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Thoughts on the 2018 IEA Conference and Community

In July I attended and presented at the International Enneagram Association Global Conference in Cincinnati. I’ve been coming to the IEA conferences on and off for the past ten years, and have noticed a marked change in the last few. The early Enneagram conferences I attended focused heavily on individual growth, experiential practices (such as shamanic journeying and breathwork), [...]

By |2018-08-19T03:15:43+00:00August 12, 2018|Personal Reflections|Comments Off on Thoughts on the 2018 IEA Conference and Community

Where Culture Meets Type

The Enneagram is an incredible window into our personality, but understanding ourselves fully involves looking at the myriad of influences that make us who we are, such as character, socioeconomic background, family environment, and culture. Along with our individual Enneagram type, our cultures can be typed as well. Led by facilitators whose lives have crossed continents, this session will [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:04:14+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Where Culture Meets Type

Writing Your Enneagram Journey

We all have stories about who we are, shaped by our personality and experiences. These narratives are important because they influence our behavior and define the limits of what we can do. In order to make sense of our life, we tell ourselves a story about it, and our life falls in line with our story. Let's identify the [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:24+00:00July 21, 2017|2017 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Writing Your Enneagram Journey

Summary of an upcoming workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference

“Writing Your Enneagram Journey” Presenter: Melanie Bell BerghoefBell.com We all have stories about who we are, shaped by our personality and experiences, which influence our behavior. In this presentation, we’ll identify the story we’ve been living and explore ways of creatively rewriting to uncover new possibilities for ourselves. We’ll unearth our personal narratives through writing and discussion, delving into [...]

By |2019-07-04T06:58:23+00:00March 18, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Summary of an upcoming workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference

How Knowing Yourself Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

If you’re reading this, you’re probably an entrepreneur or interested in becoming one. There are many compelling reasons to forge your own work path, and I invite you to take a moment to think about yours. What outcome are you looking for? What strengths do you bring to the table? My partner and I have built our business around [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:08+00:00December 5, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on How Knowing Yourself Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Summary of a 2015 IEA Conference Presentation: Communication Styles for Success

  Communication is challenging. So many factors influence it, from culture to timing, and misinterpretations abound. It’s because of communication’s tricky yet necessary nature that we’ve found it to be such a useful application for the Enneagram. Our communication workshops are popular with audiences in business and community settings, as they yield immediate, tangible insights that participants apply in [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:16+00:00September 28, 2015|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Summary of a 2015 IEA Conference Presentation: Communication Styles for Success

The Enneagram and Ayurveda: Key Insights from Our IEA Presentation

This July at the IEA Global Conference, we shared the practice of Ayurveda which we use as a complement to our Enneagram work. The Enneagram is an amazing tool, but it also helps to have a regular, structured practice that builds up our capacity to observe ourselves so we can see our type’s automatic habits at play and choose [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:00+00:00September 10, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Enneagram and Ayurveda: Key Insights from Our IEA Presentation

The Enneagram and Reiki as Complementary Tools

As a young adult who has studied the Enneagram for seven years, I believed myself to have an in-depth understanding of its nine personality types. Then a chance encounter led me to learn Reiki, a form of healing in which practitioners transfer energy to a recipient, who absorbs as much as is subconsciously wanted or needed. Reiki addresses imbalances [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:49+00:00November 3, 2013|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Enneagram and Reiki as Complementary Tools
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