Understanding the dynamics of the Inner Critic, and the way in which it affects the Three Centers of Intelligence, is critical work for transforming the type-specific defense patterns of each Enneagram type in addiction recovery. More importantly, understanding the intrusion of the Inner Critic in its predictable times of interruption & attack is a primary practice for staying clean and sober and moving in the direction of one’s transformation. Knowing how to recognize, `sense’ and then loosen the type-specific trance of one’s Enneagram type-specific inner critic is the key to embracing and embodying the higher qualities and capacities of your type, and to enjoying one’s journey of recovery. This workshop will provide tools and education on the Enneagram type-specific dynamics and `core’ Inner Critic trance that is at the heart of addiction relapse, and critical to the inability of individuals in recovery to grow, transform and become their best. Participants will learn how to more consciously sense the effects of the Inner Critic in the Three Centers of Intelligence, how to respond under Inner Critic attacks, and how to prepare for attacks.

Michael Naylor


2014 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

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