Enneagram Workshops

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SELF-AWARENESS AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION-THE ENNEAGRAM AS A CATALYST

The Enneagram is a dynamic system of nine personality types. It is meant to help us understand ourselves, the people in our lives, and our habits of mind and reactivity in conflict and otherwise.Each of the nine personality profiles describes a distinct and fundamentally different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting, offering profound insight about why we behave the way we do, how we can change, and a precise path to psychological and spiritual freedom.

Self-awareness is greatly heightened by working with our own type’s leading strengths and unrecognized blind spots. Taught in the company of others, this system also generates compassion and relationship skills with people who experience the world in a very different way.How well we are in tune with our internal state, or how self-aware we are, has a strong influence on how we ‘do’ conflict. By helping us to understand who we are, the Enneagram improves our self-awareness.With a better understanding of our conscious motivations, we can better handle conflict.

Self-awareness is greatly heightened by working with our own type’s leading strengths and unrecognized blind spots. Taught in the company of others, this system also generates compassion and relationship skills with people who experience the world in a very different way.

CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION AND THE ENNEAGRAM

This is a worldview informed by a belief that strength of self is what people desire most in their interactions. Humans also have a natural desire for responsiveness and connecting with other humans. This theory supposes that conflict occurs when the connection and responsiveness of others’ is cut off or interrupted during a crisis.

How well we are in tune with our internal state, or how self-aware we are, has a strong influence on how we ‘do’ conflict. By helping us to understand who we are, the enneagram improves our self-awareness. With a better understanding of our conscious motivations, we can better handle conflict.

FINDING CONNECTIONS

To be understood by others and improve relationships, we need to have a better understanding of ourselves. The enneagram defines nine distinct patterns of thinking, feeling and acting. Understanding this offers us profound insight into why we behave the way we do. The knowledge we gain about ourselves helps to reduce personal reactivity, opening a path to psychological and spiritual freedom.

For more information about the Enneagram, go to www.EnneagramWorldwide.com

This workshop can also be customized for your organization or business and delivered at your conference, retreat or place of business. To request or inquire about Customized Enneagram Workshops, call Baltimore Mediation for more information, 443-524-0833.

Testimonials:

“When I signed up for the Enneagram Workshop, I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised as to how meaningful this training was to me. I think that many people go through life wondering what type of person they are, and why they act certain ways. As one of those people, I gained a lot of insight into how my personality affects my day to day life at work and at home. I would highly recommend this training to anybody who is interested in gaining more knowledge about themselves. I now use the skills I learned in this training on a daily basis.” – Ria P. Rochvarg, P.A.

“I decided to take the Self Awareness and Conflict Transformation: The Enneagram as Catalyst course with Louise Phipps Senft for a couple of reasons. First, I had taken a mediation course with Louise some years ago and found her course to help expand to my mediation knowledge as a newcomer to the field. She had good solid material that was presented in a way that I could understand and use. Secondly, now that I am somewhat seasoned and am required to take courses every two years, I wanted something different to give myself a fresh prospective on a personal level that fit with expanding my mediation skills. I looked into the Enneagram theory that Louise was offering and found that it is not only is used in workplace dynamics but also in a path to self enlightenment . It sounded like a win/win to me.

Initially during the course I felt somewhat intimidated because the material presented really made me think about which of the nine types of personalities fit me the best. As I learned more, I discovered more about myself, and others, as well as the strengths I have to use as a mediator and as a person. This course was just the beginning of a practice of personal development and I would recommend it to anyone who wants more than one more tool in their mediation toolbox. Well worth taking.” – Carl G. French III , Mediator, Founder: Washington County Community Mediation Center, Health Department, Threat Preparedness Coordinator