Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs Workshop with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

With: InterGifted Founder & Coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin

When & Where: December 12th, 9-11pm CET; on zoom.us

How often: one session, 2-2.5 hours

Spots available: 10 total, currently 3 spots still available

Cost: 100 CHF


This workshop 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).


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.


"The impact of this workshop was quite profound for me. Meeting together and covering that material created the catalyst to anchor in a new level of acceptance around being gifted. I spent most of the time crying during that workshop as the emotional embodiment of that awareness washed over me." --Dorothy

"I just attended this workshop and I am brimming with insights and new-found clarity in so many dimensions of my life. It gave me such a glimpse into the many things I’ve not understood about myself and my inability to feel satisfied by 'normal' life. Going through the common gifted needs together with Jen helped me to take stock of what I want to implement in my future in order to create a 'non-normal' life that nourishes me and my unique 'life requirements. Many thanks Jen!" --Robyn

"This workshop gave me important insights into how I organize my inner and outer world, and how that is qualitatively different from many other individuals. It also helped me differentiate between relational needs, such as belonging and self-transcendence, and more structural needs, such as cognitive, aesthetic, and self-actualization needs; yet how they are yet ever-so-exquisitely intertwined and interdependent. What Jen shared, and the handouts she provided, will help me in my exploration of this topic for months, and I suspect, years to come. I’m excited to attend the follow-up workshop to get even more awareness around this important topic." - N.H.

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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 IG’s blog and on her own blog at Rediscovering Yourself. She is based in Switzerland and works with gifted adults throughout the world. Feel free to reach out!

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