Healing Gifted Shame

September 24, 2022

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 mythopoetic realm, drawing on our sensual and imaginal capacities to meet gifted feminine shame as it presents in a symbolic way. We’ll explore how to begin gently dialoguing with and transforming shame in order to relate to ourselves, 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 on Saturday September 24 at 12 - 3pm EDT / 9am - noon PDT / 6 - 9pm CEST. Because there is a high level of interest in this topic, we may be able to offer a second session of this workshop in October. Please contact us at the email below if this date & time does not work for you.

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. 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.  


Have Questions?

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

To register for this offering, please email: