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Working with the Barriers | May 2-6, 2019

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Working with the Barriers | May 2-6, 2019

Part 1: Working with the Barriers to Spiritual Freedom | A Five-day Intensive Course in Tucson, Arizona The Spiritual Freedom Series and class courses lead you beyond a cognitive knowledge of type into a more profound experience of self. They were developed over the course of eight years by dedicated teachers in Arizona as follow-on classes to Helen Palmer’s workshop series on spiritual freedom, in order to internalize and embody those teachings. Come experience this transforming work through an all-inclusive residential five day program: Awaken and strengthen your capacity for inner observation Loosen the reactivity of your Type Experience your deeper Self through practices and process work, laying the foundation for experiencing spiritual freedom Connect through a dynamic experience of community Receive great content and exercises for Enneagram enthusiasts and professionals to use individually in your own development or in a small group environment with your students, or clients Working with the Barriers to Spiritual Freedom focuses on: Letting go of the habits of attention of Type and what holds them in place Loosening the passion of Type and its defense mechanisms Opening to the energy of the instinctual center and its drives for survival, intimacy and belonging. Background needed: A working knowledge of the Enneagram model of personality type. Part 1 can be taken as a stand alone program. AEA Teaching Staff Carole Whittaker, Gloria Cuevas-Barnett, and Robin Cameron are certified Enneagram teachers, trained through the Enneagram Professional Training Program, founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels. They are members of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) and the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT) and are Professional Members of the Arizona Enneagram Association (AEA) of which they are also founders and members of the Board of Directors. Carole and Gloria have presented at both IEA and EANT annual conferences. Additional Teaching materials packages will be made available to participants, for purchase, that include PDF files and/or Word docs of course content, exercises, practices, suggested homework assignments in printed and electronic form, and a DVD presentation of key material with Carole Whittaker, PhD.     Thursday through Monday, May 2-6 2019 REGISTRATION | Click HERE EVENT DETAILS When: Thursday to Monday, May 2-6, 2019 Time: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday to 2:00 p.m. on Monday Where: Redemptorist Renewal Center | Picture Rocks, Tucson, Arizona | This is a place of incomparable peace and beauty “where the contemplative spirit of the human person may be discovered, fed and nurtured.” FEES The fee for the program is $1025/person double-occupancy, which includes room and meals for four nights and five days, in addition to the program and class materials. Add $90 for a single-occupancy room or $130 for a Hermitage room(Hermitage rooms are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis).  A $100 deposit will be requested by December 31, 2018 to reserve your space. Scholarships AEA Scholarships are available to cover the tuition portion of the Intensive.. To apply, click HERE. RESERVE YOUR PLACE TODAY!!! Registration is limited. If you wish to attend,  click HERE or EMAIL Sheila and reserve a space. After you register you will receive invoices for your payments which you can pay by check or credit card. For more information, email Sheila or call...

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The Enneagram as a Conveyor Belt for Consciousness | March 7, 2015

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The Enneagram as a Conveyor Belt for Consciousness | March 7, 2015

The Enneagram as a Conveyor Belt for Consciousness Special Guest: Father Richard Rohr Whether you already know the nine point typology of the Enneagram or you are well trained in its genius, Richard Rohr, OFM, will show how it is “made to order” to move you forward, inward, and outward on the spiritual journey. It is a universal truth that makes sense to people of all religions and denominations. For many, the Enneagram is a life-changing discovery of one’s own depths, a key to understanding other people, and the very meaning of divine grace. The program will begin with a core teaching and practice on contemplation, which is the alternative mind that allows us to understand spiritual things in a transformative way. Practical teaching on the contemplative mind has been largely lost in the West for some centuries now. Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher, bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity’s place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. >> Learn more about Father Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation…     Saturday, March 7, 2015 REGISTRATION EVENT DETAILS When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 Time: 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 CLOSEST AIRPORT: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Fees: “Tour of the Types” is included for those registering for the full weekend $112.50 | AEA Professional and Associate Members $115.00 | General Members $125.00 | Non-members $25.00 | The Friday Night “Tour of the Types” Only LUNCH: Workshop registration includes lunch on Saturday CANCELLATION: Cancellations received seven days prior to the workshop will be refunded, minus a $20 processing fee. Cancellations received thereafter are subject to full...

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Thank you from the AEA

Posted by on Jul 11, 2018 in From the AEA Board | 0 comments

Thank you for your donation!  

