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Transformation and Change
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
July 31 – August 2, 2015
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Challenging Enneagram Folks (and all of us) to be Agents of Social and Personal Transformation

[NO RECORDING] Nero fiddled, we are told, while Rome burned. Today the Earth is burning (or going crazy-cold some places and offering up crazy-storms in others with both droughts and floods exacerbating everywhere) while much of our culture fiddles and lives in denial. Psychology and religion and art and spiritual direction and Enneagram can be part of the problem [...]

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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 [...]

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Enneagram Personality Styles as Protective Defenses Against our Early Hurts and Vulnerabilities

  We developed our personality styles as strategies to protect us from getting hurt and wounded the way we were when we were young. This workshop will attempt to uncover some of those early sensitivities and the feelings that went along with them. We will explore how a part of us wants to get free from our personality shackles [...]

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Who is Talking Now? – Develop a Dialog Between the Ego and the Self

I've often been asked: "Now that I know my type, what do I do with it?" This session introduces a Transformational Model which presents a structured process to help you get free of your Type's fixation and get in touch with your authentic self. We will practice how to distinguish "Who is taking now" -- the Ego or the [...]

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Applying the Enneagram Narrative Inquiry – Story Whispering Practices

This session is an invitation to freshly explore and inquire into the nature of narrative. Narrative generates momentum and agency. We are influenced by the narrative and respond to the unfolding story's context. Narrative can have a transmitting quality to it, which our true Self, knows and recognizes as wisdom emerging spontaneously. This quality of Presence can emerge during [...]

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From Darkness to Light – Using the Core Transformation(R) Model on Enneagram-Specific Issues

Imagine difficult problems, self-defeating behaviors and limitations becoming doorways to learning, growing, and transforming yourself! Core Transformation is a proven NLP process that gently guides you to the depths of your being to discover (and directly access) the positive intentions behind your worst behaviors and "stuck" states. This leads to an experience of deep awareness where lasting change can [...]

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The Enneagram of Archetypes and Process: Paths to Personal and Spiritual Growth

This presentation takes one on a profoud journey revealing how the order of the Types around the Enneagram reveals the paths to psychological growth and spiritual transformation. This includes a correlation between the Enneagram and Joseph Campbell's `Hero's Journey', Jung's archetypes and ancient wisdom traditions combined with over 20 years of empirical research findings into the selfimage and core [...]

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The Enneagram Approach(TM) to Recovery

Did you know The Twelve Steps to Recovery are often viewed as a process to balance our instinctual drives? Yes, they even suggest the conflicts in our lives are created by what they describe as "Self Will Run Riot." The Steps guide us through a process to specifically identify both how and why our instincts became distorted. A solution [...]

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Toward Progress in Enneagram-Based Science: Perspectives from the Brain Group

The Enneagram community's historical and epistemological distance from science poses challenges in creating scientific collaborations. In this session we will discuss an ongoing multi-year collaboration (the Brain Group) which seeks to spark scientific curiosity about the Enneagram. One effort in particular has focused on identifying specific Enneagram-based hypotheses aimed at important gaps in psychological and neurobiological science. For example, [...]

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Type as a Gateway to Ensure Victorious Transformation – Using the Enneagram to Map and Guide Successful Life Transitions

Life has its `victories' and also its major challenges. No one misses out! And victorious transformations are rarely `accidental'. Prior personal growth can enhance successful transition. But how prepared are we for the inevitable dramatic life changes? With an understanding of the 9 domains the Enneagram describes, we are offering new insights to assess how our type can help [...]

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Yoga Nine Ways: Awakening to Source with Yoga and Enneagram

Both Yoga and the Enneagram offer profound tools to help us get through life's changes, as well as give us insight on our journey of transformation. The ultimate goal of Yoga is to let go of our identification with constantly changing thoughts, bringing awareness to our true nature, Joy. The challenge is that our most deeply engrained mental habits [...]

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Endnote Address

After three days talking about transformation and change, the endnote of the 2015 IEA Conference will discuss provocative, yet inspiring questions: What is the evidence of a true inner transformation? Where am I now in my growth process, and what would be some good next steps for me? What does it really mean to say someone has been transformed? [...]

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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 [...]

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Paint by Numbers: Exploring your Enneatype through Art

[NO RECORDING] This is an experiential workshop using art making as a medium for accessing and understanding aspects of our own enneatypes, as well as the enneatypes of others. It is specifically developed for working with the Enneagram through creative process and imagery. Because imagery is our first language, not only as individuals but also as a species in [...]

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9 Rhythms – Dancing the Enneagram Cycle of Change

[NO RECORDING] Gabrielle Roth founded a conscious dance practice called 5Rhythms. Participants dance their way through a wave of five musical rhythms that correlate to basic rhythms of life. She writes, "Movement is my medium and my metaphor. I know that if a wave of energy is allowed to complete itself, it yields a whole new wave, and in [...]

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How to use the Enneagram in 12 Step Recovery Programs

[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 transformation of Type Three issues, with an emphasis on self-centeredness, selfishness, the pursuit of [...]

