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IEA GREAT LAKES SEPTEMBER ENNEA-NEWS

Fall Greetings! Our September Newsletter is from Enneagram Author and IEA/Great Lakes President Clare Loughrige. We hope you enjoy a small sample of her work with Harmony Triads and Transformation. To learn more, join us this Wednesday at noon ET for the free Midday Cafe - Or Online and In-Person Harmony Retreat - Or attend Clare's IEA Accredited Certification. Transformation is the soul of the [...]

By |2021-10-13T10:26:55+00:00September 15, 2021|General Enneagram|Comments Off on IEA GREAT LAKES SEPTEMBER ENNEA-NEWS

Bullying and the Enneagram

The Enneagram: The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander While the topic of bullying has received much attention, the enneagram adds understanding to some of the dynamics in this painful phenomenon. The nine behavior patterns appear in the roles of a bully, a victim or a bystander. Bullying is defined as repetitively exposing an individual, seen as vulnerable, to [...]

By |2021-06-15T18:38:05+00:00June 15, 2021|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Bullying and the Enneagram

The Lyre Strings ~ Ego’s Demands

The ancient Pythagorean philosophers of southern Italy—back in the 6th century BC—were very clear about the importance of ‘measure’ as a condition of harmony, and that in a very concrete sense. They tried different amount of force to stretch the strings of a lyre. They observed that the quality, the degree of clearness of the sound depends on both [...]

By |2021-03-31T21:43:44+00:00March 31, 2021|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Lyre Strings ~ Ego’s Demands

IEA Great Lakes Region November Ennea-News

Dear Enneagram Friends, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King said,"A great nation is a compassionate nation." As kids say to parents on a long trip, "Are we there yet?" I would answer, we're on the way, make the most of the ride. The Latin root of the word, compassion, is pati, which means "to suffer." The prefix , com-, means "with." Simply put, [...]

By |2020-11-16T14:08:20+00:00November 14, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on IEA Great Lakes Region November Ennea-News

IEA Minnesota Chapter Fall Newsletter

WELCOME FROM THE PRESIDENT Hello IEA Friends! Welcome back to another wonderful program year filled with awesome Enneagram events! We've got some great teachings lined up for you for our monthly chapter meetings and we hope you can make it to most of them! We are also adding monthly online discussion groups so we can go deeper with the [...]

By |2020-10-09T12:45:03+00:00October 9, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on IEA Minnesota Chapter Fall Newsletter

Resurgir desde el vacío: Nueve experiencias transformadoras

Hablar de la experiencia del vacío es todo un desafío. En lugar de enfrentarlo, muchas veces quizás ‘le sacamos el cuerpo’, es decir, evitamos experimentar el vacío porque nos resulta naturalmente incómodo. La propuesta que subyace a estas líneas es desmitificar la experiencia del vacío como si fuese algo terrible o insoportable, para no huir de ella intentando —inútilmente— [...]

By |2020-10-07T20:20:10+00:00October 7, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Resurgir desde el vacío: Nueve experiencias transformadoras

IEA Korea

IEA Korea was established in 2008 as the only official affiliate of International Enneagram Association. Our vision is to contribute to the building of healthier society through the wisdom of Enneagram. All the wisdom and knowledge would do us no good if it were not implemented into our daily lives. We, at the IEA Korea, strive to help members [...]

By |2020-09-24T17:52:31+00:00September 24, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on IEA Korea

The Enneagram’s Way of Discernment

We have some important decisions to make. Decisions on how to encounter and love one another well. Decisions on how to reenter social spaces. Decisions on how to engage and weigh in on the critical issues of our time. So. Many. Decisions. I don’t believe we can make these decisions in the same ways we’ve always made them. And [...]

