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…

circle-homeUnderstanding 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 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.






Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th, 2016


6:30 p.m- 9:00 p.m. on Friday evening

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 AIRPORTPhoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Hotel: Hampton Inn Phoenix-Biltmore

2310 East Highland Avenue  Phoenix, AZ 85016


Workshop Fee: $225.00 (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.

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Author: Jim Wampler

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