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2018 AEA Fundraising Drive | Help us raise $23,200 | Donate Today!

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2018 AEA Fundraising Drive | Help us raise $23,200 | Donate Today!

Dear Arizona Enneagram Association Community, What if we could build a conscious community? Together, we can. The Arizona Enneagram Association (AEA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to further the teachings of the Enneagram and build conscious community. Your support is critical to our being able to continue our mission to provide Enneagram-based educational programs and resources with integrity and reliability as well as opportunities in consciousness, interconnectedness, and higher truth while serving the human spirit. This year we continue our campaign – Together We Can Make a Difference. Our focus is building conscious community. Now, perhaps more than ever, raising consciousness is key to healing ourselves, our country, our planet. We know that the Enneagram of Personality Type is a deep, rich, many-layered tool that increases awareness, diminishes reactivity, enriches understanding and deepens compassion for self and others. We believe that the teaching and sharing of the power of the Enneagram through offerings like those provided by the AEA do make a difference for good in the world. We invite you to again join us in making a difference. On April 3rd, with Arizona Gives Day, we launched our 2018 fundraising campaign. Our 2018 goal is to raise $23,200.  Arizona Gives Day helps raise awareness about Arizona nonprofits and the critical role they play in our communities and state. Visit: https://www.azgives.org/arizonaenneagramassociation Thank you to those who donated on Arizona Gives Day! We raised $1700! Here is what your donation will support: affordable events, classes and workshops student manuals administrative staff web-based teachings certified Enneagram teachers innovations to the AEA website If you have any questions regarding your donation, or would like to learn more, please contact Jaye Andres, our Executive Director, at jaye@arizonaennagram.org or 602-888-1381. Also, if your employer or another business you know wishes to match your contribution and requires our tax ID number, please contact us with that request and we will provide you with a letter containing the pertinent information to the name and address (or email) you supply. The Arizona Enneagram Association (AEA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The entirety of your donation is tax-deductible, please consult with your tax accountant for more information. Please support our 2018 Annual Appeal by giving today. Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size. Your gift matters! Thank you in advance for your support! Sincerely, Judy and Jaye Judy Shoob              Jaye Andres AEA President         AEA Executive...

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AEA 2017 Fundraising Drive Update

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AEA 2017 Fundraising Drive Update

Update! We raised over $16,000 in 2017 for our very first fundraising drive. Dear Arizona Enneagram Association Community, With your help, together we can make a difference! The AEA’s mission is to provide powerful growth opportunities in consciousness, connectedness and transformation. We truly believe this can change the world! So many in our community have shared that they don’t know where they would be in their life without the Enneagram teachings they’ve encountered through the AEA.What is your story – how has the AEA made a difference in your life? Will you support us in keeping this transformative work going? Now in existence for over 9 years, the AEA continues to expand its Enneagram programs and offerings. In order to meet our mission and continue to serve our community, this year we have a fund-raising goal of $20,000, and we are asking you to make a contribution to our goal. Your generosity will make a significant difference in our community by allowing us to continue our work and reach a broader audience. As a non-profit organization we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. In order to keep our programs and membership dues affordable, and to develop new content and required resources, over 30% of our operating income must come from annual membership dues and your much-appreciated contributions. Here is what your donation will support: affordable events, classes and workshops student manuals administrative staff web-based teachings certified Enneagram teachers innovations to the AEA website If you have any questions regarding your donation, or would like to learn more, please contact Jaye Andres, our Executive Director, at jaye@arizonaennagram.org or 602-888-1381. Also, if your employer or another business you know wishes to match your contribution and requires our tax ID number, please contact us with that request and we will provide you with a letter containing the pertinent information to the name and address (or email) you supply. The Arizona Enneagram Association (AEA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The entirety of your donation may be tax-deductible, please consult with your tax accountant. Please consider giving today. Remember that every donation makes a difference, regardless of size. Your gift matters! Thank you in advance for your support! Sincerely, Judy and Jaye Judy Shoob              Jaye Andres AEA President         AEA Executive...

