Beyond the Basics of the Enneagram: Bring on the Verbs! Cancelled. To be rescheduled in 2022.
Subtypes. Instincts. Variants. Old Language – New language – what a difference a few words can make!
Saturday, October 2 , 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cancelled. To be rescheduled in 2022.
When I first started studying the Enneagram, not much attention was paid to the elusive idea of “subtype.” I knew instinctually (aha!) that I was Social and yet much of the descriptive language did not fit me. Regardless of which theory or what language… it did not fit – so mostly I went along for the ride, holding the idea in small regard with a dismissive attitude. Several of my friends were aghast that I did not honor the idea of subtypes – “as they are more important, meaningful and helpful than type.” Now I was in trouble and then, just as I was ready to give in to peer pressure, my friend and colleague Mario Sikora began addressing this elusive little creature from his experience and in his language: Evolutionary Adaptations that become biases.
In a nutshell, behaviors that keep us safe, allow us to live, form community and reproduce are repeated. We become biased toward certain behaviors and this came to us from a long tradition – tens of thousands of years. Bingo! I’m in!
In this workshop we will shift our attention from labels of who we are to descriptions of our behaviors. Words of action – verbs!! Who knew? Preserving. Navigating. Transmitting. Things we do, not adjectives and nouns describing who we are.
Join in on October 2 and perhaps you too will have a better, more meaningful understanding of your instinctual biased behaviors (and those of the important others in your life!).
Squirrels, Peacocks, and Chimpanzees will be our guides.