By |2020-08-18T19:45:51+00:00August 18, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Enneagram’s Way of Discernment

Ones – Modifying A Critical Voice

Critical voices are associated with what Freud called the Superego, known to the rest of us as conscience. Sometimes in cartoons conscience is portrayed as a little man or woman sitting on someone's shoulder. For many Ones this isn't very far from the truth.  Like all voices, critical voices have locations. Some Ones keep their voice on their shoulder, [...]

By |2020-08-18T19:41:21+00:00August 6, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Ones – Modifying A Critical Voice

“Enneamania” and Integrative Intelligence

Today, the Enneagram is a global phenomenon. But 20 years ago when I discovered it, the Enneagram was, to put it mildly, obscure. Despite my reservations, I was captivated. Never had I found a system that described me and how I experienced other humans more accurately and distinctly. Now, as a certified practitioner and business owner with more than [...]

By |2020-07-09T13:47:28+00:00July 9, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on “Enneamania” and Integrative Intelligence

Why Study the Enneagram?

Why Study the Enneagram? At first glance, the Enneagram seems to be just another system for pigeon-holing people. But look twice and you see it’s describing something central: your core strategy for making sense of reality, your basic life stance, the axis of your flat earth. As you investigate the system and compare its insights with your own experience, [...]

By |2020-06-29T05:53:02+00:00June 27, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Why Study the Enneagram?

World Enneagram Day

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 Society claims, for instance, that photographs of the round earth shot from space are [...]

By |2020-06-02T00:37:14+00:00May 30, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on World Enneagram Day

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

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 I wither into the truth. --W.B. Yeats This article is an unabashed, blatant, barefaced, [...]

By |2020-06-02T00:29:32+00:00May 10, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Coming of Wisdom with Time: Teaching the Enneagram to Lifelong Learners

COVID-19 and the Enneagram

Never in our lifetimes has there been a period when the entire world is united in facing the same threat. Nothing in the universe happens by chance. At least that’s my belief. So, when we have a virus that has the power to put over 3 billion people worldwide in lockdown, that has my (and most of the world’s) [...]

By |2020-04-24T17:16:15+00:00April 24, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on COVID-19 and the Enneagram

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

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, unhappiness, feeling pain. We have always been looking for how to be happy. The [...]

By |2020-04-26T14:37:30+00:00April 17, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on 1 WITH 1 = EVERYTHING, or the return to the essence through the Essential Enneagram and Essential Coaching

Resilience – The High Side of Seven

In the 1945 French film Children of Paradise there is a pivotal moment when all seems lost. The story concerns a love triangle set in a theater company involving a shy mime, a glamorous actress, and a flamboyant actor who is a Seven. Late in the film, after much heartache and indecision, the actress finally realizes that it is [...]

By |2020-04-16T15:21:49+00:00April 16, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Resilience – The High Side of Seven

How Do I Work on My “Instincts”?

The IEA recently hosted an online workshop focused on the instinctual biases and subtypes. It was a wide-ranging conversation with Russ Hudson, Peter O’Hanrahan, Beatrice Chestnut and me, and while we covered a lot of ground there was a flood of questions from the audience posted in the chatroom that we were unable to address. One of the most [...]

By |2020-04-15T17:35:05+00:00April 15, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on How Do I Work on My “Instincts”?

Deepening Your Enneagram Understanding Through an Exploration of the Instinctual Subtypes

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 my dominant Instinct/Subtype? Are my behaviors reflective of my dominant Type or my dominant [...]

By |2020-04-07T19:52:12+00:00April 4, 2020|2020 IEA April Panel, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Deepening Your Enneagram Understanding Through an Exploration of the Instinctual Subtypes

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

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 idealized self image substituting for the real self; and the Enneagram showing how this [...]

By |2020-04-02T21:17:00+00:00March 9, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on From Idolatry to Reality: From the Idealizations of our Personality to the Ideals of Our Real Self

Social Media Can Not Determine Your Enneagram Type

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 a 3×3 grid. But the Enneagram is so much more than this. The Enneagram [...]

