In this episode I talk to Dianne Allen, a mentor to the Gifted and Talented (yes, G&T is an official term), about permission to experience the full intensity of emotions, about the specifics of navigating the world as an officially recognized Gifted person, and what can the rest of us learn from Gifted and Talented experience.
HIGHLIGHTS and RESOURCES [episode 9]:
We talk about
"Gifted" means a different brain wiring - these people experience a higher-intensity, qualitatively different reality.
The MEPSS Model – Balancing the Mental, Emotional, Physical, Spiritual, and Social
What's wrong with mind-body-spirit paradigm
Tactics for dealing with intense emotions without cognitive tools.
Marina and Dianne disagree about the nature of ADHD vs. intellectual over-excitability.
Dianne on coping with intense emotions:
"Feelings are our friends"
Marina, summarizing Dianne’s approach:
“When you encounter an intensely emotional situationת to the point when you can barely cope, your first step is to connect with your spiritual self, to meditate. Some would say to check in with your gut, to listen to your inner voice. And that’s where you begin – you look at MEPSS model and decide what parts need to be strengthened. Once in equilibrium, you’ll be in a much better place to navigate the situation.”
Dianne Allen is a mentor, author, speaker, podcaster and life catalyst for bright and sensitive people. She creates exciting and diverse avenues of personal and business transformation that range from the written word to live retreats and conference appearances. With over 3 decades of working with personal and business development, Dianne is committed to presenting ideas and strategies in understandable and empowering ways.
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