Clockwise motion around the Enneagram is very challenging for most of us. This challenge presents an opportunity for personal growth. In this session we will examine how our path of integration provides attainable solutions to emulate behaviors that most challenge us. Also, we will explore how the see-saw motion along the paths of integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type.
Monday, June 10th at 7:00pm Healing Arts: “Weight of the World”
Practice Qigong to warm up your shoulders - Greet the Sun spreading your arms wide, Reach for Heaven and Earth stretching your body upwards to heaven and downward toward earth. Share the easy massage techniques you learn. Then go home with the weight of the world lifted from your shoulders, head, and neck and feel refreshed.
Monday, May 13th at 7:00pm Healing Arts: “From the Ground Up”
Each class starts with Pal Dan Gum and Qigong exercises and meditation to center us and warm up for the work. This week we will introduce some foot facts, a few foot exercises, and an introduction to three essential oils. You'll put this all together when you experience a relaxing aromatherapy foot bath with a wonderful shoulder massage. Please bring a towel and dishpan (if you have one) and your feet.
Each of us changes over time as do our behaviors. The Enneagram captures these dynamics using the concepts of paths of integration and disintegration (lines) and overlapping behaviors of neighboring types (wings.) In this workshop we deepen our understanding of the behavioral variations of each Enneagram type using lines and wings.
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Back to basics. In the workshop we review the Enneagram fundamentals. This a great workshop to bring friends and family just becoming familiar with the Enneagram! The more the merrier, pros and novices alike! It is always fun and instructive to have all Enneagram types represented in the workshop.
Drawing the TV series “Ancient Aliens” we will explore the plausibility of such a controversial idea. This session will encourage an open mind but also sharp scrutiny of evidence and ideas. Come join us for such a provocative presentation.
In this workshop we will examine how each Enneagram type approaches decision making – what’s important, what’s not, and what are the barriers to making decisions. We will also examine the relationship between decision making and problem solving, in general.
The Science and Spirituality module will take a reasonable and rational look at how the government response to the UFO phenomenon has changed over the last 40-50 years. Using footage of U.S. presidential interest in UFO’s, this session will suggest that our attitudes towards the idea of UFOs and alien presence continues to evolve.
Back by popular demand we are conducting a workshop in which we reflect on the Enneagram types of our parents and how they shaped us, our siblings, and our families. We will also be reflecting on the overlap between the Enneagram and Bowen’s Family System Theory.
Tabemashou is an event series, starting this month, centered around food and cooking, and their relationship to identity, culture, and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice, community care through cooking, eating and conversing together.
Exploring Set/', Al and new theories regarding sentient life in the universe
We will be revisiting the topic of "Extraterrestrial Life". With every passing year and advances of technology, we gain a deeper sense that we are not alone in this universe. We will revisit this topic in light of new advances in science and new philosophic perspectives.
In this session, we will explore the changes in behavior and perspective we have each experienced over the course of our lifetimes and use those experiences as a basis for understanding how the behaviors of each Enneagram type can change as we mature.
From "The Incredibles" to super hero movies, the idea of "Transhumanism" has become an idea no longer just relegated to fantasy and fiction. As Dr. Michio Kaku says, "We will become the gods we once feared. We will be like Zeus and mentally control objects around us---" For many, these scenarios are fantastic and fearsome. For others, it is an opportunity to lives in ways previously limited by our physical human frailties. Join us for this futuristic conversation.
There is a great deal of variation in behavior between different people with the same Enneagram type. Two methods for understanding these variations are the Enneagram subtypes and the wings of each type. In this session, we examine each type and the variations as described by these two methods. Also, we will look for any overlap in these two systems.
In this session, we will explore the 7 Deadly Sins and their overlap with the 9 Enneagram types while asking the questions, is there a particular Enneagram type more susceptible to each Deadly Sin? And, if so, why are there only 7 Deadly Sins instead of 9?
Join us for a fascinating discussion looking at the similarities and differences between the 2 systems.
We continue our learning about NanoTechnology as we explore the applications of this new science. From medicine, electronics, food, fuel cells, solar cells, space flight, clean water, chemical sensor and much more-- Nanotechnology has the potential to be a game changer in all of these areas. Many of these advances are already here or just around the corner. Come join us as we step into our future!
What is Nanotechnology? Why is it important? Why are some calling it the new alchemy? Together, we will be exploring this tiny technology and why it may have such LARGE implications in our real lives. Don't miss this great opportunity to learn about this current and emerging technology.
Peter Savich has developed a theory that maps the nine Enneagram types to specific functions in the brain, specifically the amygdala and the pre-frontal cortex. Peter is conducting research using electroencephalogram (EEG) to begin verifying his theory. At this workshop, Matt Schlegel will review Peter’s theory, and Peter will give us an update on his research. Please come to this workshop prepared for a mind-blowing experience!
Once you are familiar with the Enneagram, you begin to appreciate that even people with the same Enneagram type can exhibit a wide range of different behaviors. The Enneagram provides an explanation for some of these variations using the concept of subtypes. There are 3 subtypes for each Enneagram type. These subtypes are commonly labeled: Self preservation (focus on survival); One-to-one (focus on personal relationships); and, Social (focus on group belonging). In each of us, one of these instincts tends to dominate and that flavors how we each express our Enneagram type. In this workshop, Enneagram practitioner and expert, Jane Tight, will walk us through the subtypes and how they manifest in each of the Enneagram types. Please join us for an evening of discussion and exploration.
