The “Instinctual Self”is the more primal aspect of personality; the anchoring counterbalance to the higher “Essential Self.” Spiritual transformation occurs when one is able to balance, release, and transform one’s instinctual nature into its higher opposite.

Rooting us in the dualistic world of ego consciousness, one’s “Instinctual Self”demands that we distort and habitually overuse one of three survival strategies: Self-Preservation, Social, or Sexual. Like a guardian at the gate of heaven, one’s dominant instinct insures one’s fundamental survival but can also block the way on one’s spiritual path. In order to progress with spiritual work, one must first release the tyranny of the dominant instinct.

This interactive workshop will focus on the latest, unpublished research of the spiritual aspects of the three instinctual subtypes representing the “Instinctual Self.”With the use of visual aids and panel participation it will focus on the manner in which the “Instinctual Self”triggers one’s more reactive nature, acting as both an asset and a liability to the Enneagram personality types.

Katherine Chernick Fauvre & David William Fauvre, MA, co-founders of Enneagram Explorations and co-creators of the Enneacards, are certified, published Enneagram researchers, trainers and counselors. Together they have over 30 years’ experience and teach the Enneagram in business, psychology, spirituality and healing. They work with corporations, families, couples and individuals.

Their innovative consulting approach uses the advanced application of the Enneagram Personality Typing system integrated with helpful techniques of many of the pioneers in the field of personal empowerment and selftransformation. Their original inquiry process enables individuals to understand their core motivations, develop critical self-awareness and create lasting change.

David holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and has studied at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. David was one of the first to create an Enneagram internet presence. He is a Certified Enneagram Teacher with Riso-Hudson and has completed the professional training program with Palmer-Daniels.

Katherine is the author of The Enneagram and The Instinctual Subtypes and Enneastyle: The 9 Languages of Type.’ She is certified with Palmer-Daniels, Riso-Hudson & Hurley-Donson and has studied with Condon, Naranjo, Wolinsky, Ichazo & Jaxon-Bear.

Katherine Chernick Fauvre
David Fauvre


2007 IEA Global Conference

Redwood City, California, USA

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