Mindfulness for Gifted People with Kelly Pryde

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

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

Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs Workshop with Jennifer Harvey Sallin

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. … Read More

Gifted Writer’s Workshops with Jan Provoost

Our writer’s workshop is aimed at people who want to explore writing as a gifted individual. People who have a secret writing dream that has been gathering dust, and who’d like to develop their unique, gifted writing voice and touch readers in a truthful and authentic way. Each participant will embark on a writing adventure. Having a group of gifted peer writers who get you and how your unusual mind works, who give you inspiration and feedback, and who push you to meet deadlines is an invaluable part of the process.… Read More

Mindfulness on the Path of Gifted Development

Gifted challenges such as perfectionism, heightened sensitivity, relational struggles, asynchronous abilities, cognitive complexity and emotional intensity can all be addressed effectively via a dedicated practice of robust mindfulness. Kelly Pryde, founder of our Gifted Mindfulness Collective, shares how robust mindfulness offers us valuable opportunities to support ourselves and thrive as gifted adults.… Read More

Gifted Adults & Second Childhoods: Revisiting Essential Stages of Development

Growing up without knowing we’re gifted can be like growing up in a distorted mirror. For many gifted adults, learning about their giftedness brings them back to a “second childhood” in which they can rediscover themselves in more authentic ways. They can develop socially and personally in ways they weren’t able in their “first childhood”. In this article, InterGifted founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin explores how we can best navigate the essential developmental stages of our “second (gifted) childhood”. … Read More

Unraveling Gifted Conflict – Open Q&A with Kelly Pryde

Join us for an Open Q&A with Kelly Pryde, September 17-21. In celebration of World Peace Day, we’ll be exploring what makes “gifted conflicts” different, and how you can cultivate conditions of inner and outer peace by unraveling the gifted conflicts in your life with clarity and intention. … Read More

Being Me: Reflections on the Gifted Person’s Path to Authenticity – a new ebook from InterGifted’s Community

Our second InterGifted community writing/expression compilation is here! Being Me: Reflections on the Gifted Person’s Path to Authenticity was just published. We thank all our members who contributed to this diverse and inspiring work of art. This book explores the seeming enigma of “gifted authentic self-expression”. How and with whom to express what it’s like to be one’s gifted self most naturally? And what’s it like to be a gifted … Read More

On Philosophical Coaching for Gifted People

Therapy can be very helpful for a gifted person who needs support to get back into a state of equilibrium during a difficult time or heal from past wounding. But there are other forms of support for gifted people who want to fully flourish and reach their potential in meaningful and joyful ways. In this article, Miriam van der Valk shares more about the differences between therapy, coaching and mentoring, and gives us insight into the ways her own particular brand of coaching – philosophical coaching – supports gifted people in their own emergent flourishing.… Read More

Giftedness and the Ecology of Relationships

Gifted people experience unique challenges in the field of relationships. Some of our challenges are internal and arise from the particular make-up of our intensities; others are external and result from a lack of knowledge of our special needs as a minority population. In this article, InterGifted coach and mentor Karin Eglinton shares her story on how she learned to respond in constructive ways to both the internal and external relational challenges we gifted people face. 

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