UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, COURSES & GROUPS

 


 

GIFTED WRITERS WORKSHOP

With: InterGifted Writing Coach Jan Provoost

When & Where: Next workshops starting March 2019; on zoom.us

How often: 5 sessions, once every 5 weeks (schedule determined with participants depending on how everyone's writing proceeds)

Spots available: 4-5 total per group (the March group currently has one spot left)

Session length: 1.5 hours per session

Cost: 590 CHF total

GOAL AND STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP:

The workshop is aimed at people who want to explore writing as a gifted individual. People who have a secret writing dream that has been gathering dust, and who’d like to develop their unique, gifted writing voice and touch readers in a truthful and authentic way. In the course of the workshop and depending how much time they can commit, each participant will embark on a writing adventure. In the online sessions, we will discuss these projects and give mutual, constructive feedback on each other’s texts. Additionally, we’ll discuss a number of selected topics. And in between sessions, there will be additional tips, guidance, and exercises.


THEMES INCLUDE:

  • Understanding the writing process for gifted people
  • Developing a unique, truthful writer’s voice
  • Finding inspiration, everywhere
  • Experimenting with structure, language, style, and perspective
  • Selecting one’s readers and communicating with them
  • Submitting writing to a public, including autobiographic writing
  • Giving & receiving constructive feedback


Writing is a craft. It takes practice and patience, countless rewrites, and many, many hours alone at your computer. Having a group of gifted peer writers who get you and how your unusual mind works, who give you inspiration and feedback, and who push you to meet deadlines is an invaluable part of the process. If you’re interested to join, would like to learn more, or schedule an exploratory chat with Jan, write us below.

INDIVIDUAL WRITING COACHING: 

If you are unable or not ready to participate in the group setting at this time, Jan also offers writing support for gifted writers on an individual basis. If you're interested in exploring the possibilities with him, write us to schedule a free intro chat.

Email us to join or to schedule an exploratory chat!
connect@intergifted.com

About Jan Provoost 

Jan is highly gifted, an introverted multipotentialite who has writing and reading among his many passions. As a professional science writer, he reports on technological advances in such varied domains as artificial intelligence, neuro-electronics and solar cells. In private, his writing and reading also include mystery and beauty, the past and future, autobiography and memory, the color blue, and more. He's currently working toward becoming a public speaker and climate change activist. As an InterGifted Writing Coach, he supports gifted writers to develop their content and unique writing voice. Jan is based in Leuven, Belgium and works with writers all over the world. Feel free to reach out!

 


OTHER RECURRING WORKSHOPS, GROUPS & COURSES

Contact us to get on the waiting list for future offerings

 

GIFTED PSYCHOLOGY 101

There are two versions of this course with InterGifted founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin: a 6-session version psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals trained in basic psychology; and a 12-session version for coaches or to-be coaches who are not trained in psychology. The aim of both courses is to provide helping professionals with the knowledge necessary to help your gifted clients.

The coaches' version includes basic psychology, all gifted-specific, on these themes:

  • The Benefits of and Difference Between Coaching, Mentoring + Therapy for Gifted Individuals
  • The Gifted Brain, Giftedness Identification & Levels, Twice- and Multi-Exceptionality
  • Recognizing Psychopathology Misdiagnosis in Gifted Clients
  • Personality Development Models, including Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration
  • Trauma + Trauma Healing, including Gifted-Specific Trauma
  • Family Dynamics + Relationships, including Giftedness in Families
  • Common Therapeutic Models & Therapeutic Dynamics
  • Personal + Spiritual Development
  • Career Psychology, including Common Gifted & Multipotentialite Dilemmas
  • Positive Psychology + Promoting Mental Health

The psychologists' et al. version (psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, counselors, social workers or any helping professional who already has training in at-least basic psychology or a related field) focuses in on these gifted-specific themes:

