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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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Temperament

If you are unfamiliar with your temperament (which includes your preferences for how you take in, process, and respond to external stimuli), it can be very helpful to dip into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. There are numerous sites that offer the test for free, or you can buy the book, Please Understand Me, by David Keirs

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Self-Sabotage

Self-sabotage can arise from fear, doubt, uncertainty, shame, self-protection, resentment, or an unwillingness to be vulnerable. Self-sabotage can take the following forms: Avoidance: Avoiding conflict, self-evaluation, or assessment of the message/service/environment. Ignoring issues, maintenance and periodic review. The inability to follow through on commitments. Indirect communication, sarcasm, and irony are forms of deflection. Confusion: Failing to a

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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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Meaningful Engagement for the Gifted

Meaningful engagement becomes possible when you relinquish your ego’s identity of who you are. You surrender your expectations of who you should be and you come to trust discomfort as a signal that there is something to attend to. Pain is no longer threatening. You understand despair and a sense of a lack of enga

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Reframing What it Means to be Gifted

When childhood experiences of ridicule or neglect are cleared, when you have surrendered the habit of repressing or denying your gifts, you can finally untangle yourself from the needs and realities of others. With a vocabulary for your extraordinary potential in the realms of emotional, spiritual, physical, mental or energetic awareness, you are re

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A Spirit Centered Practice

The theory of what you do and the techniques and tools you possess facilitate adaptive change. Unless you are dedicated to being a vehicle for the wisdom of a client’s spirit, for a client’s unseen, intangible being— I believe your skills as a healer are limited. Aspects of a Spirit Centered Practice Include: respecti

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Reading & Resources for the Highly Sensitive Adult

New books, films, Web sites, and organizations that address these topics are being created all the time. Below are some resources that I feel are relevant and that offer the most unique information on the topics. Amazon.com is a great place to review the content of my recommendations. Books Learning About the Sensitive Are You Real

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The Path of a Healer

In my experience, there are those who learn healing techniques and work in various modalities to bring about health in others, and there are those who have innate gifts that get channeled through a modality, or a number of modalities. I work with people whose highly sensitive natures and innate gifts lead them in

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