Healing Gifted Shame
Next Offering in 2023
Healing Gifted Shame
An Embodied Journey into the Imaginal Realm for Gifted Women
Shame thrives in silence & secrecy. Join a small group of gifted and 2e women as we journey into the imaginal realm to shine a light on toxic shame and begin to liberate the fullness of our gifts.
Gifted shame is perhaps the most painful and complex of emotions. It underlies the inner critic, perfectionist, imposter, as well as other struggles common to giftedness. When intersected with the gifted feminine experience, shame takes on many added layers of intensity and complexity that can not only be difficult to get in touch with, but also prevent us from using our gifts fully and authentically – even after years of healing work.
In this 3 hour workshop, we’ll go beyond traditional cognitive and somatic-emotional approaches to working with shame to mindfully explore a journey into the imaginal realm. We'll draw on the range of our gifted capacities – sensual, emotional, intellectual, physical, imaginal – to meet gifted feminine shame in a new way. We’ll explore how to begin gently dialoguing with and transforming toxic shame in order to relate to our gifted selves, others and our lives with greater courage, resilience, aliveness and meaning.
During our time, we will explore themes and questions including:
personal and collective roots of gifted feminine shame, including looking at these through the lenses of archetypal psychology and neurobiology
why gifted feminine shame can be so difficult to heal and why we need to be cautious with self-compassion and somatic-emotional approaches
what is the imaginal realm, and how do we access it through the (colonized) gifted mindbody
how to work with archetypal imagery, story and energy in mindful ways that support us on our path to wholeness and authenticity as gifted women
Cost + Logistics
In order to ensure a personalized, interactive experience, space is limited to 7 participants.* We will meet for 3 hours at a date and time agreed upon by participants. This typically takes place on a Saturday around 12 - 3pm ET / 9am - noon PT / 6 - 9pm CET.
We offer 3 fee 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. We trust you to assess accurately where you are within this fee structure. For reference, this graphic by Alexis Cunningfolk offers more specific guidance.
*A Note About Readiness to Participate
Please note that 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. While all of our offerings are trauma-informed, we do not address strategies for traumatic stress. If you are struggling with emotional overwhelm or nervous system dysregulation, you may need gifted-specific support before participating. If you need help finding this kind of support, please contact Kelly.
If you have questions or would like to know more about this workshop, please don't hesitate to contact us.
What gifted women have said about this workshop
I was hesitant about taking part in this workshop simply because I'd never had a good experience in group settings like this. Less than 5 minutes in, I knew I'd finally found the right place. I've never heard my life experiences, my deepest feelings about myself, mirrored back to me like this. I've waited 47 years to find out that it really isn't just me - there are other women like me, and they get it. This workshop felt like finding a home for the first time.
I love the mythopoetic nature of this workshop! It resonated deeply in places that therapy and psycho-education don't reach, and it re-awakened parts of me that had been long buried and forgotten. Gifted shame is a dark, difficult part of the psyche to work on and the framework Kelly shares does a wonderful job of shining a light on that part and breaking it down into components that are easy to make sense of. This workshop has opened up a new path in my healing journey and given me great tools to carry forward. Thank you Kelly!