This session bridges the Enneagram with the expressive arts subfield of psychology by introducing you to the Life Map, a tool that can be utilized for personal growth as well as professional work with clients. The Life Map is essentially an experiential method using basic art materials that provides insight into how we construct our life stories–simply put, how we explain ourselves to ourselves. The Life Map engages our non-verbal, symbolic faculties, and Enneagram patterns surface in unexpected and meaningful ways in the imagery produced.

This session is highly experiential and discussion based. You will be guided through creating your own Life Map (all materials provided), interpreting the results through the lens of the Enneagram, and discussing insights in small type groups. No artistic ability is required for this workshop. Finally, we discuss ways this method can be adapted for various populations, contexts, and settings.

Gina Thomas


2018 IEA Global Conference

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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