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So far Peter O'Hanrahan has created 13 blog entries.

Love and Relationship in Three Centers – Body, Heart & Mind

Through lecture, inner practice, type groups and conversation we'll explore how we express our love through each of our three centers and how our type structure can get in the way. Love is easy to say but hard to define. It means different things to different people. Perhaps the most common meaning is that love is a feeling in [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:06:37+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Love and Relationship in Three Centers – Body, Heart & Mind

Revisioning the Emotional Habits

Transformation with the Enneagram means working with all three centers mind, heart and body. One of the most vital steps to changing our type patterns is recognizing our emotional habit which provides the fuel for our defenses, keeps our mental fixation in place, and infiltrates the activity of our subtype. The nine "passions" are traditionally described with the language [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:40+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Revisioning the Emotional Habits

Part 2: Moving on the lines – the Enneagram as a dynamic system

Point One – The Perfectionist Wing Points When their Nine wing is predominant, Ones will be more oriented toward harmony and balance. The drive to get things just right is mediated by a desire to be comfortable. They may become calmer, adopting a slower pace. A possible drawback to this wing is that it can make Ones even more [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:26:59+00:00September 15, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Part 2: Moving on the lines – the Enneagram as a dynamic system

Moving on the lines – the Enneagram as a dynamic system

“Are we just one personality type?” is a common question in Enneagram workshops. The answer is “Yes and no!” The Enneagram is a dynamic system, meaning that we are not limited to just one point on the diagram; we often move around to other Enneagram points depending on our needs and circumstances. While we keep our basic personality type [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:38:25+00:00September 7, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Moving on the lines – the Enneagram as a dynamic system

A Report on an IEA conference workshop

Editor’s Note: Below is the summary of the workshop that Peter O’hanrahan presented at the 2014 IEA Conference. In following weeks, I’ll be posting additional articles that he has written about the Enneagram lines and wings, the topic of his IEA workshop Thank you Peter! At the recent IEA conference in San Francisco I presented a workshop on “Moving [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:27:02+00:00September 5, 2014|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on A Report on an IEA conference workshop

Moving on the Lines – Resources for Personal Development and Inner Work

Moving on the Lines - resources for personal growth and inner work. The Enneagram is a dynamic system, meaning that energy flows on the lines of the diagram. This was described by Mr. Gurdjieff as he spoke about the natural laws of the universe encoded in the symbol: "The enneagram is perpetual motion..... a machine of eternal movement." In [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:30:57+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Moving on the Lines – Resources for Personal Development and Inner Work

Defense Systems of the Nine Types – The Key to Inner Work

There is no better system of personality and character structure available to us today than the Enneagram. Now in the 21st century, it allows us to draw upon many sources--from the work of the desert monastics in the 4th century to the discoveries of Freud, Reich, Horney, and other leading psychoanalysts in the 20th century--and put it all together [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:09+00:00July 26, 2012|2012 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Defense Systems of the Nine Types – The Key to Inner Work

Defense Systems of the Nine Types

People are wonderful; people are difficult. The Enneagram helps us make sense of both these statements. Learning about the nine personality types opens up our ability to tolerate, appreciate and love people who are different from us. There’s a lot to like about each type; human diversity really is wonderful. On the other hand the people in our lives [...]

By |2020-02-19T17:45:58+00:00January 1, 2012|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Defense Systems of the Nine Types

The Embodied Enneagram

The Enneagram system shows us how personality and character structure are based in three centers, or three levels of experience mind, heart, and body. All aspects of our lives, including our relationships, our inner work, and our daily experience of ourselves reflect this holistic reality. However, in our modern culture (and often in our Enneagram community), the rational mind [...]

By |2019-07-06T02:56:33+00:00August 2, 2007|2007 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Embodied Enneagram

The Embodied Enneagram: Body, Breath, Emotion and the Nine Types

Among the great virtues of the Enneagram system are its holistic view of human beings and its holistic approach to personal and spiritual development. The wonderful, and still evolving, psychological knowledge of the types provides support for self-awareness and mindfulness, best exercised by a reliable and friendly inner observer. This knowledge starts in the mind, but it can also [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:16:18+00:00August 12, 2005|2005 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Embodied Enneagram: Body, Breath, Emotion and the Nine Types

Medicine and Healing: Somatics & Subtypes

[NO RECORDING] Using a holistic view of the nine types, this presentation will focus on the role of the body, the instincts, and emotions in working with personality and character structure. Wilhelm Reich's concept of "body armor" and the importance of the breath will be emphasized. Participants will be led in some simple breathing and stretching exercises and asked [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:33:41+00:00August 1, 2003|2003 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Medicine and Healing: Somatics & Subtypes

Enneagram Subtypes – Instinct and Archetype

[NO RECORDING] Each Enneagram type has three variations depending on which of three instincts is highlighted: self preservation, one-to-one (sexual), or social. These subtypes shape the pathways for our personality in daily life-where and how we invest ourselves in the areas of home and financial security, partnership and romance, friendship and community life. Understanding our subtype is a powerful [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:34:03+00:00August 4, 2000|2000 IEA Global Conference, No Media|Comments Off on Enneagram Subtypes – Instinct and Archetype
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