Date: Sep 26-28, 2014
Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Teacher: Peter O’Hanrahan is a leading enneagram teacher and trainer worldwide. Since 1981 he has presented the enneagram to a wide variety of groups, including corporations, non-profits, university staffs, small businesses, churches and professional associations. He regularly teaches workshops in the US, Europe, South Africa and China. He is an associate of EnneagramWorldwide.com and the Enneagram Professional Training Program with David Daniels, MD and Helen Palmer® and in the past 10 years has helped train 500 enneagram professionals from the fields of business, psychology and religion. For more information please visit: EnneagramWork.com and EnneagramWorldwide.com.
Day 1 – The Embodied Enneagram
The Enneagram is a holistic system which describes how personality and character structure are formed in three centers of intelligence – mind, heart and body. The Embodied Enneagram workshop is an opportunity to work with all three centers while emphasizing a body-based (somatic) approach to healing and relationships.
Our Enneagram work usually starts in the mind – but our type is not only in our mind! We need to include the emotions and the body. In this workshop we will explore the nine character structures and the somatic patterns which shape them.
Topics include: The somatic structures of the nine personality types and their defenses; the effect of body type on personality; how to develop embodied presence; the value of different body-based approaches to personal growth.
You will learn:
o How your personality type is based in physical structure and patterns of feeling and sensation.
o Profiles of tension and body armor for all nine types.
o Practical exercises for working with your body and breath.
o How to reduce stress and tension in daily life.
o How to become more grounded and centered in your body.
This workshop combines presentation and discussion with simple stretching and breathing exercises. Each participant will be encouraged to go at their own pace. Please wear comfortable clothing.
Day 2 & 3 – The Enneagram and the Instinctual Subtypes – Understanding your Path in Life
The Enneagram is a powerful system for learning about ourselves and the people in our lives. It describes nine personality types and offers effective methods for our personal growth and our relationships. The system is used in many countries around the world in the fields of psychology, spirituality, business and education.
Topics Include: The study of instinctual subtypes provides further insight into the way we live our lives, the choices we make, and how we invest ourselves in our important projects and relationships. According to the Enneagram, each personality type has three variations (subtypes) depending on which of three instincts is more central to us.
1) Self preservation instinct – guiding our activity with home, food, security, family, and warmth in relationships.
2) One to one instinct – fueling our personal vitality, sexuality, face to face relating, and spiritual union.
3) Social instinct – forming our friendships, our participation in groups and the community, and our social identity.
There are 27 subtypes, three variations of each personality type. These 27 profiles hold the key to understanding our path in life and our role in the community. How do we spend our time and energy in daily life? What are our most important projects? How do we participate in home activities, our family relationships, and organized groups? What do we need to feel secure? How are we guided by instinct and emotion? In our relationships with friends, colleagues, and intimate partners, subtype can be as important as personality type!
You will learn:
In this workshop we will explore:
o 27 subtypes and their strengths and challenges.
o How does our subtype shape our major choices in life?
o How does our subtype affect our relationships at home and at work?
o When does our path in life reflect our true self, and how do we know?
o How is the emotional habit (passion) of our type discharged through our subtype activity?
o How can we develop all three of our instincts with awareness and practice?
This workshop will include panel interviews as well as presentations, guided inner practices, and small group discussion. Although this is considered a more advanced topic, beginners to the Enneagram are welcome. If you don’t know your subtype, you will likely discover it during the workshop.