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Registration Open for Nov 21 Offering

A Workshop for Women

Gifted and 2e women's anger has been silenced, denied, and dismissed for far too long. And it longs to be heard... 

While intense and complex, our anger (and rage) is actually rich with data and energy. And yet, how many of us ever learned how to respect and explore our anger in all its depth? Mindfully embraced and metabolized, anger and rage can be powerful catalysts for inner and outer transformation. Left unmetabolized, they can turn inward on us, distorting our gifted expression and creating deep suffering. Any work that we do as gifted and 2e women toward growth―personally and collectively amongst our families and communities―must create space for anger and rage to be heard ... and felt.

 

In this 2.5 - 3 hour workshop led by Kelly Pryde, we will create a safe, compassionate space in which to give voice to gifted women's anger and rage, exploring their complexities and depth, and learning tools for embracing them mindfully and skillfully. The workshop is designed to be informative, interactive, and contemplative with a small group of up to 8 women to allow for rich, meaningful exploration. 

Themes include

 

  • The roots of, and differences between, anger and rage in gifted women's experience, and the ways they manifest internally and externally

  • Interconnections between grief, shame, and trauma (including ancestral and collective trauma, also known as "The Feminine Wound") 

  • How to use anger and rage as a portal into personal (and social) change so we can meet injustice with a resilience that is mindful, compassionate, and sustainable

  • Mindful compassion-based tools and practices for embracing and metabolizing anger and rage in our mind-heart-body

 

Cost + Logistics

 

In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 8 participants. We will meet for 2.5 – 3 hours on Saturday, November 21 via zoom.us (you may use audio only if you prefer) at a time agreed upon by workshop participants (typically late morning/early afternoon EST / late afternoon/early evening CEST).

We offer 3 pricing options to accommodate differing financial means:    

  • Supported fee: 85 USD  

For those with current financial limitations who would benefit from support from the collective.
 

  • Sustainable fee: 115 USD 

For those with sufficient financial means who can pay fair value for the sustainability of the collective. 

  • Rebalance fee: 145 USD  

For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for other gifted women. 

Payments are made via PayPal.

 

Please note: this workshop is for gifted and twice-/multi-exceptional women who are at a place in their development where they are ready to explore this topic in a generative way. If you are at the beginning stages of your gifted discovery, or are struggling with feelings of doubt, anger, or emotional overwhelm, you may need gifted-specific support before participating. If you need help finding this kind of support, please contact Kelly at connect@giftedmindfulness.com.  

 

Have Questions?

If you have questions or would like to know more about this workshop, please don't hesitate to contact us.

To register, please email:

 
Next Offering TBA

Email us to join the waitlist for the next offering:

A unique opportunity for gifted women who are ready to learn how to befriend + support their unique minds, cultivate agency, and give voice to their authentic selves through the practice of mindfulness.

Now more than ever, authenticity and conscious ways of being are essential to our collective transformation. Mindfulness offers us a rich opportunity to embody these ways of being, and yet, learning to practice mindfulness effectively can be a challenge for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) people whose unique needs and experiences are often not understood or supported in traditional settings. Gifted-specific mindfulness has been developed to meet the intensity + complexity of the gifted experience, offering gifted and 2e adults an opportunity to come to know, befriend, support, and express their unique minds in skillful ways. By cultivating mindfulness skills, the gifted/2e mind becomes less reactive, more forgiving of imperfections, less attached to certain outcomes, and better able to navigate difficult emotions and mental states related to intensity + complexity, particularly during this tumultuous time on our planet. These capacities enable deeper fulfillment, connection with others, and authentic self-expression.

This offering is a new and unique opportunity to explore mindfulness through a gifted feminine lens as we gather as a group of gifted women! We'll have the opportunity to reclaim gifts we may have lost or hidden along the way, learn how to meet ourselves with dignity + compassion, cultivate agency, and embody new possibilities for authentic self-expression. Together.

The Program

This 6-week experiential program has been carefully crafted over several years to weave together eastern wisdom, modern science, and gifted/2e experience in ways that are relevant to the gifted journey. Each week, together with Kelly Pryde and a small group of up to 6-8 gifted women from around the world, we'll explore... 

