We carry on conversations with ourselves all the time. Sometimes the exchanges are encouraging; sometimes they’re discouraging; sometimes they are downright nasty. Critical voices have a different form and function within each Enneagram style. Each type has particular issues to be critical about based on its character structure and idealized self-image.
In this workshop we will identify and experience our own critical conversations and explore ways to transform negative voices into positive allies. We’ll explore the content of our conversations and, just as importantly, the quality of voice that we use. If we can change the tone, volume, location and other sensory qualities of our critical voice, we often change our reaction to its content.
We will also discover the positive intentions of our inner critic – the uses and benefits of being self-critical – to discover what we really want to say to ourselves. The workshop will include structured exercises and techniques drawn from NLP, Gestalt and Daniel Amen’s work to help our inner parts to work together instead of opposing one another.
2016 IEA Global Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA