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.
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
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
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
Join us for our new course: Gifted Psychology 101 for coaches and psychologists. If you are you a coach or psychologist (or planning to become one), and you’d like to be well-equipped to serve gifted clients, Jennifer Harvey Sallin’s course will help prepare you for that goal!… Read More
As gifted people, if we are not explicitly aware of our highest values, our thoughts and behaviors can be unpredictable and our internal and external world can at times feel very chaotic. In this article, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin explores how gifted people can identify their highest values, and use them to channel their gifted complexity in a meaningful and grounded way.… Read More
Gifted people want to learn and accomplish so much in life! However, without understanding how to best manage their energy, they often find themselves burning out. Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how gifted people can better understand and manage their energy to increase productivity, creativity, self-care and self-esteem.… Read More
Many gifted people struggle with shame related to the ways they don’t fit into normal expectations, or the ways their “gifts” are a “bother” to others around them. In this very personal story, IG founder and coach Jennifer Harvey Sallin shares how unidentified “gifted shame” impacted her own life and how she worked her way toward self-acceptance as a gifted adult. How has your “gifted shame” impacted you?
Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs with Jennifer Harvey Sallin, Founder of InterGifted, Coach & Mentor for Highly, Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted Adults 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. In this two-hour group … Read More
If you feel like no one has ever understood you or has compassion towards your experience with giftedness, then this podcast interview with Aurora Remember Holtzman and Jennifer Harvey Sallin is for you. Jennifer is gifted in both intellect and empathy, intensely passionate about finding ways to encourage and grow gifted adults, and uniquely able to shed some light on what the gifted experience is like. … Read More