|Once again, we find ourselves asking the question: What is love,
really? And once again, the wisdom of the Enneagram is leading
us toward greater self awareness.
We’ve been discussing Claudio Naranjo’s description of the
Enneagram types as nine disturbances of love which, once
unmasked, have the power to lead us into the experience of the
true love that is always present.
If we heed the warning that “real” love is often profoundly elusive
— veiled by an unquenchable desire that generates a false love
that blocks receptivity— we will be better skilled at cultivating
what Dr. Naranjo calls: “a disposition to give, born of abundance
— a phenomenon of brimming over that accompanies the
fullness of being.”
Since love is only possible when we are centered and disengaged
from our fixation and passion, we will begin with an exploration
of the nine disturbances supported by various meditation
practices and intimate sharing. Our intention is to deepen
awareness and sustain an embodied, unmasked presence that
radiates empathy and joy.
Please join us for this experiential conversation.
Deborah A. Ooten, PhD, is the founder/director of the Conscious
Living Center. She has her doctorate in clinical psychology, is an
occupational therapist, a trained craniosacral therapist and a
Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is
certified by Don Beck, PH.D. in Spiral Dynamics.
She is the founder/CEO of Conscious Dynamics, a corporate
training consulting and team building company.
She serves as the President of the International Enneagram
Association and the Vice President of the International
Enneagram Association’s USA Affiliate.
Deborah believes that lives can be transformed by attending to
how our personality separates us from ourselves, others, and the
Divine. Deborah is a powerful presenter, a compassionate listener
and a dynamic change agent.
Sharon Berbower is a longtime psychotherapist, with an
extensive background in meditation and spirituality. She teaches
the Enneagram at JFK University.
Johanna Putnoi is the author of Senses Wide Open:
The Art and Practice of Living in Your Body (Ulysses
Press 2000), “Somatics Through the Lens of the
Enneagram” (Enneagram Monthly Aug/Sept’96), and numerous
other published articles. Certified in the Narrative Tradition since
1989 and Lomi Somatics since 1979, Johanna was one of the
first to teach the Enneagram in combination with Somatics. She
is a popular teacher at Esalen Institute and has been in private
practice in Menlo Park, California, for nearly thirty years.