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“A bright child knows the answer; the gifted learner asks the questions”.
(Christopher Tabbi, MAP.)
Most people believe those who are intellectually or creatively gifted have a unique advantage over others, but studies show that by the time they reach adulthood, they are more likely to have been thoroughly mystified and often traumatized, by teachers, parents and learning institutions that fail to recognize or support their unique learning and psychological needs.
If you have ever wondered why, in spite of your intelligence or creative gifts, you just cannot seem to get traction in your life or your work, you may be experiencing the consequences of growing up in a society which alternately praises and punishes those who are gifted. Even those who have become successful in later life often feel like “imposters”, because, throughout most of their formative years, they were given little instruction or support appropriate to their learning needs and had to figure things out on their own. Worse yet, gifted individuals are often ridiculed and bullied by teachers and peers who do not understand their unique and creative perspectives.
I work with creative and intellectually gifted adolescents and adults, helping them heal the accumulated trauma of not being met or understood by families, peers and teachers. As these injuries are healed, the individual is often able to release pent-up potential and to tackle perennial issues such as lack of discipline, disorganization, and the enemy of every creative individual—procrastination.
My own background in the arts have made me uniquely suited to helping those who are intellectually gifted and those in the creative industries of dance, theatre, film, music or literature.