2021 demands a return to purpose for Vancouver businesses!

By |2021-04-16T16:01:57+00:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Business|

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Opinion: The days of succeeding by just focusing on the bottom line are over. Consumers, employees, and shareholders alike are demanding more. Indeed, even our environment is asking us to make changes. Like a spool of thread, 2020 undid many things. It unwound so many [...]

Sitting on the Wall

By |2021-04-07T12:51:09+00:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Psychology|

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We, the authors of Nine Sapiens, have long sat on the wall that divides the world of the Enneagram and that of scientific research, without deciding to jump to either side. We are licensed psychologists, with postgraduate degrees in mental health and organizational behavior, linked [...]

The Lyre Strings ~ Ego’s Demands

By |2021-04-01T14:26:57+00:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

IEA Great Lakes Region March Ennea-News

By |2021-03-17T14:21:57+00:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: General Enneagram|

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Greetings! When Ann Franke quipped, "How wonderful it is nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world,"she could never have imagined being quoted. Or that she would be one of the most mentioned women during National Women's History Month! Her words, like [...]

One-On-One Relationships at Work: Why They Matter, And How To Get Them

By |2021-02-03T17:30:31+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Business|

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Strong One-On-One Relationships Make for Happier Workplaces. Here's How to Bust Through the Awkwardness and Make it Happen. MARY MAZZONI, RACHEL ZURER AND CATHERINE BELL How productive employees are and how long they stay at a company is directly determined by their relationship with their immediate supervisors. But people [...]

8 Ways for Women to be More Successful Entrepreneurs

By |2021-02-03T16:05:21+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Business|

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Business Mogul Catherine Bell Wants to Help Other Women Entrepreneurs Avoid Repeating Her Mistakes. MARY MAZZONI, RACHEL ZURER AND CATHERINE BELL The world needs more women entrepreneurs, says Catherine Bell, founder of the Awakened Company, a management consultancy in Calgary, Canada. But women face a unique set of challenges as new [...]

IEA Great Lakes Region JANUARY 2021 Newsletter

By |2021-01-25T15:18:50+00:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: General Enneagram|

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IEA January 2021 Newsletter This edition of our January Newsletter includes: Upcoming Practitioner/Teacher Enneagram  events Mid Day Cafe - Information on Clare Loughrige's interview with Enneagram author Drew Moser An article from Clare Loughrige Please click here for the full newsletter!

Are there countertypes in Naranjo’s Love Types?

By |2021-01-07T14:36:36+00:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Relationships|

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The Enneagram Love Triads At the 2017 Enneagram Global Summit lectures, Jessica Dibb was chatting to the late Claudio Naranjo in a talk entitled “The Enneagram and Multiplicity.” Naranjo described how we can divide the nine basic Enneagram Types into three triads that reflect these [...]

Walking Through the Doorway to Love

By |2021-01-06T15:56:07+00:00January 6th, 2021|Categories: Personal Reflections|

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By Cathy Hudson, Certified Enneagram Teacher – January 2021 Day after day, one life. Now it begins, now we start One hand, one heart, Even death won't part us now. - Westside Story, One hand One heart   Dear Hudson, It is the holiday season now and we [...]

Eneagrama de las Virtudes (versión actualizada)

By |2020-12-08T13:28:12+00:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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EL ENEAGRAMA DE LAS VIRTUDES      «Desapegarse de los deseos… va más allá de un desapego del placer y del dolor: se aplica además a las formulaciones mentales de vicio y virtud. El hombre que es virtuoso en forma tradicional no está más libre [...]

IEA Great Lakes Region November Ennea-News

By |2020-11-16T14:08:20+00:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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, [...]

IEA Minnesota Chapter Fall Newsletter

By |2020-10-09T12:45:03+00:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Resurgir desde el vacío: Nueve experiencias transformadoras

By |2020-10-07T20:20:10+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Dear Mama Coco, I Love You

By |2020-10-07T20:18:12+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Personal Reflections|

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Mama Coco and Hudson Once upon a time in a far-off land 2 beautiful beings met. One was divine black being (Mama Coco) and one was a divine white being (Gaga Lala). A magical box called a Xerox machine brought them together. It was apparently [...]

IEA Korea

By |2020-09-24T17:52:31+00:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

The Enneagram’s Way of Discernment

By |2020-08-18T19:45:51+00:00August 18th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Ones – Modifying A Critical Voice

By |2020-08-18T19:41:21+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

How to motivate your people using the Enneagram and Susan Fowler’s model of motivation

By |2020-07-19T14:38:49+00:00July 19th, 2020|Categories: Business|

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How to create an environment that motivates your people – The Enneagram & Susan Fowler’s model of motivation One of the first things people ask us when we do leadership trainings for LeadershipSculptor is “How do I motivate my people”. And our response is always [...]

A Call for Reconciliation

By |2020-07-16T23:09:19+00:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Personal Reflections|

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As an Enneagram community member, I am writing this letter in order to request for all of us to consider calling on the wisdom tradition of the Enneagram to be practiced. We have received a letter from a group of people, who have shared their [...]

