The Enneagram may be the most profound and practical way to know ourselves and others. This knowledge of personality, orientation, character, and attentional habit forms a cohesive, predictable pattern of who we are and points a light to who we can be.

The Enneagram, on its own, however, does not have inherent strategies, techniques, or procedures to produce change. The process of “Enneagramatic change” has typically been based on the important tool of presence, an awareness and dropping of”type behavior”rather than a usage of psychotherapeutic strategies.

Luckily there are new paradigms of powerful and rapid treatments. Many of these innovative psychotherapeutic strategies, however, have neither a refined theory of personality nor a sense of how discrete behaviors and feelings are organized or connected. This can make it more difficult to make wise decisions about exactly what to”treat”and how to treat it effectively.

These strategies can now be adapted to provide the strength and energy of change to be used with the Enneagram’s direction of change – to provide the locomotion on the Enneagram-tailored path. This workshop will experientially integrate the power of these change strategies with the wisdom of the Enneagram.

We will use – Energy Psychology to clear or reduce Enneagramatic type fears, stressors, beliefs, and unwanted emotions that are blocks or barriers to what we want, and use – Nine different practical strategies to access and mobilize recommended type, triadic, and general desired resources to install new patterns, attitudes, and responses that move us toward, and into, our higher levels of health and more essential true nature.

Participants will learn how to use these powerful yet practical tools on their own, and if therapists/coaches/teachers, with their clients.

Brian Grodner, Ph.D., ABPP

Brian Grodner is a clinical and health psychologist, founding director of both the Enneagram Institute of New Mexico and the Milton Erickson Institute for Clinical Hypnosis and Behavioral Sciences of New Mexico (1979), a diplomate in clinical psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, a fellow of the Academy of Clinical Psychology, and clinical assistant professor in the department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Brian serves as faculty for the Riso-Hudson Professional Enneagram training program, and helped design, and was faculty for, the first three Riso-Hudson Enneagram Growth Experiences (Part II Training). He has also studied with Claudio Naranjo and completed the Enneagram in Business Train-the-Trainers Program with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, Ph.D. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Enneagram Association.

Brian is a national trainer and speaker for professional groups, conferences, organizations, and the public on the Enneagram, Hypnosis and hypnotic language patterns, Energy psychology, Innovative psychotherapy, peak performance, organizational applications of the Enneagram, habit control, and health and healing.

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Brian Grodner


2005 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA

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