Giftedness and the Ecology of Relationships

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Gifted people experience unique challenges in the field of relationships. Some of our challenges are internal and arise from the particular make-up of our intensities; others are external and result from a lack of knowledge of our special needs as a minority population. In this article, InterGifted coach and mentor Karin Eglinton shares her story on how she learned to respond in constructive ways to both the internal and external relational challenges we gifted people face. 

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GiftedxAutistic – Workshop with Silver Huang coming in February

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Our next offering of Silver Huang’s GiftedxAutistic workshop is now being scheduled for February! This upcoming workshop will be focused on the “female autistic profile”: the unique challenges, strengths and opportunities of gifted women (by “female” we are specifically referring to individuals who are female assigned at birth (FAAB), regardless of gender or sexual identity), who are also autistic. Join us!… Read More

Gifted Psychology 101 – an online course for psychologists, therapists, counselors & social workers – Starting February 7th

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This online course, starting on February 7th with Jennifer Harvey Sallin is for psychologists, therapists, counselors and social workers who want to learn how to better serve their gifted clients. … Read More

Being Me: An InterGifted Community Writing (and Creative Expression) Project – January through March 2018

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Join us as we enter into a new community writing project which will take place over three months: January to March 2018. It will be an opportunity for any of our members to contribute writing, art, and poetry, all on the theme of giftedness and authenticity. … Read More

Mindfulness for Gifted People – An Online Course with Kelly Pryde – Starting January 26th

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Kelly Pryde is now scheduling our second of this wonderful 4-session course! This course gives you gifted-specific support to help you build the foundation for developing a personal practice of mindfulness, as well as provide you the tools to better handle your overexcitabilities, non-stop mind, and difficult emotions such as shame, anger, and anxiety. It will help you cultivate a new relationship with yourself based on kindness and compassion rather than judgment and criticism. Think of it as “Gifted Self-Care 2.0”!… Read More

Gifted Psychology 101: A New Course for Coaches & Psychologists – Starting January 11th

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Join us for our new course: Gifted Psychology 101 for coaches and psychologists. If you are you a coach or psychologist (or planning to become one), and you’d like to be well-equipped to serve gifted clients, Jennifer Harvey Sallin’s course will help prepare you for that goal!… Read More

Join InterGifted’s New Partner Project – Intrepid Integrity – Starting December 18th!

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Here at InterGifted, we are excited to announce our new partner project Intrepid Integrity! Created by InterGifted member & soon-to-be mentor, Silver Huang, Intrepid Integrity is an “authenticity incubator” for gifted people. Authenticity Incubator? Yes! It’s a 12-week program which allows you as a gifted person to embark upon a guided exploration of what being authentic means to you. How is that done? Through a combination of learning and experimenting through creative means. Learn more here and sign up for the pre-launch trial starting December 18th!… Read More

Giftedness & Authenticity

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In a neuromajority culture, being gifted or twice-exceptional provides a hundred opportunities every day for feeling like one’s authentic self isn’t “right”. It takes courage and hard work to find a way to bridge one’s authentic expression and inner sense of integrity with the external world in contexts that don’t match us well. In this article, IG Mentor Silver Huang shares her long journey toward that goal as a gifted and autistic person, and provides thoughts for you on how you can live authentically as a gifted or twice-exceptional person.… Read More

Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs Online Workshops – December 5th or December 11th

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Gifted people are often told that their standards are too high and unrealistic by others who don’t understand that gifted people have uncommon needs. This leads them to deny or judge their own needs and try to live without getting them met. This two-hour online workshop is all about helping you identify your uncommon needs as a gifted person and reflecting on how you can get them met in healthy, edifying ways. Join us!… Read More

Discovering Our Highest Values

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As gifted people, if we are not explicitly aware of our highest values, our thoughts and behaviors can be unpredictable and our internal and external world can at times feel very chaotic. In this article, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin explores how gifted people can identify their highest values, and use them to channel their gifted complexity in a meaningful and grounded way.… Read More

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