Lynn Turner / The Enneagram and the Body: Character Structure and Armoring as Software,the Enneagram as Hardware

This presentation will compare the Enneagram as pre-birth temperament styles with the theory of post-birth character structures and armoring from body psychotherapy. Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen and others have developed a general theory of psychological stress from early childhood which is harbored in the body through body armoring and character structures or ego defenses. The presenter sees the Enneagram as a description of the innate temperament or nature of every newborn which then interacts with the nurturing of the environment to create