Next month, we’re going to meet up in Bern, Switzerland. If you’re in the area, please come join us for an afternoon/evening on June 17th. We’ll have a swim in the Aare and follow up with a nice dinner together. Learn more and rsvp via our InterGifted Facebook page or via email.
Many gifted people struggle with shame related to the ways they don’t fit into normal expectations, or the ways their “gifts” are a “bother” to others around them. In this very personal story, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how unidentified “gifted shame” impacted her own life and how she worked her way toward self-acceptance as a gifted adult. How has your “gifted shame” impacted you?
Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs with Jennifer Harvey Sallin, Founder of InterGifted, Coach & Mentor for Highly, Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted Adults 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. In this two-hour group … Read More
Many gifted people have a preference for a specific mode of taking in and processing information without being aware of it. Since our environments offer information in a way that may or may fit our preferred learning style, IG coach and author Willem Kuipers invites us to evaluate our learning preferences and to what extent they match our real-life learning environment. … Read More
Overcoming Gifted Parenting Perfectionism with Sandra E. Clifton, M.Ed., Therapist and coach for Sensitive, Gifted & Twice Exceptional Students April 22 + May 13, 2017, 18.00-19.15 Central European Summer Time on Skype Gifted parents of gifted, twice-exceptional and/or highly sensitive kids often find themselves struggling with perfectionism in their role as parents. This two-session parenting circle will help you explore your own perfectionistic tendencies as a gifted parent, and will help … Read More
As an adult, discovering your own giftedness often occurs as a side-effect of discovering your child’s giftedness. Consciously integrating these discoveries into your family life requires identity adjustment and perspective-taking. In this article, gifted mom and InterGifted family coach Kelly Pryde shares her own family’s journey toward this integration. A version of this article originally appeared in the InterGifted Community’s ebook Embracing the Gifted Quest.… Read More
Learning how to love and be loved as a gifted person sometimes takes a conscious effort to overcome negative self-views we have of our own quirky, intense or otherwise uncommon nature. In this very personal story, InterGifted coach Sandra Pfluger shares how she transformed her painful feelings of ‘gifted unworthiness’ to a certainty that she deserves to be loved – and how you can do the same.… Read More
Creativity is inherent to the gifted experience – and IG’s Creatives Group is all about cultivating that creativity in community, and finding that sweet spot where our giftedness and our creative expression intersect! Jenna Brown, Innovation Curator, is leading our Creatives Group for the next 6 months on a journey to help us reconnect with our ‘why’ and to come to see creative expressions as an act of self-care. … Read More
They say it takes a village to raise a child. If you’re the parent of a gifted or twice-exceptional (2e) family, trying to navigate all the intensities, complexities, and unique needs that go along with that, chances are you need a super village! That’s why soon-to-be IG Coach Kelly Pryde is starting a peer group, designed to be your super village—a safe, supportive space for parents and professionals of gifted and 2e families … Read More
Masking gifted sensitivity causes us to lose touch with ourselves, and we pay dearly for this disconnect. Our world becomes grey and drab; we feel an inner persistent, nagging angst; we are certain something essential is missing in our lives. In this article, InterGifted Coach Eric Windhorst shares both how the birth of his daughter catalyzed the re-emergence of his authentic sensitive self as a gifted man, and steps you can take toward rediscovering your own true gifted self.… Read More