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A Response to Kristin Arthur’s Response to Me

I quite enjoyed Kristin Arthur’s recent article in Nine Points “Essence and the Enneagram, Revisited: A Reply to Mario Sikora’s ‘Endless Forms Most Beautiful’” but it seems Kristin made a few leaps of inference that don’t quite reflect my views. It is incumbent upon the writer to ensure that the reader understands the writer’s points; I clearly failed to [...]

By |2019-07-22T05:10:57+00:00April 9, 2018|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on A Response to Kristin Arthur’s Response to Me

Essence and the Enneagram, Revisited: A Reply to Mario Sikora’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”

Kristin Arthur, PhD In New England, there is a joke about a stranger asking a farmer for directions back to the city. The old farmer thinks about it for a moment and then shakes his head saying, “You can’t get there from here”. It’s funny because obviously there is some way for the stranger to get back to the [...]

By |2019-07-22T05:11:05+00:00March 13, 2018|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Essence and the Enneagram, Revisited: A Reply to Mario Sikora’s “Endless Forms Most Beautiful”

Carta del Presidente de la IEA – Curt Micka – Julio 2017

Junio 2017 El Eneagrama en el Mundo Real He escuchado decir que el estudio del Eneagrama es demasiado  emocional, demasiado esotérico o de otro mundo. Que no es realmente “para este mundo”. Sin embargo,  cada vez sé de más gente que está usando el Eneagrama “en el mundo” para llevar a cabo transformaciones y curaciones increíbles. Está Mónica Tinoco en la [...]

By |2019-07-04T07:42:36+00:00June 22, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Carta del Presidente de la IEA – Curt Micka – Julio 2017

Summary of an Upcoming Workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference – Triads: The Foundation of Transformatdional Practice

Triads: The Foundation of Transformational Practice by Mike Block Most of us dove into the deep end of the Enneagram and found ourselves immersed in the details of our type.  It can be overwhelming and hard to tread water as we try to change the pattern.  Taking a look at the triads: our heart, mind, and body, can give [...]

By |2019-07-04T06:58:35+00:00June 22, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Summary of an Upcoming Workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference – Triads: The Foundation of Transformatdional Practice

Why Twos Help

The pattern of Enneatype Two seems simple enough: the characteristic helping behavior is obvious and Twos generally remember feeling poorly cared for themselves, so we conclude that they’re “giving to get”, offering care in order to receive it in return. That would make sense, and it’s easy enough to imagine how young children feeling neglected might have tried to [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:01+00:00June 22, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Why Twos Help

IEA President’s Letter, June 2017

The Enneagram in the Real World I’ve heard some people say that the study of the Enneagram is either too heady, too esoteric, or too other-worldly. That it’s not really “of the world”. But I’m also more and more aware of people who are using the Enneagram “in the world” to effectuate incredible transformation and healing. There’s Monica Tinoco [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:02+00:00June 13, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on IEA President’s Letter, June 2017

Why Fives Observe

Descriptions of Enneatype Five concentrate so much on solitary, avoidant habits that people can feel unsure how to relate to Fives in their lives, and as a Five myself, I might wonder why I wouldn’t just prefer to be a hermit in the wilderness. I too kept saying that I valued self-reliance and privacy, that relationship could easily feel [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:03+00:00May 25, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Why Fives Observe

Summary of an Upcoming Workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference – What Is the Sensation of That?

Somatic Focusing and the Enneagram Are we allowing the full range of our human experience? How would our experience of each precious moment be enhanced if we could develop our capacity for greater embodied presence through sensory awareness? The body speaks in sensation; our thoughts, emotions, and even our ideas begin as sensory experience in the body. It is [...]

By |2019-07-04T08:17:01+00:00May 10, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Summary of an Upcoming Workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference – What Is the Sensation of That?

A poem

“Spring can really mess you up the most.” Is that a line from an old song? Wherever it’s from, it happens to me a little, each Spring…but in a good way. When the earth is rising to her Spring glory on a sunny day with soft and sumptuous floral scents mingling with the breeze, I’m not sure there is [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:03+00:00April 25, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on A poem

A poem

By Rosemary Hurwitz “Spring can really mess you up the most.” Is that a line from an old song? Wherever it’s from, it happens to me a little, each Spring…but in a good way. When the earth is rising to her Spring glory on a sunny day with soft and sumptuous floral scents mingling with the breeze, I’m not [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:03+00:00April 25, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on A poem

Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey

An Archetypal Journey[1] Symbols open our mind to new, introspective perspectives. According to Carl Jung, symbols are key to the comprehension of human experience. Myths, dreams images, and various kinds of art all might be considered meaningful expressions of the Archetypes. To say it briefly, the Archetypes are active, psychic structures, which emerge from the Collective Unconscious. They are [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:04+00:00April 11, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey

Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey

Symbols open our mind to new, introspective perspectives. According to Carl Jung, symbols are key to the comprehension of human experience. Myths, dreams images, and various kinds of art all might be considered meaningful expressions of the Archetypes. To say it briefly, the Archetypes are active, psychic structures, which emerge from the Collective Unconscious. They are kinds of abstract patterns condensing general life [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:04+00:00April 11, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, Spirituality|Comments Off on Mapping the Awakening Process: An Archetypal Journey

Segunda Carta del Presidente de la IEA

Por Curt Micka Alguien me dijo recientemente que todos nos necesitamos, que nos necesitamos los unos a los otros…maestros, colegas, amigos.. todos estamos aquí en esto juntos. Y en este momento, el Directorio necesita escucharlos. Como Directorio, tenemos ideas de lo que  puede llegar a ser la IEA y de cómo puede ser de utilidad, pero no es algo que nosotros [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:04+00:00April 9, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Segunda Carta del Presidente de la IEA

The Modern Enneagram: Strengths and Growth Practices

  IDENTIFYING AND USING YOUR STRENGTHS Living with accountability involves being true to our best selves. Sure, the Enneagram teaches us to pinpoint and work on what’s difficult for us, but it’s also important to stay positive. Chugging through our daily lives and simply trying to survive, we often get settled into routines that don’t always serve us. The [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:04+00:00March 18, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Modern Enneagram: Strengths and Growth Practices

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

The Modern Enneagram: Strengths and Growth Practices

By Kacie Berghoef and Melanie Bell IDENTIFYING AND USING YOUR STRENGTHS Living with accountability involves being true to our best selves. Sure, the Enneagram teaches us to pinpoint and work on what’s difficult for us, but it’s also important to stay positive. Chugging through our daily lives and simply trying to survive, we often get settled into routines that [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:05+00:00March 18, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Modern Enneagram: Strengths and Growth Practices

Summary of an upcoming workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference

“The Living Enneagram” Presenter: Joseph Benton Howell, Ph.D. The Institute for Conscious Being ( theicb.org) Albert Einstein said ” No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” The Living Enneagram is composed of nine real people who sit in the configuration of the nine points, and assume the conscious position of each Enneagram [...]

By |2019-07-04T06:58:12+00:00March 15, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Summary of an upcoming workshop at the 2017 IEA Conference

Meet the Board

What’s your name? Jan Shegda Where were you born? Chicago, IL Where do you live? Denver, CO currently but relocating shortly to Los Angeles, CA What do you do? I am a career coach and consultant supporting my clients to step into their ideal career fit and best job performance. I also work with companies in leadership development, speaking [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:06+00:00March 3, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Meet the Board

Primera Carta del Presidente de la IEA

Saludos desde Minneapolis… ¡Hace frío aquí!, pero la conexión humana siempre entibia el corazón y mi esperanza es que en la medida en que nos conectemos y compartamos más unos con otros aportemos mayor calidez al mundo. Así que para empezar… me siento honrado de que el Directorio de la IEA haya depositado su confianza en mí para liderar/ [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:06+00:00February 16, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Primera Carta del Presidente de la IEA

Carta del Presidente de la IEA –

Diciembre 2016 Por Lynda Roberts ¡Saludos a todos! El 2016 llega a su fin y terminan también mis dos años de presidencia de la IEA y mis seis años dentro del Directorio de la IEA. La próxima semana saldré del Directorio y le entregaré la antorcha de la presidencia de la IEA a Curt Micka.  Estoy muy feliz de [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:06+00:00January 26, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Carta del Presidente de la IEA –

Letter from the President

January, 2017 Greetings from Minneapolis… It’s cold here! But human connection is always heartwarming and my hope is that as we connect and share with each other, we might spread more warmth across the planet. So to begin… I’m honored that the IEA Board has placed its confidence in me to lead/guide the organization for the next two years. [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:06+00:00January 12, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Letter from the President

Type Nine in Recovery—The Peacemaker (Part II)

Copyright 2017 Version 1 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, unobtrusive. Not quick to speak, and not wanting attention. Quiet. [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:07+00:00January 12, 2017|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Type Nine in Recovery—The Peacemaker (Part II)

Letter from the President

December, 2016 Season’s Greetings! As 2016 draws to a close, my two-year term as IEA President and my six-year term on the IEA Board are also coming to an end.  Next week I will be rolling off the Board and passing the IEA President torch to Curt Micka.  I’m very happy to report that once again, we’re experiencing a [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:07+00:00December 31, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Letter from the President

