|The Enneagram describes our type structure
in three centers - head, heart, and body. While
these centers express the habits of our type, they
also offer important resources. Our goal in this
workshop is to introduce body-based strategies
and exercises which complement the more
familiar cognitive work of the Enneagram. A
body-based approach enables us to contact and
address the pre-cognitive patterns which are at
the root of our type structure. The path of embodiment allows
us to re-negotiate our automatic response pattern into greater
flexibility. It increases our capacity to stay present with what
we feel and to open ourselves to a more receptive state. This has
profound benefits for our personal well-being and relationships.
In this workshop we will present a synopsis of the nine types and
share our experience of working with people in somatic practice.
We will discuss the somatic triggers that engage the defenses in the
effort to avoid states of overwhelming sensation or emotion and
outdated belief systems. And we will lead experiential exercises
that will help you explore what somatic work can do for you,
focusing on the three pillars of the somatic approach: breathwork,
grounded presence and the inner observer.
Marion Gilbert RPT has been practicing physical therapy for
30 years and is the co-owner of Spring Hill Physical Therapy &
Acupuncture Center in Grass Valley, California. Her primary focus
is on manual therapy and trauma resolution. Marion is a certified
teacher in the Palmer-Daniels Narrative Tradition.
Peter O’Hanrahan has worked with the Enneagram since 1978
both personally and in practice as a counselor and body therapist.
He is an associate trainer for the Palmer/Daniels Enneagram
Professional Training program and teaches workshops on
Subtypes, the Embodied Enneagram, and workplace applications
in the US, Europe, and China