ONLINE WORKSHOPS, COURSES & GROUPS
with JENNIFER HARVEY SALLIN
Gifted people are often told that their standards are too high and unrealistic by others who don’t understand that gifted people have uncommon needs. This leads them to deny or judge their own needs and try to live without getting them met. In this two-hour group workshop, Jen will help you look at what other people have told you are your ‘unrealistic standards’ and redefine them in terms of legitimate needs. Lots of discussion on how to communicate these needs will be included. Offered via InterGifted.
Learn to meta-plan, follow your authentic biological and psychological rhythms and flow, and communicate your needs and preferences with others related to time management and self care, all from the gifted perspective (i.e. overexcitability, high idealism, perfectionism, procrastination, etc.). A 2-session course (takes place over 2 months).
For gifted writers who have a current or upcoming writing project (blog, book, film, or any other medium, whether professional or hobby). Join me in learning to vision, identify and connect with the ‘what’ and ‘to whom’ of your writing. Learn about your personality and how that affects your process as a writer. Get regular feedback on your writing, and insight into making your writing project and personal journey a positive success for both you and your audience. Ongoing monthly workshop.
GIFTED LEADERS WORKSHOP
Link your leadership influence to your own hierarchy of values, vision and mission. Define who you are leading and where you want to lead them! A 2-session course (takes place over 2 months).
GIFTED WRITERS WORKSHOP: MEMOIRS
Plan and develop your story, and actively use the process of dealing with the emotions, challenges and resistance that all inevitably show up on the journey. Ongoing monthly workshop.
Jen’s course goes way beyond simple time management techniques. It allows profound self-reflection and group sharing on the aspects of ourselves and our lives which make it challenging to manage our professional and personal responsibilities. Included are identifying our needs, rhythms, personality style, letting go, and going to the essential. It has been the best self-development course I’ve taken – one from which I have seen a clear “before” and “after” in my life!
Jen’s course on time management offers an alternative perspective to managing time and energy by helping you understand your natural way of approaching each day and learning to maximize this. Her approach helps you to unlock joy and energy, leading to greater feelings of self-accomplishment and an ability to focus on the things that are important to you. If you are looking for a unique approach to managing your life, then this course is for you!
Jen’s Time Management course helped me understand that time management is not about doing more in less time, but about taking the time to do things without stress and while being aware of what I am doing. I tend to stress out a lot and load my agenda, postpone sports, cleaning and taking rest in favor of work and productivity. What I sort of neglected was that the more I work, the less productive I become. This course helped me analyze my work pattern and understand how to shift tasks to better suit my natural personality. Of course, implementing all aspects learned goes far beyond the course and still after the course, I am reminding myself to do things differently. I do not want to miss out anymore on the amount of information that I learned when analyzing myself throughout the course. Many thanks, Jen!
Jen’s course really changed things for me. The awareness I gained about how I used my time, and how that did or didn’t match up with my values and goals caused a major shift in my mindset. It went beyond simply being more productive, or working on creative pursuits, to focusing on creating a conscious construction of yourself. Feeling aligned with yourself is where the opportunity to create productivity comes in. It’s not necessarily about the goal itself, it is about about your values. I also needed someone to tell me that it’s okay to spend time dreaming. I’ve always been so ambitious, setting my life up before it is headed anywhere. When Jen emphasized the fact that I need to give myself the space to dream about the possibilities, that encouraged me to “breathe” a little more and made me even more excited to be where I am. I also thought about the people I choose to spend my time with; the time I spend alone doing things that I maybe didn’t see as productive before, but now understand their importance much more. I have changed a lot already and am excited to see where this continues to take me.
Chelsie, New York
Jen’s course helped me question and change my whole way of working – leading to much more fun, satisfaction and enjoyment than before. I respect my rhythms better and I know myself better, this facilitates a healthier way of working which is not less efficient but much more stimulating and motivating.
Jen’s course provides an opportunity to reflect on how you work, and discover through reflection and theory how to work more effectively. Taking the time out to do this course has definitely helped me to approach my daily work with more intention and consequently work through tasks and manage parallel projects more effectively. The shared group experience was also very useful in learning from others and obtaining practical advice, and Jen provides great insight and depth to routine and more challenging problems through her experience and knowledge as a life coach.
The course broadened my horizons and has been incredibly useful. No, Jen won’t share one-size-fit-all solutions and ready made tips to be more efficient. Her approach is much deeper: she guides you so that you learn about your needs and preferences, so that you define what is the best way for YOU to spend your time in order to maximize energy and satisfaction. It’s about shaping our life so that it fits us, vs adjusting ourselves to a given life. I wish I had learnt this as a kid… Thanks Jen!
If you’re thinking of writing a memoir or story about your life, I highly recommend participating in the writer’s workshop. The structure and guidance that Jen offers has been so helpful in sorting out what felt, at the beginning, like a huge and sometimes overwhelming process. I can’t imagine tackling my writing project without the support of Jen and my writing group. For me it’s been a safe place to explore the writing process as well as a place to dig deeper into my own personal story and how I can best share it with the world.
Amy Schief, www.amyschief.com
Like many, I harbor that secret dream of writing a novel (or memoir in disguise). I’ve even had a title and a first page which, for years, I’ve moved from one computer to the next. And it would have stayed there, stashed away, if it weren’t for the Writers’ Workshop with Jen. See, I’m someone who needs a bit of structure, someone to tell me what to do (if only so I can rebel against it). And the Writers’ Workshop gave me that, as well as a safe space where I feel comfortable to expose my crappiest writing, and dig into the basement of old journals and fragments I’ve squirreled away through the years. What began as a hobby, a pastime, catching up with a dream deferred, is slowly but surely turning into a calling. Yes, as presumptuous as it may seem, I can see this becoming more of a life mission—if I only had the discipline. But hey, that’s what Jen is here for!
Ashraf Osman, www.ashrafo.com
Jen’s workshop on Legitimizing Your Gifted Needs was extraordinary. It was visionary. It was luminary. I personally got so much out of the material she presented. Being pressed into service so many times because of my giftedness, my needs were usually pushed to the wayside. Actually I wasn’t allowed to have them. So being able to talk about my feelings and needs really helped me with my healing and evolution. As well, meeting like minded people was enormously comforting as I didn’t feel alone but felt like I belonged and when they spoke about the same kinds of challenges it was wonderfully helpful. I would recommend this workshop to anybody who needs help saying, “You know what? I matter.” Jen has helped me with that so much. My rights matter.