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About the GMC

Since 2019, the GMC has been adapting and weaving ancient wisdom practices with modern science to meet the joys and challenges of gifted living.    

The Gifted Mindfulness Collective was founded in 2019 by Kelly Pryde, PhD in partnership with InterGifted and is an organization that explores mindfulness as a transformative path to wholeness of gifted being. We began with the question, How might mindfulness practices be adapted to support the intensity and complexity of the gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) experience? This question combined with a commitment to offer safe, compassionate spaces in which gifted adults could explore their uncommon experiences together, led to the development of the offerings, frameworks, and practices that make up the GMC today. You can read more about our frameworks and practices here.

 

Since then, gifted people from around the world have joined us in these explorations and have discovered the power of mindfulness to support them in living more skillfully, reclaim hidden and repressed parts of themselves due to cultural conditioning, and restore deeper connection in their lives

The offerings and spaces we create are often described as sanctuary x laboratory x playground.  

 

We embrace a holistic model of giftedness that includes sensual, emotional, imaginal, embodied, existential and mental intelligences. Our LACE framework and FLOW practice invite the full range of one's gifted experience into their conscious awareness and engender a deeper experience and expression of being. 

Kelly studies and trains extensively in various traditions – from Zen, Insight meditation, and Unified Mindfulness to Mindful Self-Compassion, feminine spirituality, and deep ecology. Her core practice continues to be rooted in the Zen tradition where she has received teaching authority and dharma transmission (Inka) in the lineage of Tongdosa in South Korea. She is currently a facilitator-in-training for The Work that Reconnects in the lineage of Joanna Macy and is deeply influenced by the work of Joanna Macy and Thich Nhat Hanh. 

 

You can learn more about Kelly here and her journey to embracing mindfulness as a gifted adult here. You can also learn more about our partner organization, InterGifted, here. Feel free to reach out to Kelly anytime to explore mentoring, gifted mindfulness courses, and/or joining our women's community of practice at connect@giftedmindfulness.com.

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Land Acknowledgement

We offer our deepest respect and gratitude to the Anishinaabe First Nations Peoples on whose land near Toronto, Canada the Gifted Mindfulness Collective operates. Translated to english, Anishinaabe means "Good Humans." May our desire to be good humans and our engaged practice contribute to the restoration of the whole you have always known. 

To find out which Indigenous territory you are living or working on, please visit: Native Land

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