Thursday, June 5, 2014

A New Enneagram Website ...

Hi everyone!

If you've been to any of my workshops, you'll have heard me speak about the Enneagram, an empowering system of 9 personality types that we can use to help understand ourselves (including our patterns of reactivity when we're becoming compassion fatigued or burned out), to understand others and to create a pathway for our personal growth and development.

There are several different "schools" of Enneagram study. The one in which I'm trained, and that I like best as a starting point, is The Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition. As you might guess from the name, the Narrative Tradition focuses on learning about the strengths, difficulties and life patterns of each type through listening to individuals of that type as they describe themselves. It is a deeply authentic way of studying personality type, one that spawns both self-compassion and compassion for others, particularly others quite different from us.

This week, I received an email from Enneagram Worldwide, my Enneagram trainers, with the exciting news that they have published a completely new website including Dr David Daniels' validated and reliable Enneagram Test and descriptions and videos of each type. You can find it at

I hope you enjoy the process of discovering your type. Contrary to what some might fear, your type will not "put you in a box" but, instead, will allow you to escape the box of your unexamined personality. If you would like to attend an Enneagram beginners workshop that will help confirm your personality type and allow you to explore your type's response to change, I will be offering a Beginners Enneagram Workshop on November 28th, 2014. So, mark your calendars and if you are not already on the mailing list, and would like to be included on the list for registration forms later in the summer, just email me at

(Note:  If you work for a BC health authority, it's better to give me your personal email address as many of the authorities are blocking access to emails regarding continuing education workshops.)

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