|Enneagram theory and discussions briefly acknowledge levels of
emotional health as healthy, average and unhealthy, but do not significantly
address how to facilitate movement from one level to a healthier level.
Even Riso and Hudsonís Nine Levels of Development, as helpful as they
are, are descriptive rather than prescriptive. Integrating the Levels of
Emotional Maturity (a model that describes six levels of emotional
maturity and, significantly, how to facilitate movement up the levels) with
the nine Enneatypes provides that heretofore missing, but very important,
dynamic aspect. That facilitation process contributes enormously to the
Enneagramís potential and usability as a truly transformational vehicle.
This presentation will demonstrate how to assess the level of emotional
maturity and facilitate movement to higher levels for each Enneatype.
Detailed charts of both models and their integration will be available
to facilitate understanding and application. In addition to presentation
handouts, a 280-page book, scheduled for release April 15,2008, will also
be available at the conference.
Edward E. Morler, M.B.A., Ph.D. , is President of Morler International,
a management training and development firm specializing in integrity
based interpersonal effectiveness.