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RECAP: AEA PANELS: Hear people speak their experience from Bea’s and Uranio’s 2017 Workshop

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RECAP: AEA PANELS: Hear people speak their experience from Bea’s and Uranio’s 2017 Workshop

Add value to your attendance at Bea’s “Way of the Arrows” workshop by attending our follow-up classes. These classes help you review, process, personalize and deepen what you learn over the weekend. In the narrative tradition, we will hear panelists from each center speak about their experience in moving to their arrow points. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and also do process work of their own in dyads and/or small groups. This is a great opportunity to learn and share in community. We look forward to seeing you there! Panels are made up from people of that personality type and are led by AEA Professional Members. Experience the wisdom that comes from the community. The weekly class is open to all who are interested. You did not need to attend the workshop to come to this 3 week class. November 14- Body Center- Types 8-9-1 November 21- Heart Center- Types 2-3-4 November 28- Head Center- Types 5-6-7       EVENT DETAILS | REGISTRATION When: Tuesday, Nov. 28th Time: 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church | Room H-7 4455 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ...

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AEA RECAP: 2017 Fall Workshop: Beatrice Chestnut with Uranio Paes

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in AEA Events - Recap, Past Events | 0 comments

AEA RECAP: 2017 Fall Workshop: Beatrice Chestnut with Uranio Paes

Bea is back!!! You’re in for a treat! – join us for this interactive, NEW workshop on November 4th through 5th… Beatrice Chestnut with Special Guest Uranio Paes presents… The Way of the Arrows: Using the Enneagram Symbol as a Path For Growth “Bea’s and Uranio’s teaching together is increasingly seamless. Bea, a Type 2, offers an approach grounded in psychology and therapy, and Uranio, a Type 5, brings more esoteric ideas about inner work which Bea translates into practical ways of working and thinking. That makes this workshop a must see!” The AEA originally asked Bea and Uranio to present together because their collaboration is so unique and powerful but Uranio was not available. That has changed!!! This workshop is a “A must for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the profundity of the Enneagram model.” 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...

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AEA Event-Recap: 2016 AEA Workshop with Beatrice Chestnut

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AEA Event-Recap: 2016 AEA Workshop with Beatrice Chestnut

For the first time with the AEA, Beatrice Chestnut, author of The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Self-Knowledge, is coming to Arizona! Join us this November 4th through 6th for… Understanding the Enneagram’s 27 Instinct-Based Subtypes: An Introduction to the Three Distinct Versions of Each of the Nine Personality Types This workshop will expose you to a whole new level of the Enneagram system! This entertaining and enlightening workshop will present a thorough introduction to seminal Enneagram author Claudio Naranjo’s latest and most complete descriptions of the Enneagram’s 27 personality subtypes. Each of the 27 subtype characters represents a distinct personality that results from the dynamic mixture of the central passion and patterns of the type (one of nine) and one of three biological survival drives, for either self-preservation, social relationships, or one-to-one bonding. Through vivid descriptions, group discussion, film clips, and the personal testimony of participants, this interactive workshop will help you develop a more complete understanding of the content and operation of the 27 subtype personalities. Beatrice Chestnut Bio 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...

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AEA Event-Recap: Marion Gilbert and Terry Saracino

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AEA Event-Recap: Marion Gilbert and Terry Saracino

0 The Enneagram and Dynamic Relationships: A Three-Centered View Special Guests: Marion Gilbert and Terry Saracino Have you ever imagined life without relationship? Relating to ourselves, others and the world we live in is how we orient in our lives. How much of our relationships are driven by our unconscious patterns and the need to survive? Clarity and compassion become obscured when difficulties arise in our relationships. In each of our three centers of intelligence (mind, heart, body), we encounter non-verbal somatic patterns deeply embedded in our character structure as obstacles to the contact we so deeply long for. In this workshop, we will explore, by center, these unconscious roots of our relationship type patterns. As these deeply held patterns are brought into our conscious awareness, new insights, heart openings and relaxation of protective somatic type patterns are possible. This allows for clarity and compassion to arise in our relationships within ourselves and with others. Come and join us as we explore our relationships through the lens of the Enneagram with three-centered awareness. The workshop format includes panel interviews, guided inner practices, and simple movement and interactive exercises to allow us to be more authentic and compassionate in our relationships. Marion Gilbert, R.P.T. is a physical therapist and has been practicing for 37 years. She is the owner of a well-established physical therapy practice and movement studio in Grass Valley, CA. She has extensive training in CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release and Trauma Resolution. She has been actively using the Enneagram professionally and personally for the past 13 years. She emphasizes using somatic awakening practices to facilitate personal, professional and spiritual transformation the Narrative Tradition with a specific interest in developing an integrative three centers approach to the Enneagram work. A Somatic Enneagram Certification Program is being developed to train participants to become certified in the Somatic Enneagram.  She is a Core Faculty member of the Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition and currently teaches, Deepening Spiritual Awareness, Professional Training for Therapists and Coaches and advanced Enneagram trainings with Helen Palmer, David Daniels, Terry Saracino. Currently she is also on the faculty of the EPP Enneagram Prison Project developing the somatic aspect of its curriculum. She teaches internationally and also is available for personal phone or skype sessions. Terry Saracino, MA, MBA is Core Faculty and past President of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), the non-profit organization she founded in 2009 dedicated to disseminating the interactive Narrative teaching method developed by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, MD on a worldwide basis. She has taught the Enneagram for 26 years to individuals and organizations throughout the United States and internationally as a tool for personal, professional and spiritual growth. Through training programs grounded in the Narrative Tradition, which integrate spirituality, psychology and somatics, she fulfills her passion of transforming lives and creating a more compassionate world.   EVENT DETAILS When: Saturday, April 2 to Sunday, April 3, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Room: H1  Please go to the upper part of the H building on the west side. CLOSEST AIRPORT: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Hotel: The AEA has a block of rooms at the Hampton Inn-Phoenix Biltmore. Click HERE to reserve a room....

