Enneagram Wisdom for Stress, Balance, and Transformation
Author: Suzanne Stabile
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
In a world of constant change and complexity, how can we achieve lasting transformation in our lives? Using the wisdom of the Enneagram, expert teacher Suzanne Stabile opens the concept of three centers of intelligence: thinking, feeling, and doing. When we learn to manage these centers in relation to our Enneagram number, we open a path to reducing fear, improving relationships, and finding wholeness.
Enneatypes: Method & Spirit gives an introduction to our nine basic neuroses and a program for using it in clinical practice and pastoral counseling. The first two chapters describe the history of the theory and define two key terms, compulsion and spirituality. The next chapter presents a method for organizing the profusion of empirical data on the types. Chapter Four uses this method to give a complete account of the enneatypes, including explanations on how each compulsion originates, how it relates to egotism, and how it may be transcended. This is followed by a chapter on how to diagnose a compulsion. Chapter Six presents a critique of the Naranjo/Ichazo models and an introduction to a model based on the generalized empirical method of Bernard Lonergan. The book closes with an essay for teenagers on "How to Be."
The Embodied Present and the Ordinary Grace of Being
Author: Philip Shepherd
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
There are qualities we all yearn to experience in our lives—peace, simplicity, grace, connection, clarity. Yet these qualities evade us because each of them arises from an experience of wholeness, and we live in a culture that enforces divisions within each of us. In Radical Wholeness, Philip Shepherd shows the countless ways in which we are persuaded to separate from the body and live in the head. Disconnected from the body’s intelligence, we also disconnect from the wholeness of the present. This schism within us is the primary source of stress not just in our personal lives, but for the systems of the planet. Drawing from neuroscience, anthropology, physics, the arts, myth, personal stories and his experiences helping people around the world to experience wholeness, Philip Shepherd illuminates what true wholeness means and offers practices designed to help readers soften into the intelligence of the body. Radical Wholeness is a call to action: to recover wholeness and experience a new way of being.
Healing and wholeness inspire Mary Edlunds passion for ministry: To assist those who seek to grow in spiritual understanding of Gods role in their life, regardless of their religious affi liation. A spiritual director, small group leader, retreat leader and Healing (energy) Th erapist, Mary is a retired Full Deacon in the United Methodist Church, having served in conference and parish ministry as well as wholeness ministry. Her spiritual direction training was from the Hesychia School of Spiritual Direction in Tucson, Arizona. Several of her devotional poems have been published as choral anthems composed by Eugene Butler. Other poems are included in this book. Th eological studies from various seminaries and a Masters Degree in Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota prepared her for service as Steward of Communications for the Minnesota Annual Conference United Methodist Church before moving to Durango, Colorado in 2001. Mary enjoys inventing characters for fantasy adventures, and she has honed her skills in writing childrens stories and poems as well as movie and television scripts for children as she reared her two daughters, Erin and Alison. She and her husband, Lee, live in the Denver, Colorado, area and enjoy the blessings of a granddaughter, Autumn.
Imagine who you might become if you could make peace with the whole of who you are, rather than over-identifying with the "best" of your type or rejecting the "worst" of its expressions. If self-awareness is the first step of the journey, self-acceptance is the next, and practicing compassion toward oneself becomes essential. In this interactive companion to The Enneagram of Belonging, Enneagram teacher and bestselling author Chris Heuertz offers a fresh take on the Enneagram of Personality toward true transformation. Through guided space for self-reflection, practical prompts, and illuminating insights, The Enneagram of Belonging Workbook will help you: Break free from the stereotypes and surface treatment of your type toward a deeper understanding of identity Understand how your "Kidlife Crisis" has shaped your personality structure Make peace with the whole of who you are through radical self-acceptance Confront your "inner dragons" gently, with compassion, toward lasting change Chart your personalized path back to belonging, as you come home to your true self
Integral Psychotherapy, Spiritual Awakening, and the Enneagram
Author: Eric Lyleson
Publisher: Balboa Press
Offering a unique perspective on the Enneagram, Essential Wholeness describes the how human beings grow and evolve from biological, psychological, cultural, mythological and spiritual perspectives. It reveals the underlying patterns that inform these diverse disciplines and provides therapists, coaches and self-helpers an effective guide for therapeutic change and spiritual awakening. Advance Praise for Essential Wholeness Both profound and practical, this book integrates cutting edge neuroscience, esoteric wisdom, a heartfelt appreciation of the natural world, and powerfully effective psychological methods. It's genuinely brilliant. Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom Eric Lyleson has written a beautiful and helpful book on living life as a journey of awakening. I highly recommend it! Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. author of The Courage to Love Essential Wholeness provides a blueprint for understanding and working with the complexity of human nature and behavior. It is an inspiring and valuable resource for therapists and anyone interested in the dynamics of personal transformation. Peter Chown, Psychologist. Consultant, NSW Centre for Advancement of Adolescent Health; Specialist Consultant, Adolescent Health, World Health Organization Eric somehow manages to distil a lifetime of experience, spiritual practice, and psychological learning into a very accessible, comprehensive model of human psychology and behavior. Not since Ken Wilber have I read such a concise and useful synthesis of psychology, spirituality, and ecology. I find it incredibly useful in my work as a therapist and as a guide on my own spiritual journey. Richard Chambers, PhD, Clinical Psychologist Co- author of Mindful Learning
How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything
Author: Anne Bogel
Publisher: Baker Books
If the viral Buzzfeed-style personality quizzes are any indication, we are collectively obsessed with the idea of defining and knowing ourselves and our unique place in the world. But what we're finding is this: knowing which Harry Potter character you are is easy, but actually knowing yourself isn't as simple as just checking a few boxes on an online quiz. For readers who long to dig deeper into what makes them uniquely them (and why that matters), popular blogger Anne Bogel has done the hard part--collecting, exploring, and explaining the most popular personality frameworks, such as Myers-Briggs, StrengthsFinder, Enneagram, and others. She explains to readers the life-changing insights that can be gained from each and shares specific, practical real-life applications across all facets of life, including love and marriage, productivity, parenting, the workplace, and spiritual life. In her friendly, relatable style, Bogel shares engaging personal stories that show firsthand how understanding personality can revolutionize the way we live, love, work, and pray.