 

Themes 

 

  • Understanding mindfulness within the context of the (feminine) gifted brain + body

  • Learning techniques for supporting your inner experience (intensity, complexity + drive)

  • Working skillfully with difficult feelings and mental states common to gifted women through self-compassion + somatic experiencing

  • (Re)discovering intimacy with and authenticity of the gifted self

  • Restoring healthy interpersonal connections via safe space + gifted mirroring

  • Using mindfulness in everyday life as a gifted woman - at home, work, and play


Live Weekly Sessions
 

We meet as a group for ~ 2 hours each week beginning Saturday June 6th (with times to be determined with participants) where gifted-specific content is explored, tools + techniques are introduced and practiced, and discussion + connection with gifted peers is held. We meet on the Zoom.us video conferencing platform (you are welcome to use audio only if you prefer). 


Between Session Support + Guidance
 

After each session, you will receive a link to download a guided audio version of the meditation practice from that week’s meeting so you can continue to work with the tools and techniques throughout the week.  And, beginning in Week 2 through to the end of Week 5, Kelly will hold “office hours” for anyone who would like one-on-one support.  

In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 8 participants. This course is content-, practice- and insight-rich and has been transformative for many of our participants (see Course Feedback here).  

Cost 

 

We offer 3 pricing options to accommodate differing financial means:    

  • Supported fee: 495 USD  

For those with current financial limitations who would benefit from support from the collective.
 

  • Sustainable fee: 575 USD 

For those with sufficient financial means who can pay fair value for the sustainability of the collective. 

  • Rebalance fee: 655 USD  

For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for other gifted women. 

Payments are made via PayPal. We also offer flexible payment options + arrangements for those who may need them. Please contact us to discuss options. 

(The social justice oriented fee structure is inspired by + adapted from Rev. angel Kyodo williams.)

*Please note: Previous mindfulness experience is not required to participate. This course is trauma-informed and complements (but does not replace) psychotherapy, counselling, or medical care for mental health issues or trauma recovery. Please discuss this course with your health care provider before registering.

Have Questions?

If you have questions or would like to understand how this course might be relevant for you personally, please feel free to contact Kelly

 

For gifted adults who are ready to learn how to befriend + support their unique minds and express themselves authentically through the practice of mindfulness ― for themselves, their loved ones, and the world we know is possible.

Now more than ever, authenticity and conscious ways of being are essential to our collective transformation. Mindfulness offers us a rich opportunity to embody these ways of being, and yet, learning to practice mindfulness effectively can be a challenge for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) people whose unique needs and experiences are often not understood or supported in traditional settings. Gifted-specific mindfulness has been developed to meet the intensity + complexity of the gifted experience, offering gifted and 2e adults an opportunity to come to know, befriend, support, and express their unique minds in skillful ways. By cultivating mindfulness skills, the gifted/2e mind becomes less reactive, more forgiving of imperfections, less attached to certain outcomes, and better able to navigate difficult emotions and mental states related to intensity + complexity, particularly during this tumultuous time on our planet. These capacities enable deeper fulfillment, connection with others, and authentic self-expression.

The Program

This 6-week experiential program is the GMC's foundational offering. It has been carefully crafted over several years to weave together eastern wisdom, modern science, and gifted/2e experience in ways that are relevant to the gifted journey. Each week, together with Kelly Pryde and a small group of up to 10 gifted adults from around the world, we'll explore... 

Themes 

 

  • Understanding mindfulness within the context of the gifted brain + body

  • Learning techniques for supporting your inner experience (intensity, complexity + drive)

  • Working skillfully with difficult feelings and mental states common to gifted adults through self-compassion + somatic experiencing

  • (Re)discovering intimacy with and authenticity of the gifted self

  • Restoring healthy interpersonal connections via safe space + gifted mirroring

  • Using mindfulness in everyday life as a gifted person - at home, work, and play


Live Weekly Sessions
 

We meet as a group for ~2 hours each week (with times to be determined with participants) where gifted-specific content is explored, tools + techniques are introduced and practiced, and discussion + connection with gifted peers is held. We meet on the Zoom.us video conferencing platform (you are welcome to use audio only if you prefer). 


Between Session Support + Guidance
 

After each session, you will receive a link to download a guided audio version of the meditation practice from that week’s meeting so you can continue to work with the tools and techniques throughout the week. 


During the 6 weeks, you will also have free access to a private online discussion space moderated by Kelly to ask questions, share reflections, get support for your practice, and continue connection with your peers from the course.


And beginning in Week 2 through to the end of Week 5, Kelly will hold “office hours” for anyone who would like one-on-one support.  

In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 10 participants. This course is content-, practice- and insight-rich and has been transformative for many of our participants (see Course Feedback here).  

Cost 

 

We offer 3 pricing options to accommodate differing financial means:    

  • Supported fee: 495 USD  

For those with current financial limitations who would benefit from support from the collective.
 

  • Sustainable fee: 575 USD 

For those with sufficient financial means who can pay fair value for the sustainability of the collective. 

