This is an experiential workshop using art making as a medium for accessing and understanding aspects of our own enneatypes, as well as the enneatypes of others. It is specifically developed for working with the Enneagram through creative process and imagery. Because imagery is our first language, not only as individuals but also as a species in general, working with imagery can uncover layers of meaning in a way that words cannot. The premise of this workshop is based on non-judgment and equanimity. Participants are encouraged to be beginners and adopt a state of curiosity and a process of discovery rather than producing a product. We will be bringing our awareness to the creative process we experience- including our fears, resistance, expectations and blocks, as well as to the actual images created through this process. Topics covered include familiarity with the use of provided materials, prompts and exercises designed to invoke not only one’s own enneatype but an experiential understanding of other types as well, and group discussion of the process of making the drawings- including resistance, fears, and breakthroughs and how they present themselves through the different type behaviors.

Susan Dorf


2015 IEA Global Conference

San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA