The Enneagram is a holistic system which describes how personality and character structure are formed in three centers of intelligence – mind, heart, and body. The Embodied Enneagram Workshop is an opportunity to work with all three centers, combining mindfulness with a body-based (somatic) approach to healing and relationship. By understanding the specific issues and defenses of each personality type we can apply the best methods of psychology and body therapy in a way that is attuned to the individual person.
How can we live fully in each of our three centers and become an integrated human being? In modern culture the mind is emphasized; the body and the emotions are often overlooked or avoided. Many of our physical and emotional patterns were formed early in childhood, before the intellect was fully developed. A body-based approach enables us to contact and work with these patterns which are at the root of our type structure. In this workshop we will use the breath to develop sensory awareness, to relax and open the body, and to contact our emotions. We’ll explore patterns of body armor and resistance to feeling, and find new internal resources that can help us on the path of personal growth.
Topics include: the somatic structures of the nine personality types and their defenses, the affect of body type, embodiment practice in relationships, the value of different body therapies and the pioneering work of Wilhelm Reich.
This workshop combines presentation and discussion with experiential work. The goal is to create a safe space for the process of embodiment and healing – each participant will be encouraged to go at their own pace. Our practices will include simple breathing and stretching exercises, shoulder and neck massage, and guided breathing sessions.
What to bring:
A yoga mat, foam mat, or thick blanket for floor work plus a small towel. Please wear comfortable clothing.
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