Remembering wholeness of gifted being through mindful connection.
The Gifted Mindfulness Collective emerged out of a need for mindfulness-based spaces and guidance that take into account the uncommon intensity, complexity and entelechy of gifted adults. Founded in 2019 by Kelly Pryde, PhD in partnership with InterGifted, we explore mindfulness as a transformative path to wholeness of gifted being through community, courses, personal depth work and creative expression. We create spaces of refuge and exploration with participants from around the world who are dedicated to discovering and using their gifts in conscious ways.
There is deep intelligence about the flow of your gifted being―and your life―in embodied mindful awareness.
Gifted-specific mindfulness is grounded in spiritual wisdom traditions, depth psychologies, and a holistic view of giftedness that encompasses embodied, emotional, sensual, imaginal and existential intelligences, as well as mental intelligence. Drawing on the Sanskrit root of the word mindfulness, smriti, which means “remembrance of our soul nature”, our approach focuses on awakening to and embodying a wholeness of gifted being beyond familial and cultural conditioning. We remember this wholeness through the path of right relationship: a deep connection with our inner and outer nature based on respect, responsibility and reciprocity.
COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
A weekly ritual space for gifted and 2e women to experience the transformative power of mindfulness in community for reclaiming their wholeness and freedom of expression.
COURSES & WORKSHOPS
Our online courses and workshops are live, small group offerings that support deeper understanding & development of gifted intensity and complexity, relational mindfulness and embodied living.
EMBODIED DEPTH WORK
1-on-1 guidance that blends depth psychologies with embodied mindfulness to remember parts of the gifted psyche that have been inaccessible and are longing to be actualized on your unique journey.
I've never heard my life experiences, my deepest feelings about myself, mirrored back to me like this. ... [It's] like finding a home for the first time.
Current & upcoming offerings
New Workshop for Gifted Autistic Adults
A new workshop co-facilitated by GMC founder Kelly Pryde & Fabienne Wydler of Narrative Apothecary is being offered March 23. This is a 2.5-hour experiential offering to enliven our sensing instinct, explore bottom-up processing, and gain clarity on our gifted autistic stories. This is an advanced workshop with limited space to allow for in-depth discussion.
Starting in April 2024
Our 6-class mindfulness foundations program for gifted and 2/multi-e women is starting in April. Join a small group of peers in a supportive space to learn gifted- and feminine-sensitive approaches for living consciously with intensity and complexity. Space is limited to allow for in-depth discussion and experience.
New Community Space for Gifted Adults
Dream Circles is a new offering coming in early 2024! This monthly community space is for gifted and twice/multi-exceptional adults who want to learn embodied mindfulness-based approaches to dream work for personal and collective care, connection and growth. Space will be limited.
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.
At a time when the feminine is called on for our personal and collective transformation, 24 gifted & twice-exceptional women offer their voices on their experience within and beyond 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