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Enneagram Enrichment

All right. You know your nine styles, 18 stress and security points, 18 wings and 27 subtypes. With this basic Enneagram, you have a formidable diagnostic tool and template for personal growth. So how might one use all the lovely lively selfhelp books as you try to integrate all their helpful insights into your template? I will employ the [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:34:50+00:00September 12, 2012|2012 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Enneagram Enrichment

Parables and Non-dual Thought

Perhaps the most often quoted story in the world is the story of Adam and Eve. One mystery surrounding the story is about the forbidden fruit. Everyone knows Eve offered Adam an Apple but why the apple is enshrined in our culture as the fruit in question may be important. The text actually says it is the tree of [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:28:39+00:00January 1, 2012|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Parables and Non-dual Thought

Meta-coaching with the Enneagram

The Enneagram is a superb diagnostic tool to use in conjunction with whatever other techniques one uses in coaching. It does not displace other approaches, but refines and specifies what motivations and unconscious agendas are probably also at play. When coaching techniques and strategies are conscious, the Enneagram can provide the unconscious or partially conscious agenda and focus that [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:17+00:00July 28, 2011|2011 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Meta-coaching with the Enneagram

Enneagram Styles, Coaching, and the Use of Metaphor

Metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God left inside His creatures when He made them. -- Jose Ortega y Gasset Introduction: Alice's Lesson I learned young that you can't change someone's mind with linear logic. Alice taught me about how we are crazy. [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1, 2009|2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Enneagram Styles, Coaching, and the Use of Metaphor

Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to use the Enneagram System for Success

Lapid-Bogda comes as close to using the Enneagram scientifically as is really necessary. She knows the Enneagram thoroughly; she uses it as a template and shows us how real people in a variety of business settings behave. She is as careful with data and interpretation as any lab-coated researcher. She starts off on the right foot. She makes careful [...]

By |2019-07-05T23:37:40+00:00October 1, 2008|2008 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Bringing Out the Best in Yourself at Work: How to use the Enneagram System for Success

Sincerity Is Not Enough: Spiritual Paths, Detours and Dead Ends

[NO RECORDING] Until one is quite advanced, spiritual development consists in breaking our Enneagram trances. If you are studying spiritual material, either under a teacher or by reading, you are usually studying a tradition that has a fairly clear Enneagram orientation. This workshop will use the Enneagram as a template to identify the Enneagram styles of various traditions, then [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:34:03+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Sincerity Is Not Enough: Spiritual Paths, Detours and Dead Ends
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