Recognizing giftedness in clients
  • How to recognize and evaluate giftedness, giftedness levels, and unique giftedness profiles
  • How to bring up and address giftedness with a client
  • How to overcome resistance to the idea
  • Resources for client self-discovery inside and outside of therapy
Most common problem areas for gifted clients
  • Social troubles
  • Lack of peers
  • Lack of recognition
  • Romantic relational troubles
  • Trauma / Complex Trauma
  • Twice-exceptionality, Misdiagnoses + most common gifted/psychopathology overlaps
  • How to best guide and support + resources
Therapeutic dynamics with gifted clients
  • How to fully engage with gifted clients
  • How to handle the overexcitabilities and intensity in sessions
  • How to handle differences in giftedness levels between psychologist and client
  • How to have good boundaries and when to use self-disclosure with gifted clients
  • How to work with client when the psychologist is triggered by his/her own gifted issues
  • When to see breakdown as positive disintegration, and when to see it as "clinical"; how to best help in both cases
Therapeutic logistics
  • How therapy, coaching and mentoring can all help a gifted client, and when each is appropriate
  • Common therapeutic trajectories for clients and how to help them transition from therapy to other forms of support
  • Client drop out and how to maintain engagement
Gifted personal & career development
  • Common gifted career dilemmas and how to approach them
  • Helpful resources for gifted career exploration
  • Giftedness and creativity
  • Giftedness and spirituality/religion
  • Tools of positive psychology for gifted self-development
Understanding & working with special populations
  • Children, teens & adults
  • Elderly
  • Prison populations
  • LGBTQ+
  • Twice-exceptional clients

INDIVIDUAL STUDY & PRIVATE MENTORING:

There is also an individual-study option for both of these courses which includes individualized mentoring for where you are in your therapeutic or coaching practice. There is currently a waiting list for these sessions, but you can email Jen to express your interest and get on her wait list. You can also email her to get on the wait list for an upcoming course.

 

 

LEGITIMIZING YOUR GIFTED NEEDS 

This workshop with InterGifted Founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin is about taking inventory of and legitimizing your gifted needs. Since 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 may lead them to deny or judge their own needs and try to live without getting them met. In addition to the material presented, there's an emphasis on interaction and learning through each other's experiences. These sessions hold rich, thoughtful and insightful discussions with your gifted peers and have sparked major insights and life changes for many of our participants. We meet on zoom.us with video and audio (you may attend with audio only, if you prefer).

THEMES:

This workshop helps you look at:

  • how your gifted-specific needs have been minimized or unmet by others (and maybe sometimes yourself!)
  • how you can get a better understanding of these uncommon needs
  • how you can get these uncommon needs met in a non-gifted dominant world
  • how you can better communicate your gifted needs so that others can respond in positive ways.

Email Jen to get on the wait list for the next offering.

About Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Jennifer is the founder of InterGifted and is a psychologist, coach and mentor who specializes in providing training and mentoring for gifted coaches and other helping professionals who support the gifted; in performing giftedness assessments; and in mentoring profoundly gifted adults. She writes extensively on giftedness and self-development and you can find her articles here on InterGifted’s blog and on her own blog at Rediscovering Yourself. She is based in Switzerland and works with gifted adults throughout the world. You can learn more about her here, and feel free to reach out!


 

MINDFULNESS FOR GIFTED PEOPLE: FOUNDATIONS COURSE

This is a recurring course with Kelly Pryde, as part of our Gifted Mindfulness Collective partner project. It is designed for gifted people who are ready to learn to connect with themselves authentically and support their intensities skillfully through the practice of mindfulness. It will help you cultivate a new relationship with yourself: think of it as “Gifted Self-Care 2.0”! Kelly will give you gifted-specific support to help you build the foundation for developing a personal practice. Sessions include thematic discussions, experiential exercises, a variety of mindfulness practices and homework assignments (to support your practice between sessions).