“Enneamania” and Integrative Intelligence

By |2020-07-09T13:47:28+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Why Study the Enneagram?

By |2020-06-29T05:53:02+00:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Offering for a Time of Pandemic

By |2020-06-10T15:57:29+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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In response to the changes we have all been experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the leadership team of Inscapes Centre for Enneagram Studies in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has recorded a video to guide us in our processing of this and other experiences in our lives. [...]

Falling into the Looking Glass: The Perils and Pitfalls of Teaching the Enneagram to Younger People

By |2020-06-02T00:38:30+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Psychology|

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The majority of students and clients in my Enneagram workshops, presentations, study groups and counseling sessions are between thirty-five and fifty years of age—right in the middle of the chronological Bell Curve. However, more and more precocious young people under the age of thirty, often [...]

World Enneagram Day

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

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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 [...]

On the Nature of the Fourth Way

By |2020-06-02T00:33:10+00:00May 14th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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Many Enneagram teachers, authors, and students mention the term Fourth Way in their conversations and writings. However, rarely is this term actually defined, except for brief references to the teachings of G. I. Gurdieff and P. D. Ouspensky. People have had various ideas regarding the nature [...]

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|

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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 [...]

Pay it Forward Workshops: A New and Old Philosophy and Practice

By |2020-04-26T14:54:32+00:00April 26th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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“You don’t pay love back, you pay it forward.” --Lily Hardy Hammond Most books and articles about the Enneagram have to do with theory, applications, and history. Few are about how teachers design and conduct presentations and workshops, and thus disseminate the received and developed [...]

COVID-19 and the Enneagram

By |2020-04-24T17:16:15+00:00April 24th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

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|

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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, [...]

Resilience – The High Side of Seven

By |2020-04-16T15:21:49+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

How Do I Work on My “Instincts”?

By |2020-04-15T17:35:05+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

The Enneagram and Leadership Circle Profile: Connections and Complements

By |2020-04-17T02:34:30+00:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Business|

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The Enneagram and Leadership Circle Profile: Connections and ComplementsPeople have a variety of resources available to them when they decide to undertake their self-development journeys.  Myriad assessments exist to help us become more self-aware, the first step in building up emotional intelligence (EQ).  As with [...]

Notes from the Field: Case Study of ENNEATYPE ONE Medical Patient

By |2020-03-09T22:20:40+00:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Other|

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As an acupuncturist who is also an Enneagram teacher, I’ve found myself uniquely positioned to study how the ego plays a central role in health. I would like to share with you the kinds of scenarios going on in real life, and how having insight [...]

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|

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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|

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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|

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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|

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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 [...]

Love Triangles—How we approach relationships and sex based on the Hornevian triads.

By |2020-02-19T03:07:09+00:00February 16th, 2020|Categories: Relationships|

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Sex – it can carry us on wings of pure sensual pleasure, or crush and humiliate us. It can take us from the sacred sublime to the darkest, most depraved aspects of humanity. Sex presents paradox: pleasure/pain, love/hate, gentleness/brutality, spiritual transcendence/primal urge, unconditional giving/self-gratification, playful fun/serious [...]

The Enneagram for Children. A series of books designed to introduce the Enneagram Types to young children.

By |2020-01-19T23:57:07+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Other|

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My children have benefited enormously from the Enneagram teachings. As a result, I wanted other children to be able to enjoy the same opportunity. Finding nothing available, I felt inspired to use both my writing and artistic skills to create a series of Enneagram books [...]

Enneagram Studies, Spiritual Initiation and the Science of the Antahkarana

By |2020-01-19T23:55:53+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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 I’d like to be remembered as the fella who taught you something you already knew. --Woody Guthrie It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards! --The White Queen The soul on its own level is an initiate. --D. K.       This short article is [...]

Beyond Type Patterns: The Secret Key of the Enneagram

By |2020-01-19T23:42:01+00:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Spirituality|

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What is the deep purpose of working with the Enneagram? We cheat ourselves out of the expansive treasures of our being if we approach the Enneagram as just another tool that leads to identifying our dominant point on the Enneagram, i.e., our Enneagram “type.” If [...]

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

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

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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|

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“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 [...]

Changing Enneagram Reactions: “GOING WITH”

By |2019-12-10T22:48:28+00:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|Tags: |

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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 [...]

Heart of 1 (from Heart and Soul of the Enneagram)

By |2019-12-10T22:40:55+00:00November 17th, 2019|Categories: Other|

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This article originally appeared on greaterlight.caIf you are new to the Enneagram, you probably know it as a system of personality typing. This is the usual entry point for studying the Enneagram, but it barely hints at the power and potential of the symbol to [...]

Why Fours Are Sensitive

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

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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 [...]

Career Exploration- Enneagram Type 3

By |2019-11-23T16:12:41+00:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: General Enneagram|

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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 [...]

Psychological and Spiritual Bypassing in Enneagram Theory and Practice

By |2019-10-08T19:20:25+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Spirituality|Tags: , |

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Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. --Dominique Pire, Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1958) Thesis    If the Enneagram is first and foremost a diagram and system for psychological healing, growth and integration, then the primary concern is to understand and avoid what [...]

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