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Introduction to the Enneagram
- Course Dates: Fri 9 October, 6:00 pm to Sun 11 October, 4:00 pm
The Enneagram is an ancient, extraordinarily accurate, model of human personality and spirit.
Describing nine personality types and their interactions, it enables us to look deeply into our character, harmonise our daily lives and our relationships, and understand our particular, best path to growth.
Taught in the narrative tradition, participants come away with a living experience, rather than simply a theoretical knowledge, of the ways in which different types of people view and interact with the world. I use video clips, and where possible live panels, of people of each type describing themselves, and discuss the day-to-day difficulties and celebrations of each type. I also use guided imaging and meditations to help give a deep experience of each, surprisingly different, focus of attention. I encourage dialogue throughout.
On this introductory workshop you will:
- Discover the chief emotional and mental concerns of each type
- Learn some of the patterns of behaviour and interaction created by these often unconscious habits of perception
- Recognise your own type and those of people you know
- Understand how security as well as stress ‘changes’ your personality
- Learn to improve relationships of all kinds, by
– seeing yourself through others’ eyes
– understanding the different points of view of each type
– realising how you react to different types
- Learn the higher attributes of each type
- Start to discover how to use your ‘negative’ patterns to fuel growth