Neurodiversity: What Herbalists Need to Know

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 or identifying as schizophrenic or bipolar.

Afternoon (1:30pm-5:30pm)