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Conversations that Transform
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
July 22 – 24, 2016
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Conversations with Ourselves: Methods to Effectively Transform Enneagram Critical Voices

By |2019-07-06T00:13:15+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

We carry on conversations with ourselves all the time. Sometimes the exchanges are encouraging; sometimes they're discouraging; sometimes they are downright nasty. Critical voices have a different form and function within each Enneagram style. Each type has particular issues to be critical about based on [...]

Three Realms, Four Perspectives: How the Dynamics of Instincts/Subtypes Deepen Our Understanding of Enneagram Type

By |2019-07-06T00:12:45+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Video|

While a map is not the territory it is nevertheless very useful for finding our way. In this panel four "mapmakers" with very different perspectives will share their models of the three fundamental instincts and how they impact expression of traits and tendencies within the [...]

Beyond Talking & Telling – Using the Enneagram for Conscious Communication

By |2019-05-07T11:11:28+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Conscious Communication is a fundamental shift in how we relate to ourselves and others. Rather than acting from preconceived bias, it asks that we actively unearth unconscious fears assumptions and blocks and offer more awareness, attention and presence. It can radically (even miraculously) transform relationships, [...]

Spiritual Bypassing: Does the Enneagram Help or Hinder?

By |2019-07-06T00:13:40+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Video|

The subtitle of Robert Augustus Masters's book, Spiritual Bypassing, sums up nicely what this panel brings to us: "When spirituality disconnects us from what really matters. Learning to recognize and transform the obstacles that keep us from living life fully." What happens when we add [...]

The Virtues of Our Heart: A Map and Method for Transforming Vice to Virtue

By |2019-05-07T11:11:28+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

The vice to virtue conversion is a spiritual practice that joins two different levels of consciousness. The level of our brain's conditioned neuropathways that automatically repeat. And a "pure" level of consciousness that notes inner patterns as they arise. This workshop is focused on a [...]

Speaking of Addiction and Recovery: Compelling Conversations with a Panel of Experts in the Enneagram, Addiction and Recovery

By |2019-07-06T00:14:10+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Video|

The world of addiction and recovery is fraught with beliefs and assumptions. It brings up deeply tender emotions and there can be confusion and reactivity that tests our courage and shapes who we are. How do we have conversations in the midst of this? What [...]

Enneagram Improv: Building Present-Centered Awareness Through a Creative Conversation

By |2019-05-07T11:11:28+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Improvisational games (improv) are creative, courageous conversations. In their purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players and audience as the improvisation unfolds in present time. When you're "playing" in this way, you can't successfully plan ahead, worry about [...]

“The Language of Life” Meets the Enneagram

By |2019-05-07T11:11:26+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

I'm excited to invite an interactive dive into The Language of Life, a name affectionately and respectfully given to the process formally known as "Nonviolent Communication (NVC)." The Language of Life" is a powerful process that invites awareness of our habitual thoughts and communication, and [...]

Use of the Enneagram in Deepening Your Relational Communications

By |2019-07-06T00:11:04+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This workshop provides greater clarity, confidence, connection and vitality in your relational communi-cations. Each Enneatype hears and understands key words and communications in their own special way. We provide effective and practical communication tools that enhance personal and professional relationships. Mastering communications involves more than [...]

Enneagram Lexicon: The Images, Words and Phrases the 9 Types and 3 Instincts Use and Why

By |2019-05-07T11:11:26+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Each Enneagram Type and Instinctual Type has its own unique vocabulary and way of conversing, which when understood, can be very revealing. Enhance your typing skills and learn how to recognize the distinct language of type. Discover what the 9 Types and 3 Instinctual Types [...]

First Aid for Conversation Catastrophes: How to Be Your Best When You’re Blind-Sided

By |2019-05-07T11:11:33+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Have you ever watched helplessly as a colleague spouted embarrassing rhetoric or felt sucked into an argument when you asked a reasonable question? The Enneagram offers a way to understand why that can happen, how to notice your own triggers, and how you can respond [...]

