Starting October and for the next six months, InterGifted’s HEPG Peer Group will be embarking on an in-depth group exploration of the Overexcitabilities of highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted people (in the context of Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration). We’ll be guided by member Karin Eglinton on our (self)-discovery journey, who will be providing weekly discussion prompts to explore the various facets of each of the Overexcitabilities and how they affect us, our … Read More
Some people have particularly excitable sensory and emotional systems, imagination, and intellect. They’re unusually intense, complex and driven, and often slightly at odds with themselves and the world around them. When it feels like this world is too much for you, and you’re too much for the world too – what do you do? Philosophical Counselor Miriam van der Valk helps us see how we can reconcile, strive for virtue, and pursue wisdom!
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By Lea Stublarec, written for IG’s Writing Month Compilation. Gifted people can go from being out-of-sync to in-sync when they intentionally work to find their own tribe. Sometimes that means healing their inner tribe too.… Read More
Learning you’re gifted as an adult can be quite overwhelming! In this article, gifted coach and mentor Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares the seven stages gifted adults typically go through after discovering (or re-discovering) their giftedness, and how you can best navigate them toward self-acceptance, joy and a proactive creativity with your own unique gifted mind.… Read More
Often accompanied by an intense inner disharmony, giftedness has more than once been confused with pathology in the course of history. However, rather than mental weakness or illness, Dabrowski looked at giftedness as a great catalyst for self-actualization. An article by Jennifer Harvey Sallin.… Read More