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Encountering the Enneagram’s Nine “Counter-type” Subtypes

[NO RECORDING] According to pioneering Enneagram author Claudio Naranjo, for each of the nine Enneagram types, there are three instinctual subtypes, and for each of nine groups of three subtypes, there is one that is the "counter-type." Each of these nine "counter-types," appears to be "upside-down" and goes against the predominant energetic flow of the (passion-fueled) expression of the [...]

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Transforming Your Relationship to Yourself as a Spiritual Practice

[NO RECORDING] How each of us experiences ourselves is intimately related to the amount of space the Inner Critic (I.C.) takes and how we engage it. While the I.C. can show up under all circumstances, it becomes particularly accelerated when we are on the path of deepened awareness and transformation. Using didactics, inquiry, somatics, and dialogue, this session has [...]

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The Enneagram of Early Childhood, Healing Our Unmet Needs

[NO RECORDING] Unconsciously, we all internalize mom and dad to some degree, and take them with us wherever we go. As long as we remain unaware, we will try to re-create the relationship we forged with our parents when we were babies! We may blindly expect others to parent us -- and act-out our fear, anger, and grief, etc. [...]

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Enneagram in Motion – A Dance Workshop

[NO RECORDING] This workshop provides a beautiful opportunity to embody our dance towards health, and the visceral knowledge of how this feels. It is an experiential way to know the Enneagram, and move with the wisdom of this map. Embodying the essence of each type, feeling it's gift and various levels of health, we move then through the lines [...]

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The Enneagram, Fast and Slow: Overcoming Cognitive Biases in Our Use and Understanding of the Enneagram

[NO RECORDING] Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow" popularized the idea of cognitive biases, helping people understand how structures of the mind can inhibit clear understanding of our world. Most wisdom traditions talk about how easily we fall victim to illusion. However, it is easy for spiritual seekers to believe that while other people are victims of illusion, they [...]

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The Enneagram for Teens: Building Character.

[NO RECORDING] Even though we've all been teens ourselves and may have raised or helped raise teens, they often still remain a mystery to us. They will be less of a mystery after I interview a panel of them and they tell us how learning the Enneagram affected their attitudes and their lives. They will have each read my [...]

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Working with Accelerators: Practices that Enable Long-term Transformation and Unleash the Best of Ourselves

[NO RECORDING] There are many things we can do to achieve the transformation we aim for in ourselves and the people we work with. We sometimes have breakthroughs that help us see things more clearly. These breakthroughs are helpful and necessary, but they don't always ensure long-lasting change. In order to do that we need practices that help us [...]

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How to Create Robust Teams Using the Enneagram-Styles and their Instinctual Stacking

As a team interacts, individuals on the team naturally use different parts of their Enneagram-style and instinctual stacking. Participants will explore a new Competencies of Teams model based on integral theory, the influence of Enneagram styles and the instincts on teamwork, and Robert Kegan's "Immunity to Change" principles. This model is based on two decades of work with teams [...]

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The Heart of the Organization: How Engaging of the Heart Center Supports High-Performance Leadership

Effective leaders know how to be authentic, recognize the value of diversity, and keep humanness central to every action and interaction. In this session, we will present the foundational model for coaching high-performance leaders that includes awakening and integrating the energies of the three centers of intelligence within all of us and then focus on experientially understanding the characteristics [...]

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Beyond Personality Typing – The Bigger Context of the Enneagram Teachings

The Enneagram typology has been around long enough now that a significant number of people are aware of its power to illuminate important elements of our character structure. Some then go a step further and learn the basic principles of self-observation upon which all real Enneagram work depends. We learn more about the real function of the Centers, how [...]

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Training 201: Taking Enneagram Training to the Next Level

You're an Enneagram expert, not a trainer, right? But you're often put in the position of teaching the Enneagram to others. Rather than follow the ineffective methods you experienced in grade school or even college, why not use modern Adult Learning Theory and other techniques that professional trainers use? Participants learn best when they are actively involved. They learn [...]

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Diversity and the Enneagram: Who Am I? Who Are You? Who are We?

In this provocative and interactive session, we'll examine who we are in terms of the primary Diversity dimensions race, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities, culture/nationality, education, religion, and socio-economic class and how these different dimensions intersect with both our Enneagram type and the types of other participants. In addition, we'll explore how our Enneagram type is actually another dimension [...]

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Transformation and Presence

In this interactive workshop we will explore the following questions: What do we actually mean when we talk about presence? What are the many ways we can define this? What does it mean to be Conscious? Awake? Does this look differently depending on Enneagram type and level of consciousness? Does culture impact presence? How do times, places, problems and [...]

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The Nine Keys to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential

Parenting is a multi-faceted endeavor and families are complex systems. Using work that is underpinned by Riso and Hudson's Nine Domains Jacqui, Margaret & Tracy will expand the nine universal principals that must be present and operating with the individual and the family for each member to survive and thrive and become a well functioning unit. Each of the [...]

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Shifting Constructs: The Enneagram and Dreams

George Kelly's Personal Construct Theory of Psychology asserts that we humans develop sets of mental representations to view reality, predict and anticipate events. If a "Personal Construct" proves ineffective, one can shift to a construct that more accurately reflects the situation and predicts its outcome. In Kelly's terms the Enneagram personality styles would be nine different but related hierarchies [...]

