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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
As a gifted person, developing an ongoing practice of mindfulness can be a real challenge: your mind is often very busy with many simultaneous ideas, strong emotions and questions to answer. This course will give you gifted-specific support to help you build the foundation for developing a personal practice of mindfulness, as well as to provide you the tools to better handle your overexcitabilities, non-stop mind, and … 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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Come join InterGifted’s Creatives Peer Group for our newest creatives journey together! We’ve just finished a half-year program guided by Jenna Brown, and we’re re-opening our group to new members. Cheryl Graham will be taking over temporary leadership of our group, with a beautiful vision to lead us: “To create is to live, to be; it is one of the deepest human needs and experiences. We need spaces to … Read More