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.
Kathryn GrantCertified Enneagram Instructor, Spiritual Director
Kathryn Grant is a spiritual director and Certified Enneagram Instructor. She completed her spiritual direction training through Stillpoint/Centerpoint in Santa Barbara, CA. Her Enneagram training and certification was with Jerome Wagner, PhD. (EnneagramSpectrum Master Trainer- working with Jerry to train Enneagram instructors). She, Jerry and a colleague, Mysti Rainwater are developing an online Enneagram training course specifically for Therapists. Kathryn is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL and Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. She is also a Life Coach, trained with Clegg Coaching and Training and Mario Sikora’s Enneagram International Certification. She is honored to have co-taught Travels with Odysseus with Michael Goldberg and is an authorized workshop presenter. A confirmed storyteller, Kathryn loves the richness of good stories to enhance our learning experience!