AEA Meetup January 18, 2018

AEA Meetup

You might wonder, “What is a “Meetup?”

Wikipedia of course has an excellent definition:

Meetup is an online social networking portal that facilitates offline group meetings in various localities around the world. Meetup allows members to find and join groups unified by a common interest.”

Each month a different topic will be explored.

The 9 Shades of Shame and the Enneagram led by Linda Kriesel

Let’s spend an evening allowing ourselves to be curious and explore the relationship between shame and your identified type. After an introduction to the concept of shame, and its limiting effects, we will meet in “like type” groups to share.

  1. What triggers your shame?
  2. How do you experience shame i.e., in your head, heart, body or perhaps in all three?
  3. What are the strengths of your type that interrupt your shame spiral and helps you to move toward increased awareness, healing and self- compassion?

Each group will have the opportunity to share their unique type process. The hope is that at the close of the evening we will have a better understanding of the significance of our shame, the tools to restore us to groundedness and the preciousness and power of our authenticity.

Biographies:  Linda Kriesel, M.A., L.P.C. has been practicing the art of psychotherapy for over 40 years. Her original training was psychodynamic and over time has complimented her work with the extensive study of family origin, dream work, mindfulness and now with great respect the enneagram. She offers individual, adolescent, couples and group psychotherapy as well as consultation to family- owned businesses, medical practices, and CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies.

She is also recognized as a keynote speaker, has conducted weekend workshops and facilitated week long intensives.  Some of the topics of presentations have included: The Pursuit of Happiness, The Many Faces of Shame, The Power of Birth Order, The Significance of Family of Origin Roles, Addiction Recovery and most recently The Nine Shades of Shame and the Enneagram.  She believes in the healing power of relationships and feels it is a privilege to be alongside of those clients who come through her door.

Save the date for our next upcoming AEA Meetup:

February 15- 9 Paths to Self-Compassion led by Renee Siegel

The most important relationship each of us will have is with ourselves. This is also the longest relationship we have and it is important that we find ways to demonstrate ongoing loving-kindness with ourselves. During this meet-up we will explore some of the obstacles and triggers each Enneatype faces in the ongoing journey to growing self-compassion.

Biography: Renee Siegel believes that “partnering with you in wellness” is what works to empower those seeking change! Awareness Balance and Connection is the secret formula to anchoring lifestyle changes. And the Enneagram is central to her practice: it is a map for growing self-awareness, finding balance and re-establishing connection with self and others in your life. She maintains a small private practice, teaches around the world and has just launched Pure Potential Retreats for women.

The Meetups are open to all of our members, those who know about the Enneagram, those who would like to know more, and to those who are brought by a friend. Come one, come all!!!



Third Thursday* evening of each month from 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.

Registration: Click HERE to register.
The 3rd Thursday of each month.

6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.


Paradise Valley United Methodist Church 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 in Room H-7

Please park in the South parking lot to be close to Building H. There are 3 parking lots- one on the west side, one on the east side and one on the south. If you park on the west side, please follow the South Bridge to Building “E” and turn right to proceed to Building “H”. The classroom is downstairs on the west side of the building.

Please bring family, friends and co-workers.


$10.00/per person or $5.00/per person who is a current AEA Member collected at the door

Contact Sunil at

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

Author: Jim Wampler

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