The Social Impact of Prison–The United States incarcerates 25% of the world’s population, but represents less than 5% of the global populace. As we imprison more people than any other nation, there are massive ramifications on families that send cultural ripples throughout society. Like it or not, we are all touched by prison.

The Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) brings the Enneagram to the incarcerated as an incisive tool to discover their true nature, no matter who or what they may have been, or done, in their past. We advocate a radical paradigm shift in the way we do prison, lowering recidivism by freeing people from the prison of their own making.

In this presentation, former inmates come alongside family members who have directly experienced the impact of their incarceration. Together, they will speak to how knowing the Enneagram helps to maintain a connection to oneself, and to one another while surviving the experience, and aftermath, of incarceration. Using the Enneagram as the backdrop for a compassionate understanding of what it means to be human, this extraordinary panel will illuminate what acceptance, love, and forgiveness look like in real life. You will see how the Enneagram proves itself to be a profound agent for social change.

Susan Olesek


2014 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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