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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 |2021-03-09T17:52:08+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

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 |2020-12-11T00:05:42+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: 2019 IEA Global Conference, General Enneagram, IEA Live|

  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 [...]

Discerning Your Enneagram Type — This is Not a Test

By |2019-10-29T04:01:27+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

This article originally appeared on greaterlight.ca.Although your Enneagram type is not your final destination on your inner journey, you need to start somewhere. Any ongoing work with the Enneagram presumes you have found your type accurately. This takes time and guidance from a reliable source.The [...]

Don’t Get Too Attached to Your Enneagram Type

By |2019-07-11T15:55:30+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

This article was originally posted on greaterlight.ca.The Enneagram is having a bit of a moment. Enneagram knowledge is readily available in books, websites, seminars, retreats, workshops, and social media. Until about the 1980s the Enneagram was mostly an oral tradition, passed from teacher to student, [...]

The Dynamic Enneagram: The Dilemma

By |2019-08-20T16:17:06+00:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

In his book, The Enneagram Spectrum of Personality Styles, author Jerome Wagner presents a list of each Enneagram style‚Äôs strengths paired with their neurotic, distorted counterparts, showing how they are versions of each other. Threes, for instance, possess a ‚Äúnatural organizational ability‚ÄĚ but when distorted, [...]

Flat Earths

By |2019-08-19T18:32:39+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: General 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 ‚Äúproves‚ÄĚ the world is flat. The Society claims, for [...]

Balancing Your Practice For Strength, Resilience, Creativity, and Freedom

By |2019-04-30T17:28:48+00:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

At New York Enneagram, we teach that a fundamental skill for being present is increasing your capacity to be with the sensations of your body. One of the gifts of studying the Enneagram is the recognition that although everyone needs to develop presence, each of [...]

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Enneagram

By |2019-05-09T21:29:05+00:00April 27th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: |

Raymond Carver‚Äôs iconic short story ‚ÄúWhat We Talk About When We Talk About Love‚ÄĚ struck me like a thunderbolt when I read it as a young man in the 1980s. It¬†depicts¬†four people sitting at a kitchen table and drinking gin as the afternoon fades into [...]

Nine of Us: A musical journey through the nine personality styles of the Enneagram and the nine pathways to presence.

By |2019-04-07T09:44:29+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

I have always hoped that someday I would work out how all the things I love - psychology, the Enneagram, spirituality and music - could merge together, culminating in a beautiful contribution to the world.Since 2011 I have been compiling an album of songs each [...]

Once Again, You are Not Your Number (or, the Problem with Implicit Essentialism and Seeing the Enneagram as an Ontological Model)

By |2019-02-24T17:51:33+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

I’ve been in the Enneagram arena for a really long time now… I was introduced to the Enneagram in 1994 and started using it in my work as an executive coach and consultant in 1997. I presented at my first IEA conference in 2006 and [...]

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