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Starting April 13, 2024
This cohort is full.

A unique opportunity for gifted & twice/multi-exceptional women who want to learn embodied & gifted-sensitive approaches to mindfulness to support their intensity & complexity, get in touch with lost parts of themselves, and use their gifts meaningfully.

A Note About Readiness to Participate

 

Previous mindfulness experience is not required to participate, however, this course is for women who are actively engaged in their gifted development and are able to explore this topic in a generative way, i.e., engaged with video on.  While all of our offerings are trauma-informed, they are not designed to replace psychotherapy and we do not address strategies for traumatic stress. Please contact Kelly or your care provider if you are unsure about your readiness to participate.

Mindfulness offers gifted & twice-exceptional (2e) people a rich opportunity to befriend and support their unique minds, bodies and hearts, as well as to engage with the world in skillful, meaningful ways. For gifted women, however, there can be a number of challenges related not only to their uncommon intensity and complexity, but also to various patriarchal practices (both explicit and implicit) within some mindfulness spaces which can hinder their progress. 

This program is an opportunity for gifted and 2/multi-e women who are dedicated to both personal and collective growth to come together and learn embodied and gifted-sensitive approaches to mindfulness in a warm, supportive space. We learn how to slow down (in a gifted-friendly way!), gain insight into the fullness of our inner landscapes, get in touch with repressed parts of ourselves, begin integrating healthy feminine and masculine energies, and embody new possibilities for authentic self-expression and connection. 

 

The Program

This 6-session experiential program has been carefully crafted over many years to weave spiritual wisdom traditions, systems science, expressive art, and gifted/2e feminine experience in ways that are relevant to the gifted journey. Each week, together with Kelly Pryde and a small group of gifted women from around the world, we'll explore themes related to... 

 

  • Understanding mindfulness within the context of the gifted feminine experience & expression

  • Learning skills & practices within the LACE & FLOW frameworks for supporting your intensity, complexity & drive, particularly during challenging and disintegrative times

  • Working skillfully with difficult feelings and mind-body patterns as they relate to gifted women (i.e., perfectionism, inner critic, resistance, caregiver burnout, existential gripping) through self-compassion, somatic experiencing & focusing, and earth-based wisdom

  • Deepening creativity, intuition and aliveness of gifted being

  • Restoring healthy interpersonal connections and belonging through gifted mirroring & relational mindfulness

  • Using mindfulness in everyday life as a gifted woman


Live Bi-Weekly Sessions
 

We will be meeting bi-weekly as a group on zoom for ~2.5 hours beginning Saturday April 13. All sessions will start at 9am eastern time / 3pm central european time / 9pm australian western time. Session dates are: April 13 and 20, May 11 and 25, and June 8 and 22.


Between Session Support + Guidance
 

After each session, you will receive a practice or contemplative activity related to the week’s theme so you can continue to work with the concepts and techniques until the next session.  And, beginning the week of Class 2 through to the end of Class 5, Kelly will hold “office hours” for those who would like one-on-one support.  

In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 8-10 participants. (Please read note about readiness to participate below.) This course is content-, experience- and insight-rich and has been deeply transformative for many of our participants. You can read what past participants have said here.  

Cost 

 

We offer 3 fee options to accommodate differing financial means:    

  • Supported fee: 495 USD  

For those with current financial limitations who would benefit from support from the collective. Due to the small group nature of this offering, we have limited spots available at this fee.
 

  • Sustainable fee: 575 USD 

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

  • Rebalance fee: 645 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 trust you to assess accurately where you are within this fee structure. We also offer payment options & arrangements for those who may need them. Please contact us to discuss options. 

To join the next offering, please email us:

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, I 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

Giftedness as a concept is still fairly new to me. I joined the GMC with an openness of mind and a desire to learn and connect. I could not have foreseen the gifts that awaited. Kelly’s warm and inviting nature laid the foundation for a room of unique women to share their complexities with trust and grace. The energy of acceptance, understanding, and respect was palpable and healing. I am still reflecting and synthesizing all the lessons and reflections I’ve gathered from this experience that are beyond quantifiable. The mirroring, depth of conversation, and compassion gave rise to a deep sense of belonging. These women and this experience are forever woven within the fabric of my sense of self. I now have referential data for what it feels like to disintegrate and reintegrate into the fullness of the human experience. I extend many blessings of gratitude to this community! More spaces like this are needed in this world! 

 

C.M., 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.

Talia, Canada

The Mindfulness Foundations program taught by Kelly was truly life-changing for me. If you've tried all the popular meditation apps, yoga classes, blogs, practices, videos, and studios, thinking you know mindfulness (and don't "do it well"), think again! 

 

This course takes mindfulness to the next level. For the first time ever, I felt validated for having many thoughts and feelings, without being told to "think of nothing." It was refreshing to get mirrored by the participants, and realize how our gifted brains work in different ways but that nothing is wrong with us :) 

 

Kelly's FLOW and LACE frameworks provided a deep understanding of how and what mindfulness really is, and how to apply it in a way that works for my unique brain, body, and mood. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to truly transform their relationship with mindfulness.

Eva, Switzerland

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

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