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AEA Event- Recap-The Enneagram Intensive 2.0

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AEA Event- Recap-The Enneagram Intensive 2.0

The AEA welcomes Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition  (ESNT), as they will be offering their Enneagram Intensive 2.0 on February 12-14 and March 4-6, 2016, in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This premiere offering provides a deep, transformative experience of the Enneagram, focusing on the integration of psychology, spirituality, and somatics. This updated course offers a full examination of the nine type structures, with expanded attention focused on the spiritual and somatic aspects of each Enneagram type. Another key element of the training is how the types show up in relationships. The first three days have been redesigned to include refinements to the basic proposition (psychology), the basics of self-reflection (spirituality), and the fundamentals of body awareness (somatics). The final three days are devoted to your path of self-development. You will learn the defense systems for each Enneagram type and how to work with your those patterns of reactivity. You also will be encouraged to find aspects of your own type that offer opportunities for growth and transformation. We will explore the following questions: How do I experience the cognitive-emotional pattern of my type? Why is seeing that pattern important in my life? Why is being receptive important? Why does that help me access my spirituality? Why is feeling my body important? How does that help me live with more consciousness? Location Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. Fees and Discounts $1400. Register by January 12, 2016 and save $100. Course fee includes meals. (See below for lodging option.) Are you eligible for either of these additional discounts (cannot be combined)? Students with ID: Full-time students currently enrolled in a school, college or university save an additional $150. Bring-a-friend: You and a friend can save $50 each if you both register on the same day. For discounts for groups of four or more, contact registrar Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 (from outside the U.S.) Lodging The AEA has reserved a block of rooms (under their name) at the Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore, 2310 East Highland Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 602-353-5221. The rate for both double and single rooms is $179.00 per night. Click here to reserve your room at the Hampton Inn Please use online code AEN. Contact For questions about reservations, contact Barb Allgaier with the ESNT at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 (from outside the U.S.) or contact our local AEA Associate, Laurie McGill at stillurmind@gmail.com Cancellation Policy: By January 12, 2016: Deposit refunded less $100 administrative fees After January 12: Due to our site reservation commitments, deposit refunded less $150 administrative fees and any site costs incurred by late cancellation fees. Register: Click HERE Scholarships are available through the EANT: A limited number of scholarships are available to qualified candidates through the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition. For more information, contact Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6161, etc. 1(toll-free). Learn about scholarship criteria and how to apply....

