Sunday, December 23, 2007

Enneagram Worldwide 2008 Schedule

Enneagram Worldwide just sent me their workshop schedule for the upcoming year. This organization was founded by Helen Palmer (author of The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and Others in Your Life) and David Daniels (author of The Essential Enneagram) and is apparently celebrating 20 years of "integrating psychology and spirituality."
Enneagram Worldwide workshops are taught in the "narrative tradition". This means they use panels of people representing certain types, speaking about their life experiences in their own words, to illustrate points about the Enneagram.
The very first workshop of the year is "Intimate Relationships: The Power of Presence, Spirit and Eros." It is on January 5th in Palo Alto, California and will be taught by David Daniels.
Another workshop, "A Spiritual Strategy for People in Relationships" will be taught by Helen Palmer on April 5th and 6th in Detroit, Michigan. Mary Beth and I took this one a couple of years back. The famous "narrative tradition" panels were in evidence, but Palmer also used guided meditation, lecture (she talked a lot about Evagrius that weekend) and small group and one-on-one discussions to teach.
That workshop has the distinction of curing me of the delusion that the world would be a better place if everyone were more like me. Sitting with a group of 5s and attempting to discuss feelings was not the rockin' sci-fi convention I had dreamed of. Mary Beth also thought the other 6s kind of sucked.
Anyway, you can get lots more info about Enneagram Worldwide workshops at

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