Course Description

An opportunity to explore and understand what it is like to be a high ability, multi-talented individual. Discover what makes you tick, how you think differently, why things have you on edge, what your talents are, and how to make it all work.

Students will explore and gain understanding of:

  1. Why I think the way I do – what makes me the way I am
  2. Mixed messages – everyone tells me to do something different – what to do
  3. Identify and learn how to develop what you do well or comes easily
  4. How to have fun and get things done with what you do well
  5. Making things happen with others

Explorer Guide

Edith Johnston PhD LPC CRC

Edith works with individuals and groups to discover a personal understanding and create the ‘how to’ for their personal development. She is an author, public speaker, conducts workshops, classes and retreats for Multi-talents MIA. She provides tools, supports, insights in understanding, overcoming, developing, expressing, and connecting for multi-talents. She has extensive work in pain management disability adjustment, career development, and life event transitions. Edith has developed her talents with four degrees and several certifications. She enjoys reading, traveling, exploring new ideas, playing with grandchildren, theater, crocheting and other creative endeavors.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to You Think Differently

  • 2

    Chapter I: Understanding - Introduction

    • Intro to Understanding

  • 3

    I A. Lesson 1: What Makes Me Different

    • What Makes Me Different

    • Understanding What Makes Me Different

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self Exploration Tools

    • Multi-Talent Secondary School Self-Screening Assessment

  • 4

    I B. Lesson 2: What's Important to Me

    • What's Important to Me?

    • Understanding What's Important to Me

    • Resources Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Typical Self Limiting Beliefs

    • Interest Check List by USDOL

  • 5

    I C. Lesson 3 What's the World have to do with Me.

    • What's the World have to do with Me

    • Understanding What's the World have to do with Me

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • What's the World have to do with Me

    • MINDMAP - Understanding Me

  • 6

    Chapter II: Overcoming - Introduction

    • Intro to Overcoming

  • 7

    II A. Lesson 4: Not Fitting In

    • Not Fitting In

    • Overcoming Not Fitting In

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

  • 8

    II B. Lesson 5: Intensity

    • Intensity

    • Overcoming Intensity

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • The Overexcitabilities

    • Strategies for Managing

  • 9

    II C. Lesson 6: Expectations

    • Expectations

    • Overcoming Expectations

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Managing Expectations

  • 10

    Chapter III: Developing - Introduction

    • Intro to Developing

  • 11

    III A. Lesson 7: How To Learn

    • How To Learn

    • Developing How to Learn

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

  • 12

    iii B. Lesson 8: High Abilities - Talents

    • Developing High Abilities - Talents

    • Developing High Abilities - Talents

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Choosing Excellence

  • 13

    III C. Lesson 9: Balance

    • Developing Balance

    • Developing Balance

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Wheel of Life

    • Your Life Collage

    • Ideal Day

  • 14

    Chapter IV: Expressing - Introduction

    • Intro to Expressing

  • 15

    IV A. Lesson 10: Just for Me

    • Expressing Just for Me

    • Expressing Just for Me

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

  • 16

    IV B. Lesson 11: For the World

    • Expressing for the World

    • Expressing for the World

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Purpose

    • What is Your Purpose in the World

  • 17

    Chapter V: Connecting - Introduction

    • Intro to Connecting

  • 18

    V A. Lesson 12: With Others like Me

    • Connecting with Others Like Me

    • Connecting with Others Like Me

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Where to Find Like Minded People

  • 19

    V B. Lesson 13: With Others

    • Connecting with Others

    • Connecting with Others

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Enhancing Communication

    • Nonviolent Communication Worksheet

  • 20

    V C. Lesson 14: The Dots

    • Connecting the Dots

    • Connecting the Dots

    • RESOURCES Readings and Self-Exploration Tools

    • Your Big Picture