Enneagram Midwest Newsletter

Welcome to the Enneagram Midwest Newsletterr

Upcoming Enneagram events….

We invite you to scan through to see what appeals to you and be sure to register early!

Excitement is building around the upcoming “Inner Critic (Psychic Structures) Workshop” presented by Lynda Roberts and Michael Naylor in Chicago on October 24-25. You will find registration information and more details below.

Did you know there is a theme-based Enneagram study group that meets monthly in Ann Arbor, Michigan? Check out what goes on in another corner of the Enneagram Midwest region. There will be two opportunities this month either September 9 or September 23 on the topic “Enneagram Portal” led by Su Hansen, M.A., L.L.P. Please note contact information below.

Attention moviegoers and Enneagram lovers! The next Chicago movie group will meet on October 4 for a movie and discussion afterward. You will find a short summary of last month’s event and more information to follow.

The dates for the next Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification have been announced! This popular training will be held in the Chicago area from June 27-July 1, 2016 and will be taught by Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. Register early and save $100! Be sure to check out all the details below.

The purpose of this newsletter is to be a resource for anyone who is interested in learning about opportunities to learn more about the Enneagram. Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested, and let us know of other programs that should be included in our next newsletter.

The mission of the Enneagram Midwest is to create a vibrant and growing community of people who value the Enneagram as a tool for personal and/or spiritual growth by providing information and opportunities for education, professional development and connection. We are happy to have you as part of our community.

Carol Steffens


Inner Critic (Psychic Structures) Workshop
Presenters: Lynda Roberts and Michael Naylor
Date: Saturday & Sunday, 
October 24, 2015: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and October 25, 2015: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Location: Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus, Klarchek Information Commons, 6525 N. Sheridan Road

Cost: $150 (includes continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments)

This workshop employs visual models, discussion, music, and deep experiential work to introduce the Psychic Structures of the nine Enneagram types. The Psychic Structures reveal how our ego activity is driven by the superego, the “inner critic,” that restricts us and keeps us reacting according to past patterns. We will explore how the superego creates each type’s inner conflicts and self-defeating habits, and explore ways to counteract its deadening, limiting effects. All nine types will be studied in depth. 12 CE’s are available at no charge for psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

For further information, please contact Jerome Wagner, Enneagram Spectrum Studies and Applications at 847-400-6507 or email [email protected]. Seating is limited — please register by October 19, 2015.

Lynda Roberts is an Enneagram Institute faculty member and teaches certification program trainings and workshops, Enneagram Institute Authorized Workshops, and customized programs for businesses, consultants, and spiritual groups. She currently serves as president of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and Director of the Enneagram Institute of Georgia and Enneagram Horizons.
Michael Naylor, M.Ed., CPCC, LADC, CCS is an authorized and certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram teacher and a faculty member of the Enneagram Institute in Stone Ridge, NY. He is Director of the Enneagram Institute of Maine & Enneagram Center for Transformation and Change. He is an IEA Accredited Professional, a Certified Professional Co-Active coach, and an Enneagram life and spiritual transformation coach. He has worked in the field of addictions for the last 26 years as a licensed addictions therapist, coach, and educator, most recently at Serenity House, a men’s rehabilitation center, for 14 years.

Enneagram Study Group with Su Hansen, M.A., L.L.P.

Date Wednesday, September 9, 2015 – Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (repeat)

Location: 1945 Pauline, Suite 10, Ann Arbor, MI

Cost: $20 per session (no registration necessary but please let Su know you will be coming – contact info below)

Enneagram Portal

This session will provide an entry point into using the Enneagram as a participant in future programs, in personal or spiritual guidance, relationship sessions, psychotherapy, or in your own self-study. You will get a basic overview of the structure of the Enneagram and its uses. You will also get some help in trying to discover your Enneatype as well as a list of resources for further exploration.

This month’s study group meets on Wednesday, September 9th with a repeated study on Wednesday, September 23rd from 7:00-9:00 p.m., at 1945 Pauline, Suite 10, Ann Arbor, MI. All are welcome! Fee – $20 per session, no registration necessary. but please let us know if you will be coming.

The group is facilitated by Su Hansen, M.A., L.L.P.; a certified Enneagram teacher in the Narrative Tradition, psychotherapist, personal and spiritual guide, relationship coach and workshop leader. For more information go to www.suhansen.com or Facebook: Su Hansen: Personal and Spiritual Guidance, or contact Su at [email protected]n.com or (734) 417-8397.


Enneagram Movie Discussion Group

Date Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Chicago Enneagram Movie Group discussed the film “Mr. Holmes,” at its August event. All agreed that Holmes’ acute observation skills, thoughtful analysis, dependence on logic and facts, active curiosity, and his decision to retreat to his country home (a self-preservation subtype, perhaps?) are all characteristics indicative of a Type 5 on the Enneagram. At the end of the movie, Holmes realizes that there is another side to life and he understands that making someone else feel good is equally as important as delivering the truth.

Please join us for the next movie outing and discussion on Sunday, October 4. If you would like to be added to our email list, or for further information, please send your contact information to Barbara Hyde at [email protected].


Enneagram Spectrum Training and Certification Program

Instructor: Jerry Wagner, Ph.D.

Date: June 27 – July 1, 2016

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton: Chicago – North Shore Conference Center, 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL  60077, 847-679-7000

(Hotel conference rate of $119+tax available until 30 days before the training)


  • $1095 before June 1, 2016  ($50 discount for each if 3 or more people attend from your group)
  • $1195 after June 1, 2016 ($50 discount for each if 3 or more people attend from your group)
  • 30 hours of Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) are available to participants at no additional cost

Jerry Wagner has been teaching this outstanding week long basic enneagram certification class for many years with great success.  Jerry is not only one of the leading experts on the enneagram, his sense of humor makes his trainings entertaining as well as educational.  his training will benefit anyone who is interested in expanding his or her knowledge of the enneagram, including therapists, spiritual directors, coaches, consultants, human resource managers and teachers, as well as any individuals who are interested in their own personal or spiritual development. For more information or to register, visit the website listed below.


Jerry Wagner, 847-400-6507; [email protected];www.enneagramspectrum.com

Contact the hotel directly for room reservations: 847-679-7000 and mention that you are attending the Enneagram Spectrum Training.