Daimon Institute 2013 Documentary

Giftedness is a complex, discipline-transcendent phenomena. It is a way of being that encompasses the whole body and life; a way of experiencing the world, of perceiving, thinking, and creating that is fundamentally different from a more typical human experience.

For the first time in history we have access to all of the collected accumulated information about human consciousness and its potential (in which the concept of giftedness is nested). As our understanding of the complex relationships among mind, neuroscience, body/mind, spirit and culture evolves, so to our models of what constitutes giftedness must be accordingly flexible and yet rigorous.

The Integral Practice for the Gifted Model presented here embraces this challenge; we MUST continue to develop concepts and practices that reflect both the dynamism and complexity inherent in our most able learners. Using the IPG model we attend to all aspects of the gifted individual: intellectual, moral, emotional, physical and spiritual. At the core of the Exceptionally Gifted person is an unbounded desire to contribute and to change the world. With the right support and encouragement their potential is truly limitless.

We wish to make a (second) documentary on the Experience of Being Highly-Exceptionally-Profoundly Gifted. We are working with the same excellent film company that helped us produce the first 12 minute documentary. This one will be 30 minutes long : a high quality piece for international distribution on multiple media platforms.

We are commtited to helping the Exceptionally/Profoundly Gifted population with Educational Programming Support, Differential Diagnosis, ideas to balance all aspects of living, authentic Talent Development and all aspects of mental health and healthy, productive living. We wish to eduacte professionals and the public at large about the lived experience of being exceptionally bright, sensitive, talented, curious, intense and desirous of rich experience, meaning, communion and contribution.

NOTE: You can view the first documentary on our facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TheDaimonInstituteForTheHighlyGifted

This documentary will cover the following topics:
1. Key areas that need to be addressed with regards to Gifted.
2. What the public at large needs to know about the lived experience of being exceptionally bright, sensitive, talented, curious, intense and desirous of rich experience, meaning, and communion.
3. Some optimal ways to create, develop ideas, and interact.
4. What parents and their children most passionate about or inspired by.
5. What each individuals experience of Neuroatypicality is, as it applies to our sub-group.
6. Some of the day-to-day challenges parents and children bump up against.
7. What medical personnel, educators, mental health practitioners and others need to know about HG/EHG/PG children, adolescents and/or adults.
8. What kinds of experiences people have had with medical personnel, educators, mental health practitioners.
9. Comments and testimonials on the effectiveness or application of those who are familiar and/or have worked with our INTEGRAL PRACTICE FOR THE GIFTED model.
10. Gifted adult experiences or insights.
11. Young adult perspectives.
12. Inside the HG/EG/PG family.
13. Issues of Mental Health: differential diagnoses and optimal treatment etc.

WHO The audience for this video includes:
(1) Professionals within the gifted community itself who misdiagnose and misrepresent these kids,
(2) Parents of EG/PG kids themselves needing guidance specific to the unique needs of these kids,
(3) The general populace who accept as true stereotypes about EG/PG types, and in so doing limit or damage the kids, and
(4) Educators, mental health professionals and others who may only see one of the kids once in their lifetime, and have NO idea how they function and what to do with them and are, therefore, completely limited by ignorance, however well-intentioned.

Sue is past Chair of the Programming Committee of the National Association for Gifted Children Counseling and Guidance division for the 2[phone redacted] .She is past Chair of this Network and continues to serve an advisory leadership role. She is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of gifted education and a highly regarded speaker and consultant. She has presented keynote addresses, seminars and workshops throughout North America at major national and international conferences. In 2006 she presented her theoretical model on the development of the gifted - INTEGRAL PRACTIE FOR THE GIFTED - through the Davidson Institute, at the SENG Conference, at Purdue University and at UBC. She was chosen as a member of an international team who presented a full day pre-conference on the Theory of Positive Disintegration by K. Dabrowski in North Carolina at the annual NAGC conference in November of this year. She regularly consults with other Institute supporting gifted interests and was part of the international team that contributed to the revisions in the Wechsler tests. She co-authored two chapters in the acclaimed Living with Intensity book (Daniels and Piechowski, editors) in 2010.

The Daimon Institute offers service to highly and profoundly gifted children and adults supporting the educational needs and overall development of this special population. Mentoring opportunities, educational plans and consulting, extensive resources, depth psychotherapy and like-minded community are available to clients who reside in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. The first satellite clinic of The Daimon Institute occurred in June of 2006 with clients meeting in the Chicago area. The Institute is international and now has clients in over a dozen countries on 4 continents.

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