How do we develop healthy and secure attachments between parents and children? How do we create lasting bonds between all of us, regardless of age? What do the two perspectives of the Enneagram and Attachment Theory have to offer us in our parenting and on our developmental paths? How can they contribute to healthy relationships that allow for attunement, balance, and coherence (the ABCs) of secure attachment? And how can they help foster interpersonal resonance, responsiveness, and rapid repair/recovery during upset?

This workshop, following Dan Siegel’s keynote address, will explore these two remarkable systems, both of which illuminate our processes and patterns, our behaviors, and our paths of development. We will also examine the remarkable congruence, coherence, and contribution of each system. Finally we will look at the important ways knowledge of this synthesis can enhance our parenting and our intimate relationships. The presenters will employ lecture, a “walk around the Enneagram,”self-observation practice combined with inner reflection, dyad exploration of attachment styles and type, and a nine types panel in the Narrative Tradition.

David Daniels, M.D., a leading developer and teacher of the Enneagram with over thirty years of clinical practice in Palo Alto, is Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Medical School. Since 1988, together with Helen Palmer, he has pioneered the Enneagram Professional Training Program. In his worldwide teachings he has developed many applications of the Enneagram, including therapy practices, will as a transformer, the dynamics of vital relationships, anger and forgiveness, integrating psychological and spiritual life for lasting relationships, and dream work. He has applied the Enneagram in organizations in coaching, leadership development, team building, and effective communications.

Dr. Daniels was Co-director of the First International Enneagram Conference at Stanford University and is an IEA founder. He is co-author of the best selling book, The Essential Enneagram, and a developer of the videos/DVDs, Nine Paths to a Productive and Fulfilling Life and The Enneagram in the Workplace.

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Dr. Dan J. Siegel is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry – UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. He received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics, general adult psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He is author of The Developing Mind: Toward a Neurobiology of Interpersonal Experience, and, with Mary Hartzell, published Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive. He has served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior regulation, and autobiographical memory and narrative process.

David Daniels
Daniel J. Siegel


2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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