Gay men and women are one of the most misunderstood and myth-ridden minorities in our culture. Through conducting a panel of gay men and lesbians representing each of the nine types, Coates will offer workshop participants an opportunity to understand what it feels like to be homosexual and a certain Enneagram type. We will explore how the desires, fears, and blind spots of each personality affect the expression of that type’s sexual orientation. In addition, we will examine how sexual orientation expands or contracts our personal freedom.

Mona Coates, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in private practice (Huntington Beach, CA) for 33 years, and has worked with the Enneagram for 19 years. She is a college professor emeritus of Human Sexuality/Psychology, a licensed Marriage & Family Counselor, certified hypnotherapist, nationally certified sex therapist, sex educator, and Enneagram author and teacher. She is the co-author of the C-JES (Coates-Jacobs Enneagram Survey), the Self-Scoring Book, and has written Sex, Love, and Your Personality with co-author Judith Searle.

Mona Coates


2010 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco, California, USA