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Enneagram Prison Project: A Compassionate Approach to Healing Using the Enneagram

With a clear vision for how the Enneagram could be taught in every jail and prison in the United States and in the world, Susan Olesek founded Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) in California in 2012. Since then, EPP has established programming in four Californian correctional facilities including San Quentin State Prison, and in Minnesota, Finland, Belgium, and soon to [...]

By |2019-08-27T03:31:13+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Enneagram Prison Project: A Compassionate Approach to Healing Using the Enneagram

Both Sides of the Bars: Teaching the Enneagram to Correctional Staff and Detainees

In this session we will expound upon our collective experience teaching the Enneagram within the field of corrections ranging from six years of in-custody programming with the incarcerated in both the United States and Finland, and three years of using the Enneagram to train the correctional staff in Belgium. Since its inception in 2012, Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) has [...]

By |2019-07-05T23:59:26+00:00July 20, 2018|2018 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Both Sides of the Bars: Teaching the Enneagram to Correctional Staff and Detainees

Men of Namur

EPP Guides + The Men of Namur Graduating Pilot Class May 2018 “THE HUMAN BEING IS A SUBTLE MECHANISM, EQUIPPED WITH INDIVIDUAL SPRINGS, DEVELOPED IN THE EARLY YEARS OF LIFE IN REACTION TO THE SURROUNDING WORLD. UNDERSTANDING THE WORKINGS AND GEARS OF ONE’S OWN MECHANICS CAN HELP TO OVERCOME THEIR PITFALLS, TO ENHANCE THEIR ASSETS, TO KNOW ONESELF BETTER, [...]

By |2018-07-15T20:04:41+00:00July 14, 2018|General Enneagram, Personal Reflections|Comments Off on Men of Namur

Enneagram Prison Project: Nine Formerly Incarcerated Perspectives on Freedom

  Over the last 30 years the rate of incarceration in the U.S. has increased by 790% alongside a recidivism rate that's currently at an alarming 67%. If we want to reduce the number of people returning to prison, we must support a psychological understanding of the unconscious, conditioned responses historically displayed by both inmates and the corrections system [...]

By |2021-01-11T19:27:15+00:00July 31, 2015|2015 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Enneagram Prison Project: Nine Formerly Incarcerated Perspectives on Freedom

The Social Impact of Prison

The Social Impact of Prison--The United States incarcerates 25% of the world's population, but represents less than 5% of the global populace. As we imprison more people than any other nation, there are massive ramifications on families that send cultural ripples throughout society. Like it or not, we are all touched by prison. The Enneagram Prison Project (EPP) brings [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:31:03+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on The Social Impact of Prison

Using the Enneagram to Change the World

A burgeoning leader in the field of Social Entrepreneurship, Susan Olesek speaks--with compelling authenticity--to the messy business of stepping into our "higher selves." We gather in order to meet the challenge of taking the Enneagram out of the theoretical and into the present, everyday-ness of our lives. As we do so, we cannot help but to deepen our awareness [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:31:06+00:00July 24, 2014|2014 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Using the Enneagram to Change the World

A Panel of Ex-Cons: From Fixation to Freedom

Through this panel of ex-cons, you will hear former inmates' accounts of personal transformation thanks to the Enneagram. We are all in a prison of our own making in the ways we suffer our personalities, with one in 100 Americans actually having served time behind bars. With compelling self-disclosure, three men who have done hard time for drugs, robbery, [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:11:57+00:00August 1, 2013|2013 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on A Panel of Ex-Cons: From Fixation to Freedom

A Prison of Our Own Making: Seeing Ourselves in the Incarcerated

It is an unconscious tendency to disown our shadowy traits by locating them outside of ourselves and difficult and courageous to see these same characteristics in our self-portrait. We can be just as unaware that we use the incarcerated as a repository for the parts of ourselves we are unable to fully accept, thereby inadvertently committing the unthinkable crime [...]

By |2019-05-07T11:12:07+00:00July 26, 2012|2012 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on A Prison of Our Own Making: Seeing Ourselves in the Incarcerated

Prison of Our Own Making

One in one hundred American adults is incarcerated. Though we know through the Enneagram that our personality creates a prison of our own making, ironically, as a society we collectively dismiss these human beings, and in so doing participate in an incredible waste of human potential. Diane Pendola and Susan Olesek share a passion for teaching the Enneagram as [...]

By |2019-07-06T00:39:26+00:00July 28, 2011|2011 IEA Global Conference, Audio|Comments Off on Prison of Our Own Making
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