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The Narrative Enneagram - Joyce Plaza

After ‘What’s My Type?’– The Deeper Quest of Enneagram Work

Joyce Plaza |Apr 26, 2019

In 1998 I attended my first Narrative Enneagram class. I knew the basics of the Enneagram and thought that I might be a Type One, but I wasn’t sure. During the class, the teachers explained that a Type One was a body type. Ha! I thought that couldn’t be right – I must be a head type! The voice in my head was constant, always active – judging what I was doing, checking how things were going, always looking at others. And, by the way, what is a body type? I didn’t understand, and thought the teachers must be wrong.

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The Narrative Enneagram - Terry Saracino
The Gifts of the Narrative Tradition
Terry Saracino |Apr 15, 2013

By Terry Saracino, President
, Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition

“The human voice is the organ of the soul.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

On May 8, 1989 in Santa Fe, NM, I found myself sitting in a circle with 25 others from around the country in a beautiful room with windows all around for a week-long course on the …

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The Narrative Enneagram - Peter O'Hanrahan
Conscious Breathing Practices of the Nine Types
Peter O'Hanrahan |Feb 5, 2012

 These practices create more space on the inside, which allows us to manage our personal reactivity and emotions. They provide a way to become centered, particularly when we are in stressful situations or communicating with people whom we find difficult.Breathing deeply helps us experience both our physical sensations and our emotions, while holding the breath …

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The Narrative Enneagram - Helen Palmer
The Narrative Tradition
Helen Palmer |Feb 12, 2011

The Enneagram of types is part of an oral teaching tradition. The material is best transmitted by seeing and hearing groups of people of the same type speak about their lives. Seeing and hearing a group of articulate and willing people express a similar point of view  transmits far more of the power of the system then can possibly …

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The Narrative Enneagram - David Daniels
So, Why the Enneagram?
David Daniels |Jul 12, 2010

The Enneagram is all about understanding ourselves and others; all about appreciating differences; all about reclaiming a separate self from which we can truly join in union with others; all about opening our hearts to ourselves and others in nonjudgment; and all about reclaiming and integrating in our higher qualities – all representing the work of transformation.

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