The Enneagram of Personality is a powerful tool for achieving positive change in your life. This Enneagram-based retreat will provide the information and support that will enable you to develop the awareness and felt sense necessary to notice and shift your automatic, reactive habits and gain inner freedom.
Wisdom tradition tells us that it is in becoming aware of our animal nature and using the capacity for conscious reflection (we as humans uniquely have) that we develop the ability to routinely impose an inner witness in order to tame or release our instinctual reactions more consciously and observe our “passions” in action. This kind of inner work gives us the power to intervene to intercept automatic behavior (stimulated by the interaction of the dominant instinct and the lower emotional center) and transcend to a higher level of consciousness.
This retreat offers an in-depth intensive experience of the various component parts of the Enneagram model of personality—the passions and fixations connected to personality “type,” the six instinctual sequences (the six possible ways in which our instinctual drives can be “ordered”) and the twenty-seven subtype personalities. Through both group and individual work, video clips, music, and the latest teachings on the instincts and subtypes, we will learn how to leverage the Enneagram map to break out of self-limiting habits and reach our higher potential. Within the context of a rich group setting, we will support each other in understanding the ways in which our dominant, secondary, and repressed instincts drive our behavior. We will also gain insight into how our instincts combine with our passions and our type patterns to structure our experience.
The exploration of the ways our personalities act out our instinctual biases will culminate in participants identifying their specific growth challenges, working with them in real-time, and developing a sound plan for continuing inner work beyond the retreat.