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Instincts and Subtypes, Menlo Park, CA
Aug 19 - 20
8/19: (8:30 am registration) 9 am - 9 pm; 8/20: 9 am - 5 pm

2 days

Bring your partner, family member or friend ­– and save $35 each.

Each Enneagram type has three important variations known as instinctual subtypes. While everyone uses all three instincts (located in the body center) – self-preservation, one-to-one and social – we each rely on one of these as our primary survival strategy. This combination of type and instinct determines our “subtype,” which creates a particular focus in daily life and distinctive style in relationships. In fact, subtypes are as important as personality types when it comes to daily life, where relationships – especially primary relationships – are largely shaped by instinct and emotion. Our instinctual subtype also influences the decisions we make about major projects and life goals.

Working with the Enneagram’s instinctual subtypes is a vital part of inner work and returning to our essential self. The 27 subtypes also illuminate the important variations among people of the same personality type. In key relationships, understanding subtypes brings these primary areas of focus to each person’s awareness and provides a language to describe similarities and differences.

The primary subtype focus shows up in our relationships in three vital areas:

  1. Self-preservation: Security issues reflected in personal warmth, finances, health and family
  2. One-to-one: A quest for union in individual connections, sexual intimacy and spiritual practice
  3. Social: Belonging and recognition through group participation, social structures and friendships

From Helen Palmer’s early workshops in Berkeley to current ESNT programs around the world, the Enneagram Narrative panel method brings the 9 types and 27 subtypes to life. This two-day workshop will help you:

  • Connect to a greater sense of security, well-being and purpose
  • Gain a better understanding of why people think, feel and act differently
  • Improve communication, reduce conflict and build new bridges with loved ones
  • Learn to meet each other’s needs for security, identity, contact and withdrawal

This stand-alone workshop is also part of our Enneagram Narrative Core Program. The format consists of short presentations, panel interviews in the Narrative Tradition, guided practices and discussion. Some knowledge of the Enneagram is expected.

Location
Vallombrosa Center, 250 Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025, 650-325-5614

Schedule
August 19: 8:30 am registration – Session 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
August 20: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Registration
See fees and register using the form below. If you prefer to register by mail, please download a form.

Bring-a-friend discount: Save $70 ($35/each) if two people register together.
Full-time students with ID currently enrolled in a school, college or university: Save $50
(Cannot be combined.)

To reserve a room for an extra night(s), please use this form.

Contact
To learn more, or for other registration questions, contact Barb Allgaier at 866-241-6162, ext. 1 (toll-free) or 303-697-9456 outside the U.S.

Cancellation Policy:
By June 1, 2017: Deposit refunded less $100 administrative fees
After June 1: Due to our site reservation commitments, deposit refunded less $150 administrative fees and any site costs incurred by late cancellation fees.

We reserve the right to substitute faculty or change our program schedule as necessary.

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