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The Enneagram In Relationships

How and why the nine personality types interact
with friends, family members and co-workers

with Carl Marsak, M.A.

Our close and intimate relationships can help us survive and thrive—or wither on the vine. In this in-depth workshop we will look at how our dominant Enneagram type helps and/or hinders our ability to communicate clearly and effectively, keep an open heart, especially under stress, and engage in useful daily behaviors with other people. For each of the nine Enneatypes we will examine patterns of attention and type bias, styles of relating, habits of personal reactivity--including basic fears, defense mechanisms, projections, avoidances and more. There will be guided meditations, teaching pieces and discussions, panels in the Narrative Tradition (not required for attendance), small group work and perhaps a short video. This workshop is suitable for beginning and advanced students.

The Enneagram is an ancient and sacred nine-pointed diagram that maps and describes nine fundamentally different personality types and their interrelationships. Study and practice of this profound and powerful system helps one to identify and move beyond non-productive habits of body, speech and mind, increases compassion for self and others, and effectively integrates psychological and spiritual life.

Suggested books: 1) The Enneagram in Love and Work, by Helen Palmer; 2) The Wisdom of the Enneagram, by Riso and Hudson; 3) The Enneagram Field Guide, by Carolyn Bartlett.

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Pre-registration: If you are interested in attending this group please contact
Carl at (415) 297-3174 or