|The Enneagram diagram’s internal lines and arrows
contain important secrets for human development. In
any kind of Enneagram work (coaching, therapy, training, consulting, etc.)
and for our personal growth, the correct understanding of the dynamics
of the arrows has the potential to take human development to new levels
Most Enneagram practitioners concentrate on analyzing the involuntary
movements that all of us are subject to: involuntary moves along the lines
to the so-called security and stress points (or other names, depending on
the Enneagram school). However, these connections go far beyond this and
can represent resources for growth if we learn how the movement operates.
Furthermore, voluntary movements can also be applied to achieve
Some of the questions that will be answered by this presentation are: how
do the movements along the lines work, according to different teachers and
authors? What exactly does it mean to move against and with the arrows?
What specific behaviors and experiences arise from the two different
movements – against and with the arrows? How to work with both the
natural/involuntary movements and with more voluntary movements
made by will and self-mastery? How can we use the arrows as tools to
promote growth for ourselves and others? What should be observed when
working with the arrows?
This presentation will include exercises for the participants to experiment
with these movements in themselves, samples of applications using this
approach, and examples from the presenter’s professional background
with the Enneagram.
Objective 1: To widen the perspective on how the Enneagram arrows can
be used for personal growth and when working with other people.
Objective 2: In a very practical and interactive way, this presentation will
not only help participants understand how the movements against and
with the arrows work, but will also help them delineate specific challenges
for their personal growth and find new solutions pointed out by the
Uranio Paes received his MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV),
Latin America’s top business school. He has been a business consultant
since 1990 and serious Enneagram student since 1996. He currently serves
as president of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) Board