Science and spirituality are one. Learn how the nine Evolved Social Strategies of the Enneagram point to nine Spiritual Truths and how both are gifts from nature. Utilizing PowerPoint graphics, interactive lecture and experiential exercises, we present a biologically based model of the Enneagram as it embodies the nine Evolved Social Strategies people use in order to get their needs met. We examine nine Specific Existential Illusions and their associated Evolved Social Strategies, including the psychological underpinnings that support each strategy.We then give a sampling of practical methods that each person may use to become more effective within a particular strategy, thus enriching personal and interpersonal wellbeing. Finally, we describe the spiritual truths implied by each strategy, illustrating the reality that science and spirituality are one. What is unique about our material is that it utilizes evidence based psychological theories, Darwinian evolution by natural selection, and 30 years’ combined psychotherapy experience to show how the spiritual wisdom of the Enneagram integrates into a scientific perspective. Dr. Malavanya attended medical school at U.C.S.F. and the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident and later as Attending Psychiatrist and Clinical Faculty. She has studied and applied the Enneagram in her private practice for a number of years.
Dr. Spraggins attended Tulane Medical School and did her internship and residency in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center. She has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the past 10 years. She has studied and applied the Enneagram in her private practice for a number of years.
2007 IEA Global Conference
Redwood City, California, USA