UPCOMING AT-A-GLANCE

2018 AEA Silent Auction- Donate items today!!!

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Education and Information, Featured Events - Announcing What's Next! | 0 comments

2018 AEA Silent Auction- Donate items today!!!

  Going, Going, Gone! It is time to prepare to participate in our Second Annual Silent Auction, November 10 and 11 during AEA’s Special Event featuring Russ Hudson. Last year’s auction was a huge success – with your help, this year will be bigger, better and even more fun! First step: commitment of auction items. Think of items you might donate: products from shops and services which you frequent, handmade items – by your hands or craft folks that you know, art, foods from specialty shops. The list is endless – Last year Sandy Hogan donated a number of wonderful baskets with specialty items. Give some thought to this idea. Be creative! We found that actual items were more popular, sold more readily and brought in higher prices than certificates. Second step: Donation forms! Fill out and return this form promptly. There is paperwork that must be done well before the day of the auction – these forms are helpful and necessary. Step three: Shop! Donation Form information: You may submit a donation form by clicking HERE to be completed online. Once submitted you will receive a copy for your records via email. OR You may click HERE to print an application to be filled out and mailed to Cristina Woodall. If you choose to print the form, please print, fill it out, make a copy for your records and send one copy to: Cristina Woodall 3633 W. Redfield Road Phoenix, AZ 85053 Questions? Please contact Cristina at 505-946-7555 or cwbooks1@gmail.com The absolute deadline to submit the form either online or by mail is October 15,...

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Experiencing Spiritual Freedom | Spring 2020 | Tucson, AZ

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in AEA Special Events, AEA-sponsored Programs | 0 comments

Experiencing Spiritual Freedom | Spring 2020 | Tucson, AZ

Part 2: Experiencing 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: Increase your capacity for inner knowing Evoke the experience of Holy Love, Holy Faith and Holy Hope Experience the transforming power of the Virtues and the Holy Ideas Connect through a dynamic experience of community Preparation needed:  Part 1: Working with the Barriers to Spiritual Freedom or comparable experience working with inner practices and self observation. 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, Spring 2020 EVENT DETAILS When: Thursday to Monday, Spring 2020 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. Scholarships AEA Scholarships are available to cover the tuition portion of the Intensive. To apply, please click HERE. Registration is limited. If you wish to attend, email our administrative assistant, Sheila, at admin@arizonaenneagram.org and reserve a space. Online registration will open soon. A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due when you register. 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 602-888-1381...

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AEA Meetup September 20, 2018

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in AEA-sponsored Programs, Education and Information, Featured Events - Announcing What's Next!, Upcoming At-Glance Lists | 0 comments

AEA Meetup September 20, 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. Save the date for September 20th Meetup led by Jaye Andres… Who Am I at My Best? At the core of our being lie the essential qualities of our nature, the good within. Deep inside ourselves we sense the ability to be more than we present to the world. The Enneagram identifies higher emotional qualities of being that we call virtues. These virtues allow us to connect with patterns of serenity, humility, honesty, balance, non-attachment, courage, sobriety, innocence and right action. Each Enneagram Type also has access to permanent qualities of Presence such as love, wholeness, freedom, hope, originality, wisdom, faith, work and truth. Unfortunately, we tend to live out of our old habitual patterns that keep us tied down to emotional and mental habits. But we yearn for more. How do we identify these qualities in ourselves and how do we begin to live them out in our daily lives? Let’s explore what can be the best part of ourselves. Save the date for our October Meetup with Sandy Hogan on October 18th! ENNEAGRAM STYLE: LEVELS OF SELF-MASTERY  As you know, the Enneagram is a profound tool for achieving authentic human development and integration. Then why is it so frustrating when we find ourselves “back in the soup” again? The answer is because we naturally go up and down the levels of development, depending upon our inner resourcing, the intensity of our triggers, our level of consciousness, the support we receive from compassionate others who help to fish us out, as well as other factors. Come join Sandy and the group to learn a new, hands-on developmental tool designed to be a helpful framework for avoiding the soup, or at least understanding the soup you’re in, and how you got there. There’ll be lively discussion, questions to consider, a panel of experts, and practical strategies to move from lower to higher self-mastery. 3rd Thursday evening of each month from 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. Registration: Click HERE to register. EVENT DETAILS When: 3rd Thursday of each month Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8:45 p.m. Where: 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. Cost: $10.00/per person or $5.00/per person who is a current AEA Member collected at the door Contact Sheila at admin@arizonaenneagram.org 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...

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AEA SPECIAL TOPIC: Awakening Presence with the Enneagram featuring Carole Whittaker

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Education and Information, Featured Events - Announcing What's Next!, Upcoming At-Glance Lists | 0 comments

AEA SPECIAL TOPIC: Awakening Presence with the Enneagram featuring Carole Whittaker

