Starting in July!

 

 

 

Join IG coach Karin Eglinton on a four-part course getting 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; we may lack the kind of mirroring we need to understand ourselves well enough to know how and with whom we could truly connect — and more.

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 will 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.

 

FORMAT OF THE COURSE:

Dates will be determined together with the participants, to start the course around the end of June. Participants will receive reading material in advance, and some homework to prepare for each session. Sessions will run 2-3 hrs. depending on the size of the group.

 

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

 

You’ll be able to sign up for stand-alone sessions or commit to all four.

 

FREE COURSE INTRO SESSION:

For those interested in the course, and wanting to evaluate whether and/or which sessions to attend, we will begin with a free 1.5-hr introductory call where Karin will present a global overview of the topics that will be covered in the course. This introductory call will be scheduled according to participant availability, toward the beginning of June. Email us below to let us know you'd like to participate.

 

For those of you who missed the course intro session, learn more about the course in the PDF wholeness-based-relating-module-overview

 

COURSE COST AND LOGISTICS:

The course costs 75 euros per standalone session, or 240 euros for the whole four-session course. Sessions will take place via zoom.us.

Two groups will be running this summer:

The first group will start on July 6th at 5:30pm CEST and the following session dates/times will be determined together as a group.

The second group will start in the third week of July, date/time TBD.

Email us below to register for the course.

 

 

Email us to sign up for the intro call and/or the course!
connect@intergifted.com

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.


 

 

 Currently in Progress!

COURSE FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS / THERAPISTS / COUNSELORS / SOCIAL WORKERS - Already in session

This online course, starting on February 7th with Jennifer Harvey Sallin is for psychologists, therapists, counselors or social workers who want to learn how to better serve their gifted clients. We will go into detail about the following topics (there is a lot of reading and homework provided, and live sessions are aimed at discussing and integrating the material together as a group while addressing your additional questions):

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

The cost of each session (of which there are 6 in total) is 150 Swiss Francs. We meet on zoom.us. This course is already in session, but to get on the waiting list for the next session, please email us!

There is also an individual-study option of this course, in which each session is 300 Swiss Francs. Email Jen to express your interest.

 

Email us to get on the waiting list for the next course!
connect@intergifted.com

 

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COURSE FOR COACHES - Already in session

If you are you a coach (or planning to become one), and you'd like to be well-equipped to serve gifted clients, Jennifer Harvey Sallin is offering an online course you may benefit from. We will go into detail about the following topics, all gifted specific (there is a lot of reading and homework provided, and live sessions are aimed at discussing and integrating the material together as a group while addressing your additional questions):

  • Coaching, Mentoring + Therapy for Gifted Individuals
  • The Gifted Brain + Identification + Twice Exceptionality
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality Development Models
  • Trauma + Trauma Healing
  • Family Dynamics + Relationships
  • Common Therapeutic Models
  • Therapeutic Dynamics
  • Personal + Spiritual Development
  • Career Psychology
  • Positive Psychology + Promoting Mental Health

There are 12 monthly sessions, and cost is around 125 Swiss Francs, depending on group size. This course is already in session, but to get on the waiting list for the next session, please email us!

There is also an individual-study option of this course, in which each session is 300 Swiss Francs. Email Jen to express your interest.

Email us to get on the waiting list for the next course!
connect@intergifted.com

About Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Jennifer is the founder of InterGifted and is a mentor and coach for gifted people. She specializes in mentoring and coaching highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted adults. She also provides training and mentoring for gifted coaches and writes extensively on giftedness and self-development. You can find her articles here on IG’s blog and on her own blog at Rediscovering Yourself. She is happy to consult with you or connect you to our coaches in InterGifted’s Coaching Network. Feel free to reach out!


 

 Recurring Workshops!

 

LEGITIMIZING YOUR GIFTED NEEDS 

 

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 leads them to deny or judge their own needs and try to live without getting them met. This two-hour online workshop is all about helping you identify your needs as a gifted person, and specifically:

 

  • 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

 

There's also an emphasis on interaction and learning through each other's experiences. Our previous sessions have held rich, thoughtful and insightful discussions and have sparked major insights and life changes for many of our participants. We meet on zoom.us with video and audio.

 

Email us to get on the waiting list for the next workshop!
connect@intergifted.com

About Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Jennifer is the founder of InterGifted and is a mentor and coach for gifted people. She specializes in mentoring and coaching highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted adults. She also provides training and mentoring for gifted coaches and writes extensively on giftedness and self-development. You can find her articles here on IG’s blog and on her own blog at Rediscovering Yourself. She is happy to consult with you or connect you to our coaches in InterGifted’s Coaching Network. Feel free to reach out!


 

 

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”!

 

Here is what the course looks like:

  • 4 weeks (four 90-min sessions) online
  • topic discussions, experiential exercises, the neuropsychology of mindfulness (i.e., how mindfulness re-wires the brain), and a variety of mindfulness practices
  • home-based practices, along with personalized coaching + support between sessions
  • previous mindfulness meditation experience is NOT required
  • The course costs 200 Swiss Francs total

 

 

Email us to get on the waiting list for the next course!
connect@intergifted.com

About Kelly Pryde, Ph.D.

Kelly is a psychologist, parenting coach, and author who coaches creative, intense, and divergent thinkers and their families. She lives in Canada and coaches parents and kids all over the world who want their neurodiverse families to thrive together. She has devoted many years to developing a mindfulness practice, and is excited to help gifted people find creative ways to apply and practice mindfulness meaningfully in their lives. Learn more about Kelly's journey in her article on Gifted Parenting or feel free to get in touch with her


 

This recurring workshop is focused on exploring various aspects of what it's like to be both gifted and autistic. It is for gifted people who have wondered if or suspect that they are possibly autistic, or have an autism diagnosis and would like to learn more about how to create a happy and healthy life as a giftedxautistic adult.

The workshop covers the following topics towards this end:

  • A brief overview of autism as defined by the DSM-5
  • A discussion of the similarities and differences between giftedness and autism traits
  • Identity challenges and authenticity strategies
  • Socio-relational challenges and strategies
  • Work and entrepreuership as a giftedxautistic adult
  • Self-regulation challenges and self-care strategies
  • Diagnosis and therapy considerations

We meet on zoom.us for two hours and the workshop costs 50 Swiss Francs.

Email us to get on the waiting list for the next workshop!
connect@intergifted.com

 

About Silver Huang

Silver is a mentor who works with gifted adults to support them on their journey toward authenticity. She is also the founder of Intrepid Integrity, a partner project of InterGifted, which is aimed at helping gifted adults express themselves authentically through creative means in community. Feel free to reach out!

 


 

Other IG Workshops

 


time management

Gifted Time & Self-Management 

with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

Learn to meta-plan, follow your authentic biological and psychological rhythms and flow, and communicate your needs and preferences with others related to time management and self care, all from the gifted perspective (i.e. overexcitability, high idealism, perfectionism, procrastination, etc.). A 2-session course (takes place over 2 months). 150 Swiss Francs per session.

Get on the waiting list for the next offering!

 

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop 

with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

For gifted writers who have a current or upcoming writing project (blog, book, film, or any other medium, whether professional or hobby). Join me in learning to vision, identify and connect with the 'what' and 'to whom' of your writing. Learn about your personality and how that affects your process as a writer. Get regular feedback on your writing, and insight into making your writing project and personal journey a positive success for both you and your audience. Five 1.5-hour sessions over five months. 125 Swiss Francs per session.

Get on the waiting list for the next offering.

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