Coming September 28th – A Meditation Primer Workshop for Gifted Adults
Many gifted and twice-/multi-exceptional people are using meditation as a way of managing their overexcitabilities, getting to know their unique minds, and finding more wisdom, authenticity, and joy in the gifted experience. For beginners, however, the field of meditation and mindfulness can be quite confusing ― mindfulness has become a buzz-word used in a variety of ways; there’s a myriad of meditation apps, courses, and traditions to choose from; and many approaches do not provide the framework, mirroring, and depth/breadth of information that most gifted people need for their unique understanding and experience.
This is a 2.5 – 3 hour workshop led by Kelly Pryde for gifted adults who want to learn basic meditation techniques and mindfulness theory in a gifted-relevant way ― what mindfulness is, how to practice it (safely) and develop core skills using versatile techniques, as well as how it can support your unique inner experience as a gifted person. Within a group of gifted peers, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, share, and explore mindfulness meditation as it relates to the gifted experience.
- Understanding mindfulness theory and skills as they relate to giftedness
- Learning core meditation techniques and how they transform common gifted challenges ― personally, such as hyper-/hypo-focus, non-stop thinking, and overwhelming emotions, as well as relationally
- Gaining insight into and acceptance of the unique workings of your gifted mind
- Identifying common gifted challenges and opportunities in meditation, as well as ways to customize your personal practice
Who is the workshop for?
The workshop is designed for adults who identify as gifted or twice-/multi-exceptional (you don’t need proof of IQ to participate), and are interested in beginning a meditation practice, developing a more comprehensive framework for mindfulness meditation, and/or understanding mindfulness as it relates to giftedness.
*The core techniques taught in the Primer workshop are the same techniques taught in the first 2 weeks of the Foundations course (minus the teachings on neurobiology, the gifted brain, and deconstructing gifted intensity). Those who complete the Primer workshop and want to delve in further via the 6-week Foundations course, can apply $50 USD from the cost of the Primer workshop to the Foundations course fee).
Cost + Logistics
In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 10 participants. On Saturday September 28, 2019, we will meet on the Zoom.us video conferencing platform (you may use audio only if you prefer) for 2.5 – 3 hours at a time agreed upon by workshop participants (typically late morning/early afternoon EST / late afternoon/early evening CEST). The cost for this workshop is 185 USD.
For those who are unable to participate in the workshop, Kelly also offers gifted mindfulness coaching and mentoring on an individual basis. If you’re interested in exploring the possibilities with her, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Kelly to Register for the Workshop