This four-session course provides a fresh look at the causes and consequences of sensory overload in the brain and its role in a spectrum of syndromes including autism, and to a lesser extent, some forms of giftedness as well as attention problems. Uncovering this root neurological condition sets the stage for retreating from a battle against symptoms and creating a context for isolating and minimizing the resulting dysfunction. The implications for intervention are profound.


Course participants will view the online lecture video recordings from their own computers through our Virtual Campus and come together weekly in a Scheduled Online Class via Zoom to discuss the material and gain further insight from Neufeld Faculty member Jule Epp.

All Scheduled Online Classes are recorded. If you can't fit a live class into your day-time schedule, you can keep up by watching the recording later in the week.

All registrations include four months' access to our Virtual Campus which features Dr. Neufeld's video material, online support, discussion forums, study guides, supplementary resources, and much more. 

Suitability & Applicability

It is hard to think of anyone for whom this course would not be suitable. Everyone in today’s world knows someone who demonstrates the signs of hypersensitivity in one way or another, but few will appreciate the meaning of what they are observing. We cannot effectively address a problem we do not understand. This course will have special relevance for parents, grandparents, teachers and therapists of the hypersensitive, as well as to those who suspect that hypersensitivity might be the explanation for their very own baffling experiences.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a Scheduled Online Class format on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30 am Pacific, starting with an orientation session on October 3, 2023. It will run for 5 weeks.


Cancellation notifications received up until one day before the start of the course are eligible for a refund, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellation notifications received after the start of the course are not eligible for refund.

If a course is cancelled by the Neufeld Institute due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.