This session will explore the dynamic blend of the Enneagram and NVC, including: 1) how these two approaches amplify understanding and compassion for self and others, 2) the utility of NVC skills for meeting our goals and living our essence, 3) how the NVC “mind model” can bring clarity for any Enneagram Type, and 4) the influence of core needs and values on communication between individuals of different Types. The Enneagram helps us observe our patterns and strategies, including the “healthy” and “unhealthy” aspects of our type. The principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) build on this awareness, enabling us to “get along” with others despite our differences. With practice and integration, NVC supports skillful communication honoring our needs and values–as well as those of others–in all of our interactions. This session will introduce the principles and skill-set of Nonviolent Communication for those already familiar with the Enneagram. Through experiential exercises and discussion groups, participants will learn and apply NVC approaches to communication. Handouts will be provided with pertinent information correlating NVC concepts and Enneagram Types. This session is ideal for coaches, therapists, and anyone else wanting to communicate more compassionately with individuals of any Type.
Earl J. Wagner
2014 IEA Global Conference
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA