people diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar.

Course Instructor

Sean Donahue is an herbalist, writer and teacher. He is dedicated to the continuation and revitalization of traditions in western herbalism that connect people and plants as partners in healing, honour the inherent intelligence and potential of the human mind, body, and spirit, and recognize the connections between physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and between personal, cultural, and planetary healing. He has a particular passion for recovering the spiritual and esoteric aspects of western herbal traditions and reintegrating them with medical herbalism. He has been inspired and influenced by the work of Matthew Wood, Margi Flint, and Stephen Harrod Buhner, as well as by the Physiomedicalist and Eclectic physicians of the nineteenth-century, and traditional Cunningfolk, herbalist, and healers of Europe and North America. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and gatherings throughout North America and a contributor to Plant Healer magazine. You can read more about his work at

Course Dates

Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, 2017, 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.

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