Cultivating gifted development + freedom of authentic being through mindfulness ― for ourselves, each other, and our planet.
Welcome to a global community of intense minds, sensitive hearts, and curious seekers exploring + practicing mindfulness. Together.
Guided by gifted coach, behavioral neuroscientist, and mindfulness teacher Kelly Pryde in partnership with InterGifted, the Gifted Mindfulness Collective is a unique virtual mindfulness center for gifted and twice-exceptional people.
From shared practice and community gatherings to gifted-specific mentoring and courses, we're reinventing how mindfulness can not only support gifted/2e persons in their unique development, but also move humanity forward in transformative ways.
Life with gifted intensity is hard;
suffering is optional.
Mindfulness can help.
The intensity and complexity of the gifted/2e mind can lead to many struggles that prevent us from living well and fully with our giftedness. Gifted-specific mindfulness offers us robust tools for meeting these challenges and supporting ourselves and our unique experience in skillful ways...
into the unique workings of your mind.
of overwhelming thoughts, feelings + sensations.
for yourself + sustainable compassion for others.
Foster Creativity + Intuition
along with other gifted capacities.
at home, at work and in life.
(Re)discover Joy + Authenticity
along with intimacy of your gifted/2e self.
We need each other.
I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be.... This is the inter-related structure of reality.
―Martin Luther King, Jr.
Through ongoing curation + co-creation, the GMC provides a gifted-specific space to turn to for mindfulness-based support, growth and connection.
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The Open-Hearted Ampersand
The GMC logo is a sideways ampersand that has several layers of meaning. Firstly, as a symbol for "and," the ampersand represents the inclusive, collaborative nature of the GMC.
The history of the ampersand also has some interesting parallels to the gifted + 2e experience. Once considered the 27th letter of the alphabet, the ampersand was quite unusual in its form and function relative to the other 26 letters. It's also a mondegreen - a collection of words ("and per se and") that was routinely misheard and slowly morphed into something different from its original form.
Turned on its side, the ampersand becomes a symbol of both open-heartedness and beautiful disruptiveness representing the spirit in which we come together here. If these meanings resonate for you, welcome!