Are You Gifted?
If you're here and asking the question, there's a good chance you're gifted. Giftedness is such a misunderstood concept, it's much more common not to realise you're gifted when you are than the other way around.
You'll find some basic facts about giftedness on this page. Find out more at InterGifted, the international organisation that supports gifted people and whose model I use in my work.
Giftedness - Facts and Myths
What Is Giftedness?
Giftedness is a difference in the way the mind works. Giftedness is characterised by complex and intense patterns of thought and emotion
What Giftedness Is Not
Gifted minds are different, not superior. Giftedness is not always synonymous with high IQ scores and academic and professional success
Why Does It Matter?
Because of their uncommon mind patterns, gifted people experience life very differently from others. Because of this, gifted individuals often come to believe there's something wrong with them
Gifted individuals have specific needs that must be recognised and met for them to thrive.
The more gifted an individual is, the more challenges they often face
Contrary to popular belief, gifted people can't always solve all our own problems. Gifted individuals are a minority population who often struggle in a world that wasn't designed with our needs in mind.
Gifted traits are frequently misdiagnosed as mental health issues. On the other hand special needs (known as twice-exceptionalities) that require support can be missed because the gifted individual has become so good at compensating for them.
Most gifted people can benefit from understanding more about how our unique minds work and what special challenges we face.
I use cognitive hypnotherapy and coaching to help other gifted people better understand themselves and live their most authentic lives.
I don't think I'm gifted. Can I work with you?Yes! I have a mixed cognitive hypnotherapy and coaching practice. I work with neurotypical clients as well as with gifted, intense and sensitive individuals. Many of my clients don't consider themselves gifted but do identify with many intense, sensitive and/or creative traits.
Do you work with twice-exceptionalities like autism and ADHD?An individual is described as being twice-exceptional (2e) when both giftedness and another neurodifference are present. I have both professional and personal experience with twice-exceptionality. Get in touch to talk about how I can help.
Do you offer giftedness assessments?No. I can help you explore your gifted profile to the extent it affects your therapeutic and coaching needs. If you'd like to delve more deeply into how your gifted mind works, InterGifted offers qualitative giftedness assessments with highly experienced professionals.
Are giftedness and intensity the same thing?No. Giftedness and intensity are often found together, but not all gifted people are intense, and not all those who have intensity are gifted.
Where can I find out more about giftedness?If you'd like to explore the concept of giftedness I highly recommend starting with the following articles: What is giftedness? High, exceptional and profound giftedness