Build your own seasonal retreat programmes with this unique resource. Offering material for use throughout the Christian year, it uses the Church's seasons to explore the different ways that Christ meets us, the saving mysteries of each season, and the ways that the seasons resonate with varying life stages: • Advent: Beginning again • Christmas: Finding God • Epiphany: Seeing glory • Lent: Finding acceptance • Passiontide: Growing in compassion • Easter: Growing in faith • Ascensiontide: Making sense of it all • Pentecost: Sensing the Spirit • Ordinary Time: Visions of the whole. Drawing on on Scripture, Christian tradition and contemporary psychological insights such as the Enneagram, it offers two outline retreat programmes for each season, with a wide range of imaginative activities and spiritual exercises. The outlines are readily adaptable to half day, whole day or weekend retreats and are suitable for group or individually-guided retreats.
Awakening to Wholeness describes a two-fold path of awakening that combines psychological and spiritual development. Psychology is concerned with the personal aspects of our being (i.e. body, emotions, mind and ego-self) and spirituality is concerned with the transpersonal aspects of our being (i.e. soul and true-Self. Awakening to Wholeness clearly and comprehensively describes the dynamics of human consciousness, ego-formation, psychological healing, personal development and spiritual growth. It also includes a range of powerful transformational tools, techniques and practices that can help us to: Understand why we think and behave the way we do. Heal and re-integrate the wounded parts of our psyche. Manifest our full potential. Let go of the things that are holding us back. Lead a happier, richer and more fulfilling life. Know and express our true-Self. Realise that what we have been searching for has always been here - inside of us. Recognise that the opportunity to awaken is always right here and now.
A Soulworker's Handbook - Tools, Concepts, and Keys to Answer the Ultimate Question
Author: Bob Mackura
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Here is a book that pulls from life-experience, and the greatest contemporary and historical sages, to engage the reader in life's most challenging and fundamental questions. It gathers momentum as the reader is exposed to the ego, soul, and the Divine by understanding their role in the evolution of human consciousness. What is blocking us from embracing our greatness? As the human mind and brain developed over the millennia, humanity's true nature was obscured by a human intellect and belief system in its early stages of evolution. We have all witnessed what this has led to. There is a way out of this box we have built for ourselves. The breakout begins when we allow ourselves to take a fresh look at the core human condition that spiritual traditions have been dealing with for thousands of years. This book shows the reader how to look at their soul in a refreshing and new way. In this new century, the time is ripe for an exciting and innovative way of approaching spirituality and rediscovering our souls. Ego, Soul, & Beyond is a life-changing and provocative book that offers a clear, comprehensive, and practical way to usher in the next stage of human evolution. It doesn't replace psychology or spirituality - it takes them to a new level. The reader is challenged to wake up their soul and embrace reality below the symptom level. The intellect, heart, and belly soul-centers, which the world's spiritual traditions target in different ways, are explained and reconceived in a way that speaks to the fullness of what it means to be human. Fundamental change has never been more possible. The human mind has evolved to a place where many are perched for a dive into a new reality where contemporary and historical problems can finally be resolved. If you are one of those ready to take the dive, you are likely a "soulworker". This is a person who is ready to do whatever it takes to find the answers to their deepest questions, face their deepest fears, and align their life with their soul's mission. You will find this book to be a leading-edge handbook that provides the tools, concepts, and keys for evolving humanity into a new way of being. The journey into our souls is the most important and exciting journey we can ever take. There is nothing more worth discovering.
