The Enneagram is a powerful psychological and spiritual system for self-exploration and transformation. Rooted in ancient wisdom, and in alignment with the latest research on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, it is a relevant and applicable tool for navigating the realities of the 21st century. Once found only in more esoteric circles, it is now firmly established in countless applications throughout the world.
Our study of the Enneagram begins with a look at the nine personality "types" or "styles" that reflect nine distinct ways of thinking, feeling and acting. As we move into expanded layers of discovery our self-imposed limitations and assumptions are challenged, allowing us to see more clearly both what keeps us stuck and a developmental path forward to more conscious choices and sustainable change.
Of course knowledge of our "type" is just the beginning...that's when the real work begins. How can we use that knowledge to become wiser and more compassionate to ourselves and others as we begin to understand the different lenses through which people view the world? How can we use that knowledge to clearly see our patterns and habits so that we can become more and more free of them? In a world that needs our talents and gifts, how can we use that knowledge to wake ourselves up and shine our brightest lights?
This site is divided into three main sections that correspond with the "Centers of Intelligence" that we will be looking at down the road: head, heart and body...
- In the first section, Enneagram Basics, from our "head or thinking center" we will explore the nine types and other foundational components of the system, with an eye toward discovering and/ or validating our Enneatype.
- Next, with Feeling Into the Types, from our "heart or feeling center" we will dive into the types more deeply, exploring through poetry and other media what it feels like - from the inside out - to be each of the nine types. You can also access my Poetry and the Enneagram Blog by clicking here.
- Then, with Paths of Development, from our "body or instinctive center" we will explore moving into action through growth pathways and specific practices for each of the nine types.
My hope is that from this site you will both learn about the Enneagram and the many teachers and resources available, and that it will inspire you to continue learning and growing on your own. Enjoy the journey!