Gifted Mindfulness Foundations for Women
Next Offering May/June 2021
Email us (link below) to add your name to the waitlist for this 6-week 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.
Mindfulness offers gifted + twice-exceptional (2e) people a rich opportunity to befriend and support their unique minds. And yet, learning to practice mindfulness with a divergent mind can be extremely challenging when our unique needs and experiences are not understood or supported in traditional settings. Additionally for women, there is the added intersectionality of gender, so trying to cultivate and integrate mindfulness skills within patriarchal structures can limit and even hinder our progress.
This program is a unique opportunity for gifted + 2e women to come together and learn gifted-specific approaches to mindfulness in a safe, compassionate space free of externally imposed patriarchy. We learn how to gain insight into + support our unique intensity and complexity, get in touch with parts of ourselves that have been suppressed, meet ourselves with dignity + compassion, cultivate agency, and embody new possibilities for authentic self-expression. Together.
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 8 gifted women from around the world, we'll explore...
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
Live Weekly Sessions
We meet as a group for 2 - 2.5 hours each week (dates + 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.
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).
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.
If you have questions or would like to understand how this course might be relevant for you personally, please feel free to contact Kelly.
To add your name to the waitlist for the 2021 offering, please email:
What gifted women have said about this program
This course is an uncommon marriage of heart and mind, hypercharged by the gifted lens through which it was so clearly created. It is somehow both simple and sophisticated, having kept my mind engaged without overwhelming it. Kelly's warmth and the mirroring of the women I sat with helped create a safe environment that, as a person with childhood trauma, never experienced anywhere else. I finally feel what I once thought was unattainable: that I can move through the world with my mind as a partner and friend, rather than some chaotic curse to suppress and be ashamed of.
Mariya, United States
Having been unidentified for the majority of my life, Kelly's foundations course provided me with my first in-depth understanding of what it means to be a gifted woman. The information and tools she provided have drastically changed how I interact with my environment and how I meet myself and my internal challenges on a daily basis. The structure of the course was fluid and easy to understand, yet satiating and stimulating for the gifted brain. I highly recommend this course for anyone who's yearning for a deeper understanding of their experience as a 2e/gifted woman, or potentially looking for simple, yet effective tools to manage the unique challenges that often accompany giftedness.
This is a fantastic course that has greatly benefitted me. It has without doubt been one of the best investments that I have made in my life. Regardless of where you are on your gifted journey, this course will give you a strong foundation to embrace your true self and to connect with others that understand you.
Grace, United Kingdom