remembering our gifted selves home.
The Gifted Mindfulness Collective is a virtual mindfulness centre dedicated to supporting gifted people on the path to wholeness and authenticity in our changing world. Grounded in spiritual wisdom traditions, systems science and gifted psychology, we remember the truth and authority of our own inner experience and strengthen our capacities of attention, inner stability, and compassion. Through like-minded and like-hearted connection, we deepen the richness of our experience, as well as the courage to use our gifts in life-sustaining ways.
The call to remember the inherent truth & wholeness of our complex being has never been more clear.
At a time when the feminine is deeply called on for our global and spiritual transformation, 24 gifted & twice-exceptional women offer their voices on their experiences living in patriarchal, normative systems. More than 35 entries including essays, poetry, artwork and resources are shared following a year-long community contemplation on the gifted feminine. Emergence will resonate with gifted readers longing for a deeper, richer experience and expression of their authentic selves.
212 pages in PDF (ebook) format
Emergence fills a crucial gap in literature about giftedness, and that is the embodied, intuitive, non-linear experiences of gifted women. . . . Reading [it] is like having a sisterhood of complex, like-minded friends who are redefining what it means to be gifted by sharing vulnerably about their journeys.
― Aileen Kelleher, LCSW, USA
Current & Upcoming Offerings
New Writing & Art Project Starting 2023
Our 2nd community writing & art compilation is finally coming! Starting in January 2023, we'll be gathering again to go back to the past to retrieve and re-story the lost voices of the gifted women who came before us, as well as share how their wisdom can guide us today. Please join us for this exciting journey...
Mindfulness Foundations for Gifted Women
Our 6-week foundations course is being offered again in February 2023. Now in its 6th year, this program is for gifted & 2e women who want to learn embodied, gifted-specific mindfulness approaches for supporting intensity & complexity, as well as expressing their gifts meaningfully in our changing world. Space is limited to allow for a rich, personalized experience.
New Workshop Offering
We are planning new offerings of this 3 hour workshop for 2023. This is for gifted and 2e women who want to better understand and learn how to heal toxic gifted & feminine shame. Together, we will journey into the imaginal realm to engage in this deeply transformative process. Small group in a safe, compassionate space.
Article: Befriending Our Gifted Minds
In this article written for the Advanced Development Journal, GMC founder, Kelly Pryde shares her journey in discovering the transformative power of mindfulness for supporting the inner experience of giftedness. Buddhist & modern psychology, along with the experiences of other gifted adults, are woven throughout.
GMC approaches to meditation & contemplative practice have been cultivated over many years of working with gifted and twice-exceptional adults. Our two core frameworks: LACE & FLOW are grounded in Buddhist & spiritual wisdom traditions, systems science, deep ecology and the intensity and complexity of gifted experience. Woven together, these approaches enable us to skillfully support our inner experience, decolonize our minds-bodies-hearts, and (re)connect with our unique being, others, and life itself in the deep, meaningful ways we long for.