About our Courses, Workshops & Groups 

Our main recurring courses, workshops & groups are listed below, and you can check our events page and the Gifted Mindfulness Collective website for currently scheduled courses and new offerings. All of our courses, workshops & groups have been developed especially for gifted adult personal and professional development, and are offered via Zoom. They range in scope from giftedness integration and personal development for individuals to professional development and training for gifted-specific therapists, coaches and other practitioners. Our participants are gifted adults and professionals who are dedicated to and invested in their own growth and the growth of their gifted peers. To get a feel for our courses, read what our participants say about what they learned and their experience connecting with their gifted peers in this unique setting.

How to evaluate your readiness for participation

To help you evaluate if you are ready to participate in one of our courses, you may look at the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale as a reference. Our participants are in the stable-to-thriving category, represented on the scale as 71-100. For those in the 61-70 range, we recommend seeking individual support with us as a first step. For those in the 60 and below range, we recommend seeking therapeutic support outside our organization, until you are ready to participate in our offerings.

GIFTED PSYCHOLOGY 101 COURSE, FOR THERAPISTS & COACHES

These gifted-specific professional training courses are offered by InterGifted's founding director Jennifer Harvey Sallin. They are specially designed for coaches, therapists, psychiatrists and other helping professionals who want to specialize in, or have better tools for, supporting gifted clients. They are combination courses which allow space for your own growth and reflection as a gifted person and gifted professional, while providing you with the theoretical knowledge, practical insight, case studies, and peer feedback to start your gifted-specific practice or bring your existing practice to a new level.

There are two versions of this course: a one year (12-session) version for coaches or to-be coaches who are not trained in psychology, and a 6 month (6-session) version for psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals already trained in basic psychology. Jennifer also offers individualized training for professionals. For detailed course information, logistics and registration, visit our Gifted Psychology Training Page.


INTRODUCTION TO GIFTEDNESS PROFILING, FOR THERAPISTS & COACHES

This gifted-specific professional training course is offered by InterGifted's founding director Jennifer Harvey Sallin. It is focused on teaching therapists & coaches how to help their gifted clients better understand their giftedness profiles – including giftedness level, areas of intelligence, overexcitabilities, twice-exceptionalities, intersectionalities/trauma/other blocks to giftedness expression & thriving. Though the aim of this training is not to qualify you or certify you to become a formal giftedness assessor, it will provide you with basic knowledge of gifted profiling which you can incorporate into your gifted therapy or coaching practice. The course combines theoretical training, pre-reading & case study preparations, small group case study presentations, and group discussion time; it takes place over three 3.5 hour group sessions, over 3 months. You can learn more on our past gifted profiling course page.


LEADING IN OUR CHANGING WORLD

This 6-month gifted leadership course is offered by InterGifted's founding director Jennifer Harvey Sallin, and is designed for gifted adults in positions of leadership who are ready to consciously engage with and face the challenges of our changing world. We will explore how you can best process what is going on in the world; how you can use your resources, gifts and influence for advocacy and change-making; how you can navigating relational challenges in a polarized social context; building resilience and overcoming personal and professional obstacles during periods of sustained challenge; self-care, developing a personal philosophy of technology use, nature (re)connection & rewilding; and gifted-specific challenges and solutions to courageous, wise, determined and balanced engagement in the world. Participants will dive deep into their personal and social processes, formulate and make progress toward important goals of engagement, move beyond current limitations to thinking/action/mindset/context, and expand their scope of influence and socially connected engagement in the world. A module is provided for each session, including required reading; in-depth homework preparation and submission is required for each session.

If you're interested in getting on the wait list for our next offering of this course, email Jen.


GIFTED MULTIPOTENTIALITES GROUP

This 7-month group course with InterGifted Coach Marion Kee addresses the challenges and opportunities that come with being a gifted multipotentialite. Via course preparation and live discussion, you'll explore common career/job/school/relational gifted multipotentialite issues and solutions and how to envision and shape a balanced and fulfilling life as a gifted multipotentialite. Each monthly session of two hours incorporates a reading-in-advance and a Q&A/group discussion based on that session's theme. The atmosphere is a cooperative, engaged group of dedicated individuals excited to make progress in their lives. You can learn more about the course content on our multipotentialite course page and via Marion's Gifted Multipotentialites Course Syllabus (2019).

Marion also offers multipotentialite and career coaching & mentoring 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 Marion.


