Living with Intensity: Understanding Giftedness as Self-Actualization
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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. Learn about Dabrowski’s Overexcitabilities, Theory of Positive Disintegration and the climb toward gifted self-actualization in this article by IG founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin.… Read More

IG Coaching Network Talk: Paula Prober on Your Rainforest Mind
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Your Rainforest Mind With: Paula Prober When: July 12th, 2016 at 6.00pm Central European Summer Time Paula Prober has been working to help gifted individuals for nearly 40 years, first as a teacher and for the last 25 years, as a psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and speaker. In her new book, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, we meet clients with whom she has worked in … Read More

IG Coaching Network Talk: Willem Kuipers on Empathy vs. Task Orientation – Recording now available
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Gifted Results or Gifted Relations, Which Do You Prefer?  With: Willem Kuipers When: May 31st, 2016 at 6.00pm Central European Time Find the talk handout here. Willem Kuipers, coach and author of Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon, has coined a very helpful lingo to describe a version of giftedness which relies on self-awareness rather than test results. It is a language which is empowering for gifted people learning about their minds. It is … Read More

Intensity in Conversation: Webinar Series with AnaMaria Call
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  As gifted adults, we know we can be intense. At parties and social events we’re no stranger to being misunderstood or misjudged. Many of us feel like we live with the frustrating choice to either be ourselves and risk scaring people off, or suppressing our intensity for the sake of a ‘normal’ conversation. However, there’s another way. Conversations are the best way to build the very relationships that will make room for our intensity and … Read More

IG Coaching Network Talk: Ronnie Grandell on Giftedness and Self-Compassion – Recording Now Available
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  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

How InterGifted was Born
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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.

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Interview of Aurélien: Questioning Religion
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An Interview by Amy Schief I had the opportunity today to meet with Aurélien and talk with him about his InterGifted peer group: What Comes after Religion? His group’s first discussion was set to take place that very evening. Lucky me that we live in the same town in Switzerland so we decided to meet at an odd little café that neither of us had ever ventured into. The coffee … Read More

New Group Forming: Gifted Artists’ Group
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IG Artists’ Curator Ashraf Osman is forming a Gifted Artists’ Group. As Ashraf says, art is a challenging domain for anyone, but for gifted people it is especially demanding: gifted artists are often proficient in other more conventional domains, and given social pressures and expectations, end up prioritizing the them. And the need to express and explore creatively often remains frustrated. This is why Ashraf is forming this group: to help the artists … Read More

IG Coaching Network Talk: Jennifer Harvey Sallin on Giftedness and Romantic Relationships – Recording Now Available
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Giftedness & Romantic Relationships Hosted by: Jennifer Harvey Sallin When: December 3rd, 2015 at 6.00pm Central European Time Find the talk handout here. Romantic relationships can be a mix of challenging, frustrating and beautiful, regardless of whether you or your partner are gifted. But giftedness in relationships and dating adds a level of complexity to communicating, connecting and co-creating, which can be the source of even more challenges and frustrations (and potentially, … Read More

New Group Forming: What Comes After Religion?
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Aurélien Sallin has formed a group for those who are in the process of giving up or have already given up religion, and who feel the need to discuss their mixed feelings of guilt and freedom together with gifted peers facing the same questions. He asks: What does it feel like when we abandon a certain set of religious beliefs? What triggers a decision to free ourselves from such beliefs? How … Read More

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