AEA 2017 Fall Workshop: Beatrice Chestnut this November 4-5, 2017

Beatrice Chestnut presents…

The Way of the Arrows:

Using the Enneagram Symbol as a Path For Growth

Bea is back!

Join us for this interactive, ALL NEW workshop November 4 and 5, 2017.

As you know, the “work” in the Enneagram is to loosen the grip of our type structure – to move into a fuller, freer life. This starts with getting out of our fixated habits of attention. One of the ways to do that is to take advantage of our connections to other numbers on the diagram – the lines the Enneagram calls the “arrow lines.” You can think of the high side of your connected types as “antidotes” for the habitual tendencies of your main type.
For instance, Ones who experience a move to Seven (against the arrow to their “energizing point”) can access a lighter, more playful way of being. This can expand their capacity for relaxation, which can fortify their inner resources for the movement in the direction of the arrow (“resolution point”) to Four, where they can find inspiration for greater creativity and depth of feeling. Twos may learn to get in touch with their needs and feelings at point Four and access more inner power and strength at point Eight.

To physically and graphically demonstrate the movement, a floor diagram of the Enneagram will provide some volunteers of each type with an opportunity to experience the movements while the rest of the group will experience this as witnesses and participants in the group experience.

The format of this interactive, 2-day workshop is a combination of lecture, demonstrations, type groups, meditation and exercises. It provides information about and an experience of the use of arrow-line points for self-development. The relationship with wings will also be discussed. We will explore how these elements have been viewed in the past, how they are described by important Enneagram-related teachings from Gurdjieff, the Sufis, and others, and how we might usefully experience them in our own personal work.

In this workshop you will learn:
• How we can unconsciously slide to the low side of our arrow line points and become inspired by the high side of those same points.
• How to consciously stretch or expand beyond your type’s focus of attention by using your main type’s wing points and arrow line-connected points.
• The history behind the different elements of Enneagram symbol as a model of personal evolution—and revolution.
• How to achieve more balance in life by more regularly embodying the gifts and strengths of our wings and arrow-line connected points.

Beatrice Chestnut Biography:

Beatrice has a Ph.D. in communication and an M.A. in clinical psychology. She studied politics and the mass media at Northwestern University on the way to earning a graduate degree in communication studies. She earned her MA in clinical psychology at the California Institute of Clinical Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco.

She has been working with and studying the Enneagram system of personality types for twenty-five years, ever since it blew her mind in 1990. In July of 2013 she authored a book, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, about how to become more self-aware using the Enneagram map.

She studied the Enneagram system with Helen Palmer and David Daniels in the mid-1990s and completed their teacher certification in 1997. She also took Ginger Lapid-Bogda’s  three “Train-the-Trainers” trainings, on integrating the Enneagram into business, leadership, and coaching and had the pleasure of assisting her in several of her early trainings.

She was trained as a group facilitator at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in 2000 and have facilitated many “human sensitivity training groups” (or t-groups) at Stanford’s GSB and USF’s School of Law since then. Related to this work supporting business students in developing their emotional intelligence, She has worked with individuals and teams within organizations to help them communicate more effectively, understand their personnel issues more clearly, and develop their leaders and individual contributors.

She has been active in the international Enneagram community since 2003, serving as president of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) from 2006 – 2007, chairperson of the 2004 annual IEA conference, and founding co-editor of the IEA’s Enneagram Journal in 2008.

Currently, Beatrice has a psychotherapy, coaching, and business development practice based in San Francisco.  She also teaches Enneagram workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world. She has been a therapist for 18 years and a licensed therapist for 12 years. She has worked with many different kinds of teams and businesses as a trainer, coach, and change consultant, including high-tech, bio-tech, marketing, retail, health care, educational, and consultancy organizations.

More than anything else, Beatrice is passionate about helping others find their way toward consciously creating more fulfilling relationship, work, and life experiences. She believe’s that the only way we can make our own individual lives better and that of humanity as a whole is for each of us to work to wake up and become more conscious, present, and alive.  This inevitably takes work, and she is committed to helping to support people in this all-important effort.



Register: Click HERE 


Saturday, November 4th through Sunday, November 5th, 2017


9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday

Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

CLOSEST AIRPORT: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

WORKSHOP FEE: $245 -includes Friday night Tour of the Types and lunch on Saturday and Sunday-AEA Membership Discounts Apply

CANCELLATION: Cancellations received seven days prior to the workshop will be refunded, minus a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received thereafter are subject to full forfeiture.

SCHOLARSHIPS: Click HERE for AEA Scholarship information ( Must be received 2 weeks before the event)

Registration in advance is extremely helpful in order to provide class notes, adequate seating, name badges and lunches as well as administrative staff and volunteers needed for this event.

Author: Jennifer Glazar

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