Type Nine in Recovery—The Peacemaker (Part I)

Copyright 2017 Version 1 The Healthy Type Nine Marty, a lanky Type Nine addiction’s counselor, glides across the room, his presence so seamlessly interwoven and in-flow with the texture, depth, and the psychological energy of the space you hardly see him. He’s beside you, he’s in you, he flows past you, a graceful chameleonic wave blending and unifying with [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:07+00:00December 31, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Type Nine in Recovery—The Peacemaker (Part I)

Information about the 2017 IEA European Conference in Helsinki

IEA European Conference 22nd – 24th September, 2017, in Helsinki, Finland Welcome to the 2017 IEA European Enneagram Conference hosted by IEA Finland. The theme of the conference is REFLECTIONS, referring to the processes of understanding and growth that the Enneagram as a tool facilitates. It also reminds us of the many mirrors that we can hold for each [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:07+00:00December 11, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Information about the 2017 IEA European Conference in Helsinki

Three Ways to Solve Annoying Workplace Disagreements

Got some conflict? In organizations, by far the most common request for help we receive is, Can you help us with communications and how to resolve our disagreements without hurt and anger? There are three main elements people bring to conflicts to solve workplace disagreements.  These elements are positive outlook, emotional realness, and rational competency. It’s important to note [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:08+00:00December 7, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Three Ways to Solve Annoying Workplace Disagreements

Three Ways to Solve Annoying Workplace Disagreements

By Catherine Bell & Russ Hudson Got some conflict? In organizations, by far the most common request for help we receive is, Can you help us with communications and how to resolve our disagreements without hurt and anger? There are three main elements people bring to conflicts to solve workplace disagreements.  These elements are positive outlook, emotional realness, and rational competency. It’s important to [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:08+00:00December 7, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Three Ways to Solve Annoying Workplace Disagreements

Seeing Past the Lies We Tell Ourselves – Enneagram as Lie Dectector

I’ve only seen lie detector tests in movies. I think they work by somehow measuring whether you believe what you are saying. If that is the case, a polygraph would not be helpful in revealing the lies that we believe about ourselves. Don’t worry, we have our friend the Enneagram to act as an instrument to help us uncover [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:08+00:00December 5, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Seeing Past the Lies We Tell Ourselves – Enneagram as Lie Dectector

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

Bea Chestnut at the Norwegian IEA Affiliate

On Friday 9 and Saturday the 10 of September the Norwegian branch of IEA arranged an exciting workshop with Beatrice Chestnut about the 27 subtypes of the Enneagram. The workshop was both packed with information and offered new angles to well-known themes. The participants included both professional Enneagram experts and other enthusiasts who attended the workshop to become even [...]

By |2019-07-04T07:11:08+00:00October 23, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Bea Chestnut at the Norwegian IEA Affiliate

Tips for How to Write a Proposal for the 2017 IEA Conference

If you’re thinking about submitting a workshop proposal for the 2017 IEA Conference, here’s a link to a video with tips about how to write an effective proposal.  www.internationalenneagram.org/proposal-tips And we encourage IEA Professional members who use practices that focus on either the heart, head or body center to assist people with change and/or transformation to consider sharing what you know and [...]

By |2019-07-04T08:16:39+00:00October 10, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Tips for How to Write a Proposal for the 2017 IEA Conference

What is Subtype?

The 2016 IEA Global Conference began with a pre-conference conversation between Russ Hudson, Jack Killen, and Mario Sikora about how we come to know what we think we know about the Enneagram.  For anyone who may not initially have been interested in such an abstract issue, a panel discussion of perspectives on instinctual variants or subtypes1 two days later [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:09+00:00September 15, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on What is Subtype?

Matters of Objective Truth: Science and the Enneagram

(Note: This article is adapted from a letter Mario Sikora wrote to the IEA board of directors. It is published with his permission as the Nine Points editor felt it might be of interest to our readership.) Bringing contemporary science and sound scientific methods, logic, and reason to the study of Enneagram theory and application has been a long-time area [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:09+00:00September 15, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Matters of Objective Truth: Science and the Enneagram

The Trap of Self

  One of the greatest temptations in working with our enneatypes is to judge or blame ourselves for having them. This is common, but futile. We all have types and we all have judgments. And we all have something more than either of these. David Daniels MD holds that acceptance is the most difficult aspect of awareness practice for [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:09+00:00September 8, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Trap of Self

Coping with Crises: How Can the Enneagram Help Us when Our Towers Break Down?