“The Language of Life” for Transforming Conversations

By |2019-05-07T11:11:33+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Bring your familiarity of your Enneagram type to link up with the principles and skill-set of Nonviolent Communication ("The Language of Life"). Through experiential exercises and discussion groups, participants will learn and apply NVC approaches to communication, including our inner language about our self. This [...]

Conversations that Matter: Exploring Patterns that Limit Connection and Transformation

By |2019-07-06T00:11:19+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

Our type is a combination of habitual patterns that protect the vulnerable, playful, spontaneous, creative core of who we were truly meant to be! In type, we cannot connect to others in ways `that matter.' We are protected, guarded, and not truly present. Yet many [...]

Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships: The Role of Instinctual Energies

By |2019-05-07T11:11:33+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This presentation will explore the impact of instinctual energy, separate from type, on relationships. Each of us has three instincts (self-preservation, one-to-one and social), but one of these tends to be more central in our daily lives and relationships. The three major instincts have a [...]

An Enneagram-Based Approach to Gender Diversity and Inclusive Leadership

By |2019-05-07T11:11:33+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

A new approach to gender diversity is needed in our society and in our organizations. Despite many "diversity initiatives" advancement in women's leadership continues to be stalled. People in the field are stumped about what to do. This is an issue for all of us, [...]

Exploring the Clarifying Power of the Enneagram’s 27 Instinctual Subtypes

By |2019-05-07T11:11:27+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

According to the Enneagram model of personality, for each of the nine Enneagram types, there are three instinctual subtypes. This session will describe the three subtypes of all nine types, but we will explore the three subtypes of three of the nine types in more [...]

The Undivided Self: A Lively Conversation About the Transformative Power of Releasing Beliefs That Bind Us

By |2019-05-07T11:11:34+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

"We translate everything, whether physical, mental or spiritual, into muscular tension." ~ F. M. Alexander In this fun, active and innovative workshop we will engage in a lively conversation about the way in which core values of our Enneagram type structures show up in our [...]

EnneaEssentials Explores Coming to Our Senses: Aromatic Conversations that Transform

By |2019-07-06T00:11:46+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

We're excited to share with you the connections we've discovered between the Enneagram's centers of intelligence and the energetic vitality of essential oils: We call it EnneaEssentials. The parallels between the worlds of center-wisdom and plant-wisdom support truly transformative internal conversation. Join us and discover, [...]

An Experiential Journey into the Power of the Enneagram for Enduring Personal, Relational, and Collective Transformation in the 21st Century

By |2019-05-07T11:11:35+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for psychological integration, spiritual awakening, and innovative multi-dimensional conversations that transform important personal, societal, cultural and global issues in the 21st century. The sophistication and dynamism of the Enneagram contains capacity to create deeper multi-vectored experiential processes/practices/conversations than are [...]

Applications of the Instinctual Biases in Leadership and Team Development

By |2019-05-07T11:11:27+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

The instincts have become more popular and widely understood in the last years, with many approaches being taught and used. In this session, participants will be exposed to the Awareness to Action view, developed by Mario Sikora, on the Instincts, and will experience practical ways [...]

Leveraging the Enneagram and Complementary Assessment Frameworks to Optimize Communication and Interpersonal Dynamics

By |2019-05-07T11:11:35+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This interactive session will showcase the complementary uses of the Enneagram, DiSC, Myers-Briggs Type Instrument, and Hogan Assessment in the workplace. Participants will determine/self-assess (or review) their styles in each instrument and see how those styles are correlated and play out in each of the [...]

Transformational Training: Teaching the Enneagram with Mastery

By |2019-05-07T11:11:27+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, Audio|

This practical "how-to" conversation is about using your type strengths, while allowing the vibrancy of your true nature to infuse your teaching. You will learn how to bring more presence and grounding in all 3 centers to your teaching, and how to design your classes [...]

Knowing Better: Bringing Discernment, Logic, and Science to the Path

By |2019-07-06T00:12:05+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: 2016 IEA Global Conference, No Media|

[NO RECORDING] The great spiritual traditions, philosophy, and science all share a deep understanding that the human mind is both marvelous and susceptible to illusion. Recognizing this, all three cultivate and employ practices, tools, and methods intended to help us avoid a variety of hidden [...]