Posts Categorized: Somatics

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 - Renée Rosario
Deepening into Deepening Spiritual Awareness
Renée Rosario |Jul 7, 2014

We always start in a circle, no matter the class, and introduce ourselves, our types and our intentions. Who are you and why are you here? We don’t often get the encouragement to share “what pattern do you align with or manifest through” rather than what is your type, as if our Enneagram type is who we are. We have a type and we are more, much more. Terry Saracino gave us just this encouragement from the beginning of Deepening Spiritual Awareness, held during the Summer Solstice weekend in Denver, CO several weeks ago.

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - Marion Gilbert
Somatic Intelligence: What Our Bodies Know
Marion Gilbert |Dec 17, 2013

The mind has neural pathways that sort for familiar patterns from past experiences to make sense of current experiences. If we are out of touch with our bodies, unconscious of past traumas and adaptive patterning, current reality becomes a filtered experience and we are unable to perceive the environment as it is. Many of …

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Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition - 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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