By |2020-03-02T16:21:23+00:00March 2, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Social Media Can Not Determine Your Enneagram Type

The Instinctual Biases, Subdomains, and Zones

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 also avoid the term "instinct" and prefer to talk about domains of evolutionary adaptations. [...]

By |2020-03-09T22:39:13+00:00February 23, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Instinctual Biases, Subdomains, and Zones

An Enneagram Overview

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 describes nine ways of being in the world.  Some authors call them types, some [...]

By |2020-04-01T21:09:14+00:00February 19, 2020|General Enneagram|Comments Off on An Enneagram Overview

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

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 poor, your huddled masses yearning to (discover a career path), the confused and (directionless [...]

By |2019-12-10T23:31:53+00:00December 10, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Guest Columnist Brodie Theis: Using the Enneagram with My University Students

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

“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 Gospel of Thomas (29)   This essay is in response to the powerful and poignant [...]

By |2019-12-10T22:58:05+00:00December 10, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Regret of the Basic Fault: Healing our Original Wounds and Emotional Dramas with Psychoanalytic Insights and Enneagram Knowledge

Changing Enneagram Reactions: “GOING WITH”

Here are some methods where you fully accept your Enneagram style, embody your experience of the low side, cast around for the unconscious motives that drive your unwanted reactions and explore the deeper and more important needs a problem fulfills. These can include: Coming up with 3 good reasons to keep your problem. Identifying the positive intentions behind Enneagram [...]

By |2019-12-10T22:48:28+00:00December 10, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Changing Enneagram Reactions: “GOING WITH”

Why Fours Are Sensitive

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 unique to type Four; I see something similar at the root of all nine [...]

By |2020-01-29T03:49:05+00:00November 8, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Why Fours Are Sensitive

Career Exploration- Enneagram Type 3

Our Enneagram type also affects our career path, growth and trajectory. What do Enneagram 3s need to pay particular attention to and why? Here's a quick question to use as you explore for yourself, a friend or client. What do you want to be best at? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0iM9IW5JsQ

By |2019-11-23T16:12:41+00:00October 24, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Career Exploration- Enneagram Type 3

Meeting the Dynamic Enneagram

There is an organization called The Flat Earth Society whose purpose I used to assume was tongue-in-cheek. Through its literature and websites, it advocates a medieval view of the world and promotes an elaborate thesis that “proves” the world is flat. The Society claims, for instance, that photographs of the round earth shot from space are trick photography and [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:45:11+00:00September 16, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Meeting the Dynamic Enneagram

The Conscious Process: Communication

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 individual expresses the conscious and unconscious content of their thoughts, feelings, and [...]

By |2020-09-30T13:59:45+00:00September 12, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Conscious Process: Communication

Looking for Demons

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 symbol by Ichazo: Anger, Pride, Vanity, Envy, Avarice, Fear, Gluttony, Lust, and Sloth). If [...]

By |2019-08-24T13:21:21+00:00August 24, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on Looking for Demons

The Dynamic Enneagram – Eights, Nines and Ones

Eights, Nines and Ones usually have no inherent trouble with action. Instead, they tend to unconsciously overlook themselves and habitually react from an emotional ground of anger. These three styles generally have the most confusion in the realm of thinking and often struggle with remembering their own needs. In Enneagram literature, Eights, Nines and Ones are called “instinctual types” [...]

By |2019-08-20T16:17:29+00:00August 13, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Dynamic Enneagram – Eights, Nines and Ones

The Dynamic Enneagram – Eight Defenses

Eights control through lust which includes sexual lust, but encompasses a lust for power, a drive to dominate and prevail. This is similar to Freud’s concept of the libido, which includes sexuality, but also has a more expansive meaning. After unconsciously deleting themselves. Eights compensate by filling themselves with energy, some of it sexual, some of it angry; all [...]

By |2019-07-31T16:53:34+00:00July 31, 2019|General Enneagram|Comments Off on The Dynamic Enneagram – Eight Defenses

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

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 will focus on how accurate typing leads to a greater understanding of personality diversity [...]