About Jane Tight
Jane Tight is an Executive and Leadership Master Coach, Enneagram teacher, and certified Radical Collaboration trainer, who partners with clients to raise emotional intelligence in the workplace. She co-founded SeeChange Partners in 2004 to work with individuals, partnerships and organizations in private and corporate venues to help them to lead lives and organizations that are balanced, productive and successful.
Jane has a Masters of Science Degree in Communication Disorders: Language Pathology. She founded and managed a full-service speech clinic between 1981-1998. Relevant training to her current work is in counseling, neurology, behavior change, personality development, human motivation, and healthy communication.
Jane Tight, MS, M-CPPC
The Enneagram is a terrific tool for understanding relationships and interpersonal dynamics. Once we know our own type, we can start to understand our relationships with those around us. Matt Schlegel will facilitate a workshop and discussion in which we will explore the relationship between us and our parents – how our parent’s types influenced us as during our youth and, now, how we manage the relationships with our parents as adults. Your homework in preparation for this discussion is to think through the Enneagram types of your parents.
There is a creative drive in each of us. Each Enneagram type taps into creativity in a unique way. This session explores the intersection between the Enneagram types on creativity. We will examine how the see-saw motion between the paths of integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type. Please join us for this fascinating discussion on the practical applications of the Enneagram.
In this exploration of The Zeitgeist Movement (TZM), we will examine the topic of "addiction" and its relationship to society's market economics. Addiction is a huge issue in healthcare, social welfare and crime. We will exploring the work of Gabor Maté, a renowned addiction expert, who calls for a compassionate approach toward addiction, whether in ourselves or in others. Dr. Maté believes that the source of addictions is not to be found in genes but in the early childhood environment.
Peter Savich has been a long time participant in our Enneagram Studies workshops and discussion. In this Part II presentation of “Enneagram and The Brain”, Peter will present some of his initial findings on his research linking brain activity to Enneagram types. Come join us for this fascinating study!
“The Zeitgeist Movement." In this session we will be viewing an episode of Redacted Tonight, a youtube show hosted by Lee Camp. Lee interviews author, filmmaker and founder of the Zeitgeist Movement, Peter Joseph. Lee speaks to Joseph about his new book, “The New Human Rights Movement.” They talk about all of the illusions we’ve internalized about the free-market and go in-depth about how pervasive and deep-rooted the big lie of capitalism is. Joseph then puts forth a number of ground-breaking ideas for a better version of how society can proceed. It’s a more equitable world that overcomes our lower-lizard brains and, instead, elevates our consciousness and empathy.
Clockwise motion around the Enneagram is very challenging for most of us. This challenge presents an opportunity for personal growth. In this session we will examine how our path of integration provides an attainable solution to achieve outcomes represented by clockwise motion - by the type one number greater than our own. Also, we will explore how the see-saw motion between integration and disintegration presents opportunities for creativity unique to each Enneagram type. Please join us for this fascinating discussion on the practical applications of our paths of integration and disintegration.
Personal Growth and Overcoming Challenges/Inspiring Creativity Using Paths of Integration and Disintegration. To grow personally and creatively, the Enneagram can be one of the most effective tools for an individual. By following the path of integration, the Enneagram becomes a guidepost for how an individual can progress on the path of maturity and meaning in their lives - regardless of one’s age. In times of distress, the Enneagram can help an individual move out of a state of demise back to their basic selves by examining the path of disintegration. Matthew Schlegel will lead this presentation on the paths of integration.
We are often encouraged to "live in the moment." Perhaps this is more difficult for some of us to do than others. Matt Schlegel will facilitate a discussion that explores the relationship between time and Enneagram types. We will discover that while some typesmay live in the moment, others may dwell more on the past, and yet others may be thinking about the future. Also, we will explore which types feel that there is "never enough time" and which types tend to think that there is "all the time in the world."
Spirituality & Social Justice: An Educational Forum at the Center for Spiritual Life
This spring, CSL launches a new series on spirituality, social justice, and healing. Unique and dynamic Bay Area speakers, including Don Houston (2/28), Jesus Solorio (3/28), and Alice Phipps (4/25), visit the CSL community to reflect on their relationships to a variety of spiritual traditions in this era of social change, upheaval, and movement-building. These special teaching and learning opportunities are open to all.
On April 25th, we welcome Alice Phipps. Please join Alice to discuss Spirituality in the context of current movements for Social Justice. We will examine the history of religious institutions and social oppression, and explore together our beliefs about free will, the Holy Spirit, suffering, Karma, and creating change. What is each of our roles in the world to come? How may we honor our beliefs about the will of the Divine and providence while doing what we can to ease the suffering of others?
Currently earning an M.A. in transpersonal psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Alice Phipps first completed a B.A. with a social justice emphasis. She is currently active with the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network, Lovelutionaries Unite! and the Degenderettes working to fight the current tide of ignorance and hate with strong love and community building.
In this workshop, Matt Schlegel will lead a discussion that explores strategies addressing how to approach people whose Enneagram type is not the same as our own. We will discuss how to adjust and tune our own style so that we can effectively communicate with people of other styles.