GIFTED AUTISTIC WOMEN'S GROUP

Our Gifted Autistic Women’s Peer Discussion Group provides an empowering and generative space for gifted-autistic women to come together and support each other in their self-discovery journey. In once-a-month group sessions, facilitated by integration coach Fabienne Wydler, we cover topics such us:
  • the process of integrating your understanding of autism & giftedness as a woman
  • developing authentic and autistic-friendly self-care routines and schedules
  • how you can authentically and meaningfully connect with others, given your unique neurocognitive profile
  • navigating career, hobby, time-management and life-balance, given your interests, strengths and limitations
  • family, parenting, and relational challenges and opportunities, given your particular relational needs and context
  • the path to healing, resilience and empowerment after difficult past experiences related to your giftedness or autism
  • finding meaning in the world, as your unique self with your particular gifts

Fabienne also offers one-to-one gifted autism integration coaching  If you're interested in exploring the possibilities with her, or getting on the wait list for our next offering of this workshop, email Fabienne.


LEGITIMIZING YOUR GIFTED NEEDS WORKSHOP

This workshop with InterGifted coach and community leader Karin Eglinton is designed to help you take inventory of your gifted needs and to fully legitimize them and learn to meet them. You will explore 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; and how you can better communicate your gifted needs so that others can respond in positive ways. In addition to the material presented, these sessions hold rich, thoughtful and insightful group exercises, small group discussions with your gifted peers, Q+A, and resources and practices for you explore and to take into your daily life. The workshop is held on zoom.us for 3.5 hours. It is often followed up by an "Advanced Gifted Needs Workshop" for participants who want to take the concepts presented further in their personal integration process. Cost is 200 CHF.

Karin also offers gifted needs legitimization 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 workshop, email her.


6-WEEK IMMERSIVE GIFTED MINDFULNESS FOUNDATIONS COURSE

This is an immersive 6-week online course with Kelly Pryde of our partner The Gifted Mindfulness Collective. It combines weekly group instruction and practice sessions, personal practice, community practice and individual mindfulness coaching for anyone starting or getting ready to deepen their understanding of a gifted-specific mindfulness practice. In this course, you will understand mindfulness within the context of the gifted brain; learn core techniques for strengthening attention and inner stability, and for disentangling intensity; work skillfully with difficult feelings common to gifted people using core techniques and somatic experiencing; cultivate wise compassion for yourself and sustainable compassion for others; (re)discover intimacy with your authentic gifted self; and cultivate positive mind states that foster creativity, flow and intuition. For more detailed information on this course, go to our Gifted Mindfulness Collective website.

Kelly also offers mindfulness coaching for gifted people on an individual basis. To get on the waitlist for this course or to schedule an individual session, email Kelly.


EMBODIED MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR GIFTED PEOPLE

This 4-week course is facilitated by Kelly Pryde of our partner The Gifted Mindfulness Collective. It is designed for gifted adults who want to learn mindfulness-based body integrative approaches to support their intensities as well as their personal growth and healing. Supporting our intensities and being able to hold the fullness of our gifted selves requires (re)integrating and (re)sourcing both the gifted mind and body. You will understand the neurobiology of the gifted mind-body connection; develop embodied boundaries; feel more grounded and self aware to navigate relational challenges common to gifted people; cultivate embodied intuition along with deeper joy and authenticity of gifted living; learn resourcing strategies for supporting overexcitabilities and healing gifted shame and trauma; and harness your innate capacity for growth, healing and wholeness. For more detailed information, visit our Gifted Mindfulness website.

Kelly also offers mindfulness coaching for gifted people on an individual basis. To get on the wait list for this course or to schedule an individual session, email Kelly.


MINDFULNESS FOR GIFTED ADULTS: A PRIMER WORKSHOP

This 2.5-3 hour workshop is led by Kelly Pryde of our partner The Gifted Mindfulness Collective. It is designed for gifted and twice-exceptional adults who want to learn basic meditation techniques and mindfulness theory in a gifted-relevant way: what mindfulness is, how to practice it safely, how to develop core skills using versatile techniques, and how it can support your unique inner experience as a gifted person. This workshop is ideal for those who would like to participate in the other Gifted Mindfulness Courses, but don’t have basic training in meditation. More detailed information on this course (and other GMC courses) is available on the Gifted Mindfulness Collective website.
Kelly also offers gifted mindfulness coaching on an individual basis. To get on the workshop waitlist or schedule an individual session, email Kelly at connect@giftedmindfulness.com.

 

WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS SAY

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