Awakening Presence with the Enneagram Special Guest: Carole Whittaker Back by popular demand! Join master Enneagram teacher, Carole Whittaker, in this exploration of presence – one of the key benefits of Enneagram exploration. “This subject matter is magnificent!  It touches my very soul.” This presentation serves as an excellent background for Russ Hudson’s workshop on “Awakening to Our True Minds” which he will present for the AEA on November 10-11. Awakening to your own presence, to the presence of your core self that lies “under” your personality, leads to greater freedom, wholeness and authenticity.  It can also lead to decreased reactivity and increased effectiveness in your everyday life. Experiencing your own inner presence opens the door to experiencing and manifesting the higher qualities of the heart (the Virtues) and of the mind (the Holy Ideas) and for experiencing the Presence of Essence or the Ultimate Reality. Please join us in exploring how the Enneagram of Personality Types model serves as a helpful tool, in conjunction with practices of mindfulness, for awakening us to the presence of our core self.  We will make our exploration through the three centers of intelligence (body, heart and mind) as well as the nine personality Types. Our day will include teaching on the development of human consciousness (including some updates from the field of neurobiology), interaction in groups and lots of practices of attention. This class is most appropriate for those who are already familiar with the Enneagram model and who know their own Type. The benefits of attending this workshop are: Appreciating the role of attention in the formation and function of human consciousness. Experiencing how placement of attention, letting go of habitual patterns of attention, and gathering attention contribute to a sense of personal presence. Deepened appreciation for the value of ordinary consciousness and its contribution toward developing higher (more complex) consciousness. Biography: Carole Whittaker, PhD, is an Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition certified through the Enneagram Professional Training Program with Helen Palmer and David Daniels.  She is a member of the International Enneagram Association and the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition and is a Professional Member of the Arizona Enneagram Association of which she is also a co-founder and former member of the Board of Directors. Carole has been teaching the Enneagram since 1996 and has developed and coordinated the presentation of an extensive curriculum of Enneagram programs for helping students understand and move beyond their personality type. EVENT DETAILS |REGISTER HERE When: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m. Where: Paradise Valley United Methodist Church | Room H-1 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 CLOSEST AIRPORT: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Fees: $80 includes lunch and materials Young Adult(age 35 and younger) Discounted Fee: $55.00 includes lunch and materials Optional Patron Price: $100 or $110 Click HERE to Register. What is the Patron Price? Those who are able to offer more than the regular workshop price can select the Patron Price option. By selecting this option, your generosity is helping to cover the costs of the workshop and to help those who may not be able to pay the full price of the program. Thank you for your consideration. CANCELLATION: Cancellations received seven days prior to the workshop will be refunded, minus a $20...

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AEA 2018 FALL Workshop with Russ Hudson | November 10-11, 2018

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in AEA Special Events, Education and Information, Featured Events - Announcing What's Next!, Upcoming At-Glance Lists | 0 comments

AEA 2018 FALL Workshop with Russ Hudson | November 10-11, 2018

Russ is back! Join us November 10-11, 2018: Awakening to Our True Minds: Nine Ways of Knowing & Experiencing Reality If you attended Russ’s workshop at the AEA in 2015 on Exploring the Higher Aspects of Being, you know how impactful it was and how beautifully Russ embodied the concept of Presence. This November, Russ will take us deeper into an exploration of the higher mental qualities of the Enneagram Types. While the heart remains central in human transformation; without clear thinking, and without recognizing our unconscious beliefs, the heart is hampered by old conditioning, prejudices, and even delusions. We often hear the spiritual cliché, “You don’t need your head—just follow your heart”. While our caring is important, it alone is not going to address the issues that we face as a society and as a world. We live in a time crying for clear thinking, radical new vision, and the ability to discover new ways of addressing complex problems. This workshop will focus on a clearer understanding of Mind, which will certainly entail the heart and the body, but which will also bring in the core, traditional Enneagram teachings of the Essence (or Spiritual) Qualities of the mental center – known as the “Holy Ideas”. You will learn: How Presence in the head center brings a deeper awareness of the unity (non-duality) of life How this awareness can be a direct experience that opens us to new choices and new freedoms The nine fundamental perspectives of the world when they are no longer distorted by a sense of separation How to connect the 9 higher states of Mind to the normal mental faculties needed to live, love and function well in our lives How, through our recognition and experience of unity, the groundwork is laid for something new to grow Being emotionally reactive is no substitute for being truly heartful, and the difference between these two conditions has a lot to do with our minds. All true realizations are an experience of seeing reality differently. When this occurs, we notice that what we previously believed was at least partially mistaken. So the process of awakening entails being awake enough to see what we have thought and believed, and to be available to a deeper level of mind, just as we seek to be available to a deeper level of heart. We will use teachings, exercises, music, and discussion to deepen our Presence and to explore the interface between our ego consciousness and the realms of freedom and vastness that are our True Nature.   RUSS HUDSON, co-founder, is one of the principal scholars and innovative thinkers in the Enneagram world today. He is President of Enneagram Personality Types, Inc. and co-Founder of The Enneagram Institute. He has been co-teaching the Enneagram Professional Training Programs since 1991, and is a Founding Director and former Vice-President of the International Enneagram Association. He is also co-author of The Wisdom Of The Enneagram, Personality Types (Revised Edition), Understanding the Enneagram (Revised Edition), Discovering Your Personality Type (Revised Edition), and The Power Of The Enneagram (audio tape) and co-author of The Awakened Company. He is on the Board of Advisers for the Enneagram Prison Project. Russ delivers workshops, trainings, and retreats across the globe to thousands of students. He holds a degree in...

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Working with the Barriers | May 2-6, 2019

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in AEA Special Events, AEA-sponsored Programs, Education and Information, Upcoming At-Glance Lists | 0 comments

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 to 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 Grant or call 602-888-1381 . For more information, email Sheila or call...

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