This presentation will explore the impact of instinctual energy, separate from type, on relationships. Each of us has three instincts (self-preservation, one-to-one and social), but one of these tends to be more central in our daily lives and relationships. The three major instincts have a powerful impact on our style of relating because they reflect our fundamental values. Since each instinct has very different interests, energy levels and needs, many people have found that differences in instinctual energies can be more crucial than personality type issues in our relationships. Understanding these differences can improve relationships immediately.

Participants will explore a current relationship and leave the workshop with greater awareness about the key dynamics of this relationship. In addition, participants will gain a better understanding of the influence of instincts on relationships in general.

The workshop will include a brief talk, inner practice, group exercise and short panels. These small groups and panels will consist of participants with different instinctual energies talking about the strengths, challenges and productive ways to work with the different energies.

Terry Saracino


2016 IEA Global Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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