|It is possible to experience an event, situation or
relationship from several different perspectives: from
your own “first person” perspective, through the eyes of a second person,
or from the perspective of an independent observer. Neurolinguistic
Programming (NLP) calls these Perceptual Positions. The view from your
own perspective is called First Position, seeing through another’s eyes is
called Second Position and the perspective of an independent observer is
termed Third Position.
Each Enneagram style persistently favors one of these three positions.
Eights and Ones, for example, over identify with their own First Position
and benefit from learning to switch places with others (Second Position).
Twos and Nines, by contrast, habitually frequent the Second Position while
Fives tend to defensively inhabit the Third Position, floating above events.
In this workshop we will explore two major applications of Perceptual
Positions to the Enneagram:
1) To determine your favored Perceptual Position, how it dovetails
with your Enneagram style and then learning how to expand your
awareness to include the other positions.
2) Using Perceptual Positions in a structured group exercise to
temporarily “become” another Enneagram style.
Come prepared to deeply experience an Enneagram style that baffles,
frightens or attracts you.
Thomas Condon has taught over 700 workshops in the United States,
Europe and Asia. The Director of the Changeworks in Bend, Oregon, he has
been an adjunct faculty member of Antioch University and the University
of California at Berkeley. He is the author of over 50 audios, videos and
books including The Dynamic Enneagram DVD and CD series.
Tom offers specialized trainings and consulting for institutes, businesses
and organizations in the United States and Europe. For information
about his workshops or a Dynamic Enneagram product catalog,
email email@example.com or call 001-541-382-1894. http://www.