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Breaking Down Barriers to Collaboration – Our Inner Critic as One of Those Barriers

By |2019-07-06T00:03:58+00:00July 20th, 2018|Categories: 2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Judging ourselves and judging others is a powerful and destructive barrier to real and genuine collaboration. We all have an inner critic operating in clandestine ways to keep us locked in patterns of personality that prevent us from truly opening beyond our limited perspectives. In [...]

Type 9 in Recovery, Part 3: The Core Suffering and Dilemma of the Nine in Recovery

By |2018-06-17T05:26:42+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: , , , |

The Core Suffering and Dilemma of the Nine in Recovery You see the Type Nine—the peacemaker, the easy-going, self-effacing type—sitting at an AA meeting, initially withdrawn and distant, but with a little time clean and sober, a sort of likable, relaxed, I-won’t-bother-you-character, emerges. Gentle, kind, [...]

Speaking of Addiction and Recovery: Compelling Conversations with a Panel of Experts in the Enneagram, Addiction and Recovery

By |2019-07-06T00:14:10+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Video|

The world of addiction and recovery is fraught with beliefs and assumptions. It brings up deeply tender emotions and there can be confusion and reactivity that tests our courage and shapes who we are. How do we have conversations in the midst of this? What [...]

Type Eight in Recovery—The Challenger (Part I)

By |2019-07-04T03:25:16+00:00December 19th, 2015|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

Copyright 2015, Version 1.0 The Heart and Soul of Type Eight   When men enter Mercy House rehab they meet Dominic, a tall, broad-shouldered, kick-your-ass-swaggering, confidant-as-God, pony-tailed Dominican. An addiction’s counselor with eighteen years clean from heroin, his fierce intensity and street-smart-bust-your-balls-courage greet you like a [...]

How to use the Enneagram in 12 Step Recovery Programs

By |2019-05-07T11:29:56+00:00July 31st, 2015|Categories: 2015 IEA Global Conference, No Media|

[NO RECORDING] This workshop will explore the direct application of the Enneagram to the 12 Steps of addiction recovery and will provide a deeper clarity regarding the right use of the steps with the Enneagram. Much of the early development of AA centered around the [...]

The Type Seven in Recovery – Part I (of 3)

By |2019-07-04T07:03:52+00:00December 12th, 2014|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

The ENTHUSIAST—The Excitable, Variety-Seeking Type Copyright 2014 by Michael Naylor, CCPC, LADC, CCS, M.Ed/Version 1.0 “Happiness comes from Inner Peace…nowhere else!” Dalai Lama ____________________________________________________ The Healthy Seven I watch Peter, a true type Seven, walk into the basement of St. Jude’s Church where other members [...]

Transforming Self-Sabotaging Habits in Addiction Recovery – Understanding the Nature and Hypnotic Power of the Inner Critic in Each Type

By |2019-07-04T03:31:06+00:00July 24th, 2014|Categories: 2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Understanding the dynamics of the Inner Critic, and the way in which it affects the Three Centers of Intelligence, is critical work for transforming the type-specific defense patterns of each Enneagram type in addiction recovery. More importantly, understanding the intrusion of the Inner Critic in [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 14 – Type Three in Recovery – The Achiever—The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type

By |2019-07-04T03:27:35+00:00March 28th, 2014|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

The Healthy Three The healthy Three is a radiant motivator of others, encouraging them with skill and faith to do their best, to see their capacities, to shine as they are capable of shining. Effortlessly, and with grace, they support others, championing them to celebrate [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 13 – Type Five in Recovery – The Investigator—The Intense, Cerebral Type

By |2019-07-04T03:27:41+00:00February 17th, 2014|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

The Healthy Five Terry, a Type Five Investigator extraordinaire, walks through the back door of the 8 AM, Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, a gangly softness to his movements. A well-navigated precision to each step, he quietly moves through the rag-tag Oregon crowd, a blend of all-ages, [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 12 – Type One in Recovery – The Reformer: The Rational, Idealistic Type

By |2019-07-04T03:27:43+00:00January 26th, 2014|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

The Healthy One John, a Type One, is a delight when he’s healthy. Light-hearted, kind, reasonable, fair, wise, discerning, Jon Stewart-funny (of The Daily Show) and self-effacing, he can laugh at his tendencies to be a perfectionist, and to take himself way too seriously. Although [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 11 – Type Two in Recovery – The Helper, The Caring, Interpersonal Type

By |2019-07-04T03:27:45+00:00December 19th, 2013|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

Core Relapse Wound—I Do Not Deserve nor need Love, you do! When the Two enters recovery he is driven by the heart-breaking feeling that he has lost contact with all love, that he lives in a love-empty world, and that he himself is utterly beyond [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 10 – Type Two in Recovery – The Helper, The Caring, Interpersonal Type

By |2019-07-04T03:27:46+00:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

Healthy Two Martin came into addiction recovery twenty-four years ago, and it shows. Sitting at an AA meeting, his angular face and body embody stillness, grace, strength and gentleness. One hears the moment he speaks, a depth of compassion and kindness towards the men in [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 8 – Type Four in Recovery

By |2019-07-04T03:27:47+00:00November 27th, 2013|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

The Ongoing Shocks of Recovery—Embracing the Shadow Recovery for the Four truly begins when he sees he has erroneously imagined himself being  sensitive, compassionate, and emotionally honest while under the influence of his addiction—when his real behavior has been self-absorbed, hateful, and self-centered (Level 6 [...]

The Journey to Health in Addiction Recovery 7 – Type Four in Recovery

By |2019-07-04T03:27:48+00:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|

Protective Mechanism of the Four: Hiding Out in My Imagination & Intensity The Type Four protects himself and his shame-filled heart (“I’m a nobody…I have no significance”) by withdrawing into his imagination, avoiding real contact with life which he anticipates will cause him more shame. [...]

The Journey Up the Levels of Development in Addiction Recovery: Addiction Recovery, the Enneagram and the important role of the Three Instincts

By |2019-05-07T11:11:57+00:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: 2013 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This workshop addresses the primary issues each Type must navigate to move up the Levels of Development to successful sobriety and an addiction-free life. Of great importance, and often not referenced in recovery circles, is the importance of the three instincts and how they affect [...]