THEMES:

  • Understanding mindfulness within the context of the gifted brain
  • (Re)discovering intimacy with and authenticity of the gifted self
  • Cultivating positive mind states that foster creativity, flow and intuition
  • Learning the basics of somatic experiencing and meeting one’s gifted self with kindness
  • Working skillfully with difficult feelings common to gifted people
  • Cultivating compassion for the self and sustainable compassion for others

ALSO INCLUDED:

  • 3 months free access to the Gifted Mindfulness Collective online practice community (includes brief daily meditations to support your practice, live community gatherings with gifted peers, and discussion forum)
  • Unlimited access to guided audio meditations used in course
  • Personalized coaching + support between sessions

Kelly also offers mindfulness coaching & support for gifted people on an individual basis. If you're interested in exploring the possibilities with her or getting on the wait list for our next offering of this course, email us.

 

About Kelly Pryde, Ph.D.

Kelly is a neuropsychologist, coach and mentor specializing in giftedness and mindfulness-based approaches to living well with intensity. She lives in Canada and works with people of all ages to help them support their unique inner experience and thrive. Kelly is the founder of the Gifted Mindfulness Collective ― an InterGifted partner project. Feel free to get in touch with her to schedule a session!


 

 

GIFTED MULTIPOTENTIALITES GROUP

This six-session group with InterGifted Coach & Mentor Marion Kee is for gifted multipotentialites who are ready to understand and embrace their uniquely kaleidoscopic minds and carve out an unconventional and fulfilling path for themselves based on their passions and their real-world contextual considerations. 

 

THEMES INCLUDE:

  • Understanding multipotentiality (looking at the research, resources on giftedness and creativity)
  • Envisioning and shaping a balanced and fulfilling life as a gifted multipotentialite
  • Career/job/school issues as a gifted multipotentialite; expectations, achievement and moving on
  • The challenges of multipotentiality in relationships and family life; communication and negotiation
  • Keeping a positive self-image in a world that doesn’t necessarily understand the gifted multipotential path and value; understanding our needs, honoring and accommodating the drive to develop
  • Next steps, practical considerations, planning for ongoing support, suggestions for further reading

 

Marion is also available for individualized coaching and mentoring for gifted multipotentialites, so if you'd be interested in exploring either joining her next group or working with her in private coaching, email us!

About Marion Kee

Marion is a profoundly gifted multipotentialite who has worked in a variety of fields throughout her professional life including research computer science and teaching philosophy in academia - always with writing and music having strong place in her life. As an InterGifted coach and mentor, she now supports other gifted youth and adults who are building or navigating their own creative careers and unique life mosaic. She is based in the US and works with clients all over the world.


 

 

WHOLENESS-BASED RELATING

This four-part course with InterGifted Coach & Mentor gets to the heart of relational issues for gifted people. Many of us struggle to feel connected and to form the kind of meaningful social and romantic relationships we deeply desire. This comes as a result of multiple factors: our intensity and complexity may be misinterpreted and misunderstood and we may lack the kind of mirroring we need to understand ourselves well enough to know how and with whom we could truly connect. In this course, relational issues will be turned “inside out” as we explore the dynamics of self-relationship, and apply the tools of self-validation and non-violence to our inner worlds. With a positive self-relationship as a foundation, we then shift our focus to the external world to explore how you can cultivate a supportive ecosystem of connection, and how to refine your relational skills so you can bridge gaps of difference with others in your life.

THEMES:

Part 1: The Relationship with Self
Part 2: Cultivating our Relational Ecosystem
Part 3: How Connection Fuels Maturity + Development
Part 4: Communication, Negotiation and Agreements

Learn more about the course in the course overview: wholeness-based-relating-module-overview

Karin is also available for individualized coaching and mentoring for gifted adults working on relational issues and building up their self-validation and relational skills, so if you'd be interested in exploring either joining her next course or working with her in private coaching, email us!

About Karin Eglinton

Karin is a mentor and coach for highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted (HEPG) people. Guided by holistic and systemic principles, she supports clients in their full, emergent unfolding. She helps clients discover how they can weave the big picture of their meta-cognition into concrete, creative action, harness their potential, and thrive in the world. She is based in Germany and works with clients around the world.


 

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