The instinctual energies drive us to seek survival, intimacy in one-to-one bonding, and social belonging and are expressed through our Enneagram Type where they affect our behavior in the arenas of relationship to oneself, to another individual and to social groups. Observation of these “subtype” behaviors can assist greatly in identifying the movement of the instinctual energies that give rise to the behaviors.
Exercises, practices and dialogue will help participants to identify and deepen their understanding of their subtypes and how their subtype placement of attention affects their behavior and relationships. The intent and focus of the work is to help participants become aware of their instinctual energies and to open the body center to the experience of essence. The class is presented in 4 weeks of 2- 2 ½ hour sessions.
Students need to be familiar with the Enneagram system by taking the basic level classes Foundation of the Enneagram of Personality Types and Foundations of the Enneagram Subtypes or other preparation, but do not have to have taken the other classes in this series.