February 1, 2008

An Integral approach to the Social and Emotional Development of the Profoundly Gifted

By P. Susan Jackson

“Like all children profoundly gifted children have essential needs for connecting to others, for being understood, for expressing and exploring feelings and ideas, for reciprocal exchange and for friendship. The exceptional nature of PG children and their rarity in the population, however, generates inordinate socio-affective needs and unique challenges that must be addressed to insure full and optimal development.”
Gifted children, like many individuals, must embark upon a heroic quest towards self-understanding and self-realization. Jackson's brief essay outlines an integral approach to helping children become conscious participants in their own developmental matrix & embodied life.

P. Susan Jackson is the Founder and Therapeutic Director of The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. The Daimon Institute offers service to highly and profoundly gifted children and adults supporting the educational needs and overall development of this special population.

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