Find Your Path, Face Your Shadow, Discover Your True Self
Author: Beatrice Chestnut
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
"An Outstanding book that offers precise steps to take to wake up to the self-limiting habits of your personality, get out of your own way, and give yourself the gift of accessing more of your higher – more authentic – self." —Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery A fresh approach to the Enneagram that encourages readers to embark on their own hero’s journey for transformation. This is a personal transformation book rooted in the wisdom of the Enneagram system of personality types. It is a book about waking up and growing into the best version of yourself. It is a book that shows you how to discover who you are and what you can be. It is a book about finding your path, facing your shadow, and discovering your true self. It is a good news–bad news–good news story. The good news: you survived childhood. The bad news: in order to grow, you are going to experience some pain. The really good news: you can use your negative habits as a springboard to move beyond them. With a commitment to self-observation and reflection, you can develop greater self-awareness and open yourself up to a life filled with exciting choices and opportunities. Each of the nine chapters includes these features: The problematic perspective, the process of self-discovery, and the path forward for that type How the main issues for that type get played out in 3 different ways—the 3 distinct sub-types of the main type (necessary for pinpoint accuracy in describing your personality and your path of growth) Chestnut and Paes, two leading Enneagram teachers, frame this approach to personality types in a way that is accessible, practical, and filled with possibility.
A must-read for anyone looking to move beyond type as caricature and learn how to work with the Enneagram toward spiritual growth. Over 100,000 copies sold! eBook EXCLUSIVE: 45+ COLOR illustrations to provide greater depth of understanding. Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God. The Enneagram is here to help. Far more than a personality test, author Chris Heuertz writes, the Enneagram is a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the Enneagram reveals both the nine ways we get lost, as well as the nine ways we find our way home to our True Self and to God. Chris Heuertz has taught the Enneagram all over the world, and has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert, and Helen Palmer. Whether you are an enthusiast or simply Enneagram-curious, this groundbreaking guide to the spiritual depth of the Enneagram will help you: Understand the "why" behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypes Identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns Learn how to work with your type toward spiritual growth Awaken your unique gifts to serve today's broken world Richly insightful and deeply practical, The Sacred Enneagram is your invitation to begin the journey of a life transformed. Also available: The Sacred Enneagram Workbook.
Connecting With Others for grades 9 through 12 is a proactive program helps high school students learn skills in self-advocacy, communication, interpersonal behaviors, and problem solving. It includes 40 learning activities that take into consideration cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity. The activities are divided into the following skill areas: Awareness of Self and Others, Communication, Responsibility, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Love and Empathy, Personal Growth, Preparing for Adulthood.
This book is written for those among us who have weathered life’s storms, yet sense a nagging emptiness in their spiritual well-being. Lenten Reflections: From the Desert to the Resurrection is written for those of us who want to be more spiritual. It is divided into four parts. Part One sets the framework for a treatment of the study of our salvation. It is devoted to the historical roots of Lent, its purpose, and its theology. To that end, this section also provides the reader with an overview of the creation story, a discussion of evil and sin, and a summary of the Trinity and the incarnation. Part Two sets the stage for an initial reflection on Lent, while Part Three introduces the disciplines needed to successfully pass through the desert to spiritual wholeness. Four seminal questions are posed: Where are we? What are we? Who are we? Why are we? Answers to these questions set the stage for what many spiritual masters call the purgative way, in which the Twelve-Step Program of Alcoholic Anonymous is suggested as a framework to one’s first steps into spiritual wholeness. At some point in their spiritual journey, the reader moves into what these same spiritual masters call the illuminative and unitive ways. Part Four is entitled “The Agony and Exultation.” Here, we join Jesus on the road to Calvary, where he is crucified. We know a mysterious joy as he rises from the tomb. We end our reflections with his departure from his disciples, the coming of the Paraclete, and a new understanding of the meaning behind Jesus’ sacrifice and life on earth.
The enneagram has become popular among evangelical Christians as a spiritualized personality typology that claims to help people better understand themselves and others. Several influential evangelical Christian leadership ministries have promoted the enneagram as a tool in forming and maintaining effective ministry teams, and the personality typology is now taught and embraced at several Christian universities. But uncertainty exists about the appropriateness of referring to the Enneagram as a Christian tool. Are pastors and Christian institutional leaders aware of the theology associated with the Enneagram? Enneagram Theology: Is It Christian? provides a biblical critique of the Enneagram’s underlying theology and exposes not only its foundational theological contradictions with orthodox evangelical theology but also some potential dangers to the church.
"A must-read for every concerned American--and especially for every Christian who weeps at the graveside of his culture." --R.C. Sproul A cataclysmic change has occurred as our culture has shifted toward belief in "Oneism." Every religion and philosophy fits into one of two basic worldviews: "Oneism" asserts that everything is essentially one, while "Twoism" affirms an irreducible distinction between creation and Creator. The Other Worldview exposes the pagan roots of Oneism, traces its spread throughout Western culture, and demonstrates its inability to save. "For bodily holiness and transformed thinking . . . we depend entirely on one amazing thing: the incredibly powerful message of the Gospel to a sinful world, which is the ultimate expression and goal of Twoism. The only hope is in Christ alone."