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Foundations of the Enneagram Subtypes

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Foundations of the Enneagram Subtypes

Self-preservation | Social Belonging | Intimate Relationships (Sexual)   If you are at all familiar with the Enneagram of Personality Types you’ve probably heard it said that there is great variability within Type. Not all Ones, for example, behave exactly the same way even though they have at the core of their being the desire to be good and correct. One of the reasons Type is quite varied in how it shows up is due to something called subtype. So, what is subtype? All mammals have in common instinctual drives for survival, for intimacy in one-one bonding, and for social belonging. During the human socialization process that helps form our personality type, typically one of these three drives becomes most important to the individual. Then a set of behaviors develops to satisfy that drive. In the Enneagram these behaviors have come to be known as subtypes. (Note: Riso-Hudson works use the term “Dominant Instinctual Energy” instead of “Subtype”.) The three subtypes are: Self- Preservation – concerned primarily with matters of personal safety and survival (food, clothing, shelter, comfort) Sexual  – also known as One to One – concerned primarily with connection with another Social –  focus is on the group – how to show up in community The Enneagram recognizes the existence to nine Types each of which have 3 subtypes. That makes for 27 subtypes which refine and nuance the understanding of our type structure. Subtype behavior is always colored by our Type but get a group of self-pres of different types together, for example, and they will find much in common as they share their focus on stocking their pantries, taking plenty of luggage with them when they travel and assuring an ample supply of money or whatever else is deemed necessary for survival. Subtype can play as big a role in relationships as Type. Imagine the potential conflict when a one-one subtype is seeking intense connection with another individual whose main focus is not on that individual but outward on to the group or community. Knowing the subtype can help those having trouble identifying their Type by highlighting the wired-in, biological drives in human behavior and distinguish between what are known as behavioral “look-alikes” within the 9 types. Using teaching, exercises and brief panel interviews with class participants, students can expect to identify their subtype and begin working on how the instinctual drives affect their Type. The benefits of this work are a clearer, deeper understanding of your Type and its attendant triggers and blind spots. This leads to better self-management resulting in greater presence and ease in life, work and relationships. The Enneagram System’s 27 Personality Subtypes by Beatrice Chestnut is used to help participants identify and understand their subtype behavior. The class is taught in a one day format.  Recommended preparation for this class is: The Development and Structure of the Enneagram Personality Types or the equivalent.     REGISTER EVENT DETAILS When: TBD Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, Room H-1 Cost: $80 per person which includes class workbook and lunch. $45 per person if you have attended this class before, and are not bringing a friend(bring your class materials and lunch is included) $10 per person if you have attended this class before, and are bringing a friend(bring...

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SERIES: Instinctual Energies and the Enneagram Subtypes

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SERIES: Instinctual Energies and the Enneagram Subtypes

Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try you can’t quite feel safe and secure, or experience deep intimacy and connection or feel that you truly belong in this world? In the Foundations of Enneagram Subtypes class, we teach that all mammals have 3 instinctual energies that drive them to seek survival, intimacy in one-to-one bonding, and for social belonging. In humans these are expressed through our Enneagram type via what are known as subtypes. These affect our behavior in the arenas of relationship to oneself, to another individual and to social groups. We all have all 3 instinctual drives but, typically, during the socialization process one of these three drives becomes most important to the individual, resulting in a preference behaviorally for one of the 3 subtypes: Self-Preservation – concerned primarily with matters of personal survival (food, clothing, shelter, comfort) Sexual  – also known as One to One – concerned primarily with connection with another Social –  focus is on the group – how to show up in community In this class, Instinctual Energies and the Enneagram Subtypes, we will work backward, so to speak, through observation of the subtype behaviors to identify the movement of the instinctual energies that gave rise to the behaviors in the first place. The subtype behaviors have actually obscured the experience of the instinctual energies that were at the heart of the development of the behaviors in the first place. Most of us try to satisfy all 3 instinctual drives through one set of subtype behaviors. What’s the benefit of doing this? It puts us in touch with what is always accessible – the deep knowing that we are safe and secure, loved and affirmed, powerful in a grounded way. It leads us into deeper authenticity and presence when we know that we don’t have to strategize to get something that we think is missing but rather open to receive the wholeness that is available to us. Through exercises, practices and dialogue you will identify and deepen your understanding of your subtype and how your subtype’s focus of attention affects your behavior and relationships. The intent is to become aware of the instinctual energies that manifest as behaviors and to open the body center to the experience of Essence. The pre-requisite for this class is The Foundations of the Enneagram Subtypes or similar preparation. Students should also be familiar with the Enneagram model of personality types by taking The Development and Structure of Enneagram Personality Type or similar preparation.  The class is presented in four 2-2 ½ hour sessions.     EVENT DETAILS | REGISTER When: TBD Time: Tuesday Evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: Room H-5 Cost: $100 for the four-week, 10 hour course | Membership Discounts Apply REGISTER | To apply for a Scholarship, click HERE Register by Phone: Contact Sheila at 602-888-1381 or by...

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