By |2020-04-21T16:42:12+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Tips on Typing: 12 Steps to More Accurately Type Yourself and Others

Couples and the Enneagram

Are you a therapist or coach who helps couples? Or are you someone who would like to better understand and improve communication patterns in your own relationship? When couples get stuck in distressing communication patterns together, they are often running up against the limitations of their Enneagram type. The way couples relate to each other within their personality structure [...]

By |2020-04-22T17:28:48+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Couples and the Enneagram

Positive Psychology and Enneagram Strengths-Based Framework

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 modern Enneagram we know today. Generations of researchers and practitioners have added contributions and [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:06:39+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Positive Psychology and Enneagram Strengths-Based Framework

The Enneagram Epidemic: Making the Enneagram Go Viral

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 conceived and adeptly enacted, by the right people, can make huge positive consequences in [...]

By |2020-04-20T20:56:14+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on The Enneagram Epidemic: Making the Enneagram Go Viral

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

  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 see increasingly entrenched problems stemming from our inability to connect deeply and compassionately with [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:09:05+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Personality as a Path to Better Relationships: Applying the Enneagram to Create Conscious Connections

Taking It To The Street

In this session, we will explore ways to bring the Enneagram into the arena of social justice and community advocacy through community service and collaborative action. The Enneagram illuminates our capacity for insight into self and others. As we continue to study the Enneagram some may have the experience of questions that arise from within, "to what purpose am [...]

By |2020-12-11T00:09:38+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Taking It To The Street

Queering the Enneagram: LGBTQIA Inclusion in the Enneagram Community

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 people to ask questions and explore in an open and welcoming environment. Using tools [...]

By |2020-04-20T18:34:46+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Queering the Enneagram: LGBTQIA Inclusion in the Enneagram Community

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

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 the opportunity to experience oral storytelling and short writing exercises as well as expression [...]

By |2019-08-27T02:55:02+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Re-write Your Own Story! Understanding Personality through Storytelling, Poetry, and Myth

Discovering Your Soul Child

Discovering Your Soul Child. Pablo Picasso said, "it took me four years to learn to paint like Raphael and a lifetime to paint like a child." Picasso's statement underscores the difficulty and ultimate importance of re-inhabiting our soul child. A.H. Almaas and Sandra Maitri have referenced the soul child as the psychological structure sealed in our past who embodies [...]

By |2019-08-27T03:32:04+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Discovering Your Soul Child

Contact with the Animal Body as Foundation for Awakening

  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 needs of our animal form and the development of our consciousness is at the [...]

By |2020-04-20T17:48:26+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Contact with the Animal Body as Foundation for Awakening

Microaggressions: An Enneagram Path to Healing

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 a lifetime, leading to problems such as anxiety, lowered self-esteem and physical symptoms. A [...]

By |2019-08-27T03:32:09+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Microaggressions: An Enneagram Path to Healing

Type and its Inner Witness: Our Intuitive Faculty of Perception

  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 our personality structure. We can recognize thoughts as they appear and tell them to [...]

By |2019-08-05T05:12:09+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Type and its Inner Witness: Our Intuitive Faculty of Perception

Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships: The Role of Instinctual Energies

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 powerful impact on our style of relating because they reflect our fundamental values. Since [...]

By |2019-08-27T03:30:51+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram|Comments Off on Dynamics of Flourishing Relationships: The Role of Instinctual Energies

Introducing the Enneagram to Organizations

  We must be able to authentically and convincingly convey the value of this amazing system if we hope to share it with others. Each style has something to contribute to the way we offer the Enneagram to individuals, teams, corporations, and non-profits. We'll talk about various ideas to introduce the Enneagram, price your offering, build upon an initial [...]

By |2020-12-15T17:41:03+00:00July 25, 2019|2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|Comments Off on Introducing the Enneagram to Organizations
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