PART 1: AWAKENING
The Enneagram Foundation Course
AWAKENING, the foundation course of The Enneagram Programme, provides a deep exploration into the meaning, origin and history of The Enneagram and takes you to the core of your being. These 3 fascinating and transformative days enable you to embrace the truth of your fundamental Blueprint, discover your real purpose and unlock your divine magnificence.
During these 3 days, you will:
- Discover your Enneagram personality type, embrace your intrinsic gifts and unravel all that seemed difficult to understand within yourself and others.
- Gain real understanding of the deep, unconscious needs that drive you forward yet also hold you back from reaching your true potential.
- Get profound insight into self-defeating patterns that prevent your true happiness and peace... and begin to find new ways of being.
- Discover what causes your relationships to flourish or flounder and so begin to master difficult or painful interactions with others.
- Learn about the true origin and history of the Enneagram.
Most importantly, you will get a clear picture of the inherent gifts of your type. It is through these gifts that your true self is able to shine and they are the foundation of your potential in this life.
You will also gain an understanding of how your connection to 4 other points on the Enneagram affect your overall personality - the 2 types either side of your own number which are your ‘wings’ and the 2 connecting points across the circle - and this explains many subtleties within your behaviour patterns.
“The Enneagram seems to know you better than you know yourself”
- the origin of the personality
- what their real gifts are
- what drives them
- what holds them back
- how they interact with their world
- how they use their energy
- what their deep, unconscious needs and fears are
It is very valuable - and fun - to hear what others on the course share about what it is like to be their personality type for this enriches all that you are experiencing. And, of-course, you will be given help where needed, to type the other important people in your life so that you can gain insight into the behaviour and motivations of those close to you.
Although it would be nice to only focus on the positive, it is essential to become aware of the negative traits of your type (after all, when you want to clean the house you have to look at the dirt first!) An important part of this work with the Enneagram is to make sense of the way in which the drive to get our (usually) unconscious needs met can spiral down into self-defeating behaviour patterns that cause stress, pain, alienation, separation, unfulfilment, painful relationship dynamics and much more.
“Experience a renewed perspective on life by discovering & understanding your true self”
It is only by understanding these aspects of ourselves that we can rise above them - but they are not ‘who we really are’. They are just ‘stuff’ and working with the Enneagram will point the way toward moving out of these negative patterns. Your true nature is positivity. And, as you see your own patterns more clearly, real self-acceptance and compassion for yourself comes about, especially as you recognise how each of the other eight types also has its own negative patterns.
n.b. Even though these 3 days demand self-enquiry and self-honesty, we do not ask for self-revelation. Your teachers understand that some of the personality types are naturally very private and so, although many course participants share something of themselves within the group, no-one is asked for private information they do not wish to reveal.
What outcome can I expect from Awakening?
Working with the Enneagram will change your life forever. You will experience a tangible increase in self-awareness and a renewed energy and enthusiasm for life. Human behaviour will no longer be a mystery and you will experience greater clarity and focus in whatever you pursue.
In addition, expect to:
- attract and maintain healthy fulfilling relationships
- experience clarity and harmony within all interactions
- have greater self-acceptance and confidence
- feel lighter, more peaceful and self-empowered
Is this course for me?
If you seek answers to questions such as: Who am I? Why am I like this? Why am I here? AWAKENING provides answers.
If you want to feel more content and complete...If you want to be more confident and empowered, and embrace your full potential...AWAKENING is for you.
If you want freedom from repeating negative patterns, and to experience ease within relationships...AWAKENING facilitates new beginnings.
If you are a curious individual looking for a deeper understanding of yourself and the patterns that govern your life...then this groundbreaking course provides unparalleled insight into ‘what makes us tick’.
This course is invaluable to therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, teachers, doctors, even business people - in fact, anyone who needs to deal effectively with other people.
“The Enneagram offers a new paradigm for living; a map of consciousness that holds the key to unlocking true understanding of humanity”
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