11 episodes

"Gifted trauma" is the trauma that gifted (highly intelligent) people can experience when ridiculed, ignored, rejected, misunderstood, out-of-place, left out or left behind, pressured, or excessively groomed as a result of their unusual minds. Their high mental complexity also affects their experience of more common traumas in important ways. In this podcast, Jennifer Harvey Sallin, psychologist & founder of www.intergifted.com, explores all this and the many paths to healing for gifted adults, with her guests.

To support our podcast, consider making a donation at www.paypal.me/intergifted

Conversations on Gifted Trauma InterGifted

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

"Gifted trauma" is the trauma that gifted (highly intelligent) people can experience when ridiculed, ignored, rejected, misunderstood, out-of-place, left out or left behind, pressured, or excessively groomed as a result of their unusual minds. Their high mental complexity also affects their experience of more common traumas in important ways. In this podcast, Jennifer Harvey Sallin, psychologist & founder of www.intergifted.com, explores all this and the many paths to healing for gifted adults, with her guests.

To support our podcast, consider making a donation at www.paypal.me/intergifted

    Conversation 11: The Effects of Intergenerational & Collective Trauma on Giftedness -- with Marc Smolowitz

    Conversation 11: The Effects of Intergenerational & Collective Trauma on Giftedness -- with Marc Smolowitz

    In this episode, Jennifer Harvey Sallin talks with The G Word Film director Marc Smolowitz on the topic of intergenerational and collective traumas, how they affect giftedness expression, and how we can find empowerment and healing. Marc was born into a family of holocaust survivors, came out as gay in his teens, lost countless friends during the height of the AIDS epidemic, and even nearly died of AIDS himself when he was in his 30's. These family-line, societal and personal traumas intersected with and affected Marc’s experience and expression of giftedness all along his life path, sometimes in very difficult ways and sometimes in very empowering ways. He shares his story with us, and how he has taken his various identities (some of which were born in trauma) and woven them together into resilient and rooted authenticity. He shares the role that community has played in his life, and how each of us has the opportunity to use the lives we’ve been born into and the adversity we face to ultimately strengthen our self-understanding, pride in our identities, and our meaningful connection to life and others.

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    You’ll find the complete list of this episode’s reading recommendations, including links to Marc’s bio and film company websites, at www.intergifted.com/conversations-gifted-trauma

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    To learn more about InterGifted and our community and services for gifted adults, go to www.intergifted.com.

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    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Conversation 10: Giftedness, Loneliness & The Art of Gifted Connection -- with Lotte van Lith

    Conversation 10: Giftedness, Loneliness & The Art of Gifted Connection -- with Lotte van Lith

    In this episode, Jennifer Harvey Sallin talks with Dutch giftedness specialist, coach, lecturer, trainer and author Lotte van Lith. Jennifer & Lotte explore the types of loneliness a gifted person can experience, including intellectual, emotional, family, social, physical, existential, creative, physical and more. Giftedness is about exchange, and when we cannot share our giftedness, it can feel as though it isn’t real or doesn’t exist, and that can lead to feelings of deep isolation from humanity and from ourselves. Given our modern cultures have pushed us toward emotional disconnection and relational separation through restricted narratives about what life is, who we are, and what giftedness is, it is our work as gifted individuals to open up our minds and hearts to a broader understanding of ourselves, life, and our relationship to the various forms of intelligence that exist throughout the earth and beyond. The Art of Gifted Connection is, in other words, deep work that we do to become aware of, in humble awe of, and in grateful and generous communion with the complexity in and all around us - biologically, emotionally, philosophically, cosmologically.

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    You’ll find the complete list of this episode’s reading recommendations, including links to Lotte’s websites, at www.intergifted.com/conversations-gifted-trauma

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    To learn more about InterGifted and our community and services for gifted adults, go to www.intergifted.com.

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    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Conversation 9: Our Inner & Outer Nature -- with Eric Windhorst

    Conversation 9: Our Inner & Outer Nature -- with Eric Windhorst

    In this episode, Jennifer Harvey Sallin and ecotherapist & coach Eric Windhorst explore our connection to our inner & outer nature, as well as to fundamental consciousness. When fragmentation caused by trauma keeps parts of us disconnected from what is true within us and around us, we can provide conditions to welcome the fragmented parts back home. Time in outer nature, compassionate attention to our inner nature, connection to fundamental consciousness, and importantly, support from loving people in our lives are the ingredients for healing and growth. Eric shares moving stories of clients' healing journeys, as well as deep insights for listeners on their own healing path. 

    You can learn more about Eric's work at www.ericwindhorst.ca

    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted.

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    More information available about gifted adult development via www.intergifted.com.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Conversation 8: Healthy Boundaries, Part 3 -- Cultivating Inner Organization

    Conversation 8: Healthy Boundaries, Part 3 -- Cultivating Inner Organization

    In this episode, Jennifer Harvey Sallin & Karin Eglinton conclude our three-part episode series on healthy boundaries by exploring the cultivation of inner organization. Particularly important in this discussion are educational trauma and various dominant ideologies which, when unnamed and unnoticed, make it difficult for us to show up in the world in an organized, generative and well-boundaried manner. We explore the process of self-reeducation and unlearning that many of us must commit to in order to recover our inner organization, employ healthy boundaries, and inhabit our place and role in the current world.

    You'll find links to resources mentioned in this episode at: www.intergifted.com/conversations-gifted-trauma

    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted.

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    More information available about gifted adult development via www.intergifted.com.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Conversation 7: Healthy Boundaries, Part 2 -- Cultivating Coherence

    Conversation 7: Healthy Boundaries, Part 2 -- Cultivating Coherence

    In this episode, Jennifer Harvey Sallin & Karin Eglinton continue our exploration on cultivating healthy boundaries by looking deeply at individual, social and collective coherence and its role in helping us to be generative and boundaried adults. This is one of our longer episodes, and it reflects the importance of this topic in our world of quickly compiling and accelerating crises and conflicts. This is part 2 of 3 in our cultivating healthy boundaries episode series.

    You'll find links to resources mentioned in this episode at: www.intergifted.com/conversations-gifted-trauma

    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted.
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    For more on gifted adult development, to to: www.intergifted.com.

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Conversation 6: Healthy Boundaries, Part 1 -- Cultivating Aliveness

    Conversation 6: Healthy Boundaries, Part 1 -- Cultivating Aliveness

    In this episode, which is part one of a three-part series of episodes, Jennifer Harvey Sallin & Karin Eglinton explore an essential topic to healing from gifted trauma: cultivating healthy boundaries. We introduce the themes of cultivating aliveness, coherence, and inner organization in helping us heal from trauma and create sustainable relationships. This episode focuses specifically on the cultivation of aliveness. We explore how our sense of full aliveness can become distorted or dampened through trauma, how that affects our relationships, and how we can reconnect with our full aliveness as a healthy boundary for generative relationships.

    Links to resources mentioned in this episode can be found at: www.intergifted.com/conversations-gifted-trauma

    To support our podcast, consider making a donation at: www.paypal.me/intergifted

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    For more information on gifted adult development, visit www.intergifted.com

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

auroraremember ,

Great show on an important topic!

There are way too few podcasts out there on giftedness especially as it applies to adults! This show dives deep into supporting adults with unmet gifted needs throughout the lifespan.

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