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How to build strong credibility for the Enneagram in a country: The example of school and vocational guidance

What are the present challenges in educational and vocational guidance ? The previous model of choice, based on school results and skills, is completely overtaken. The scientific validation of an instrument based on the Enneagram since 2008 has opened new perspectives. The HPEI has been cross-referenced with existing tools and the Enneagram turned out to be the missing piece, [...]

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Seeing Into the Heart of Conflict: Using the Enneagram to Transform Shame into Internal and Interpersonal Growth

What is conflict? How do our personalities and past experiences help create conflict? Developing the skills to recognize and to constructively interact with the different lenses through which we all perceive reality is what participants in this session will learn, in order to understand the core of what lies underneath conflict and to help us better resolve these conflicts. [...]

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Clare Graves and The Enneagram: Roadmap to Transformation

The Enneagram community has embraced Clare Graves' Model of Human Development (also known as Spiral Dynamics(TM)), but there are many misconceptions about the model, which is often taught in a simplistic way. We all know of the subtleties that lie within the Enneagram, and the same is true of the Clare Graves' model; just as people are not merely [...]

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One Journey – Three Paths: Body, Mind and Spirit Approaches to Transformation and Change

A unique day expanding the Enneagram's power by merging it with three complementary paths to transformational change. Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert and Tom Condon will each present their different perspectives and methods for increasing presence, opening to what is beyond your personal self and living a full life. Using panels, group exercises and demonstrations the three presenters will offer [...]

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“Where Spirit and Matter Meet” Completing the Map of the Enneagram with Somatic Awareness for Changing Type Patterns at their Root

How do we access ourselves in the place where we have built such strong defenses with early neuro-pathway tracks protecting us from harm or danger, perceived or real? ~Can we recognize the part of ourselves that became hidden behind these very effective defensive patterns reinforced by repetition? ~What is the way to reconnect with this aspect of self that [...]

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The Ascent-Descent Arrow Debate

Arrow theory recently emerged as a key question raised by participants at the 2014 IEA World Cafe group discussion session. Also known as Integration /Disintegration or the Ascent/Descent perspective, the arrows advise a move toward security while moving away from stress. But here's the question: Does a map for enhancing qualities that make us feel secure while diminishing those [...]

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Enneagram Perspective Circles: Mining More of Our Inner Gold

Based on the Quaker Clearness Committee process of discernment though questions and silence, the Enneagram Perspective Circle allows participants to experience the perspectives of their resource points (wings and connecting lines) as they consider a particular problem for discernment. This unique and advanced workshop creates a space to grasp more fully the complexity and dynamics of the Enneagram by [...]

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Enneagram through the Lens of Nonviolent Communication

The Enneagram describes complex psychological dynamics for each type. Separately, with just a few simple concepts and principles, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provides an insightful account of our emotional experience. Through practicing NVC, individuals develop greater fluency in identifying what is important to them in each moment, in terms of their feelings and needs. In this session, we as a [...]

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True Integration as the Magical Path to a Fulfilling Life, Love, Spirit, and Relationships

How can the Enneagram be a path to genuine love, to healthy relationships and hence to a fulfilling life? What does this require of us? We will explore how the Enneagram's understandings through the true process of integration which is characterized by full presence in the moment, by an indelible imprint in memory in all the senses, by the [...]

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How to Really Change the World Using the Enneagram. Speak, so that New People Listen

I will share with you new and creative ways of talking of the Enneagram to people that dont know the Enneagram. How to get them interested, how to explain it for the first time. The Dos and Don'ts when talking to new people. I will share some creative ways of preparing a radio show, a youTube video, or a [...]

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The QUEST for Enneagram TRUTH: Monty Python AND Sigmund Freud

Forget what you think you know about the origin of the Enneagram theory of personality! The author of the very first Enneagram textbook will share his extensive research, experiences and relationships with almost all of the original thinkers who evolved the theory. Drawn from nearly half-a-century of studying and teaching the Enneagram, O'Leary will present a step-by-step analysis of [...]

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Fusing the Enneagram with Neuroscience in Executive Coaching

Recent neuroscience and leadership research show us that striking a balance between work-focused goals and the needs of other people is critical to being a successful leader... and is extremely challenging given the demands of complex business climates and our complex personalities. In this interactive session we will explore new brain science about social motivations combined with the Enneagram. [...]

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Change Your Enneagram Style

Change Your Enneagram Style - Well, not completely, but using Modeling methods from NLP you can deeply enter the subjective experience of other people and their Enneagram styles. The purpose is to discover what it's like to be someone else - especially when they are at their best - and to acquire some of their strengths in the process. [...]

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EnneaMotion: A Taste of Type

The experience of stepping into someone else's shoes is the closest we get to finding out what it's like to be them. EnneaMotion is an experiential approach to learning the Enneagram. By experiencing the energy of the different types, we gain insight and increase our compassion. Additionally, we can actually change the brain by creating new neural pathways which [...]

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