Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs with Karin Eglinton
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This workshop in early May 2019 with InterGifted coach Karin Eglinton is all 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. … Read More

Embodied Mindfulness for Gifted People – Course starting in June 2019
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Toxic stress, trauma, unsupported intensities, and challenging upbringings can overwhelm our sensitive nervous systems as gifted people, leaving us feeling anxious, overly protective, and/or disconnected from our bodies. Supporting our intensities and being able to hold the fullness of our gifted selves requires (re)integrating and (re)sourcing both the gifted mind + body. This course, coming in June 2019, provides you with gifted-specific insights and practical tools for reconnecting your mind-body, dealing with toxic stress + trauma, and feeling more grounded, regulated, and confident to channel your gifted intensities in authentic ways. ​… Read More

Facing Gifted Resistance & Self-Sabotage – an Open Q&A with Max Sawyers
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Join us this week for an open Q&A with our new InterGifted coach Max Sawyers on the topic of facing gifted resistance and self-sabotage. It can show up in our relationships, in our progress toward our personal and professional goals, in the voices we hear from our inner critic, and in our self-limiting behaviors of perfectionism, entitlement, repression, and denial. Explore with Max how you can face it and overcome it.… Read More

Resistance, Self-Sabotage & Breakthroughs on the Gifted Journey
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Many gifted people live out patterns of resistance and self-sabotage in their self-development and in their relationships with others and with themselves. InterGifted coach Max Sawyers explores the “why” of gifted resistance and self-sabotage as well as his theory of how some of us are unwittingly living in a self-generated reality which keeps us looping around and not making progress on our goals. Then he explores how we can make breakthroughs so that we can exit that loop.… Read More

Making the Invisible Visible: An InterGifted Writing & Art Compilation
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Join us from February to April 2019 as we once again express our thoughts, feelings and experiences together in a gifted community compilation. If you’re gifted and chronically ill or invisibly disabled, we warmly invite you to submit a piece to our upcoming compilation. You can submit an essay, article, short story, poem, or an image of an original artwork. Our intention is for you to be heard and taken seriously for the full complex, multi-faceted person you are, as well as to open the doors to constructive public dialog about this important issue.… Read More

Conversations on Gifted Trauma
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Listen in for a series of conversations on Gifted Trauma with InterGifted founder & director Jennifer Harvey Sallin and InterGifted coach Karin Eglinton. “Gifted trauma” is the trauma that gifted people can experience if they feel ridiculed, ignored, rejected, misunderstood, out-of-place, left out or left behind, pressured to conform, or excessively groomed or exploited as a result of their unusual minds. Gifted people’s experiences of other non-gifted specific traumas are also unique, as their extreme mental and often emotional intensity and complexity bring so many extra questions to the “unanswerable why” of trauma. We explore all this – and hope and healing – together from a personal development point of view.

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Gender & Giftedness: Toward a Human-First Model of Self-Expression
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Just as giftedness is not an isolated quality of your life, neither is your biological sex and the connected gender norm you received from your social and cultural environment. Both your giftedness and your inherited gender roles – individually and interconnectedly – globally affect your particular expression and experience of your intelligence, your sense of possibility, and your relationship with yourself and with the external world. In this article, InterGifted Coach Merlin Györy shares his own “positive gender disintegration” process with us as well as suggestions and insight for navigating our own.… Read More

Supporting Gifted People: Guidelines for Therapists & Coaches (and Advice for Gifted Clients)
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It is essential that therapists, coaches and other helping professionals know what giftedness is, how to recognize it in clients, and how to best support their gifted clients. Anyone helping a gifted person is, by necessity, helping a gifted mind – and gifted minds work in unique ways, have unusual needs, and grow in unconventional directions. Here are some guidelines for helping professionals and gifted clients from InterGifted Founder, Coach & Trainer Jennifer Harvey Sallin.… Read More

Mindfulness for Gifted People with Kelly Pryde
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This course is returning in January 2019 as part of our Gifted Mindfulness Collective partner project with Kelly Pryde. 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.… Read More

Gifted Psychology 101 with Jennifer Harvey Sallin
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This is a course for coaches, psychologists and other helping professionals who support gifted children and adults. If you’d like to start working with gifted clients, or want to better serve the gifted clients you already have, this course will help you understand how to recognize, understand and best guide your gifted clients. … Read More

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