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World Enneagram Day

By |2020-06-02T00:37:14+00:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

There was once an organization called The Flat Earth Society that apparently still exists, with members all around the globe. Through its literature and online presence, it advocates a medieval view of the world, promoting an elaborate thesis that “proves” the world is flat. The [...]

The Coming of Wisdom with Time: Teaching the Enneagram to Lifelong Learners

By |2020-06-02T00:29:32+00:00May 10th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

The Coming of Wisdom with Time Teaching the Enneagram to Lifelong Learners at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Though leaves are many, the root is one; Through all the lying days of my youth I swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun; Now may [...]

1 WITH 1 = EVERYTHING, or the return to the essence through the Essential Enneagram and Essential Coaching

By |2020-04-26T14:37:30+00:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

No matter how much you feel that your life has hurt you, do not confine your sensibility, just learn to take care of your inner child and love yourself. Transform your pain into the fullness of Being. The issue that most worries humans is suffering, [...]

Deepening Your Enneagram Understanding Through an Exploration of the Instinctual Subtypes

By |2020-04-07T19:52:12+00:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: 2020 IEA April Panel, General Enneagram|

Facilitated by Leslie Hershberger & Curt Micka Featuring Panelists: Beatrice Chestnut, Russ Hudson, Peter O’Hanrahan and Mario Sikora What are the Instincts & Subtypes in the world of the Enneagram? Are Instincts and Subtypes the same thing or different? Why am I so confused about [...]

From Idolatry to Reality: From the Idealizations of our Personality to the Ideals of Our Real Self

By |2020-04-02T21:17:00+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

I’m intrigued by the parallels among the Bible story of the Israelites turning away from the true God and fashioning a false idol in the form of a golden calf; George Gurdjieff’s statements about the personality compensating for our essence; Karen Horney’s description of an [...]

Social Media Can Not Determine Your Enneagram Type

By |2020-03-02T16:21:23+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

If you’re on Instagram today, perhaps you’ve seen it—not the ads for the next big DTC brand or photos of that influencer vacationing in Bali—but the proliferation of Enneagram-centered content. It’s popular right now to distill our personalities into superficial snippets that fit neatly in [...]

The Instinctual Biases, Subdomains, and Zones

By |2020-03-09T22:39:13+00:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

This article is excerpted from our new book, "Instinctual Leadership: Working with the 27 Subtypes of the Awareness to Action Enneagram," which is available via amazon.com. Rather than using the traditional "self-preservation," "social," and "sexual" terminology, we prefer the terms "Preserving," "Navigating," and "Transmitting." We [...]

An Enneagram Overview

By |2020-04-01T21:09:14+00:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

AN ENNEAGRAM OVERVIEW   Here are some thoughts on questions that people have asked about the Enneagram.  It’s an overview of the system along with reflection questions to get you to ask more questions about the Enneagram TYPES The Enneagram is a personality typology that [...]

Guest Columnist Brodie Theis: Using the Enneagram with My University Students

By |2019-12-10T23:31:53+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

I met Brodie at the IEA Conference 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio and after hearing how he uses the Enneagram with his university students, I asked him if he'd write a guest column for IEA Nine Points and he generously agreed.  Give me your tired, your [...]

The Regret of the Basic Fault: Healing our Original Wounds and Emotional Dramas with Psychoanalytic Insights and Enneagram Knowledge

By |2019-12-10T22:58:05+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

“If the flesh came into being because of spirit, that is a marvel, but if spirit came into being because of the body, that is a marvel of marvels. Yet I marvel and how this great wealth has come to dwell in this poverty.” Secret [...]

Why Fours Are Sensitive

By |2020-01-29T03:49:05+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

Enneatype Four is known for heightened sensitivity, dramatic feelings, and a profound sense of loss and disappointment.  Ever longing for fulfilling connection, always finding something mysteriously lacking, it’s no wonder that this type has been called the “Tragic Romantic”.  But such perverse yearning is hardly [...]

The Conscious Dynamics™ Process: Communication

By |2019-09-16T15:46:40+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

Communication is...The way we express ourselves verbally and nonverbally. These expressions contains conscious, unconscious, intentional, and unintentional messages. In addition, communication involves how we take in, listen, perceive, and analyze/process what we've heard, seen, or felt. *Verbal: The words, intonation, inflection, and manner in which an [...]

Looking for Demons

By |2019-08-24T13:21:21+00:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

For a long time now, I have been obsessed with trying to understand the relationship between Evagrius’s ancient demons (catalogued by him as eight logisimoi: Anger, Pride, Vainglory, Sadness, Avarice, Gluttony, Lust, and Acedia) and the passions of the modern Enneagram (arranged on the Enneagram [...]

Tips on Typing: 12 Steps to More Accurately Type Yourself and Others

By |2020-04-21T16:42:12+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

Conference session cancelled due to illness This session will cover the ins and outs of Enneagram Typing and 12 key points to consider in the process of discovery. It will bring to light important images, patterns, words and phrases that are hallmarks of type. It [...]

Positive Psychology and Enneagram Strengths-Based Framework

By |2019-08-05T05:06:39+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

Exploring cutting edge research in the field of Positive Psychology and Neuroscience, it is imperative to balance the Enneagram of Personality with a strengths based approach. The Enneagram stands proudly in the spiritual tradition, brought into the professional world through psychology and developed into the [...]

The Enneagram Epidemic: Making the Enneagram Go Viral

By |2020-04-20T20:56:14+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

We all know the Enneagram could radically change the world. But how do we spread the word? How do we create an epidemic making the Enneagram 'contagious'? How do we make our message so powerful it can spur people to change? Small, particular changes, carefully [...]

