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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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
Gifted loneliness is a painful reaction to not getting our real human needs for understanding and connection met. It is a feeling of being out-of-sync with the world around us. In this beautiful essay, originally written for InterGifted’s Book Embracing the Gifted Quest, InterGifted Coach Lea Stublarec explores our need to feel ‘In-Sync’ as gifted people, and the many ways we can rekindle our connection to ourselves, to our fellow gifted human, and to all of humanity.… Read More
Come join us for IG’s Writing Month! It is an all-month event that aims to give ALL our members a public voice about our gifted self-discovery journey, no matter where we are at in our process of discovering, struggling with and embracing our gifted selves. This is a group project – a fun and meaningful way for us all to work together, all at once, as a global community! … Read More
Giftedness & Self-Compassion Hosted by: Ronnie Grandell When: March 22nd, 2016 at 6.00pm Central European Time Find the talk handout here. Self-compassion is all about learning to treat yourself like a you would treat a dear friend – something that in principle sounds simple enough, but in reality, we all know how loud and stubborn that critical inner voice can be. This is especially true for gifted people, whose creative minds can … Read More
Jennifer Harvey Sallin started InterGifted in 2015 as a means to connect gifted peers around the world. In this article she shares her experience of publicly talking about being gifted for the first time, her motivations for creating InterGifted, how gifted people can recognize giftedness in themselves and others, and why it’s not arrogant to be sincerely who you are.