The Enneagram – Doorway to Inner Freedom
Understanding ourselves and others is vital to living a happy and balanced life. As our personal and spiritual journey progresses, we often feel called to deeper levels of self honesty and self awareness. Reconnecting with who we are beyond our personal history, however, is not easy.
Do you recognise any of these situations?
You’ve been involved in personal development work for years but feel frustrated when the same old reactions keep tripping you up again and again.
Some days you feel present, relaxed and grounded and other days you feel stuck, closed off and full of negativity towards yourself and others.
A deeper part of you is drawing you towards a different way of being in the world, almost inspite of yourself. You long to understand more about why you get in your own way and how you could embrace a richer and fuller life.
You know all too well that money, possessions and even an ideal partner do not bring lasting happiness. You wonder what you are really searching for.
What is the Enneagram?
People with a deep commitment to the inner journey of personal transformation study the Enneagram to become more conscious of how their personality operates.
The fundamental premise of the Enneagram is that there are nine basic personality types in human nature – nine points of view, nine value systems, nine ways of being in the world. The Enneagram does NOT put you in a box. Rather it shows you the box you are already in (but don’t know it) and the way out.
Not Just Another Personality Typing System
Although the psychology of the types is fascinating, and often uncannily accurate, the real purpose of the Enneagram is to point to who we are beyond the level of personality, to discover a dimension of ourselves that is infinitely more interesting, more rewarding and more real.
When Enneagram insights become part of your ongoing spiritual practice, it becomes a powerful and profound access point for reconnecting with our True Nature and living a life that is grounded, connected and free.
What will the Enneagram do for me?
This powerful tool can support your spiritual growth and your life in general in several ways:
- It provides a valuable source of insight into your personal history and why you do what you do.
- You will discover a trustworthy guide to the deeper dimensions of human experience.
- If you are in an intimate relationship, you will understand much more about yourself, your partner and what is most important to both of you.
- You will understand directly how your personality is not the truth of who you are.
- You will learn practical ways to heighten your awareness and deepen your presence on an ongoing basis.
- You will see how the Enneagram can be incorporated into a continual process of self-enquiry.
Articles On The Enneagram
- Interview with Don Riso: On How to Read Personalities and Discover Your True Self
- In the World But Not of It: Using the Enneagram for Inner Work
May we go forward together to bring the Enneagram to Europe. Thank you for joining us in this work.
How Can I Start or Deepen My Enneagram Journey?
There are many ways you can work with the Enneagram but one of the most powerful is to attend a workshop with a highly trained teacher who will not only guide you through the subtleties of the model but also help you have a direct experience of a deeper truth beyond your personality.
Since first meeting the Enneagram in 1998, I have had the great privilege of studying with some of the world’s leading Enneagram teachers, including Helen Palmer and Sandra Maitri.
I am a Certified Teacher and on-going student with the Enneagram Institute. As an Enneagram Institute Authorised Workshop Teacher, I am one of only a handful of people in Europe able to lead workshops previously only taught by Don & Russ themselves.
I am currently offering three of the Enneagram’s Institute’s Authorised workshops in Newcastle in 2013.
See our Workshop and Events page for more details and a Booking Form.
THE WISDOM OF THE ENNEAGRAM
Comments from previous participants
THE ENNEAGRAM RELATIONSHIPS WORKSHOP
Comments from previous participants
THE INSTINCTS (SUBTYPES) WORKSHOP
THE LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
I want to congratulate and acknowledge you on the beautiful, dignified and compassionate way you conducted the workshop…how you honoured and respected every type and embraced all expressions of the human psyche with a kind and accepting heart. There is real power in sharing our inner worlds with others, the key to insight that eludes us in isolation. Thank you for how generous you were with your knowledge, your energy and your caring. You did such a skilful job and I can see how gifted you are in teaching and guiding people to their own connections.
As well as workshops, I also offer individual coaching (both face to face and by telephone) using the Enneagram. This can also be included as part of a Spiritual Accompaniment programme.
If you have any further questions about how the Enneagram might help you Contact Janette