The Enneagram is a personality typing system based on ancient knowledge, spiritual traditions, and modern psychology. Ennea is a Greek word meaning nine; gram is translated as types or diagram. Its origins are rooted in Ancient Greek, Arabic, Sufi, and Judeo-Christian philosophical traditions. It has been handed down through the Jesuit orders, by numerous psychotherapists and spiritual teachers. Each person has added to the body of knowledge bringing us a modern working model that is used in psychotherapy, relationship counseling, spiritual direction, personal development classes, life coaching, business relationships and team building.
The nine types provide insights into the personality. The personality is not the essence of a human being but is composed of coping strategies, defense mechanisms, habitual patterns, and unconscious behaviors. Its the masks we wear – or think we have to wear -to survive. As a survival mechanism, our personality is threatened by the mystery of existence. This is manifested in fear, and each personality type has a specific fear and traits that developed in response.
The Enneagram includes ideas and information from modern psychology, taking the various viewpoints of Freud, Jung, Karen Horney, and others. The 9 types are similar to psych states described by these classic pioneers in the field. A quote from Don Riso and Russ Hudson in Personality Types describes it well: “The Enneagram is a universal psychological symbol, one which can accommodate many different interpretations while retaining its own unique character”.
Introduction to the Enneagram
The Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and others by discovering your personality type. Let go of old habits, discover new insights and feel good about who you really are.
This 3 hour class will introduce some basic concepts about the Enneagram – a personality typing system that uses both ancient wisdom and modern psychology. It is an amazing tool for change, for understanding yourself and for understanding other people.
The Enneagram can provide insight into your behaviors, your challenges and your true strengths. It can provide insights into your relationships – both personal and business. It can help us see the way to move in new directions – embrace new ideas – be free from old habits – have more confidence and courage.
What you will learn:
Basic characteristics of all the types
The strengths and challenges for each type
How to apply these ideas in your daily life
How it can benefit you to work with your type
How it can help in resolving relationship conflicts
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