Crises are some of the most significant human experiences. All of us have encountered them at times. Crises might last from a few short moments to days, even years. However, the primary significance of a crisis is not how long it lasts, but what it means to us. In general, crises involve experiencing a profound shock, a commotion at [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:09+00:00September 8, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Coping with Crises: How Can the Enneagram Help Us when Our Towers Break Down?

Letter from the President

Greetings! In a way it seems ages ago, and in a way it seems like yesterday – the 2016 IEA Global Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that is.  One of the reasons it seems like yesterday is that I’m listening to the conference recordings as I drive about town and so enjoying them.  (If you’ve not yet gotten recordings from [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:10+00:00August 31, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Letter from the President

Report on “The Enneagram Types in Grief and Loss” from the 2016 IEA Conference

My family and I recently visited Schoodic Point, Maine, the rocky tip of a peninsula bordering the ocean. The slam and splash of sea against the ancient multi-faceted shelves of rock seemed sporadic, unpredictable. When my uncle noted the “dynamism” of the place, I was reminded of what I had gained during the 2016 IEA conference. One of my [...]

By |2019-07-04T07:42:36+00:00August 30, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Report on “The Enneagram Types in Grief and Loss” from the 2016 IEA Conference

Too Good To Be True

You know the saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”? Well, in many ways that would be critical thinking transferred to everyday life. There’s nothing strange or academic about it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Why? Because in that sentence we use our common sense as well as [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:10+00:00August 29, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Too Good To Be True

Too Good To Be True

You know the saying “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”? Well, in many ways that would be critical thinking transferred to everyday life. There’s nothing strange or academic about it. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Why? Because in that sentence we use our common sense as well as [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:10+00:00August 29, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Too Good To Be True

Meet the Board

What is your name? Carla Smith Where were you born? I was born in Raleigh, North Carolina.  We moved to Greenbelt, Maryland when I was quite young and that is where I grew up. Where do you live now? Independence, Minnesota What do you do? Since retiring from my career as a corporate lawyer, I have served on several [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:11+00:00July 13, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Meet the Board

Meet the Board

What is your name? Mette Hvied Lauesen Where were you born? Vejle, Denmark Where do you live? Copenhagen, Denmark What do you do? I have a very interesting day job as a communications advisor with the regional government in Greater Copenhagen. In addition, I have my own coaching practice where I enjoy watching people take control of their own [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:11+00:00July 10, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Meet the Board

Announcing the launch of IEA’s new website!

I am very excited to announce that IEA’s new website IS LIVE! And I’m thrilled to share several new features: A Gorgeous, Updated “Responsive” Design:  The new site looks great on desktop, tablet and mobile. An Easy Way to Showcase Your Professional Offerings:  Tell the world your story about your work with the Enneagram using text descriptions, images, and web [...]

By |2019-07-04T08:16:16+00:00June 15, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Announcing the launch of IEA’s new website!

에니어코칭 9-단계:  변형(변화)을 위한 9가지 지점.

방법론 에니어그램은 지혜의 상징들이다.  에니어그램의 상징을 이해하면 인간 조건에 대한 새로운 통찰을 얻게 된다. 에니어그램 상징의 목표는 시대를 걸쳐 상호보완적 이해와 통찰이었다. 9-단계 에니어코칭 방법에는 에니어그램 상징들의 움직임과 지점들의 해석이 있다.  이 해석은 변형을 위한 인식의 추구뿐만이 아니라 에니어그램 상징의 역동성을 기초로 한 것이다. 이것은 변형의 진화에 따른 의식의 성장을 위해 각자가 가야 할 길이다. 우리는 지점들이나 포인트나 그들의 [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:11+00:00May 15, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on 에니어코칭 9-단계:  변형(변화)을 위한 9가지 지점.

Relational Psychology of the Enneatypes – Part II: Personality

Type behaviors aren’t merely outdated habits based on simple misperceptions; they continue to be driven by a persistent low-level sense of wrongness in relationship that can be identified and addressed.  The type experience is described as regularly failing to achieve the results we want, but no actual result could make us feel the way we’d like to feel.  The [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:12+00:00May 7, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Relational Psychology of the Enneatypes – Part II: Personality

Relational Psychology of the Enneatypes – Part I: Relationship

Enneatype patterns are widely understood as childhood “survival strategies”.  While the resulting accounts can sound plausible enough, I will argue that this notion is essentially mistaken on both counts.  First, type patterns are specifically shaped and driven by negative feelings about relationship that need to be better understood, rather than fear regarding physical survival.  Second, type behaviors are more [...]

By |2019-07-04T03:25:12+00:00April 30, 2016|From Nine Points Magazine, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Relational Psychology of the Enneatypes – Part I: Relationship
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