|What does it mean to say that we have all the
nine Enneagram types within us? What role does
early childhood experience play in forming our
unique personalities around our core type? How can we use a deeper
understanding of our early childhood development to grow and
transform as adult seekers?
We explore these questions, using a developmental Enneagram
model that aligns the nine points around the circle with nine
successive phases of early childhood development. This model
draws upon the insights of developmental theorists such as
Margaret Mahler, Daniel Stern, and John Bowlby; the discoveries
of Enneagram teachers such as A. H. Almaas, Don Riso, and Russ
Hudson; and the pioneering work of G. I. Gurdjieff.
In addition to presentation, we use music, poetry, and
experiential exercises to give participants a deeper, felt sense of:
· The concrete truth that we each contain lived, historical
traces of all nine types within us.
· How our inborn Enneagram type interacts with our early
holding environment to create the complex traits and
structures of our unique personality.
· The dynamic unfolding of individual and collective
consciousness modeled by Gurdjieff ’s “process Enneagram.”
Dave Hall and Katy Taylor are Certified and Authorized Riso-
Hudson Teachers, offering a variety of Enneagram workshops
as well as individual consultations. They are both students of
the Diamond Approach. Dave is a psychiatric RN and long-time
Vipassana practitioner, while Katy is an Interfaith Minister.