a sanctuary x laboratory
for remembering sovereignty
of gifted being.
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 exploring how contemplative practices can both support gifted/2e persons in their unique development and move us forward both personally and collectively in meaningful, sustainable ways.
Life with 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 unique flavors of neurodiversity. 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/2e capacities.
at home, at work and in life.
(Re)discover Joy + Authenticity
along with intimacy of your gifted/2e self.
Through ongoing curation + co-creation, the GMC provides a gifted-specific space to turn to for mindfulness-based support, growth and connection.
GMC News + Events
Community: We're Growing! Spaces available for October 2021
Our community of practice--a weekly gathering of gifted/2e women for meditation, connection, and "mile-deep musings"--is expanding. Our Sunday group is full, but we're currently working to create a second group to gather at a weekday + time to be determined together. Join us for what members have called "an energy/life-giving forcefield"!
E-book: Contemplative Writing + Art Compilation Release in September 2021!
We're excited about the culmination of this unique project for gifted + 2e women—a compilation of like-minded + -hearted peers reclaiming their feminine being and sharing their stories via essays, poetry, and art. Stay tuned for the release date announcement and virtual gathering!
New 2021 Course: Embodied Mindfulness for Gifted Women Reimagined
Gifted women have inherited disembodied ways of being in their bodies which suppresses the fullness of their experience and expression. This 4-week course will guide us on a journey into (re)discovering our sensual intelligence, the unique language of our bodies, and our aliveness. Contact us to add your name to the waitlist for this offering!
Article: Befriending Our Gifted Minds
In this article written for the Advanced Development Journal on Adult Giftedness, Kelly 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.
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 to explore + cultivate our gifted authenticity. If these meanings resonate with you, welcome!