Healing for the Highly Gifted

Steps to Healing for the Highly Gifted

Gifted, perceptive, often on the leading edge in your field of expertise, you have come to a place where your intelligence is a barrier to finding authentic engagement. The dominant culture emphasizes and trusts the lens of the intellect. Highly successful individuals have often achieved their success by ignoring subtle, nonverbal sensing in order to efficiently evaluate an

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Crisis for the Highly Gifted

You may have reached a time in your life when using your gifts to align with the culture’s expectations fails to provide meaning anymore. A loss of engagement with your life, a need to forge a new direction with no idea of how to do that, these are the crises that point you b

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Deconstructing the High Achiever

The high achiever in our culture tends to be a complex thinker, a multitasker, focused and driven, goal oriented, future focused and often intense in engagement. The high achiever has successfully linked his or her existence to the vehicles of business and thought that are the products of the dominant culture. As the fabric of the do

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Agents of Evolution

I believe that the gifted are here to re-enchant the world. By stepping into your gifts you offer: new solutions to old problems, new solutions to current crises and new ways of interacting in the world. You are a bridge builder to new worlds and new perspectives. You assist other agents of change in the

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Healing Challenges for the Gifted & Sensitive

Gifted and sensitive individuals experience many unique challenges in achieving alignment between their interior worlds and their professional expression. Gifted and sensitive folks have remarkably rich and complex interior lives. They may be attending to information in mental, energetic, emotional, and spiritual realms all at the same time. While these inner landscapes can be extraordi

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Recovering Introverts

I often use the phrase recovering introvert when referring to someone who has spent his or her whole life existing as an extrovert, yet whose make-up is that of an introvert and is only discovering this later in life. In Susan Cain’s book Quiet, she touches on this. She mentions the number of introver

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Avoiding Pain Through Positive Thinking

An unfortunate byproduct of the culture of positive thinking is that many people have used this idea to ignore their own personal pain. The ability of human beings to ignore their pain is a remarkable trait. This ability to split from the inner sirens that indicate physical or emotional injury or danger, to no

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Finding the Abundance in Enough

Everything about the dominant culture tells us that we are not enough. A consumer culture can only expand if we need more, and the only way that we will always need more is if we are not enough. Whether we need more schooling,more technology, more spiritual awareness, more muscle, or more modern appliances –

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Hypochondria- a New Perspective on an Old Label

Imagine if we reframed the reality of the hypochondriac. Instead, we could focus on the medical field that is blind to fields of energy and subtle awareness. We could speak about the highly sensitive nervous system of the patient. We could recognize the complaints of the “hypochondriac” as signs of an unusual giftedness. We

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