Personality as a Path to Better Relationships: Applying the Enneagram to Create Conscious Connections

By |2019-08-05T05:09:05+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  The best foundation for the future is the ability to create conscious relationships; whether they are intimate partnerships, work colleagues, or friendships. Today we face a crisis of connection. In political gridlock, high rates of suicide and addiction, and wars around the world, we [...]

Queering the Enneagram: LGBTQIA Inclusion in the Enneagram Community

By |2020-04-20T18:34:46+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

This workshop is designed to equip the members of Enneagram community to affect positive societal change by promoting and expanding LGBTQIA inclusiveness throughout the community. Austin-based Yoga Therapist and Enneagram teacher Abi Robins will provide an introduction to the world of LGBTQIA studies that invites [...]

Re-write Your Own Story! Understanding Personality through Storytelling, Poetry, and Myth

By |2019-08-27T02:55:02+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

In this experiential session we will use the framework of the Enneagram to explore with stories our gifts, challenges, and doorways to growth. Students will be guided to create and play with storytelling as we mine themes present in stories, myths and poetry. We'll have [...]

Contact with the Animal Body as Foundation for Awakening

By |2020-04-20T17:48:26+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

  Transformation begins with knowing ourselves as consciousness occupying an animal body. Historically, spiritual traditions have often portrayed our spiritual nature and our material nature as at odds with one another, with the body objectified as a distraction from spiritual pursuits. This disconnection between the [...]

Microaggressions: An Enneagram Path to Healing

By |2019-08-27T03:32:09+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

When Millenials express outrage about "microaggressions," one might wonder whether our culture is becoming stiflingly politically correct. However, we learn how our lack of awareness may be like back when no one questioned cigarette smoking inside offices, restaurants and airplanes. Microaggressions take their toll over [...]

Type and its Inner Witness: Our Intuitive Faculty of Perception

By |2019-08-05T05:12:09+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  It seems only natural to recognize the patterns of our mind and to hear the self-reports of people who see the world differently. Yet that simple turn of attention that self-reflection requires marks a giant step in our evolving consciousness. The first turn reveals [...]

Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships: The Role of Instinctual Energies

By |2019-08-27T03:30:51+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

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 [...]

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

By |2019-08-27T03:31:13+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General 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 [...]

Enneagraming as a Hero’s Journey: a Compass to Navigate Your Personal Development Map

By |2019-08-05T05:06:41+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

The Enneagram is like an adventurer's treasure map. We can become the mindful hero of our own story, by being aware of the journey that lies ahead of us. The facilitator will present an analogy between Joseph Campbell's Hero's journey and the Enneagram invitation, that [...]

Beyond Duality: An Invitation to Experiencing the Intersection of our Infinite and Finite Nature

By |2020-04-21T04:10:52+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

You are invited to learn about and engage with the EnneaCross(TM), an evolving framework, now in development for over six years, which supports the spiritual journey. The EnneaCross(TM) is an integration of two powerful, ancient symbols, the Enneagram and the cross-cultural cross. Individually these symbols [...]

Using the Twelve Steps and Three Instincts in Recovery

By |2020-04-20T21:51:01+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

We are all Recovering from something ; a broken relationship, overspending, or even dysfunctional family dynamics; we are all hooked on our patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Most of us think of Recovery within the context of alcohol or drug abuse, and while this [...]

Irony of Ironies: Relational Repetitive Dynamics

By |2019-08-05T05:06:36+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

One of the reasons we concoct our defensive strategies is to protect us from the hurts, embarrassments, diminishments, sensitivities, et.al. that we experienced sometime in our life. The irony of this approach is that it brings about the very thing we are trying to avoid. [...]

Grit to Great(er): An Enneagram Framework for Empowering Marginalized Populations and Reducing Poverty

By |2019-08-05T05:12:40+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  The Enneagram is a powerful tool that unlocks, for each of us, who we are as well as how we get in our own way. For people in deep poverty this unlocking can be literally life giving. This tool of self-awareness provides the critical [...]

Foundations for Creating a Great Team Culture to Advance Individual, Team and Organizational Growth

By |2019-08-05T05:06:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

What does it take to build a cohesive and effective team that is agile, innovative and equipped to grow quickly in today's ever changing business climate? In this session you will learn about how one of Inc. Magazine's, "Inc. 5000" list of America's fastestgrowing private [...]

The Enneagram, a Sufi Perspective: Understanding the Enneagram Through the 99 Sufi Divine Names and the Sufi Stages of Self

By |2020-02-05T17:09:24+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  The presentation provides a portrayal of the Sufi 99 divine attributes, or names of Allah, and the how they correlate to the 9 Enneagram types at the different stages of the development of the self as presented by the Sufis. Through reflections, interviews, and [...]

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

By |2019-08-05T05:06:37+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

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 [...]

Culture Change Using the Instinctual Biases

By |2019-08-05T05:12:19+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  Organizational culture is a collection of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that serve as an implicitly agreed-upon way of solving problems within the organization. It is rooted in systems of values; biases toward achieving a sense of stability or satisfaction that are often so deeply [...]

Moving the Race Conversation Forward with the Enneagram

By |2019-08-05T05:13:05+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

  In contrast to the belief that racism is a personal choice, we will explore racism as a collective, often subconscious, reality that affects literally every person who grew up in Western cultures. Like our Enneagram types, racism tells a story of who we are [...]

The Trouble With Typing: Ways to Misuse, Misunderstand and Distort the Enneagram

By |2019-08-05T05:06:42+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|

As you use the Enneagram now and in the future - whether you are a beginner or an experienced user of the system - there is a limiting mentality that you may fall into without realizing it, leading you to "go wrong with confidence." Symptoms [...]

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