Embracing the Whole Gifted Self
Patricia Gatto-Walden, Ph.D.
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Many gifted people cultivate and appreciate their extraordinary intellect, but Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden uses her 30 years of clinical experience to explore giftedness through the perspective of all the domains of a person: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social. Only by acknowledging, understanding, and nurturing all the domains can gifted individuals embrace their whole gifted selves. Home life, education, and counseling of the gifted must attend to the integration and enhancement of the mind, heart, body, spirit, and social self in order to attain contentment and balance in everyday life. This book offers a holistic approach to understanding the problems experienced by highly gifted children and adults. It covers overexcitability, perfectionism, and asynchrony and includes many real-life examples.