We have powerful experiences of essence in our childhood. We also have painful experiences of the loss of essence, the separation from essence. This results in our developing a false self and an essential self, a self that is in touch with essence and a self that is an imitation of essence. The ego tries to compensate for our separation from essence by producing something that looks like essence, but is not.

This interactive session is based on the radical understandings of David’s book The 9 Dimensions of the Soul Essence and the Enneagram. The session is an exploration of our fixation and its relationship to essence. Normally our fixation is viewed as a reaction to the lack of holding in our childhood environment. But our story is deeper than that.We are also attempting to produce a particular quality of essence in order to rescue our original family. By understanding the relationship between essence and fixation, we begin to recover essence, making it more available in our daily life.

David Hey has worked extensively in the fields of personal development, communications, relationship counseling and stress reduction. He has broad international experience in leading seminars and providing solutions for individuals and organizations.

He is a Master Practitioner of NLP and has been leading seminars and trainings for 20 years.

David is the author of The 9 Dimensions of the Soul Essence and the Enneagram, which has been translated into several languages. He trained with Faisal Muqaddam for many years in the Diamond Approach to transformation. He learned the foundations of Mahayana Buddhism from Lamas Thubten Yeshe and Thubten Zopa. He also spent many years with Osho, Poonjaji, and other spiritual masters in India. His work is directed toward the integration of spiritual and psychological maturity. He lives in Italy.

David Hey


2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA