Posts Categorized: Personal reflection

Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Christopher T. Copeland
The Enneagram and Spirituality
Christopher Copeland |Aug 16, 2017

My first exposure to the Enneagram came in 1994 when I was invited by a classmate at the Candler School of Theology to attend a workshop about personality types offered by a professor in the Master of Divinity program. Enthusiastic about this tool called the Enneagram, my friend encouraged me and a few others to immerse ourselves in this new wisdom. Little did I know that this chance encounter with the Enneagram would change my personal and vocational trajectory.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Terry Saracino
Remembering David Daniels
Terry Saracino |Jun 6, 2017

Since we sent our announcement of David’s death on May 26, expressions of sadness, stories and fond memories have been pouring in. It touches me deeply to hear from so many people the impact that David made on their lives, and the love he generated throughout the world. We have received the following information from David’s family about his memorial service:

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Terry Saracino
In Loving Memory: David Daniels, MD
Terry Saracino |May 27, 2017

As we were preparing to announce David’s retirement on June 1, we learned that he died suddenly yesterday. We will share information about memorial service arrangements from his family as we know them. Here is the letter David wanted us to share with the Narrative Community followed by some personal reflections:

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Mary Freund
Note of Thanks…
Mary Freund |May 18, 2017

Our deep appreciation to Ahshua Bolton and a shout out to Donna Chase!

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Mary Freund
A Report from Our Executive Director: Compassion Is Priceless. Let’s Spread It Around!
Mary Freund |May 8, 2017

“Time provides all of us with the opportunity to change, alter our belief system, and create new perspectives that challenge a person’s character and teach him or her how to become a happier and wiser person.” Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

As I reflect on my first year as Executive Director of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT), Oldster’s quote about time speaks to me about my journey.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Sheryl Cohen, PhD
ESNT Call to Action
Sheryl Cohen, PhD |Jan 10, 2017

It is my privilege and honor to be serving as ESNT’s president for 2017. I succeed Paul Strasburg, who has ably led our Board of Directors to become a well-functioning team. At our recent board retreat we could see, sense and feel that we are truly more than the sum of our parts. We have much work to do to ensure that we continue to be the vibrant and transformative organization that our mission and vision mandate.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Mary Freund
A Word from Our New Executive Director
Mary Freund |Aug 27, 2016

More than three months have already passed since I began my tenure as Executive Director of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition (ESNT)! My days have been filled with learning my new role, understanding all of the organization’s moving parts, and interfacing with staff members, the Core Faculty and Board of Directors. Although we are a small nonprofit, I am in awe of the high level of sophistication, professionalism and teamwork that is carried out daily to ensure that ESNT is meeting its mission to refine and advance Narrative Tradition programs and curriculum.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Marion Gilbert
Taking a Leave of Absence
Marion Gilbert |Jul 29, 2016

After careful deliberation and with sadness in my heart, I have requested a leave of absence from my teaching engagements for ESNT, effective August 15, and will need to postpone my other Enneagram workshops. It is my deepest wish and intention to return to teaching the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition as soon as I can.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Paul Strasburg
David Daniels Becomes Core Faculty Emeritus
Paul Strasburg |May 31, 2016

Our co-founder David Daniels, MD, is announcing today his decision to move to Emeritus status as a Core Faculty member of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition. The term Emeritus “recognizes a person of distinction in a profession who retires or hands over the position … but does not necessarily signify that he has relinquished all the duties of the position and may continue to exercise some of them.” Please see his statement below.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Terry Saracino
Thank you, Mary Jo
Terry Saracino |May 24, 2016

Mary Jo Ruccio

It started with a car ride almost eight years ago. Mary Jo was driving Kate Dacy and me to Cincinnati after a training session in which I had announced my desire to create a nonprofit to hold the Enneagram Narrative work. Kate suggested, innocently enough, that Mary Jo might be able to …

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