Enneagram 101 - The awakening - 9 paths to Self Discovery
21 July 2023, Nadi

What is the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a powerful self-knowledge tool that studies people and how they relate to others. It reveals in a practical, profound and simple way, nine distinctive ways to look at life, to feel and to react. It gives us great insight into how people conceptualize the world and manage their emotions.

Divided into nine personality types or ‘ego’s’, it provides a depth of knowledge which has evolved through centuries of studies and research by many philosophers, psychologist and scholars from a variety of cultures, religions and spiritual teachings across many nations. In the 1970’s, A Philosophy Scholar, Historian and a Psychiatrist, Gurdjieff, Oscar Ichazo, Claudio Naranjo, started comparing their studies and integrated all the ancient wisdom into the first written work that would spread the teachings of the Enneagram. The studies of the Enneagram have continued and expanded over the years by many other scholars and teachers.
The Enneagram describes human traits in each nine types, which we can all identify with. However, for each one of us, there is one type which stands out, in how we relate to it and how we identify ourselves. By associating yourself with one or two of these expressions of self, you will open the door to an amazing journey of self-learning and discovery. It will allow you to become aware of your own ego structures, your patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving.

The Enneagram model describes these nine different personality types and maps each of these types on a nine-pointed diagram. Through these nine points, you will realise your unconscious drives and motivations that lead to biases, blind spots and traps that you fall into. More importantly, the Enneagram gives you a unique path of development that will reveal your true self and helps you towards the path of self-mastery.

We will be using the Enneagram as a tool for Self Empowerment and thus to Self Mastery.

What is Self Empowerment and Self-Mastery?

Self Empowerment is being able to use all the internal and external resources available to us so that we can be the best version of ourselves. One of the way to do this is through Self Mastery.

Self-Mastery is the ability to understand, accept, manage and transform your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The ability to learn and grow so that you live your best life. It begins with the ability to bring your awareness inwards and develop your observer self so that you initiate a deeper level of self-enquiry. With this understanding, you will realise that each day will bring new challenges that are opportunities for growth. This is the foundation of all personal and professional development.

Self-Mastery begins with self-awareness, then expands to include the elements such as:

  • Responsiveness to feedback
  • Self-responsibility and Self-motivation
  • Self-management & Emotional maturity
  • Personal influence and Social expertness
  • Personal vision and Integrity
  • Integration & Personal alignment
  • Lifelong learning and practice.

Self-mastery is a skill and takes practice. Do you practice self-mastery? Would you like to learn the skills of self-mastery?

How will the workshop be delivered?

The workshop will be a mixture of theory and interactive activities to integrate the self-mastery skills. It will also involve self-enquiry, group discussions and feedback. Through open and authentic group sharing, introspection and feedback, you will experience a personal level of understanding.

Who is this workshop for?

Anyone interested in self-development will find this course enlightening.

HR Professionals, Organisational Developers, Consultants, Coaches and Trainers can use this tool for employee or client profiling and to gain valuable insights about others. The knowledge you will learn from people is far more than what you get from personality assessments. It gives you insights that you will not get from other profiling tools as it describes ‘ego structures’ and motivations behind actions and behaviours, identifies passions and fixations, thought and emotional patterns, deepest longings, defence mechanisms, worldviews and false realities.

Managers, Executives, CEO’s and Entrepreneurs will gain valuable knowledge about their own leadership growth and a deeper understanding of those they lead.

What are the prerequisites for attending the workshop?

Once you have registered we will be sending you a code for the Enneagram Assessment which will give you an indication of your Enneagram Type and we will be sending out a workbook with some exercise for you to complete before the start of the course