It is possible to experience an event, situation or relationship from several different perspectives: from your own “first person” perspective, through the eyes of a second person, or from the perspective of an independent observer. Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) calls these Perceptual Positions. The view from your own perspective is called First Position, seeing through another’s eyes is called Second Position and the perspective of an independent observer is termed Third Position.
Each Enneagram style persistently favors one of these three positions. Eights and Ones, for example, over identify with their own First Position and benefit from learning to switch places with others (Second Position). Twos and Nines, by contrast, habitually frequent the Second Position while Fives tend to defensively inhabit the Third Position, floating above events.
In this workshop we will explore two major applications of Perceptual Positions to the Enneagram:
1) To determine your favored Perceptual Position, how it dovetails with your Enneagram style and then learning how to expand your awareness to include the other positions.
2) Using Perceptual Positions in a structured group exercise to temporarily “become” another Enneagram style.
Come prepared to deeply experience an Enneagram style that baffles, frightens or attracts you.
Thomas Condon has taught over 700 workshops in the United States, Europe and Asia. The Director of the Changeworks in Bend, Oregon, he has been an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of over 50 audios, videos and books including The Dynamic Enneagram DVD and CD series.
Tom offers specialized trainings and consulting for institutes, businesses and organizations in the United States and Europe. For information about his workshops or a Dynamic Enneagram product catalog, email or call 00. http://www. thechangeworks.com
2008 IEA Global Conference
Atlanta, Georgia, USA