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Great Resources


Looking for more resources for your rainforest mind? Here are some good ones:

For a detailed overview: The Gifted Adult–by Jacobsen, Gifted Grownups–by Streznewski

For perfectionism: Procrastination–by Burka & Yuen

For sensitivities: The Highly Sensitive Person–by Aron

For work, careers: Refuse to Choose–by Sher, Zen and the Art of Making a Living–by Boldt,

For spirituality, creativity & intuition: Belonging Here–by Blackstone (also her other books)

For existential depression and social conscience: Soulcraft–by Plotkin,

For inspiration: Spells of Mending–by Allanketner

For gifted children: The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children–by Neihart,

For articles on many topics including gifted children:, rainforestmind.comImage



Author: Paula Prober

I'm a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. I specialize in counseling gifted adults and consulting with parents of gifted children. The label "gifted" is often controversial and confusing. I use the metaphor of the rainforest to describe this population. Like the rainforest, these individuals are quite complex, highly sensitive, intense, multi-layered, and misunderstood. They're also curious, idealistic, highly intelligent, creative, perfectionistic, and they love learning. I've been an adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon and a guest presenter at Oregon State University and Pacific University. I've written articles on giftedness for the Eugene Register-Guard, the Psychotherapy Networker, and Advanced Development Journal. My first book, Your Rainforest Mind: A Guide to the Well-Being of Gifted Adults and Youth, was released in June 2016 by GHF Press and is available on Amazon or at your independent bookstore. My second book, Journey Into Your Rainforest Mind: A Field Guide for Gifted Adults and Teens, Book Lovers, Overthinkers, Geeks, Sensitives, Brainiacs, Intuitives, Procrastinators, and Perfectionists, was released in June 2019.

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