  • Rebalance fee: 655 USD  

For those with more than enough financial resources and a desire to support access for other gifted people. 

Payments are made via PayPal. We also offer flexible payment options + arrangements for those who may need them. Please contact us to discuss options. 

(The social justice oriented fee structure is inspired by + adapted from Rev. angel Kyodo williams.)

*Please note: Previous mindfulness experience is not required to participate. This course is trauma-informed and complements (but does not replace) psychotherapy, counselling, or medical care for mental health issues or trauma recovery. Please discuss this course with your health care provider before registering.

Have Questions?

If you have questions or would like to understand how this course might be relevant for you personally, please feel free to contact Kelly

Email us to join the waitlist for the next offering:

Next Offering TBA
 
 

FOUNDATIONS COURSE FEEDBACK

“I just completed this course and it was wonderful! I found it extremely helpful to be able to discuss in depth with gifted peers and to be heard by them. It helped me to realize how important it is for me to take the time to be with and understand myself as a gifted adult. It revived dormant aspects of myself that I now know need attention, and I feel better equipped to give that attention thanks to the tools I learned from Kelly. Thank you very much for offering this important work to gifted people. It is a huge relief to have self-development opportunities that are tailored for me!"

 

—  E.V., UK

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For gifted adults who want to learn mindfulness-based body integrative approaches to support their intensities as well as their personal growth + healing.

Email us with questions and/or to be notified when the next course opens for registration!

Toxic stress, trauma, unsupported intensities, and challenging upbringings can overwhelm our sensitive nervous systems as gifted people, leaving us feeling anxious, overly protective, and disconnected from our bodies. Supporting our intensities and being able to hold the fullness of our gifted selves requires (re)integrating and (re)sourcing both the gifted mind + body.

 

This course will provide you with gifted-specific insights and practical tools for reconnecting your mind-body, dealing with toxic stress + trauma, and feeling more grounded, regulated, and confident to channel your gifted intensities in authentic ways. Our safe, inclusive space of like-minded and -hearted peers offers a unique kind of "laboratory" where we can explore the gifted mind-body experience both personally and collectively.  

The Program

This is a 4-week online course (four 2 - 2.5 hour sessions) with a limited group of gifted and 2-/multi-exceptional peers led by Kelly Pryde. We meet on the Zoom.us platform in a safe, compassionate space where you are welcome to join via audio only if you prefer. Sessions include thematic discussions, experiential exercises, 15 mindfulness-based tools + practices for self-resourcing, and connection with gifted peers.

Themes 

 

  • Resourcing strategies for supporting overexcitabilities and the healing of gifted shame + trauma

  • Understanding the neurobiology of the gifted mind-body connection

  • Harnessing your innate capacity for growth, healing and wholeness 

  • Developing embodied boundaries; feeling more grounded and self aware to navigate relational challenges common to gifted people

  • Cultivating embodied joy and authenticity of gifted living 

Cost 

 

  • TBD

 

We know that the value of a dollar is not the same for everyone in the current economic system. We are currently working on a new model of pricing that will both support the tangible + intangible costs of our offerings and make them accessible to everyone who feels they would benefit from them. In the meantime, we offer flexible payment options + arrangements for those who may need them. Please contact us to discuss options. 

*Notes: Previous mindfulness experience is not required to participate although is recommended to get the most out of the tools + practices taught in this course. The Mindfulness for Gifted Adults: Foundations course provides the fundamental skills and knowledge to support this program. 

This course is trauma-informed and complements (but does not replace) psychotherapy, counselling, or medical care for mental health issues or trauma recovery. Please discuss this course with your health care provider before registering.

Have Questions?

If you have questions and/or would like to know more about this course, please don't hesitate to contact us.

NEXT OFFERING TBA IN 2020
 

EMBODIED MINDFULNESS COURSE FEEDBACK

“I've been through years of talk therapy and I think I learned more about myself and made more progress in 6 hours with Kelly and the group than I have in all my previous self-work, no joke.  Understanding the gifted experience through a trauma lens (that sounds overblown at first? but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was actually extremely apt and I'd been downplaying, you know, everything, forever) and understanding the brain-body connection better helped me unlock a bunch of issues that I'd been feeling stuck on.  Kelly gives your thinking brain plenty to chew on, and then helps you start to learn to tell it to go sit down for a minute, please, so that your essential self can enjoy space and calm.  I'd never been able to get there by myself, but I think I have some tools to start working on it.  I might be able to make it through this disintegration now :)"

 

—  R.S., USA

 
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