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Being with Discord, Reactivity and Resistance in Enneagram Community

Following the creative group euphoria that occurs in a new Enneagram Community, disenchantment is experienced. Community "cracks" develop when our personality dynamics arise with their assumptions, `shoulds,' and "have to's," and as our interactions with our instinctual drives lead us to perceive ourselves as "not getting something I want/need," or "not liking something." This is a painful place, accompanied [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:20+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Being with Discord, Reactivity and Resistance in Enneagram Community

A Look at Enneagram Communities

My objective for this article is to share some of what I am learning in my ongoing research and involvement with Enneagram communities. I hope to encourage the members and the facilitators of Enneagram communities to observe the functioning of their communities from the perspective of the three basic laws of the map of the Enneagram. I have found [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:26:58+00:00October 7, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on A Look at Enneagram Communities

Putting the Enneagram into Practice in a Community

This presentation will provide a descriptive and visual journey focusing on using three of the basic Enneagram principles in the development and conscious growth of a localized Enneagram Community. The three principles - Circle, Hexad and Triangle--have been the compass and backbone for this lively group of Enneagram enthusiasts. Penny will take us through the unpredictable path that led [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:31:05+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Putting the Enneagram into Practice in a Community

Applying the Enneagram to the World of Chronic Pain

Abstract: This paper reports on a small part of a broader research project that studied the presentation of personality types with chronic pain in a clinical setting. It reviews the reasons for referral, subjects' presentation, subjects' goals, and practitioners' responses. Significant type-related differences were found in subject presentation and in the practitioner responses to such. Treatment ramifications are briefly [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:33:06+00:00October 1, 2009|2009 IEA Enneagram Journal|Comments Off on Applying the Enneagram to the World of Chronic Pain

Applying the Enneagram to the World of Chronic Pain

[NO RECORDING] People who experience chronic pain frequently feel as though they live in a separate world. What is this world like? And how is this world experienced by the different personalities? How do they cope? And, how do others, inclusive of their healthcare practitioners, respond to this coping? If we can glean some understandings of these worlds and [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:30:17+00:00July 31, 2008|2008 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Applying the Enneagram to the World of Chronic Pain
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